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16 October 2014
How Many Acres of Corn Are Needed in 2015?
US - One of the functions of crop markets is to direct planting decisions of US producers. The market's assessment of the amount of acreage needed of various crops in any production cycle is...
15 October 2014
Grain Market Daily: US Farmers Struggling to Harvest Much Awaited Maize Crop
GLOBAL - The size of this year’s US maize crop has been a big bearish factor for the grain market with current USDA forecasts pointing to a record 367.68Mt or 37 per cent of the total global...
14 October 2014
Harvest Focus: How Have Northern Hemisphere Cereals Fared?
ANALYSIS - The year’s cereal harvest has generally been strong with European and Ukrainian growers leading the way....
2014 Red Winter Wheat Crop Hardest Hit by Fusarium Head Blight
CANADA - The program manager for quality assurance with the Canadian Grain Commission reports 2014 has been one of the worst years ever for fusarium head blight damage in winter wheat, writes...
Promising Outlook for Scottish Cereal Harvest
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s 2014 cereal harvest is estimated to be the largest in 20 years, with favourable conditions expected to produce more than three million tonnes of cereals....
12 October 2014
Pumpkin Crop Developed Well Amid Favorable Weather
US - Mild weather in the spring and early summer coupled with sufficient rain in August allowed this year's pumpkin crop to flourish. ...
10 October 2014
Grain Storage Bags Could be Solution for Surplus Corn
US - This year’s projected record corn crop has many farmers looking for alternatives to traditional storage bins and silos, which are expected to fill up quickly now that the harvest is underway....
Mixed Prospects in EU Short-term Outlook for Arable Crop, Meat and Dairy Markets
EU - EU cereal harvest is forecast to set a new record in 2014, with strong exports and stocks expected to increase substantially, according to the latest short-term outlook from the European...
Market Analyst: Fight Returns to Grain Futures
ANALYSIS - This week saw corn have it's first higher close in five weeks, following wheats first higher close in six weeks, last week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
09 October 2014
Highest Wheat Yield on Record Thanks to ‘Perfect’ Weather
UK - The UK is predicted to harvest a record wheat crop, according to the NFU harvest survey, published this week....
High Plains Cotton ‘Chugging Along’
US - While nearly all Gulf Coast and Central Texas cotton has been harvested, much of the Texas High Plains cotton is still two weeks away, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomists....
'Be Realistic' When Projecting Success of 2014
CANADA - When it comes to planning it’s important to base projections on realistic numbers, according to an Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) specialist....
Strong Potato Yields Expected to Bolster EU Supply
ANALYSIS - The European potato supply is growing, fueled by a 3-4 per cent increase in acres and almost perfect growing conditions, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor. ...
07 October 2014
2014 Sri Lanka Rice Output Decreased Due to Prolonged Dry Weather
SRI LANKA - Harvesting of the 2014 second season (Yala) rice and maize crops was completed in September. The 2014 Yala rice output, accounting for about 35 per cent of the annual production,...
UK Reports Winter Oilseed Rape Losses due to Beetle
UK - Cabbage stem flea beetle (CSFB) damage has contributed to estimated losses of 3.2 per cent of the winter oilseed rape (WOSR) area in England and Scotland, according to a ‘snapshot assessment’...
Prairie Farmers Harvest Slightly Above Average Yields But Lower Quality Crops
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with CWB reports grain yields this year will be slightly above average but crop quality will suffer, writes Bruce Cochrane....
Unknown Rice Parasite Threatens Harvests in Africa
AFRICA - Few agronomists are familiar with Rhamphicarpa fistulosa, a fragile weed with white flowers, from the broomrape family. Yet this root parasite is increasingly affecting rice cultivation...
03 October 2014
Intergrated Pest Management Widens Farmers’ Control Repertoire
DENMARK - A wide range of control measures can be used In the battle against weeds, pests and diseases IN agricultural crops. Denmark is leader of the pack when it comes to research in integrated...
Prepare Now for Corn Post-Harvest Drying, says Expert
US - The nearly ideal weather that has been credited with helping produce an expected record corn crop in Indiana also is yielding concerns that some of the grain will be harvested wetter than...
01 October 2014
Mixed Crop Prospects Following Variable Australia Winter Conditions
AUSTRALIA - After a generally favourable start to the 2014–15 winter crop season, different regional conditions have resulted in mixed crop prospects, according to the latest release of Australian...
24 September 2014
India’s 2014-15 Cotton Crop Estimated at 46.85 Million Bales
INDIA - India’s cotton output during the 2014-15 has been estimated at 46.85 million bales of 170 kgs each....
So Far, So Good: Corn Yields Some of Best in Years
US - The corn harvest finished in the southern and eastern parts of the state with generally pretty good yields and some outstanding ones, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service...
23 September 2014
HGCA: Largest UK Cereals Stocks Since 2008/09, French Wheat 'Finding its Demand'
GLOBAL - Grain markets ended last week on a very bearish note, partly as production estimates continue to grow, according to the latest HGCA Market Summary Report. ...
22 September 2014
John Deere Introduces Next Generation of Self-propelled Foragers
UK - John Deere’s all-new 8000 Series self-propelled forage harvesters represent an entirely new generation of machines. ...
19 September 2014
Market Analyst: Grain Pressure Continues
ANALYSIS - Grains are continuing to feel selling pressure from both currencies in the outside markets as well as the impending increase in supplies, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
More Land, Fewer Harvests
GERMANY - Most of the Earth’s agricultural land resources are already under cultivation. Climate change poses a huge challenge to global agriculture, but a new study by geographers at the Lugwig...
Corn Growers Advised to 'Keep Crops Close to Home'
US - With a record amount of corn likely headed to market in the next few weeks and corn prices still very low, a Purdue University agricultural economist is advising growers to consider storing...
17 September 2014
Harvest 2014: Rewarding, but Challenging
US - Drought persists in some areas, but ideal weather elsewhere has our fields brimming with life and ripe for harvest. The farm-prices forecast, on the other hand, is less sunny, writes Bob...
15 September 2014
Sudden Death Syndrome Hits Soybeans Across US
ANALYSIS - Due to high moisture levels throughout the Midwest this season, Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) has hit soybean fields not only in the Midwest, but "any place that soybeans are grown,"...
12 September 2014
State-of-the-art Grain Rail Terminal Open for 2014 Harvest
US - Landmark Services Cooperative has announced the opening of their new Grain Rail Facility in Fall River, Wis. Grain growers can now market their grain quickly and efficiently at this new...
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