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26 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Two Million Hectare Shortfall in UK Land Possible by 2030
UK - A University of Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership (CISL) study has revealed that by 2030, the UK could require up to seven million hectares of additional land to meet a growing...
25 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Three Truths about Public’s Perception of Genetic Modification
ANALYSIS - The use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs) in the American food system is controversial. Public discourse of GMO has been characterized by polarization and inflated rhetoric,...
Crop Industry News from United States Wet Weather Pattern Forecast Continues; Warm, Humid July Coming
US - The wet pattern that was forecast for our region in June continues as expected, writes Jim Noel with the NOAA National Weather Service. ...
24 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Cotton Incorporated: Global Market Fundamentals, Price Outlook
GLOBAL - According to a report by Cotton Incorporated, both New York futures and the A Index moved lower last month while Chinese prices remained stable. ...
23 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Is 'Market Scare' on the Way?
ANALYSIS - All eyes are on the corn belt this week as irrational weather systems continue to pass through, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Crop Industry News from United States Meat, Poultry, Fish Make Up 30 Per Cent of US Food Waste
ANALYSIS - A recently published report shows that while meat, poultry and fish makes up 12 per cent of the volume of US food waste, this group accounts for 30 per cent of the vale of those losses,...
20 June 2014
Crop Industry News from India Indian State Hikes Agriculture Budget
ANALYSIS - In a view to boost the agriculture sector, Odisha state will be increasing agricultural spend to $335 million during the 2014-15 budget year....
18 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States El Niño Forecast Weaker than Earlier Predicted
ANALYSIS - Though nearly 70 per cent of Texas remains in drought, crops in many areas are doing well thanks to rains over the last month, according to reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
17 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Focus On Weather This Week
ANALYSIS - Focus is again on corn belt weather this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite. ...
Crop Industry News from China WORLD MEAT CONGRESS: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Livestock
ANALYSIS - Livestock is producing 7.1 giga tonnes of greenhouse gases year – 14.5 per cent of the total human induce emissions, writes Chris Harris from the World Meat Congress in Beijing....
16 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States MillerCoors Saves 1.1 Billion Gallons of Water in Supply Chain
US - From 2011 to 2013, MillerCoors saved more than 1.1 billion gallons of water as a result of its use of short interval controls and improved efficiencies throughout its brewing and packaging...
15 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Animal Feed in Europe: Key to Performance, Health and Welfare
EUROPE - At its 57th General Assembly in Liège, Belgium, last week, the European Feed Manufacturers Association (FEFAC) published 'The Feed Chain in Action', a report revolving around three...
12 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom CEREALS: HGCA Celebrates Ten Years of Exports Success
UK - HGCA Exports Chairman Mike Hambly and Environment Secretary Owen Patterson celebrated the 10th anniversary of HGCA’s ukp and uks wheat export classifications yesterday, on the first day...
10 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Mixed Price Action in Grain Markets
ANALYSIS - There is mixed price action across the corn, soy and wheat markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
09 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Outcome Measures Drive Grower Profitability, Sustainable Practices
ANALYSIS - Farmers are seeing the value of switching to outcome measures to increase profitability as part of building on their sustainable farming practices. ...
08 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States GeoGrain: US Cash Grain and Futures Report
ANALYSIS - Grain futures dropped again this week with corn and soybean futures shedding 20 ½ cents and 38 ½ cents respectively for the week ending Thursday the 5th, reports GeoGrain analysts....
06 June 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Torrefaction: The Bioenergy Newcomer
EU - Torrefaction - the slow roasting of biomass material to improve its energy content - has been touted as part of a solution for the large-scale implementation of bioenergy. ...
05 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Researchers Aim to Disarm a ‘Cereal Killer’
US - A fungus that kills an estimated 30 per cent of the world’s rice crop may finally have met its match, thanks to a research discovery made by scientists at the University of Delaware and...
04 June 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Jim Wyckoff's Weekly Grains Outlook
ANALYSIS - Grain analyst Jim Wyckoff said the grain market could see seasonal weakness during the month of June now that corn is in the ground. ...
02 June 2014
Crop Industry News from Mexico Mexico's Maize Crop Forecast to Remain Relatively Unchanged
MEXICO - Harvesting of the 2014 autumn-winter is well underway. Initial estimates point to a sharp decline in production due to a 15 percent reduction in plantings, in response to low white maize...
30 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Brazil Improved Prospects for 2014 Brazillian Maize Crop
BRAZIL - Harvest of the main 2014 second season “safrinha” maize crop is about to begin. Earlier forecasts for the harvest have been revised upwards due to higher than expected plantings...
29 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grains Outlook: Planting Close to Complete
ANALYSIS - Corn planting is close to complete and during the short holiday week, markets are trading mixed, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
28 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Debate on GMO Stirs Strong Feelings in NYC
ANALYSIS - A panel of experts on genetically modified organisms (GMOs) gathered April 27 at the Food Book Fair in Williamsburg to debate the risks and benefits of genetically modified food. The...
27 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Canola Growers File Level of Service Complaint with Canadian Transportation Agency
CANADA - The Canadian Canola Growers Association (CCGA) has filed a Level of Service Complaint with the Canadian Transportation Agency, contending that Canadian National Railway and Canadian...
26 May 2014
Crop Industry News from China China's Hubei Province Enters Wheat Harvest Season
CHINA - Wheat farmers in China's Hubei province have begun to harvest the 16.82 million mu (about 1.1 million hectares/ 2.7 million acres) of local wheat fields....
23 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Listen to Bees to Create Healthy Rural Landscapes
UK - Honey bees’ foraging preferences can provide valuable information for governments about how to better manage rural landscapes, say University of Sussex researchers....
22 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global El Nino Presents a Mixed Bag For World Agriculture
ANALYSIS – While the prospect of an El Nino generally means moisture for the US Corn Belt, it could spell disaster for Australians in much need of rainfall....
21 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global How Valuable are UN’s Food and Agriculture Business Principles?
ANALYSIS - The United Nations six Food and Agriculture Business Principles that were launched this week, designed to help agricultural communities in underdeveloped and developing regions, in...
20 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: All Eyes on Weather
ANALYSIS - Looking ahead, all eyes are on US weather in the coming weeks, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
16 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Grain Hedge: Grains Trade Sharply Lower as Planting Pace Ramps Up
US - Grains traded lower across the board this week as a combination of planting pace, demand side factors, and a weak technical environment pressured prices, reports grain analysts at Grain...
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