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02 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Feed Outlook: Arable Output to Break Records By 2018
GLOBAL – World grain stocks will tighten over the coming years but, after a small contraction, harvests will rise back to record breaking levels, predicts a grain market monitoring body....
29 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Will Falling UK Wheat Futures Against US Maize Encourage Exports?
UK - UK May-15 wheat futures closed firmly below the £130/t support level yesterday (28 January), settling at £127.05/t, trading lower again as of yesterday morning. ...
28 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Food Insecurity in Conflict Areas Must be Addressed
GLOBAL - Agriculture and food security must be treated as essential components of peacebuilding and conflict resolution, said FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva during a special meeting...
23 January 2015
Crop Industry News from New Zealand Farmers Call for Drought Declaration
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers believes that if the government made a medium-scale adverse event declaration for some South Island provinces, it would give more emotional support to farmers...
21 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Is Promotion the Key to Potato Producer Fortunes?
SCOTLAND, UK - To combat tumbling consumption, NFU Scotland has urged the potato industry’s statutory levy body to consider shifting its funding emphasis from research and development to more...
20 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global More Efficient Food Systems Needed
GLOBAL - Increasing competition for natural resources and emerging resource bottlenecks mean that global agriculture can no longer operate using a "business as usual" approach....
19 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Why is McDonald's Passionate about Sustainability?
ANALYSIS - Francesca DeBiase, VP Strategic Sourcing, Sustainability at McDonald's, said McDonald's vision is to source all of their food and products sustainably....
16 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Wrangling Over Pesticide Ingredients Comes to a Head in 2015
US - Consumer advocates are fighting a new rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency that aims to address concerns over "inert" ingredients, including fragrances and dyes, in pesticides...
15 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Agri-environmental Schemes Increase Yields as Well as Biodiversity
UK - Agri-environmental schemes on farm are generally seen to be taking up production space but the big question facing farmers tempted to employ them is “Do they Work?”...
14 January 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union GM Crops: Greater Control for EU Member States Granted
ANALYSIS - Strict EU regulations on GM crops became a little less so yesterday as MEPs agreed to give Member States the right to ban the growing of GM crops that have been approved as safe, writes...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Well are Farmers Caring for the Environment?
ANALYSIS - Changing policies on pesticides, animal feeds and welfare are threatening to reduce wheat crops in the UK and the pig herd each by a third....
13 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Head of AD Association Hits Back at Criticisms
UK - Last week at the Oxford Farming Conference in the UK, environmental campaigner and author, George Monbiot, launched an attack on several farming practices....
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Reports to Support Corn Prices
US - 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...
12 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Exit From EU Poses Risk to Farming
SCOTLAND - The EU referendum is the biggest threat facing British farming, Scotland’s Rural Affairs Secretary Richard Lochhead has warned. Leaving the EU could see UK farmers lose Common Agricultural...
09 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Agriculture Rise to Challenge of Climate Change?
UK - Farmers need smarter use of fertiliser and smarter feeding and breeding of ruminant animals in their bid to mitigate and reduce climate change....
08 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Changes to Common Agricultural Policy to Reduce Agricultural Red Tape
UK - The UK has called for a rethink on the three crop rule, which is part of the greening arrangement within the recent reforms of the Common Agricultural Policy....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Greenhouse Gas Calculator Wins Science Award
UK - A greenhouse gas calculator developed at Aberdeen University is this year’s winner of the Practice with Science Award run by the Oxford Farming Conference....
07 January 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Tighter Market Projected for Global Sugar Industry
GLOBAL - Rabobank has issued a new report on the global sugar industry, forecasting a tighter market than expected based on recent supply and demand conditions. ...
06 January 2015
Crop Industry News from India India’s Rabi Sowing Down at 55.28 Million Hectares
INDIA - India has recorded a drop in rabi sowing as on January 2, 2015 at 55.28 million hectares, as per the data released by the directorate of economics and statistics, agriculture ministry....
02 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Study Predicts No Farmers and Ranchers under 35 by 2033
US - As long-time farmers and ranchers grow older, it is becoming increasingly difficult to pass on the family farm or find young employees to pick up the reins at large corporate ranches....
31 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Urges: Celebrate New Year Safely Without Sky Lanterns
UK - The public is being reminded by the NFU of the huge risks associated with sky lanterns and urged not to release them during New Year celebrations....
30 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Lower US Maize, Wheat Areas Anticipated for 2015
US - US agricultural supply, use and price projections, published as part of an early release of the tables for the USDA’s Agricultural Projections to 2024, suggest that crop areas for the...
22 December 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union European Union Takes Steps to Encourage Organic Production
EU - The Presidency of the agriculture council is making progress addressing the concerns of member states over the future of organic production in the EU....
18 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Could Origins of Agriculture Shape Future of Food?
UK - Agricultural decisions made by our ancestors more than 10,000 years ago could hold the key to food security in the future, according to new research by the University of Sheffield....
17 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States California Drought: What's the Latest?
ANALYSIS - California is currently experiencing its worst drought since the 1970s. With much of the state now flooding, Gemma Hyland asks: Is it enough to end the dry spell?...
16 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Corn Price Strength Continues
US - March 2015 corn futures traded to a high of $4.115 on December 15, the highest level since July 10 and $0.80 above the low reached on October 1, writes Darrel Good. ...
12 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Wheat Use, Corn Exports Fall
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
11 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Global World Cereal Production to Surpass Last Year's Record
GLOBAL - World cereal production in 2014 is forecast at a new record of 2,532 million tonnes (including rice in milled terms), 10 million tonnes higher than last month’s forecast and 7 million...
09 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Antarctica Voyage to the South Pole on a Tractor - Mission Complete
ANTARCTICA - An engine running for 584 hours, using 650 gallons of fuel has culminated in a successful expedition to the South Pole....
Crop Industry News from United States How Will December 1 Corn Stocks Estimate Be Interpreted?
US - It is always a challenge to anticipate the USDA's quarterly estimate of corn stocks, but the estimate of the December 1 inventory, to be released on January 12, 2015, is a special challenge,...
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