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27 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Much to be Thankful for, but Challenges Remain for Farmers
US - Texas farmers, ranchers and growers have a lot to be thankful for this November, but they still face many challenges, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....
24 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Delay of 2014 RFS Volume Standards a ‘Serious Disappointment’
US - Responding to the news that the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) volume targets would not be released before the end of the year, NFU President Roger Johnson called the news a 'serious disappointment'....
Crop Industry News from United States Angry Reaction to Missed Deadline on Renewable Fuels
US - The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced it will not issue a final 2014 Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) until next year, missing its deadline by more than a year, much to...
21 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: How is Harsh US Weather Affecting the Markets?
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
Crop Industry News from United States Are Farmland Values Due for a Slight Decline
US - With crop prices at multiyear lows and interest rates expected to inch up over the next few years, a Purdue University agricultural economist believes the decade-long increase in farmland...
Crop Industry News from United States Agricultural Website Now Open to the Public
US - VIVO, a web application used internally by US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists since 2012 to allow better national networking across disciplines and locations, is now available...
Crop Industry News from United States Organisations Protect Endangered Fish from Rice Pesticide
US - Organisations in the US have signed an agreement to protect threatened and endangered salmon and steelhead trout in California from the rice pesticide thiobencarb....
20 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Will Snow Decrease the US Winter Wheat Area?
US - Winter wheat planting progress in the US is now behind last year’s pace, and at around the slowest pace seen since 2009, writes Jack Watts, Lead Analyst, AHDB/HGCA Market Intelligence....
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Helps Open and Expand Export Markets
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service has awarded funding to more than 60 US agricultural organisations to help expand commercial export markets for American...
19 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Waiting for the Record US Harvest to Flow
US - A new Rabobank report finds that a late 2014 harvest and strong incentive to store corn has created an early season US corn deficit....
Crop Industry News from United States Workshop Focuses on Grain Storage Issues
US - Purdue Extension and the Indiana Grain and Feed Association are teaming up for a daylong Post-Harvest Update and Recertification Workshop in December to help farmers and other agribusiness...
Crop Industry News from United States Big Freeze Arrived at Right Time for South Plains Cotton
US - The first major spell of cold weather arrived in the South Plains last week, about 10 days later than average, which was timely for finishing up the area’s cotton....
Crop Industry News from United States Can Wheat Defend Itself Against Viruses?
US - Wheat diseases could cost producers 5 to 10 per cent or more in yield reductions per crop, but a major advance in developing broad disease-resistant wheat is on the horizon. ...
14 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States US Soy Exports Hit New Milestones
US - US soybean farmers continue to provide their international customers with reliable, quality products, and those customers have once again rewarded them with big purchases. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: USDA Fails to Meet Trade Expectations
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
11 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Reports Provide Some Surprises for Corn
US - Based on the worn adage that "big crops get bigger", analysts generally expected the USDA's November Crop Production report to contain larger forecasts for the size of the current US corn...
10 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States What's in Store for 2015? Farm Economics Summit Scheduled
US - Record yields, pork virus and drought-ravaged beef all had a major impact on markets this year. How might this affect the outlook for next year?...
Crop Industry News from United States Maize Prices Above Average Despite Decline
US - Chicago maize prices (May-15) have declined by $19.2/t since 1 July this year. May-15 maize futures closed at $154.6/t on Thursday (6 November), down $1.2/t since last Thursday’s close...
07 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Grains Find Support Towards End of Week
ANALYSIS - Grains find their support towards the end of this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
06 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States American Feed Conference to Discuss Imports/Exports
US - Time is running out to register at a discounted early-bird registration rate for the American Feed Industry Association's 2014 Import/Export Seminar. ...
04 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States User-friendly Pig Feed Formulation Tool Available
US - A Windows User-Friendly Feed Formulation tool (WUFFDA) has been launched in English and a number of other languages for download by the University of Georgia....
31 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Strong Soymeal Demand Supports US Prices
US - US soyabean futures have been on an upward trajectory since late September, supported by delays to the US harvest and growing concerns about planting conditions in Brazil, writes Helen Plant,...
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Rallying Continues in US Markets
ANALYSIS - Difficulty sourcing soybeans has caused rallying to continue in the US grains markets this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
30 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Watch: Corn Prices Expected to Edge Up, Could Pressure Fed Cattle Bids in 2015
US - Recent lower prices in corn could translate into fewer planted acres in 2015, potentially putting pressure on bids for beef cattle next year. ...
29 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Experts to Address Changing Ag Market Conditions on Friday
US - Agricultural economists from Purdue University will offer farmers and livestock producers some timely guidance on rapidly changing market conditions and a look ahead to the 2015 season in...
24 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Keeping Food Safe: Prevention Better Than Response
US - Each year in the United States, about 42,000 cases of salmonella infection are reported, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Because many cases are not diagnosed...
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Markets Boosted by Weather
ANALYSIS - Markets have improved this week, supported by US harvest weather and Brazilian planting weather, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
23 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States U-Turn on No-till Farming Debate
ANALYSIS - For several years it has been a constant debate. Till or no-till? New research suggests no-till farming may be the way forward - for now, writes Gemma Hyland....
22 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Chicago Soybean Prices Ease as US Harvest Advances
US - Delays to the US soybean harvest last week provided some support for the market and Chicago Nov-14 futures prices rallied $18.28/t between 1 and 16 October, peaking at £355.09/t last Thursday...
Crop Industry News from United States El Niño Development Stalled, but Cool, Wet Winter Still Predicted
US - Though this year’s El Niño is now predicted to be a weak one, it still spells more a chance of a wet, cool winter for most of Texas rather than a dry one, according to the Texas State...
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