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Tuesday 13th January 2015.
Gemma Hyland - TheCropSite Editor

Gemma Hyland



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Food Security Issues Addressed at Oxford Farming Conference

The UK has called for a rethink on the 'three crop rule', which is part of the greening arrangement within the recent reform of the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP).

The move is part of the British government’s bid to reduce the burden of red tape and regulation on the farming sector.

Environment and agriculture secretary, Liz Truss, told the Oxford Farming Conference last week that more decisions need to be taken in Britain for the benefit of British producers.

She added that she is also working to change regulations covering pesticides and the cultivation of genetically modified (GM) crops, which she said should be made on scientific evidence alone and at national level.

Also this week...

The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the USDA has released the final estimates of the size of the 2014 US corn and soybean crops and estimates of the stocks of corn and soybeans in storage as of December 1.

The estimates are expected to dominate corn and soybean price behavior into the Spring.

~ Gemma

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This Week's Articles and Analysis

Scientists Have Developed Model for Oil Palm Cultivation
Australian scientists have developed a model for oil palm cultivation, aimed at helping growers of the crop maximize the yields of their plantations, while minimizing detrimental environmental impacts.

How Will Climate Change Transform Agriculture?
Climate change impacts will require major but very uncertain transformations of global agriculture systems by mid-century, according to new research from the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis.

Can Returning Crops to Their Wild States Help Feed the World?
To feed the world's growing population expected to reach nine billion by the year 2050 we will have to find ways to produce more food on less farmland, without causing additional harm to the remaining natural habitat.

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Global Crop Industry News

   United States

Registration Open for Feed Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference
USDA Reports to Support Corn Prices
US Soybean Exports Stay Strong
NFU Joins Coalition To Promote Normalised Relations With Cuba
CME: Minor Revisions Expected in WASDE Report
US Should Have Goal of Reducing the Trade Deficit
Online Feed Manufacturing Course Announced
US 2014 Maize Crop Revised Lower, but Still Record

   United Kingdom

Head of AD Association Hits Back at Criticisms
Exit From EU Poses Risk to Farming
How Can Agriculture Rise to Challenge of Climate Change?
Anglo-German Scholarship Announced at Conference
OFC: Food, Farming Key to Britain's Economic Future, Says Minister
PHI-base – A Database to Protect Crop Yields and Human Health
Changes to Common Agricultural Policy to Reduce Agricultural Red Tape
Greenhouse Gas Calculator Wins Science Award
OFC: Increasing Productivity in British Farming through Research
AHDB Appoints New CEO


India’s Rabi Sowing Down at 56.61 Million Hectares
India Seeks Australian Collaboration in Agriculture Sector
Cargill’s Karnataka Milling Unit to Open in June


New Irish Agriculture Secretary General Appointed
Agriculture Commissioner Vows to Tackle Supply Chain Profit-Taking


Food Price Index Declines in December 2014
Cargill Starts Anniversary Year with Strong Sales Growth
Tighter Market Projected for Global Sugar Industry


See Biosecurity Like Insurance, Farmers Told


Brazil Appoints First Female Minister of Agriculture


Farmland Protection Needed in China


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