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06 November 2013
New Winter Canola Varieties Released
US - Two new Roundup Ready winter canola varieties have been developed for the southern Great Plains and released by the Kansas Agriculture Experiment Station, according to Mike Stamm, K-State...
05 November 2013
Monsanto Biofuels Feedstock Research Extended
US - US-based technology provider Monsanto and plant genomics company Evogene are to extend and expand a research and development collaboration involving biofuels feedstocks up to August 2016....
28 October 2013
Australia Weather: Rainfall Restricts Grain Harvest
AUSTRALIA - Much of Australia has recently experienced hot, dry and gusty weather conditions. Bushfires across eastern New South Wales have burnt out significant areas of bushland, forests and...
25 October 2013
Brazil Needs to Reduce Transport Costs to be Competitive
ANALYSIS - South American soybean production is becoming one of the major factors on the global oilseeds market, but poor infrastructure is hampering efficiency and keeping prices high, writes...
23 October 2013
How Can China Meet Growing Demand for Meat?
CHINA - China’s meat consumption is expected to rise by 35 per cent by 2020 while rice and flour consumption will fall by five per cent each, writes Chris Harris. ...
27 September 2013
Discovery Offers Solution to Canola Crop Losses
CANADA - A genetic discovery by a University of Calgary-led international research team offers a solution to a long-standing "green seed problem" that causes millions of dollars annually in canola...
19 September 2013
Australia Expects Record Value of Farm Production
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s gross value of farm production is expected to achieve a record of A$49 billion in 2013-14, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics...
16 September 2013
Was European Vote on Biofuels and Land Use a Fudge?
ANALYSIS - The European Parliament this week was divided over its attitude to the production and use of biofuels and the effect they have on land use, writes Chris Harris. ...
11 September 2013
How to Manage Insect Resistance?
US - With the growth in the areas planted with transgenic crops that produce insecticide proteins, insects are becoming increasingly resistant. This was the conclusion drawn by a team of researchers...
06 September 2013
Harper Government Boosts Research for Disease-Resistant Canola Varieties
CANADA - Canadian canola growers will improve their businesses through new investments in research and innovation with the support of the Harper Government. Today, Agriculture Minister Gerry...
02 September 2013
Belgorod Region Free from GMOs
RUSSIA - The Belgorod region of Russia has been declared a GMO free region. ...
30 August 2013
Getting Ready for Winter Canola
US - Canola's growing demand for a variety of uses has, in the last 10 years, made it a more popular and profitable rotational crop in Kansas. ...
23 August 2013
Saskatchewan Harvest Well Underway
CANADA - The Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture reports, despite the slow start to this year's growing season, the majority of the province's farmers are satisfied with the development of this...
15 August 2013
Top 10: Reasons You Should Wait to Swath Canola
CANADA - The Canola Council of Canada counts down the top 10 reasons that you should wait to swath. ...
08 August 2013
DuPont Acquires Pannar Seed
SOUTH AFRICA - US developer of advanced plant genetics DuPont Pioneer has acquired majority ownership in Pannar, a South Africa-based seed company with operations throughout Africa and in other...
25 July 2013
Investment in Research for Canada's Canola Sector
CANADA - Canadian canola growers will benefit from a substantial new investment in research and innovation by the Harper Government. Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has announced a Growing Forward...
02 July 2013
Australia Farm Exports to Ease, but Remain Strong
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s farm exports are forecast to be around A$35.8 billion in 2013-14, 3.2 per cent lower than the estimated A$37.0 billion in 2012-13, according to the Australian Bureau...
25 June 2013
Economists: Second US Farm Bill Extension Seems Inevitable
US - Three Purdue University agricultural economists agree that another extension of 2008 farm legislation is a distinct possibility following the US House's defeat of the proposed farm bill....
06 June 2013
Canola Producers Regain Access to Chinese Market
AUSTRALIA - Australian canola producers can look forward to new market opportunities in the huge Chinese market with the resumption of bulk shipments of canola now underway....
03 June 2013
How Will Flooding, Saturated Soils Affect Crops?
US - Recent and forecasted rain events across the Midwest will lead to many fields with saturated and flooded soils. ...
29 May 2013
Basis Signals for Canada's Canola Marketers
CANADA - Canola producers, particularly those with canola in storage, follow canola cash prices closely. However, not all canola producers track the difference between the cash price and the...
17 May 2013
USDA Announces Conservation Reserve Programme Sign-Up
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up beginning May 20 and ending on June 14. ...
15 May 2013
Prairie Farmers Expected to Focus on Planting Wheat, Canola
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) expects the majority of prairie farmers to be planting more wheat and canola this year....
19 April 2013
Harper Government Secures Additional Capacity for Export of Canola to China
CANADA - Canadian canola producers and exporters will have expanded access to the lucrative Chinese market, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and International Trade Minister Ed Fast announced...
10 April 2013
Alberta Farmers Hope for Profitable Growing Season Amid High Crop Prices
CANADA - High crop prices are fuelling the possibility of a profitable growing season as Alberta farmers prepare for spring seeding....
Canola Educational Opportunities Planned in Kansas
US - Growing winter canola in Kansas is still a relatively new experience for many producers, but the crop is catching on. K-State Research and Extension is planning several opportunities this...
Cargill Earnings Down 42 Per Cent, Pressured by Drought-inflated Feed Costs
GLOBAL – US-based Cargill reported net earnings of $445 million in the fiscal 2013 third quarter ended Feb. 28, down 42 percent from $766 million in the same period a year ago. ...
09 April 2013
UCS Tells EPA: No More Food for Fuel
US - The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is urging the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to reduce competition between food and fuel, claiming it implements the Renewable Fuel Standard...
02 April 2013
What Will Weed Resistance Cost You This Year?
ANALYSIS - For farmers in the northern hemisphere, it’s about time for planters to start rolling. While seed decisions were likely made months ago, herbicide decisions are usually a wait-and-see...
06 March 2013
Australia's Total, Export Earnings Forecast to Rise
AUSTRALIA - The latest forecasts from ABARES indicate rising output in both the crop and livestock sectors in 2013-2014. Exports earnings are expected to rise for a number of products including...
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