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23 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Quiet Pre-holiday Markets
GLOBAL - It’s a quiet, pre-holiday trading environment Monday morning. With the Christmas holiday on Wednesday look for thin volumes and lackluster trading conditions for most of this week...
Crop Industry News from Global World's Largest Ag Research Partnership Doubles Funding to $1 Billion
GLOBAL - Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR) the world's largest agriculture research partnership, has announced its funding has doubled from $500 million in 2008...
20 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Wyckoff's Morning Report: Corn Lower Overnight
GLOBAL - The March NASDAQ 100 was higher overnight and is poised to extend the rally off Wednesday's low. Stochastics and the RSI are bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible...
Crop Industry News from Global Global Food Security Relies on Trade
GLOBAL - On a global scale food supply is sufficient to feed the entire population but its uneven distribution leaves a significant proportion of the world’s population food insecure while...
19 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Slightly Higher Overnight
GLOBAL - The highly anticipated U.S. Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting, statement and press conference by outgoing Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke are over, and in the aftermath...
Crop Industry News from Global Holistic Farming Approach to Meet World Food Demand Sustainably
GLOBAL - A holistic long-term approach may be the key to introducing sustainability into the food and agriculture (F&A) equation, according to a new report from Rabobank....
18 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Wyckoff's Report: US Federal Reserve Open Market Committee Meeting Wraps Up
GLOBAL - Today is the day. The highly anticipated U.S. Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting ends in early afternoon with a statement and then a press conference from outgoing...
16 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: China Bird Flu Rumours Affect Soy Market
ANALYSIS - Reports of a bird flu outbreak in China is limiting buying interest in the US soybean markets, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Lower Overnight
GLOBAL - Traders and investors are anxiously awaiting Wednesday afternoon’s conclusion of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting. ...
Crop Industry News from Global North African Fertiliser Squeeze Evident Across Markets
GLOBAL - The full impact of the North African supply squeeze has been evident in the urea market over the past week, writes Calum Findlay, Gleadell’s Fertiliser Manager....
13 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Lower Overnight
GLOBAL - In overnight news, the U.S. dollar hit a five-year high against the Japanese yen in the currency markets. ...
Crop Industry News from Global US Grain Markets Takes Lead from USDA Report
GLOBAL - The US market took its lead from the bearish USDA report, which showed a gain in global stocks, according to David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director....
Crop Industry News from Global Key Measures to Ensure Family Farms Meet Growing Food Demand
GLOBAL - At a major conference organised by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), Copa-Cogeca outlined the key measures needed to ensure family farms can meet growing world...
12 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Weaker Overnight
GLOBAL - In overnight news, industrial output in the European Union fell sharply in October—down 1.1% from September and the steepest monthly decline in a year. ...
Crop Industry News from Global Did the WTO Reach Any Agricultural Agreement at Bali?
ANALYSIS - The World Trade Organisation’s Bali Ministerial Conference ended last week in a fanfare of triumph, writes Chris Harris....
Crop Industry News from Global Copa-Cogeca Outlines Measures to Meet Growing Global Food Demand
GLOBAL - Copa-Cogeca outlined at a major conference organised by FAO today key measures needed to ensure family farms can meet growing world food demand expected to climb by 60 per cent by 2050....
11 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - In a surprise move late Tuesday, U.S. government lawmakers reached a bipartisan agreement on a budget deal that should avoid the debacle that occurred just a few months ago, which forced...
10 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - In overnight news, European Central Bank president Mario Draghi said the EU is not headed for a deflationary debacle like that of Japan—even though EU inflation is very low and is...
Crop Industry News from Global AIC to Support Legal Cases on Neonicotinoid Ban
EUROPE - The Agricultural Industries Confederation has confirmed that it is seeking to back two crop science companies in their challenge in the European Court of Justice against the European...
09 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: German Production Shows Decline
GLOBAL - In overnight news from the European Union, German industrial production showed a surprising decline of 1.2% in October from September. This was well short of market place expectations...
Crop Industry News from Global Africa Steps up Focus on Statistics for Better Agriculture
AFRICA - Improving the quality, availability and relevance of data on food and agriculture has become a key priority as Africa strives to develop more effective policies to tackle its persistent...
06 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - Traders and investors anxiously await what is arguably the most important economic report of the month: Friday morning’s U.S. Labor Department employment report for November. ...
05 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Weaker Overnight
GLOBAL - Traders and investors are awaiting the next big batch of important economic data due out Thursday. ...
Crop Industry News from Global Antimicrobial Resistance: Our Race Against Bacteria
ANALYSIS - Over use of antimicrobial medicines has prompted scientists to ask the question; are we going to lose our life-saving drugs? Michael Priestley reports for TheCropSite....
03 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - This is a big week for economic data, highlighted by the European Central Bank’s monthly monetary policy meeting on Thursday and the U.S. jobs report on Friday. ...
Crop Industry News from Global 2013 West Africa Cotton and Products
WEST AFRICA - The MY 2013/14 (Aug/July) rainy season started late with irregular rains. Farmers had to replant many times....
Crop Industry News from Global Partnership to Create Benchmark System for Feed Safety Schemes
GLOBAL - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) has joined as a partner in the Feed Schemes Observatory (FSO), a global initiative between the feed industry, Feed Assurance Schemes,...
02 December 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - It’s a big economic data week. Focus of traders and investors is on the European Central Bank’s monthly monetary policy meeting on Thursday. ...
Crop Industry News from Global Agencies Praised for Global Help on Food Safety, Plant Health
GLOBAL - A five-agency programme has shown “impressive” and “highly relevant” results in helping developing countries meet international standards on food safety and animal and plant...
Crop Industry News from Global Time to Back Family Farms
GLOBAL – Family farming has been championed as an essential route to sustainable food production by prominent agriculture speakers from across Europe....
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