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25 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Global Global food commodity prices rebounded in June
In June, global food commodity prices rose for the first time since the beginning of the year driven by a rebound in vegetable oils, sugar and dairy quotations. However, in the cereals and meat...
13 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Australia Reviving the coffee industry in Papua New Guinea
If you had an espresso coffee this morning, it’s likely that some of the beans in your brew came from Papua New Guinea (PNG). Australia is the third largest importer of PNG coffee after the...
12 August 2020
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom FAI Farms Ltd completes successful MBO
FAI Farms, a leading research, data and consultancy business working to provide practical solutions for climate and food security, announces their successful completion of a management buyout....
11 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Global FAO: Global food markets brace for uncertainty in '20/'21 due to COVID-19
Food markets will face many more months of uncertainty due to COVID-19, but the agri-food sector is likely to show more resilience to the pandemic crisis than other sectors, according to a new...
06 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark Plant genomes reveal the basis for adaptation to contrasting climates
In the face of rapid climate change, it is important that plants can adapt quickly to new conditions to ensure their survival. Using field experiments and plant genome studies, an international...
05 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Canada Helping Alberta’s farmers stay competitive
The Government of Alberta is helping farmers by modernizing rules, reducing red tape and creating new research opportunities....
Crop Industry News from Australia Going with the grain to combat diabetes
Curtin researcher, Associate Professor Stuart Johnson, has discovered that a grain used mainly in animal feed in Australia contains properties which not only provide nutritional benefits to humans,...
04 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Australia Farmers benefit from conducting their own ag research
Farmers across Western Australia will have the opportunity to harness their natural curiosity and lead their own on-farm experiments as part of a new big data approach to agriculture research...
03 August 2020
Crop Industry News from United States CRISPR Genome Editing Strategy Could Improve Rice, Other Crops
Scientists at University of California-Davis have used CRISPR technology to genetically engineer rice with high levels of beta-carotene, the precursor of vitamin A. ...
02 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark Danish soy and palm oil imports account for 7 million tonnes of CO2 emissions every year
A new report released by University of Copenhagen researchers indicates that Danish soybean and palm oil imports account for seven million tons of CO2 emissions annually. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Caution urged in US after mystery seed mailings
Agriculture officials are warning American citizens to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them....
31 July 2020
Crop Industry News from Australia Getting to the root of the problem
As food security becomes an acute global problem due to factors such as population growth, land degradation and climate change, research into development of disease resistant crops is paramount....
29 July 2020
Crop Industry News from United States New planting guidelines could boost edamame profits
Edamame may be a niche crop in the United States, but growers and processors still need the best possible information to make sound management decisions....
28 July 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Study on Fruit Flies Could Lead to New Pesticide Approaches
A group of researchers in Mexico observed sexual differences in some body parts of the Mexican fruit fly that may play a role in regurgitation, which they report in a recent study the authors...
27 July 2020
Crop Industry News from Denmark Newly discovered plant gene could boost phosphorus intake
Researchers from the University of Copenhagen have discovered an important gene in plants that could help agricultural crops collaborate better with underground fungi—providing them with wider...
Crop Industry News from Ukraine Penn State scientist visits Ukraine to learn more about their fertile soil
Ukraine is called the “breadbasket of Europe,” a moniker earned because of the fertile, black soils that blanket its landscape....
21 July 2020
Crop Industry News from United States US Peanut Growers, Shellers, Buying Points Establish New National Organization
Peanut industry growers, shellers, and buying points have joined together to form the U.S. Peanut Federation (USPF). ...
Crop Industry News from United States New US Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to Corn, Soybeans
Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports has been the fastest-growing category of corn and soybean use, delivering critical returns for corn and soybean...
15 July 2020
Crop Industry News from Rwanda Transforming Africa’s livestock sector is key to food security
Without sustainable growth of its livestock sector, Africa is expected to import up to a fifth of meat and milk within the next 30 years, according to the Malabo Montpellier Panel....
Crop Industry News from Global New e-learning course: epidemiology for non-epidemiologists
The news is being flooded with perhaps unfamiliar epidemiological terms and concepts in coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic....
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...
 
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