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TheCropSite Newsletter - 9 December 2014

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Tuesday 9th December 2014.
Gemma Hyland - TheCropSite Editor

Gemma Hyland


Global Analytics


Agreement Reached on EU Legislation for GM Crops

EU member states reached an agreement last week on new legislation allowing them to restrict, or ban, the cultivation of crops containing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) on their own territory, even if it is allowed at EU level. 

The agreement reached on the directive, which goes into effect Spring 2015, will ensure more flexibility for member states who wish to restrict the cultivation of the GMOs in their country. 

Also this week...

Despite being just over a week into December, this month has already brought apprehension surrounding Russia’s wheat exports, confirmed declines for this year’s Australian wheat output and further threats for Ukraine’s 2015/16 wheat crop from potential winterkill.

Questions surround how the 1st December US corn stocks estimate will be interpreted.

For more markets information, watch our weekly video from Mike Zuzolo, or sign up for a free trial of Mike's email and video.

Have a great week!


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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Protecting the Rainforest Through Agriculture and Forestry
Study investigates land use concepts in tropical mountain forests

Can Stress Management Help Save Honeybees?
Honeybee populations are clearly under stress from the parasitic Varroa mite, insecticides, and a host of other factors but it's been difficult to pinpoint any one of them as the root cause of devastating and unprecedented losses in honeybee hives.

Market Reports
China Wholesale Prices 5 December 2014
USDA GAIN: Indonesia Cotton and Products Update December 2014
USDA GAIN: Republic of Uzbekistan Cotton and Products Update December 2014
USDA GAIN: China Cotton and Products Update December 2014
USDA GAIN: Indonesia Grain and Feed Update December 2014
UK Cereals Usage by Millers Brewers & Maltsters December 2014
China Wholesale Prices 4 December 2014
China Wholesale Prices 3 November 2014
USDA GAIN: Argentina Oilseeds and Products Update December 2014
USDA GAIN: Turkish Oilseeds and Products Update December 2014
USDA Peanut Prices December 2014

Global Crop Industry News

   European Union

EU Member States 'Toiling with Implementing New CAP Arrangements'
Agreement Reached on EU Legislation for GM Crops

   United Kingdom

Black-grass Resistance Initiative Gets Battle Underway
Low Arsenic Gene Identified - Could Lead to New Crop Varieties
Soil Carbon Advances Could be Key to Improving Food and Water Security
Warming World May Spell Bad News for Honey Bees
New Month, New Concerns for Global Wheat Crops


5th Global Feed & Food Congress Launched, Registration Open


Farmers Welcome Early Commencement of Korea-Australia Free Trade Agreement
Strong US Soybean Exports Provide Price Support
Spain and Germany Join AgriCord
FAO Food Price Index Broadly Stable

   United States

How Will December 1 Corn Stocks Estimate Be Interpreted?
Market Analyst: How Are Markets and Weather Affecting Grains?
Cover Crops Can Sequester Soil Organic Carbon


Bumper Canola, Wheat Crops for Canada
Milestone Sets Up Canola for Tariff-free Access to Korea


A$100 Million For Australian Farmers Battling Severe Drought
ICRISAT Sign MoU with Horticulture Innovation Australia
Winter Crop Production Weakened by Drier Conditions


Nutreco Recommends Takeover Bid


China Extends Tax Breaks for Farmers to Boost Agriculture
Slight Rise for China Farm Produce Prices


India’s Rabi Area Coverage Down to 36.09 Million Hectare


Farm Incomes to 'Fall Sigficantly' in 2015


Global AgInvesting - London 1 -3 December 2014


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