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29 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: EU Unemployment Falls
GLOBAL - In overnight news, the number of unemployed in the European Union dropped to its lowest annual level since April of 2011, at 12.1% in October from 12.2% in September. ...
28 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Africa: More Crop Per Drop
AFRICA - The weather is an important factor in the success of any farming enterprise. A good farmer should always plan for possible change; "cursing the weather", as the saying goes, "is never...
27 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Marketplace Quieter in Thanksgiving Lead-up
GLOBAL - It’s a somewhat quieter market place so far Wednesday, in a pre-holiday trading atmosphere. ...
26 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mostly Weaker Overnight
GLOBAL - It’s a quiet and uneventful market place Tuesday. Overseas stock markets saw some mild profit taking from Monday’s rallies. ...
25 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: US, Iran Reach Agreement
GLOBAL - The surprise geopolitical news over the weekend is that Iran has reached agreement with the U.S., Russia and other major nations to see reduced economic sanctions against Iran in exchange...
22 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Euro Given Modest Boost
GLOBAL - In overnight news, the Euro currency was given a modest boost by some upbeat economic data coming out of leading EU economic power Germany. ...
21 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - The U.S. Federal Reserve’s FOMC minutes released Wednesday afternoon were deemed somewhat hawkish by the market place. ...
20 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Remain Mixed
GLOBAL - The market place is awaiting the U.S. Federal Reserve’s FOMC minutes release on Wednesday afternoon. ...
Crop Industry News from Global Conservation Agriculture Better for Environment Communities and Ecosystems
ANALYSIS - Adopting a system of Conservation Agriculture can increase yields while conserving water and mineral resources, writes Chris Harris....
19 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Narrowly Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - In overnight news, the German ZEW economic expectations survey was released and hit a four-year high. The ZEW expectations indicator rose to 54.6 in November from 52.8 in October. ...
18 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: EPA Proposals Bearish Weight on Corn
GLOBAL - Amid a quieter geopolitical front, the economic report highlights for this week appear to be the German ZEW business survey on Tuesday and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s FOMC minutes...
Crop Industry News from Global Continued Growth Expected in Organic Markets
ANALYSIS - The global demand for organic foods and beverages has been steadily increasing over the last decade, writes Chris Harris....
15 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - The market place is still buzzing about the “dovish” remarks made Thursday by Federal Reserve Chair nominee Janet Yellen to the U.S. Senate Banking Committee....
13 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Expects More Balanced Food Markets, Less Price Volatility
GLOBAL - Food commodity markets are becoming more balanced and less price volatile than in recent years thanks to improved supplies and a recovery in global inventories of cereals, according...
12 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: China to Become More Market Orientated
GLOBAL - In overnight news, Chinese leaders at their annual Communist party meeting pledged to enact fiscal and land reforms, ease controls on investment and become more market-oriented, reports...
11 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Are Environmental Management Systems Just Greenwash?
ANALYSIS - Companies that adopt environmental management systems generally back this up with sincere investment in environmentally-friendly practices, research suggests....
08 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Traders Await Employment Report
GLOBAL - Traders and investors are awaiting Friday morning’s U.S. employment report for October....
07 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Food Dialogues: Animal Welfare - Beyond the Hype
ANALYSIS - Following the Food Dialogues discussion held in Columbia, Missouri, on livestock handling and animal welfare, a panel of experts from FAI Farms, based in Europe and South America,...
06 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Slightly Higher Overnight
GLOBAL - The European Stoxx 600 index hit another five-year high overnight on growing notions the European Central Bank will soon ease its monetary policy by lowering interest rates....
Crop Industry News from Global How Safe Are Genetically Modified Foods?
ANALYSIS – Divisions over the safety of Genetically Modified crops and foods have been sharply highlighted the last few weeks in a battle between top scientists, writes Chris Harris....
Crop Industry News from Global FAO to Strengthen Commitment to Increasing African Rice Production
AFRICA - Africa's largest gathering of rice industry experts, policy makers and farmers representatives has asked FAO to "stimulate national, regional and global partnerships to (help) develop...
05 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Steady to Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - Economic news out of China overnight showed its services PMI rose to 52.6 in October from 52.4 the previous month. This continues a string of mostly upbeat economic data coming out...
04 November 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - The European Stoxx 600 index hit a five-year high overnight on ideas the European Central Bank could ease its monetary policy at Thursday’s meeting, and on upbeat economic data...
31 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Traders, Investors Uncertain
GLOBAL - After digesting Wednesday’s statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee, many traders and investors have now become more uncertain regarding the timing of...
Crop Industry News from Global Overcoming Smallholder Challenges with Biotechnology
GLOBAL - A new FAO publication calls for greater national and international efforts to bring agricultural biotechnologies to smallholder crop, livestock and fish producers in developing countries....
30 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Results Expected from US Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee
GLOBAL - Today is the day the market place gets the results of the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee meeting, which began Tuesday morning and ends Wednesday at midday. ...
Crop Industry News from Global UK Assists Wheat and Barley Production in Syria
SYRIA and LEBANON - The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is donating £10 million to FAO humanitarian projects in Syria and Lebanon which will boost winter wheat and barley...
Crop Industry News from Global Report Examines How to Realise Africa's Food Potential
AFRICA - Sub-Saharan Africa is often seen within the food and agriculture (F&A) community as having significant untapped potential, according to Rabobank, which suggests that global companies...
29 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Investors Await Committee Meeting Results
GLOBAL - It is a quieter trading week so far as traders and investors are awaiting the results of the US Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee meeting....
Crop Industry News from Global FAO to Strengthen Commitment to Increasing African Rice Production
AFRICA - Africa's largest gathering of rice industry experts, policy makers and farmers representatives has asked FAO to "stimulate national, regional and global partnerships to (help) develop...
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