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29 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Sustainable Intensive Agriculture: The Route to Feeding 9 Billion by 2050
GLOBAL - Sustainable intensive agriculture is key to feeding nine billion by 2050. This was one of the topics discussed by Dr Sean Rickard at a conference held at the Farmers Club, London, organised...
19 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Call for More Action on Global Food Security to Beat Hunger
GLOBAL - A United Nations’ target set in 2000 to reduce global hunger by a half by 2015 had almost been achieved....
15 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Poland Poland's Agriculture Industry - Pig Production Down, Dairy Booming
ANALYSIS - Poland's agriculture industry is seeing farm size expansion and one of the questions looming is whether the industry should support larger, progressive farmers or smallholders. Karol...
11 June 2015
Crop Industry News from China Ten Reasons Why China Needs the US
CHINA - China is America’s biggest customer for agricultural products, with almost a fifth of imported goods coming from the US. ...
28 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Argentina Argentina Calls for Recognition of Role of Small Producers
ARGENTINA - As part of the opening of the 83rd World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris this week, the Argentine Minister of Agriculture, Livestock...
20 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Beekeepers Lost 40 Percent of Bees in 2014-15
US - Beekeepers across the United States lost more than 40 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2014 to April 2015, according to the latest results of an annual...
18 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Yamaha Offers Viking Line to Farmers, Ranchers in US and Abroad
GLOBAL - Side by side utility vehicles are growing in importance and are in demand across the world, according to Steve Nessl of Yamaha. ...
16 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global The Bullish Risk of Being Too Bearish
GLOBAL - Given the market events of the last year and especially recent weeks you’d be forgiven for thinking that grain markets would be going down forever. Actually, you’re probably not...
15 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global How to Assess Environmental Impact of Meat Production
GLOBAL - The need to reduce the environmental impact of food production will become ever more pressing as agriculture doubles production to feed 9 billion people in 2050....
14 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global El Niño Arrives, but What Will He Do?
GLOBAL - The Australian Bureau of Meteorology and Japan Meteorological Agency both announced the emergence of El Niño conditions this week, following months of being on alert. ...
13 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Good Crop Plantings Cause Futures Decline
US - Crop plantings are off to an excellent start this year and this has contributed to the steady decline in corn futures prices so far this spring, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
11 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global G20 Action Plan for Food Sustainability
ANALYSIS - Agriculture ministers from around the world have backed a plan to increase food security and sustainability and reduce food waste....
08 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Predicts World Food Import Bill to Fall to Five-year Low
GLOBAL - International prices for agricultural commodities continued to decline in April and abundant inventories are poised to offset any pressure from the slight reduction in global harvests...
07 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States CME: US Crop Planting Progress Ahead of Average
US - Crop planting is progressing well in the US, with many states ahead of average for the proportion of final crops planted by this week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
06 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States What Will Lift the Weight from the Market?
US - With only 8 weeks until the end of the old crop marketing season and the weight of large stocks is continuing to pull down grain prices. ...
05 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Nepal Huge Crop Losses Expected After Nepal Earthquake
NEPAL - The recent earthquake in Nepal has very likely caused high livestock and crop losses, impacting heavily on food security. Millions of people have been effected by the disaster and many...
01 May 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Must Consider Global Food Security, say MEPs
EU - The EU should use the Milan Expo 2015 to encourage sustainable agronomic practices, promote fairness in the supply chain, and fight food waste and malnutrition, says a resolution voted by...
27 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Beware of the Barley Bears
CANADA - In the latest crop report from Statistics Canada, 2015/16 planting intentions revealed a possible 10.2 per cent (0.2Mha) increase in the area planted to barley in Canada, estimated at...
23 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States How is US Bird Flu Outbreak Affecting Corn, Oilseed Futures?
US - Declines in US maize and soybean futures prices have been linked to the recent outbreak of bird flu in the US. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom British Bee Diet Blamed for Decline
UK - Different land use types cause differences in protein levels in British bee diets, which could impact on population size, according to new research from Lancaster University....
22 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Russian Federation Russian Wheat Regains Competitive Edge
RUSSIA - Despite the export tax which has been imposed on it since February, Russian wheat is now looking competitive on the world market once again. ...
17 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Residue Levels in Food Falling Across EU
EU - The amount pesticides or veterinary drug residues found in meat and food products across Europe is falling and the majority of products pose no risk to public health....
16 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global What Are Priorities for Future Sustainable Food Production?
ANALYSIS - Making research in agriculture and the agri-food sector a priority, promoting innovation and improving the exchange of knowledge are going to be essential in developing food production...
15 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Canada Canada’s Food Production Growing but Wasting More
ANALYSIS - Canada wastes 6 billion kilogrammes of food each year – nearly a third of its total production....
14 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Is EU Maize Losing its Competitiveness?
EU - EU maize has maintained its position as the most competitive EU feed grain, when compared with feed wheat and feed barley, since October....
13 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Mounting Evidence for Neonicotinoid Environmental Impact
EU - Evidence for the negative impact of neonicotinoid pesticides on the environment is rapidly increasing, according to a joint report from the European Academies of Science to the European...
10 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Bee Population Showing Less Die-Off Than in 2014
US - The honeybee population has experienced less severe die-offs over winter than in 2014, but there are still significant threats, according to a specialist from Purdue University....
09 April 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union New Way to Detect Peanut Contamination
EUROPE - Researchers from Spain and France have used a new type of technology to more accurately detect traces of peanut in foods, in a study published in the Journal of Near Infrared Spectroscopy....
08 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Drops Further in March 2015
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 173.8 points in March 2015, down 2.6 points (1.5 per cent) from its revised February value and nearly 40 points (18.7 per cent) below its level in March...
07 April 2015
Crop Industry News from Global World Health Day: Can 'FoodKeeper' Application Reduce Waste?
ANALYSIS - How often do you have to throw away food because it's gone past its best? ...
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