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09 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Should Have Goal of Reducing the Trade Deficit
US - National Farmers Union President Roger Johnson argues in a POLITICO Pro guest column that all future US trade agreements should be negotiated with the goal of reducing the US trade deficit,...
Crop Industry News from United States Online Feed Manufacturing Course Announced
US - The American Feed Industry Association in partnership with the IGP Institute of the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University will host a distance education programme...
08 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US 2014 Maize Crop Revised Lower, but Still Record
US - The record US 2014 maize crop became slightly less of a record yesterday, with Informa economics lowering their estimates of US yield (down 0.1t/ha) and production (down 2Mt). ...
06 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Substantial Decline Seen in US High Plains Aquifer Groundwater Levels
US - The US Geological Survey has released a new report detailing changes of groundwater levels in the High Plains Aquifer, which saw substantial depletion over a two-year period. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Lower Grain Prices Help US Ethanol Stocks to Swell
US - The latest data in relation to ethanol production and stocks suggests that US ethanol producers are continuing to take advantage of relatively inexpensive grains, despite five-year low gasoline...
05 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States EPA Approves First Seed Treatment to Protect Against Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome, Nematodes
US – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has approved Bayer CropScience's application for the registration of ILeVO®, the only seed treatment that protects the root system against...
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 States IFES 2014: Crop and Livestock Price Prospects for 2015
US - As indicated a year ago, the transition from the extremely high prices resulting from the drought of 2012 to lower prices now being experienced has occurred differently for corn, soybeans,...
Crop Industry News from United States US Feed Industry Official Announces Retirement
US - Keith Epperson, American Feed Industry Association (AFIA) vice president of manufacturing and training, will retire today (31 December) after nearly 40 years of service in the feed industry....
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...
Crop Industry News from United States Using Weedy Rice Traits to Boost Cultivated Rice Yields
US - Genetic traits in weedy rice may someday be used to develop sturdy, high-yield varieties of cultivated rice that will flourish in the face of climate change, thanks to findings by scientists...
29 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Students Recognised at Project Conference for Sub-Saharan African Farmers
US - A Purdue University graduate student team claimed second place for its low-cost multipurpose utility vehicle for sub-Saharan Africa farmers at USAID's Student Innovation Marketplace competition,...
Crop Industry News from United States Mississippi Ag Values Set to Top $7 Billion
US - Despite low prices for many commodities, the overall projected totals for Mississippi’s crop values should top $7 billion for the third straight year and essentially match the record set...
24 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States New Potato Variety: A Colourful Dish for the Holidays
US - US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and their cooperators have developed nutritious new potatoes varieties with red and purple flesh and skin. ...
Crop Industry News from United States K-State Sorghum Production Schools Scheduled for February
US - A series of four K-State Sorghum Production Schools will be offered in mid-February 2015 to provide in-depth training for sorghum producers. The schools are sponsored by the Kansas Grain...
23 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Demand Keeping Up Support for Oilseed Prices
US - While the grains market has been undergoing a period of volatility recently, the general trend for oilseed prices is that of support....
Crop Industry News from United States Purdue Trustees Approve Land Agreement
US - Purdue University's Board of Trustees has authorised two transactions that will make available more than 270 acres of land for research in the College of Agriculture....
19 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Purdue to Offer Online Course in 'Agronomy Essentials'
US - Purdue University's Department of Agronomy is offering a distance education course to give farmers and agribusiness professionals a comprehensive baseline understanding of agronomy and agronomic...
18 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States New Chairman of Prominent House Agriculture Subcommittee
US - As a member of the House Committee on Agriculture, US Representative Rick Crawford (AR-1) has accepted the chairmanship of the General Farm Commodities and Risk Management Subcommittee,...
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 Oilseed Prices Take a Tumble on US Crush Data
US - Chicago soyabean prices moved lower at yesterday’s close after the US National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) published their latest crush data....
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....
Crop Industry News from United States DuPont Pioneer Announces Powerful Soybean Lineup for 2015
US - DuPont Pioneer has announced its new class of Pioneer® brand T Series soybeans for the North American market. ...
09 December 2014
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,...
05 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: How Are Markets and Weather Affecting Grains?
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
04 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Cover Crops Can Sequester Soil Organic Carbon
US - A 12-year University of Illinois study shows that, although the use of cover crops does not improve crop yields, the practice does increase the amount of sequestered soil organic carbon...
02 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States What is the Pace of Corn Consumption?
US - The pace of corn consumption remains mixed relative to the current USDA projections for the marketing year, writes Darrel Good....
Crop Industry News from United States Farm Bill Webinar Looks at Coverage Options This Friday
US - Farmers trying to determine which of the new federal farm programs is best for them will have an opportunity to talk directly with Purdue University experts in a free webinar Friday (5th...
01 December 2014
Crop Industry News from United States New Farm Bill Offering Disaster Assistance to Farmers
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is helping nearly 2,500 fish, livestock and honeybee farmers through its Emergency Assistance....
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