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20 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Mycotoxins: Farmers Must Be Vigilant
ANALYSIS - Mycotoxins can wreak havoc on a producer's feeding program, and this year is no exception, given the cool wet conditions across much of the US Midwest, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior...
17 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Grain Prices Supported This Week
ANALYSIS - Several market factors have supported grains prices this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
Crop Industry News from Global How Does Crude Oil Price Affect Vegetable Oil Markets?
ANALYSIS - The fluctuating price of crude oil, including recent falls in price down to around $80 a barrel, are having a direct impact on the oilseed and vegetable oils markets....
16 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Brazil World Food Day: How Family Farmers are Improving Food Security in Brazil
BRAZIL - World Food Day on October 16th draws attention to the 805 million people who are chronically undernourished around the globe....
Crop Industry News from Global Massey Ferguson: MF 5610 Tractor Journeys to South Pole
Massey Ferguson announced the MF 5610 tractor set to journey to the South Pole in six weeks’ time has successfully completed stringent tests in Iceland....
Crop Industry News from Global Call For Innovation on Family Farms
GLOBAL – Family farming underpins food security on a world level and must be led by innovation going forward....
15 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Editors Comment: What Are Rabobank's 10 Big Ideas to Boost Global Food Production?
ANALYSIS - In a new report, Rabobank says innovation in food and agribusiness should focus on improved technologies and new business models, writes Sarah Mikesell....
14 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Harvest Focus: How Have Northern Hemisphere Cereals Fared?
ANALYSIS - The year’s cereal harvest has generally been strong with European and Ukrainian growers leading the way....
Crop Industry News from Global CME Group Cuts Workforce by 5 Per Cent
US - As part of its recently announced restructuring, CME Group said it will reduce the company's global workforce this week by roughly 5 percent or about 150 positions. ...
12 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Pumpkin Crop Developed Well Amid Favorable Weather
US - Mild weather in the spring and early summer coupled with sufficient rain in August allowed this year's pumpkin crop to flourish. ...
10 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Fight Returns to Grain Futures
ANALYSIS - This week saw corn have it's first higher close in five weeks, following wheats first higher close in six weeks, last week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
09 October 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Strong Potato Yields Expected to Bolster EU Supply
ANALYSIS - The European potato supply is growing, fueled by a 3-4 per cent increase in acres and almost perfect growing conditions, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor. ...
08 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States US Macroeconomic Indicators for Cotton Supply Chain
US - A range of macroeconomic data releases suggest US economic growth will continue at a moderate pace. ...
07 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Allendale Expects USDA Will Lower Acreage
ANALYSIS - Analysts at Allendale Inc. expect to see USDA lower acreage in Friday's reports. ...
Crop Industry News from Global Editors Comment: What Role Will On-Farm Diagnostics Play in Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - It’s beginning to feel an awful lot like fall here in the Midwest. And last week I got to see some beautiful fall leaves on my drive up to World Dairy Expo in Madison, Wisconsin,...
06 October 2014
Crop Industry News from China Does China Really Impact the Global Grain Price?
ANALYSIS - Does China really have a strong impact on the US and global commodity prices? No, says economist Kel Kelly. ...
03 October 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Endocrine Disruptors – Risk or Hazard?
ANALYSIS - As the European Commission launched its consultation on endocrine disruptors as pesticides, crop protection industry experts spelt out concerns that a catch all hazard based approach...
02 October 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Is Politics Rather than Science Dictating Crop Protection?
ANALYSIS - Too many regulations regarding chemicals and crop protection products are being made for short-term political expediency rather than being based on solid science....
01 October 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Is Growing GM Crops Good For the Livestock Sector?
GLOBAL – Growing genetically engineered (GE) crops for animal agriculture is safe and very beneficial, according to a research review assessing the performance of over 100 billion animals....
29 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Resistance Management: Still Time to Walk Your Fields
ANALYSIS - Now is the time to start planning your weed management program for next year, and there's still time before (or even during) harvest to walk your fields and determine which weed species...
26 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Allendale Inc. Sees Higher Corn, Lower Bean Stocks
US - Allendale Inc estimates end of the marketing year corn, at 1.194 billion bushels, which is higher than USDA's September 11 estimate of 1.181....
25 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Global Alliance for Climate Smart Agriculture Launched by President Obama
US - From record droughts in Kansas to deadly wildfires in California, the United States is feeling the effects of climate change, writes Secretary of State John Kerry, Agriculture Secretary...
24 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Massey Ferguson Driven by Global Opportunities
ANALYSIS - Operating in 170 countries, Massey Ferguson is looking to emerging markets like Africa and the Middle East to offer their dependable equipment to farmers who have never used mechanized...
23 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: New Contract Lows in Grain Markets
ANALYSIS - Markets were narrowly mixed in overnight trading. Corn, soybeans and wheat prices are hovering near their recent contract lows. ...
22 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States McDonald's: Sustainability is Job #1, #2 and #3
ANALYSIS - McDonald's sustainability efforts focus on verifiable sustainable coffee, fish, fiber, palm oil and beef with "beef being Priority Number One, Two and Three."...
19 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Can Farming Reverse its Ageing Trend?
ANALYSIS – Agriculture is ageing and more must be done to draw young people into UK food production to meet growing national and world demand....
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Grain Pressure Continues
ANALYSIS - Grains are continuing to feel selling pressure from both currencies in the outside markets as well as the impending increase in supplies, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
18 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Export Customers Commit to Buy $2.3 Billion of US Soy
US - Buyers from China at the second-annual, soy-checkoff-funded US Global Trade Exchange have agreed to buy $2.3 billion of US soy totaling 176 million bushels of US soybeans, marking the second...
17 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom NFU Outlines Priorities Ahead of 2015 General Election
UK - A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key messages in the NFU’s farming manifesto...
15 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Sudden Death Syndrome Hits Soybeans Across US
ANALYSIS - Due to high moisture levels throughout the Midwest this season, Sudden Death Syndrome (SDS) has hit soybean fields not only in the Midwest, but "any place that soybeans are grown,"...
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