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22 May 2020
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Announces Direct Assistance to Farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s...
21 May 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Continued Progress on Implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced additional progress in the implementation of the agriculture-related provisions of the US-China...
02 January 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Why 100% Sustainably Sourced Coffee Matters
McDonald’s USA announced a milestone for its McCafé coffee: 100% of the ground and whole bean coffee for US restaurants is sustainably sourced*. That’s one year ahead of their 2020 goal...
05 March 2019
Crop Industry News from United States Farm Market iD Offers On-farm Grain Storage Data to Agribusinesses
US - Farm Market iD has now added on-farm grain storage data to their powerful database, built on more than 900 million acres of land and 34 million farm fields, which are linked to 2.4 million...
02 May 2018
Crop Industry News from United States Current house farm bill fails to meet needs of family farmers, says NFU (US)
WASHINGTON - The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, H.R. 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration...
03 April 2018
Crop Industry News from Canada Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announces Canadian Agricultural Partnership
Canada’s agriculture and food system is a leading producer of high-quality, safe products and a key driver of the country’s economic growth...
23 March 2018
Crop Industry News from Global Manitoba, Canada hosts EU delegation to promote trade and investment opportunities
MANITOBA, CANADA - 22 March 2018 - The Manitoba government is hosting roundtable discussions with representatives from European Union (EU) member states to raise awareness of trade and investment...
30 January 2017
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Appoints New Head of Food and Farming
UK - The National Farmers Union has appointed a new Head of Food and Farming to lead its food chain and commodity areas....
10 January 2017
Crop Industry News from Ghana Union Urges Govt to Compel Banks to Allocate Funds to Agriculture
GHANA - The General Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) has appealed to the Nana Akufo Addo administration to use policy tools to compel commercial banks in the country to cede a substantial portion...
22 September 2016
Crop Industry News from Global World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at...
21 July 2016
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil’s Soy Production Expected to Increase Sharply
BRAZIL - Brazil features over 75 million hectares of underused pasturelands which could be turned into productive cropland, according to Rabobank....
12 July 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Global Food Prices Increased Rapidly in June
GLOBAL - International food commodity prices shot up 4.2 percent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years....
09 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United States New Study Presents Strategies for Producing Food for Growing Population
US - Agriculture now produces more than enough calories to meet basic human dietary needs worldwide. Despite this seeming abundance, one out of eight people do not have access to sufficient food....
29 March 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Industry Insights: Global Trends in Ag Equipment
ANALYSIS - While the underlying trend in agricultural equipment has been Tier 4 final solutions, a diversified customer base and a growing population's sustainable use of natural resources, specifically...
23 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US Ag Organisations Optimistic Over Cuba Opportunities
US - As part of a thaw in relations between the two countries, new opportunities for collaboration the US' and Cuba's agriculture sectors were announced during President Obama's historic visit...
22 March 2016
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Agri-Food Exports Rise in January
EU - Agri-food exports from the EU rose to €9.3 billion in January, a tiny amount above January levels in previous years, the latest EU Monitoring EU Agri-Food Trade statistical report shows....
15 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United States El Nino Continues to Impact 2016 Weather Patterns
ANALYSIS - A two-year El Nino event has bad a strong influence on world weather, according to Art Douglas, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus at Creighton University, who recently presented the annual...
10 February 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US Farm Income Forecast Suggests More Hard Times Ahead
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (USDA-ERS) has predicted a decline in net cash and net farm income for the third consecutive year, in its 2016 Farm Sector Income...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom What Are Implications of Brexit for UK Food and Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - If the UK votes to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum, the British government would have to renegotiate all its trade deals with both Europe and third countries....
14 January 2016
Crop Industry News from Global El Niño Lowers Early Production Outlook in Southern Africa
GLOBAL - Crop and livestock production prospects in Southern Africa have been weakened by the El Niño weather phenomenon that has lowered rains and increased temperatures....
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Reports: Winter Wheat Surprises with Second Lowest Planting since 1913
ANALYSIS - USDA released four reports on Tuesday with implications for the grain and livestock markets, but the winter wheat planting survey stole the show coming in at only 36.609 million acres...
13 January 2016
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil's Ag Exports at Record Levels in 2015
BRAZIL - The amount of soybeans, corn, fresh chicken, coffee and pulp sold abroad in 2015 registered a record for Brazil's agribusiness trade....
11 January 2016
Crop Industry News from New Zealand El Niño Impacts to Hit NZ Farmers for Months
NEW ZEALAND - Recent rain has been a welcome respite from ongoing dry weather conditions in much of the country, but farmers in drought-affected parts of New Zealand will continue to feel the...
17 December 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Climate Change and Your Food: Ten Facts
GLOBAL - Here are ten facts about how a change climate affects our ability to grow food and feed ourselves....
Crop Industry News from European Union Income Per EU Agricultural Worker Down by 4.3 Per Cent
EU - Real agricultural income in the European Union (EU) has fallen by 6.0 per cent in 2015 compared with 2014, while agricultural labour input has dropped by 1.8 per cent....
02 December 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farmers Notice Increase in Severe Weather Events
UK - As the Paris Climate Conference (COP21) today hosts its ‘Farmers’ Day’, a new survey from the National Farmers Union has highlighted the damage that severe weather events have inflicted...
01 December 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Rabobank Outlook 2016: Bearish Grains, Bullish for Hogs
ANALYSIS - Agri commodity stocks remain comfortable and are expected to limit price gains to modest levels throughout 2016 for grains and oilseeds, while hogs, sugar and coffee prices are expected...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Thousands of British Farmers to Receive BPS Payments on 1st Dec
UK - The Government's Rural Payments Agency (RPA) has announced that around 30,000 farmers are set to receive their 2015 Basic Payment Scheme payments on Tuesday 1 December....
30 November 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Collaborates on Ag Research with Ireland, Northern Ireland
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said that the partnership with Ireland and Northern Ireland will allow the three countries to maximise investments in research intended to help solve...
13 November 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Weather: El Niño’s Global Impact, US November Outlook
ANALYSIS - El Niño is expected to peak in December, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)....
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