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18 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Yamaha Offers Viking Line to Farmers, Ranchers in US and Abroad
GLOBAL - Side by side utility vehicles are growing in importance and are in demand across the world, according to Steve Nessl of Yamaha. ...
15 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Help for Organic Farming Certification
US – The US Department of Agriculture's Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) is to provide $11.9 million in organic certification assistance....
14 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Bayer CropScience Opens Breeding, Trait Development Station
US – Bayer CropScience has opened a new Breeding and Trait Development Station near Lincoln, Nebraska, USA. ...
Crop Industry News from United States US Agriculture Predicted to Create Thousands of Jobs in Next Five Years
US - Nearly 58,000 jobs will open annually across the US in occupations involving agriculture and environment over the next five years, according to an employment outlook led by Purdue University....
13 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Chemical Sign for Photosynthesis Allows Better Productivity Measurement
US - Photosynthesis leaves behind a unique calling card in the form of a chemical signature from stable oxygen isotopes, researchers from the University of California Los Angeles have reported....
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Good Crop Plantings Cause Futures Decline
US - Crop plantings are off to an excellent start this year and this has contributed to the steady decline in corn futures prices so far this spring, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
12 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Biofuel Production Between Vegetable Crops Viable
US - Using double-cropping systems to grow biofuel crops in the same fields as vegetables can produce reasonable yields of both, according to new research from the University of Illinois....
07 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States CME: US Crop Planting Progress Ahead of Average
US - Crop planting is progressing well in the US, with many states ahead of average for the proportion of final crops planted by this week, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
06 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States What Will Lift the Weight from the Market?
US - With only 8 weeks until the end of the old crop marketing season and the weight of large stocks is continuing to pull down grain prices. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Soybeans Bred With Lower Allergen Content
US - A new type of soybean with low allergen content and better nutritional properties has been conventionally bred by scientists from the Universities of Arizona and Illinois....
05 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Herbicide Resistance Management Improves Yields
US - Farmers are reporting the presence of glyphosate herbicide-resistant weeds in the US, especially in soybeans, but simulations have shown that farmers can benefit economically from persuading...
29 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Crop Progress Normal
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s weekly Crop Progress report indicated more or less normal gains in corn planting for the past week and said that soybean planting is off to a pretty...
28 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States American Farm Bureau Alarmed by EU GMO Recommendations
US - The American Farm Bureau praised the European Commission (EC) for authorising GMO crops for food and feed, but announced its alarm at proposals for new regulation by member states....
23 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Switch for Alternative Plant Photosynthesis Pathway Discovered
US - A switch has been identified for an alternative pathway of energy flow in photosynthesis, which helps to balance plant metabolic needs, according to new research....
Crop Industry News from United States How is US Bird Flu Outbreak Affecting Corn, Oilseed Futures?
US - Declines in US maize and soybean futures prices have been linked to the recent outbreak of bird flu in the US. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Soy Can Help Clean Up Oil Spills
US - Soy lecithin can be used as a chemical dispersant to help clean up oil spills, researchers have discovered....
22 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Heavy Rains Benefit Wheat but Delay Other Plantings
US - More rainstorms have swept over much of the Texas, leaving fields too soggy to work in many areas, but generally benefiting wheat, pastures and rangeland, according to Texas A&M AgriLife...
21 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Corn Planting Will Soon Move into High Gear, but Drought Persists
US - Corn planting in Kansas will soon be in full swing, but dry soils are making for a less than ideal start to the season....
20 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Rice Conservation Meeting Sets the Stage for Sustainability Talks
US - Earlier this week, the USA Rice and Ducks Unlimited hosted meetings for contributing partners in the Sustaining the Future of Rice Regional Conservation Partnership Program (RCPP)....
17 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Maize Roots Developed Better Nitrogen Efficiency Over Last Century
US - Selective breeding of maize over the last century to increase yield may have indirectly led to the evolution of more efficient root systems, according to researchers....
16 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US NFU Disappointed by Cuts to Renewable Energy, Energy Efficiency
US - NFU President Roger Johnson says he was disappointed in the US House of Representatives Energy and Water spending subcommittee’s reduction of funds for renewable energy and energy efficiency...
Crop Industry News from United States Cotton Planting Falls Behind
US - Only about 5 per cent of Texas cotton is planted, down from the five-year average of 12 per cent for this time of year, according to the latest weekly reports from Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
14 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States NFU Urges EPA to Stick to Statutory Target Levels
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson says he is hopeful the US Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) timeline for releasing Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) target levels...
13 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Sorghum Silage Can Replace Corn Silage When Properly Managed
US - Sorghum silage can provide a useful alternative to corn silage, but not all sorghum types have the same nutritional properties, according to two experts from the Agrilife programme at the...
Crop Industry News from United States Grant to Boost Crop Breeding Worldwide
US - The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has awarded $18.5 million to Cornell University to aid worldwide breeding of the staple crops wheat, rice, maize, sorghum and chickpea....
10 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Rice Subsidies Too High in Advanced Developing Countries
US - Several key advanced developing countries have ramped up subsidies to their producers of rice, corn, and wheat, according to a new study....
Crop Industry News from United States US Bee Population Showing Less Die-Off Than in 2014
US - The honeybee population has experienced less severe die-offs over winter than in 2014, but there are still significant threats, according to a specialist from Purdue University....
09 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States New GM Rice Shows Improved Disease Immunity
US - Rice disease immunity can be improved by transferred genes from other species, according to new research from the University of California-Davis....
08 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Climate Change Causing Losses for US Soybean Farmers
US - Changes in weather patterns have been eating into the profits made by soybean farmers, causing $11 billion worth of losses over the past 20 years, according to researchers from the University...
Crop Industry News from United States Soybean Planting Date and Varietal Maturity
US - Along with the continuing emphasis on getting soybean planted early—late April to early May—comes the question of soybean maturity rating and whether early planting benefits fuller-...
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