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08 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Ryan Martin: How is the Corn, Soy Crop Progressing?
ANALYSIS - As corn pollination rounds up and soybeans move into the crucial development stages, what do we need to look for? ...
07 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Bans Range of Imports from EU, US, Norway, Canada and Australia
ANALYSIS - Russia's president Vladimir Putin has announced a ban on imports of agricultural and fishery products from the US, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway in reaction to sanctions imposed...
05 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Bees Able to Spot Which Flowers Offer Best Rewards
UK - Bumblebees are able to connect differences in pollen quality with floral features like petal colour, and so land only on the flowers that offer the best rewards, according to a new study...
04 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Pressure Remains on Global Grain Prices
GLOBAL - Rising Black Sea crop estimates, good US spring wheat yield potential and near-ideal weather for corn development have all combined to keep the pressure on global grain prices as US...
01 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Excess Moisture Takes Toll on Quality of Fall Seeded Cereal Crops
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada reports excess moisture has taken a dramatic toll on the quality of winter cereal crops planted last fall....
30 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Some Progress on Climate Change Impacts Made by UK Agriculture
UK - A new report from Defra reveals improvements made in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in terms of soil nitrogen balance and artificial fertiliser use over the last decade, while a reduction...
29 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Weather Patterns Drying Out
ANALYSIS - Corn belt weather patterns are drying out a bit this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
28 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom MPs: Government Must Accept Ban on Bee-harming Pesticides
UK - A new report published today (Monday 28 July 2014) by a committee of MPs criticising the lack of effective Government action to protect UK bees from harmful insecticides, and the reliance...
25 July 2014
Crop Industry News from India India Targets 261 Million Tonnes of Foodgrains Output during 2014-15
INDIA - India has estimated 261 million tonnes of foodgrain output during 2014-15 fiscal year period, Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Balyan, Indian minister of state for agriculture and food processing industries...
24 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Time to Begin Your Pre-harvest Disease Watch?
CANADA - Yield-robbing levels of disease will be easy to spot in canola fields now and through to harvest. This is a great time to start your pre-harvest disease scouting....
23 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Replace Reduce Refine – Way Forward for Antibiotic Use
ANALYSIS - A framework for replacement, reduction and refinement needs to be established for the responsible use of antimicrobials along the supply chain....
22 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Downward Pressure Across Grains
ANALYSIS - There's downward pressure across all the grains markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite...
21 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Addressing Corn Rootworm Disease Before it Takes Hold
ANALYSIS - Although the extent of corn rootworm (CRW) pressure in 2014 is yet to be determined, entomologists say planning this season for future rootworm populations is the best way to control...
18 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom VIDEO: UK Public is Urged to Support Our Bees Needs
UK - Five simple actions to help pollinators such as planting more bee-friendly flowers and cutting grass less often were promoted today to protect the vital contribution these insects make to...
17 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United States How Burdensome Are Corn Supplies?
US - Corn prices have been declining for almost two years following the peak price generated by the very small US crop in 2012. The recent sharp decline in prices has been associated with increasing...
16 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United States US Corn Ave Yield Could Blow Out Records - 175 Bu/A is Possible
ANALYSIS - Matt Roberts, agricultural economist at The Ohio State University, said the current corn crop has set the foundation for average yields to bust through the record - he believes they...
15 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Global What Could Climate Change Mean for Agriculture?
GLOBAL – World agriculture must create short and long term adaptation strategies to cope with climate change accelerating the water cycle....
14 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Short-covering Across Grains Markets
ANALYSIS - Starting on Monday there's some short-covering evident across all the grains futures, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
13 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Whole Animal Approach Propels New Thinking in Animal Welfare
ANALYSIS - Dr Francoise Wemelsfelder, animal behaviourist and welfare scientist, has developed scientific approaches for the study of animals as whole beings, bringing insights from philosophy...
11 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Marketing and the Ethics of Big Food
In another edition of the MOFAD Roundtable series focused on honest dialogue about tough food issues, experts came together at NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development...
08 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Lower Prices Across Grains
ANALYSIS - There's solidly lower prices across the grain markets at the start of this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
04 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Do Strong Land Prices Help or Hinder Farming?
ANALYSIS – Land values are underpinning much of UK agriculture in an era of huge market volatility but there may be a detrimental effect further down the line....
03 July 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Seed Treatment Market Expected to Reach $5.61 Billion by 2020
GLOBAL - The global market for seed treatment is expected to reach $5.61 billion by 2020. ...
02 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Bloodsucking Mite Threatens Future of UK Honeybees
UK - Scientists have discovered how a bloodsucking parasite has transformed Deformed Wing Virus (DWV) into one of the biggest threats facing UK honeybees....
01 July 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Decidedly More Bearish Tones in Grain Markets
ANALYSIS - The release of yesterday's USDA Supply and Demand data saw the technical posture of corn, soy and wheat markets turn decidedly bearish, reports Jim Wyckoff....
30 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Reports Hammer Grain Futures Prices Lower
ANALYSIS - Soybeans led a downside price surge in grain futures Monday, in the wake of mostly bearish supply and demand data released by the US Department of Agriculture at midday Monday, writes...
Crop Industry News from United States Severe, Heavy Rain Threat in Midwest Continues Monday
US - Weekend storms swept across the Midwest and more rain is expected on Monday. ...
Crop Industry News from Global Golden Rice: Let the Farmers Grow It; Let the Children Eat It
GLOBAL - If we could provide a food that would save the lives of millions of kids, we’d do it. Right?...
27 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Part II: Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial, write Oistein Thorsen and Garret Higgins, both with trie....
Crop Industry News from United States Risky Business Report Analyzes Climate Change Economic Risks
US – The American economy could face significant and widespread disruptions from climate change unless U.S. businesses and policymakers take immediate action to reduce climate risk, according...
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