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TheCropSite Newsletter - 17 March 2015

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Tuesday 17th March 2015.
Gemma Hyland - TheCropSite Editor

Gemma Hyland

Global Analytics



Is It Time the UK Embraced GM Crops?

Some readers across the pond must wonder what the UK seems so scared of.

Genetically modified (GM) crops have been commonplace in the US for years, but the UK and indeed the European Union as a whole, has been much slower to recognise the pros - and arguable, cons - of GM food.

New research is hoping to shift the perspective after showing GM crops could benefit farmers, consumers and the animal feed supply chain, while supporting UK competitiveness in the global marketplace - continue reading.

Also this week...

With little change to US and world closing wheat stocks in last week's USDA release and so little change to old crop supply and demand, attention in wheat markets has turned to dry conditions in key US winter wheat regions.

Much of the US Plains received very light rainfall in the last two weeks, with many parts having received less than half of typical precipitation in February.

Further dry weather is forecast for the coming week - continue reading.

2015 Cereals Harvest Shows 8 Per Cent Drop in EU Grains

New estimates for 2015 reveal EU cereals production is expected to drop by as much as eight per cent this year, compared to last year, mainly as a result of the new greening measures under Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform - continue reading.

~ Gemma

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