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16 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Wheat Growers Welcome Move Forward with Bill to End Cuban Embargo
US - On 12 February 2015, a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) introduced major legislation that would end the US trade embargo of Cuba....
Crop Industry News from United States New Experimental Grain Sorghum Shows High Yield Potential
US - In theory, grain sorghum should yield just as much as corn in Kansas, given the same amount of fertilizer and with substantially less water, according to Kansas State University agronomist...
Crop Industry News from United States Updated Weed Control Guide Now Available
US - The Extension services of Ohio State University, Purdue University and the University of Illinois have partnered to publish an updated weed control guide to aid crop farmers in choosing...
Crop Industry News from United States Research Yields Cotton Resistant to Leaf Curl Virus
US - Two new cotton germplasm lines developed by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientists are now available for use in safeguarding US cotton from...
13 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Study Shows No Damage to Soils from Grazing of Cover Crops
US - A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientist in North Carolina has found a way to encourage more growers to use cover crops in the Southeastern United States—allow cattle to graze on...
Crop Industry News from United States Water a Limiting Factor to Corn Silage Quality
US - Minimizing yield losses while reducing groundwater usage is a continual goal for Texas A&M AgriLife Research scientists on the High Plains, where quantities of water from the Ogallala Aquifer...
Crop Industry News from United States NFU Praises Introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has praised the introduction of Freedom to Export to Cuba Act of 2015....
11 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Chances of Saving with Solar Energy Greater for Farms than Homes
US - The probability of saving money by using solar energy rather than standard grid electricity is 92 per cent for Indiana farm businesses and about 50 per cent for homes, Purdue University...
10 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Precision Ag Conference Highlights New Technology
US - Purdue Extension is co-sponsoring the Northwest Indiana Precision Agriculture Conference on February 24 in Lakeville, focusing on the benefits of technology that can be used in the farm...
09 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Concerns that Reformed RFS Act Could Destroy Biofuels Industry
US - NFU President Roger Johnson has warned that the elimination of the corn-based ethanol mandate and blend cap will 'gut' the nation’s biofuel production....
06 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Grant Helps Purdue Support New Farmers
US - A team of Purdue University faculty, staff and Extension educators will lead a US Department of Agriculture effort in Indiana aimed at supporting new and beginning farmers and ranchers....
05 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Invests $18 Million to Train New Farmers, Ranchers
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Deputy Secretary Krysta Harden (USDA) has announced more than $18 million in grants to educate, mentor, and enhance the sustainability of the next generation...
Crop Industry News from United States NFU: Agriculture Has Already Done Its Part to Reduce Deficit
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has commended President Obama’s 2015 Budget Proposal, noting its crucial investments for family farmers, ranchers, and rural America....
Crop Industry News from United States Fresh Call to End Port Dispute Hitting Meat Exports
US - A coalition of 92 food, agricultural and allied groups has called on both sides of the west coast port dispute to end the disruption....
04 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Crop Seminar to Focus on Grain Storage, Management
US - With on-farm stocks of corn and soybeans up significantly following last year’s record yields, organisers of the upcoming Southwest Indiana Crop Seminar decided to focus this year’s...
02 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Appreciation of US Dollar a Key Issue for Livestock, Poultry Companies
US - A key issue facing US livestock and poultry companies this year will be the appreciation of the US dollar....
29 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Purdue Extension of Allen County to Host Postharvest Workshop
US - Purdue Extension of Allen County will host a Wholesale Success workshop February 12th....
26 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States NFU Urges President's to Reconsider Trade Agreements
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has applauded President Obama’s leadership on climate change, tax reform and reopening trade with Cuba, while encouraging the president...
23 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States NFU Women’s Conference Provides Skills and Guidance
US - National Farmers Union’s (NFU) 2015 Women’s Conference concluded this week, providing participants with tools and information to confidently manage risks in their farm or ranch operations...
21 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Issues Stemming from January USDA Reports
US - The USDA's final estimates of 2014 US production and estimates of December 1, 2014 stocks released on January 12 revealed some potentially important issues for the corn and soybean markets,...
Crop Industry News from United States High-protein Soybean Aimed at Feed Market Released
US - A new high-yield, high-protein conventional soybean variety from the University of Arkansas System Division of Agriculture is being tipped as an ideal choice for the animal feed market....
16 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Wrangling Over Pesticide Ingredients Comes to a Head in 2015
US - Consumer advocates are fighting a new rule proposed by the Environmental Protection Agency that aims to address concerns over "inert" ingredients, including fragrances and dyes, in pesticides...
Crop Industry News from United States Will Falling Oil Prices Cheer Farmers in 2015?
US - The rapid fall in global oil prices seems to have taken many by surprise. The price of crude oil has declined sharply over the past seven months, creating a list of ‘winners and losers’,...
Crop Industry News from United States CME: WASDE Provided USDA’s Final 2014 Crop Estimates
US - A quick note on Monday’s record-high FI hog slaughter: It really wasn’t all on Monday. USDA’s estimate for Monday was a record high daily total of 455,000 head, write Steve Meyer and...
14 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Offers $18 Million to Support, Train New Farmers and Ranchers
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is offering more than $18 million in funding to help educate, mentor and enhance the sustainability of the next generation of farmers....
13 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Registration Open for Feed Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference
US - Registration is now open for the American Feed Industry Association's annual Purchasing & Ingredient Suppliers Conference, which is slated for March 11-13, at the Hyatt Regency Grand Cypress...
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Reports to Support Corn Prices
US - The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) of the USDA has released the final estimates of the size of the 2014 US corn and soybean crops and estimates of the stocks of corn and...
12 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Soybean Exports Stay Strong
US - Latest USDA figures show that 1.7Mt of US soybeans were exported in the week ending 1 January. ...
Crop Industry News from United States NFU Joins Coalition To Promote Normalised Relations With Cuba
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) has joined other prominent members of the US food and agriculture community in the launch of the new US Agriculture Coalition for Cuba (USACC), a group aiming...
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Minor Revisions Expected in WASDE Report
US - Analysts polled ahead of the release of the USDA WASDE report (Jan 12) expect only minor revisions to the supply/demand tables for major grain crops, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
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