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03 December 2014
Crop Industry News from Ireland Farm Incomes to 'Fall Sigficantly' in 2015
IRELAND - Following a relatively stable 2014, a new report from Teagasc economists suggests a mixed bag in terms of possible income developments across Ireland’s farming sectors during the...
02 December 2014
Crop Industry News from India Food Demand in India Set for Significant Growth
INDIA - The real value of agrifood demand in India is set to rise by 136 per cent between 2009 and 2050, reflecting strong income and population growth across the continent....
01 December 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Wasp vs Wattle - Is Biocontrol the Answer for Europe?
EU - The bud-galling wasp may be just a few millimetres long, but some scientists believe this small insect could solve a big European problem....
28 November 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Farmers Reimbursed €868 Million
EU – Farmers across Europe are being reimbursed a total of €868 million in direct aid by the Common Agricultural Policy....
26 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Much UK Land Goes Into Bioenergy Production?
UK - An estimated 51 thousand hectares of agricultural land in the UK were used for bioenergy in 2013. ...
24 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Water Stewardship Seminar Brings Value Chain Together
ANALYSIS - A sustainable water supply is vital for agriculture, which uses 70 per cent of the total freshwater withdrawn from surface water and groundwater. ...
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....
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....
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....
17 November 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Anger Rises at Loss of EU Scientific Advisor
ANALYSIS - Last week the European Commission president, Jean Claude Juncker decided to abolish the post of chief scientific advisor....
14 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: USDA Fails to Meet Trade Expectations
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
13 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Germany Call for Cooperation to Rebuild Markets
GERMANY - A call has been sent out to build cooperation between Germany and Russia to rebuild markets in the face of the current ban on agricultural exports from the EU....
12 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Editors Comment: What Should We Expect this Winter?
ANALYSIS - 'Worst winter in decades' is how a lot of the tabloids usually put it, however, this year they may have got it right, writes Gemma Hyland....
11 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Philippines One Year On Typhoon Haiyan Affected Farmers Bouncing Back
PHILIPPINES - One year after Typhoon Haiyan devastated coastal and farmland areas in the central Philippines, farmers and fishers are well on the road to recovery and building more resilient...
10 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Stabilises in October
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 192.3 points in October 2014, marginally (0.2 per cent) below the revised September figure but 14.3 points (6.9 per cent) short of its corresponding...
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 European Union Winter Weather: What to Expect
ANALYSIS - 'Worst winter in decades' is how a lot of the tabloids usually put it, however, this year they may have got it right, writes Gemma Hyland....
05 November 2014
Crop Industry News from India Bihar Posts 30 Per Cent Growth in Agriculture Production
INDIA - With attaining number one position in eastern region, Bihar state has recorded 30 per cent growth in agricultural production at 15.1 million tonnes....
04 November 2014
Crop Industry News from Ukraine What Challenges Face Ukraine?
ANALYSIS - The trouble-torn country of Ukraine is facing more challenges than the political unrest that is being seen on televisions and in news reports around the world, writes Chris Harris....
03 November 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Position Statement on New Crop Breeding Tools Published
UK - New and improved crop varieties produced with emerging techniques identified by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) could be available world-wide over the...
31 October 2014
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 Global 2,000 Hectares of Farm Soil Lost Daily to Salt Damage
GLOBAL - Every day for more than 20 years, an average of 2,000 hectares of irrigated land in arid and semi-arid areas across 75 countries have been degraded by salt, according to a study by UN...
28 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Editors Comment: Till or No-till? That is the Question
ANALYSIS - In the past week there has been a seeming U-turn on the ongoing tillage debate, with new research suggesting no-till farming is the way to go, writes Gemma Hyland....
27 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Russia Most Active in WTO over Animal Health and Food Safety
ANALYSIS - In just over two years since joining the World Trade Organization in August 2012, Russia has become one of the most active members of the body dealing food safety and animal health...
24 October 2014
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....
Crop Industry News from Global Second Successive Year of Grain Surpluses
ANALYSIS - This year will see the second successive year of global grain surpluses....
22 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Solar Subsidies Cut to Safeguard Farmland
UK - A new move by government will help rural communities who do not want their countryside 'blighted' by solar farms....
21 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Editors Comment: Europe, Ukraine Leading Cereals Harvest
ANALYSIS - This year’s cereal harvest has generally been strong in Europe and Ukraine. Performance in the region was critical to counter some smaller cereals crops in Northern America and look...
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