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Crop Industry News: United States

07 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Plantings Report Shows Soybeans Gaining Popularity
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Prospective Plantings report indicates that farmers nationwide could be looking to soybeans as a financial safe haven in a difficult market, Purdue University...
Crop Industry News from United States US GIPSA Changes Rejected by NFU
US - The National Farmers Union in the US has urged the government not to discuss laws limiting the authority of the Grain Inspection Packers and Stockyards Agency (GIPSA)....
02 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Peanut Snacks Could Help Artery Health
US - A meal containing peanuts had less detrimental effects on the body than a similar meal without peanuts, showed research presented at the annual meeting of the American Society for Nutrition....
Crop Industry News from United States US Corn Planting Way Behind, But Should We Be Worried?
US - US corn plantings are well behind average progress for this point in the season, with very few states having begun planting, should we be concerned?...
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Higher Corn and Lower Soybean Plantings Than Expected
US - The USDA’s Grain Stocks and Prospective Plantings reports both pointed to larger than expected corn supplies and smaller than expected soybean supplies, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
01 April 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Fish Fertiliser Viable for Organic Vegetable Production
US - A study at Auburn University, Alabama, showed that hydrolysed fish fertiliser can be economically viable for organic vegetable production, despite providing lower yields than inorganic nitrogen....
Crop Industry News from United States Soybean-based Air Freshener Tops in Purdue Student Contest
US - A team that created a soybean-based air freshener won the top prize in the 2015 Student Soybean Product Innovation Competition of the Indiana Soybean Alliance and Purdue University....
30 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Canada Remains Top Destination for High Value US Exports
US - In 2014, Canada remained the top destination for US exports of high-value agricultural products, with a total of $17.2 billion....
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Analysts Predict US Corn Plantings Down
US - Analysts' predictions showed a fall in corn plantings in the US this year ahead of the USDA planting survey, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
27 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Corn Crop Expected to Drive Feed Grain Prices
US - A weather and crop specialist with CWB says, while anticipated reduced US corn planting this year will impact feed grain prices, it's unlikely to alter planting decisions on the western...
26 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States A Growing Interest in Forage Sorghum
US - Continued research on sorghum could help cattle producers diversify their feedstuffs....
Crop Industry News from United States Progress Achieved at National Bee Health Roundtable
US - On March 5, 2015, the National Bee Health Roundtable (BHRT) held its third workshop since its inception in March 2014. The industry members of the BHRT were pleased to report on the achievements...
Crop Industry News from United States Scientists Reveal Genetic Differences in Wheat
US - Kansas State University scientists have released findings of a two-year study of the genetic diversity of wheat, that could aid future crop improvement....
25 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States $400,000 Alloted to Develop New Wheat Varieties
US - Kansas State University officials are hailing a recent partnership with food giant General Mills as a win-win proposition that ultimately will benefit the state’s farmers and consumers...
20 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States 97 Per Cent of All US Farms are Family-Owned
US - The US Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) reports that family-owned farms remain the backbone of the agriculture industry....
19 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Crop Rumours Are Just That
US - Warm and dry weather in parts of the US, while continuing to cause some fears for winter wheat, are expected to support maize and soybean planting pace....
13 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Record Low Snowpack in Western US
US – Warm temperatures in February contributed to further snowpack decline in the Cascades and Sierra Nevada, according to data from the third 2015 forecast by the United States Department...
Crop Industry News from United States Farmers Profit from Wet Fields, Migrating Birds
US – Farmers who have a hard-to-farm wet spot on their land may be able to turn it into a well-drained, profitable field by providing a temporary wet habitat for migrating birds. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Is Drought Looming in US Wheat Regions?
US - With little change to US and world closing wheat stocks in this week's USDA release and so little change to old crop supply and demand, attention in wheat markets has turned to dry conditions...
12 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Few Changes to USDA Crop Estimates
US - USDA made very few changes to its crop estimates in yesterday’s March World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE)  but the changes it did make were a bit unexpected, writes...
06 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States When is Best to Prepare Machinery for Planting?
US - Early spring is the optimal time to test and prepare farm equipment and make necessary repairs for a smooth planting season, a Purdue University agricultural machinery specialist says....
03 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Economic Models Give Insights Into Global Sustainability Challenges
US - Combining global economics, geography, ecology and environmental sciences is essential to understanding how changes in trade and natural systems in one part of the world affect those in...
27 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Do Lower Prices Mean Fewer Acres?
US - Lower energy prices, lower transportation costs, the appreciation of the US dollar, drought intensification in the West, and the Farm Bill implementation will affect the agricultural economy...
26 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Announces Funding for Research, Education, Extension
US - The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced more than $160 million in funding for food and agriculture research, education and extension....
25 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Center for Food Integrity CEO to Discuss ‘Big Food’
US - Charlie Arnot, CEO of the Center for Food Integrity, will present, “Size Matters: Why We Love to Hate ‘Big Food.’” The presentation examines the relationship development and pattern...
23 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Soybean Area Estimates Surprise Analysts
US - US soybean plantings are expected to be lower in 2015 compared with last year, the USDA announced at its annual outlook conference last week. ...
19 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States How Do We Determine the Winners and Losers in Global Land Use?
GLOBAL - The United States added around 7.6 million acres of forests between 1990 and 2010 - but at what cost?...
18 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Corn Plants Per Acre Continue to Grow in Indiana
US - Indiana corn farmers could raise a record number of plants per acre in 2015, mostly due to new seeding technology and hardier hybrids....
17 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Opportunities and Barriers to Feeding the World’s Growing Population
US - "Feeding the World 2015” is an excellent vehicle for promoting critical dialogue about the implications of the tremendous increase in food demand and changing food patterns, a topic that...
Crop Industry News from United States Keep Stored Grain Cool and Dry
US - Higher grain temperatures reduce the amount of time grain can be stored. Keeping stored grain cool is important as outdoor temperatures start to warm this spring, a North Dakota State University...
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