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24 June 2020
Crop Industry News from United States New findings share how prescribed fire, no-till impact soil microbes
In some ways, farming is like cooking. Cooking would be much easier if we could leave the kitchen after eating and not come back until we make the next meal. But someone needs to put away the...
22 June 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Rotate corn for better soil health
Soil microbes are living, working barometers of soil health, writes Lauren Quinn, Media and Communications Specialist at University of Illinois. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Planted Non-Bt Corn? Plan to Scout for European Corn Borer
Farmers have enjoyed the benefits of Bt corn since its introduction in 1996, particularly “in the bag” transgenic protection from insect pests and the yield loss they inflict, writes Ashley...
Crop Industry News from United States Farmers regularly face isolation; it's important to stay connected
The inherent nature of the agricultural occupation is independent. Isolation is often linked to impacts on mental health and loss of life by suicide, writes Eric Karbowski, Michigan State University...
21 June 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Scouting for SCN – Time to Get Digging
Iowa’s early planting season means that pests like the soybean cyst nematode (SCN) also are off to a quick start this year, which could result in a greater risk of severe damage from SCN throughout...
20 June 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Weed’s Wily Ways Explained in Illinois Research
Like antibiotic-resistant bacteria, some herbicide-resistant weeds can’t be killed by available chemicals, writes Lauren Quinn, University of Ilinnois. ...
10 June 2020
Crop Industry News from United States US NFU Foundation celebrates young agricultural leaders with scholarships
The National Farmers Union Foundation (NFUF) has announced the 2020 recipients of the Hubert K and JoAnn Seymour and Stanley Moore Scholarships....
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom More transparency needed on standards of grain imports to UK
The NFU is asking the government and supply chains for greater transparency around the standards associated with imported grain as the UK seeks new trade deals around the world....
02 June 2020
Crop Industry News from China Amid Weaker Currency, Record Export of Brazilian Soy to China
Brazil's May soybean exports jumped 45% on the year to reach 15.5 million tons, the second-highest monthly soy shipment ever, the latest foreign trade department data released on June first showed,...
01 June 2020
Crop Industry News from Australia Australian Barley Puts Pressure on UK Market
During our barley week, we highlighted the increase in trade tensions between China and Australia, with the former potentially imposing a $74/t tariff on imports of Australian barley, writes...
Crop Industry News from United States COVID-19 and recession cut cotton demand
Cotton producers face an uncertain market future as demand for cotton and cotton products, like apparel, tumbled due to COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and economic recession, said a Texas A&M AgriLife...
Crop Industry News from Global EU Potato Market Report
Retail demand appears to have plateaued for the moment as current restrictions are eased and the food service sector continues to reopen slowly. ...
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom AHDB: Large Stocks Weigh on UK Wheat Supply, Demand
Friday's release of the latest 2019/20 UK cereal supply and demand estimates covers the first forecast for exports and closing stocks for the season. ...
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazilian Agricultural Exports Grow 17.5% in 2020
Brazilian agricultural exports grew by 17.5% in the first four months of 2020, compared to the same period last year. Asian market now represents 47.7% of total exports, according to the Brazilian...
Crop Industry News from Brazil Government transfers credit of R$220 million to family farming
The Brazilian Federal Government wants to guarantee the income of family farmers and at the same time take food to families in situations of social vulnerability, given the economic effects of...
22 May 2020
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Announces Direct Assistance to Farmers through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced details of the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP), which will provide up to $16 billion in direct payments to deliver relief to America’s...
21 May 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Continued Progress on Implementation of U.S.-China Phase One Agreement
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) announced additional progress in the implementation of the agriculture-related provisions of the US-China...
02 January 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Why 100% Sustainably Sourced Coffee Matters
McDonald’s USA announced a milestone for its McCafé coffee: 100% of the ground and whole bean coffee for US restaurants is sustainably sourced*. That’s one year ahead of their 2020 goal...
05 March 2019
Crop Industry News from United States Farm Market iD Offers On-farm Grain Storage Data to Agribusinesses
US - Farm Market iD has now added on-farm grain storage data to their powerful database, built on more than 900 million acres of land and 34 million farm fields, which are linked to 2.4 million...
02 May 2018
Crop Industry News from United States Current house farm bill fails to meet needs of family farmers, says NFU (US)
WASHINGTON - The US House Agriculture Committee today marked up the 2018 Farm Bill, H.R. 2, sending the bill to the full US House of Representatives for its consideration...
03 April 2018
Crop Industry News from Canada Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada announces Canadian Agricultural Partnership
Canada’s agriculture and food system is a leading producer of high-quality, safe products and a key driver of the country’s economic growth...
23 March 2018
Crop Industry News from Global Manitoba, Canada hosts EU delegation to promote trade and investment opportunities
MANITOBA, CANADA - 22 March 2018 - The Manitoba government is hosting roundtable discussions with representatives from European Union (EU) member states to raise awareness of trade and investment...
30 January 2017
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Appoints New Head of Food and Farming
UK - The National Farmers Union has appointed a new Head of Food and Farming to lead its food chain and commodity areas....
10 January 2017
Crop Industry News from Ghana Union Urges Govt to Compel Banks to Allocate Funds to Agriculture
GHANA - The General Agriculture Workers Union (GAWU) has appealed to the Nana Akufo Addo administration to use policy tools to compel commercial banks in the country to cede a substantial portion...
22 September 2016
Crop Industry News from Global World Leaders Agree Action to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance
GLOBAL - World leaders have signalled an unprecedented level of attention to curb the spread of infections that are resistant to antimicrobial medicines, in a pledge agreed by 193 countries at...
21 July 2016
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil’s Soy Production Expected to Increase Sharply
BRAZIL - Brazil features over 75 million hectares of underused pasturelands which could be turned into productive cropland, according to Rabobank....
12 July 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Global Food Prices Increased Rapidly in June
GLOBAL - International food commodity prices shot up 4.2 percent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years....
09 May 2016
Crop Industry News from United States New Study Presents Strategies for Producing Food for Growing Population
US - Agriculture now produces more than enough calories to meet basic human dietary needs worldwide. Despite this seeming abundance, one out of eight people do not have access to sufficient food....
29 March 2016
Crop Industry News from Global Industry Insights: Global Trends in Ag Equipment
ANALYSIS - While the underlying trend in agricultural equipment has been Tier 4 final solutions, a diversified customer base and a growing population's sustainable use of natural resources, specifically...
23 March 2016
Crop Industry News from United States US Ag Organisations Optimistic Over Cuba Opportunities
US - As part of a thaw in relations between the two countries, new opportunities for collaboration the US' and Cuba's agriculture sectors were announced during President Obama's historic visit...
 
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