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15 September 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union New Agriculture Commissioner Told to Simplify Greening and Direct Payments
EU - Simplification of the direct payments in the Common Agricultural Policy and greening are two of the issues that have been put top of the list of priorities for the new European Commissioner...
12 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States What Has Supported Corn, Soybean and Land Prices?
ANALYSIS - Matt Roberts, agricultural economist at The Ohio State University, said global soybean demand from China has increased soybean acreage by 30 million acres, and US ethanol demand has...
11 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Market Analyst: Corn, Soybeans Hit Four-year Low
ANALYSIS - December corn and soy prices have made four-year lows this week as record harvests are expected, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
10 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Will Scotland's Independence Vote Impact Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - Scotland’s First Minister Alex Salmond addressed international agricultural journalists at a conference in Scotland on Sunday evening saying, “There is a debate going on as part...
09 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Record Corn, Soy Harvest Likely
ANALYSIS - Grain market bears are still in full command at the start of the week, with a record corn and soybean harvest predicted, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
08 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global What are Climate Change's Implications for Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - The effects of climate change on crop and food production, which are already evident in several regions of the world, show that negative impacts are more common than positive ones....
05 September 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Outlines Measures Taken to Help Agriculture Sector Affected by Russian Import Ban
EU - In order to help agriculture and fishing businesses affects by Russia's import ban, the European Commission (EC) is now monitoring carefully the market prices for affected products in each...
Crop Industry News from United States Analyst: Fresh Contract Lows for Corn, Soybean Markets
ANALYSIS - There's fresh contract lows for November and December corn and soybeans, according to Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
04 September 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Allendale Crop Survey: Farmers Report Higher Corn, Soybean Yields
ANALYSIS - The Allendale Inc. Nationwide Producer Yield Survey suggests a projected US corn crop of 14.409 billion bushels and a soybean crop of 3.884 billion bushels....
03 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Changing Diets Vital to Reducing Climate Change
ANALYSIS - If current trends continue food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050....
02 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Crop Residue Offers Sustainable, Global Solutions
ANALYSIS - Farmers are finding that removing crop residue can improve their soil conditions and increase their yield, reports Sarah Mikesell live from the Farm Progress Show held in Boone, Iowa,...
01 September 2014
Crop Industry News from Global New Study Charts Global Invasion of Crop Pests
GLOBAL - Many of the world's most important crop-producing countries will be fully saturated with pests by the middle of the century if current trends continue, according to a new study led by...
29 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Weed Resistance: Concern Growing over Global Issue
ANALYSIS - Weed resistance is a growing issue around the globe. Aaron Hager, associate professor of weed science at the University of Illinois, shares global challenges that growers are facing...
28 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Researchers Find Boron Facilitates Stem Cell Growth and Development in Corn
US - Boron deficiency is one of the most widespread causes of reduced crop yield. Missouri and the eastern half of the United States are plagued by boron deficient soil and, often, corn and soybean...
27 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Economist: India is Shining Star in BRIC
ANALYSIS - India is now a bright spot in the BRIC (Brazil, Russia, India, China) emerging markets, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior editor, live from the Farm Progress Show held near Boone,...
26 August 2014
Crop Industry News from India India’s Kharif Sowing Down to 93.5 MN Hectare
INDIA - India’s kharif sowing season has recorded a drop of 4 million hectares at 93.5 million hectares as on August 22, 2014 during the 2014-15 period....
22 August 2014
Crop Industry News from India India Set to Become World’s Largest Cotton Producer
ANALYSIS - Mumbai based Cotton Association on India (CAI) has said that with cotton crop for the season 2013-14 beginning October 1, 2013 pegged at 40.05 million bales of 170 kg each is set to...
21 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Global South America Steps in to Meet Russian Food Needs
ANALYSIS - The trade war with between Russia and the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway that has flared up because of sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine was stepped up this week....
20 August 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Commission Move to Support Agriculture Sector Welcomed
EUROPE - Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the move by European Agriculture Commissioner Ciolos to help support the EU farm sector in response to the crisis hitting the sector as a result of the Russian...
19 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Russia Eyes New Food Importers to Sustain Supplies
ANALYSIS - The Russian ban on meat and food products is starting to bite and could have a dramatic effect on the global food market, writes Chris Harris....
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Mixed Tones Across Grains
ANALYSIS - Focus this week is on the Pro-farmer Midwest corn and soybean crop tour, reports Jim Wyckoff. ...
18 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Spain Spain's Severe Drought Threatens Olive Harvest
SPAIN - Spain is currently experiencing its worst drought since records began, with olives bearing the brunt of continued heat and lack of moisture....
15 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Palestinian Territory Damage to Agriculture in Gaza Will Have Long-lasting Effects
PALESTINE - Violence in Gaza has left agriculture, harvesting and fishing activities in disarray, causing price spikes for key food items....
14 August 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union EU Bees at Best Health in Years, Overwintering Losses at Record Low
EU - European bees are much healthier than many recent publications appear to suggest. ...
12 August 2014
Crop Industry News from United States WASDE Report Bearish for Soybeans, Slightly Bullish for Corn, Neutral Wheat
ANALYSIS - Corn futures initially moved to a new contract low in the wake of Tuesday's USDA supply and demand and crop production report - but mainly due to a sell-off in the soybean futures...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Bearish USDA Report Expected
ANALYSIS - The markets are anticipating a bearish USDA report for the corn, soy and wheat markets when it is released later today, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Crop Industry News from Global Video: How is Dry Weather Affecting Crop Production Across China, Russia and Ukraine?
ANALYSIS - Dry, hot weather is prevalent across China, causing growing conditions to fall behind average....
11 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada Video: What Growers Can Do to Protect Blackleg Resistance Traits
CANADA - A new video from the Canola Council of Canada zooms in on blackleg, showing how the canola disease infects a plant, how it spreads throughout a field and what growers can do to protect...
08 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Ryan Martin: How is the Corn, Soy Crop Progressing?
ANALYSIS - As corn pollination rounds up and soybeans move into the crucial development stages, what do we need to look for? ...
07 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Bans Range of Imports from EU, US, Norway, Canada and Australia
ANALYSIS - Russia's president Vladimir Putin has announced a ban on imports of agricultural and fishery products from the US, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway in reaction to sanctions imposed...
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