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13 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Mixed Price Action in Grains
ANALYSIS - There's mixed price action at the start of the week across the grains markets, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
12 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Monthly Supply and Demand Report a Mixed Bag for Grain Markets
US - Corn futures saw selling pressure in the wake of Friday's bearishly perceived USDA reports....
09 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Europe 'Not Doing Enough' to Promote Responsible Soy Production
BRAZIL & EU - European companies that use soy for animal feed or animal products are not doing nearly enough to encourage responsible growers to reduce the negative impacts of soy production,...
08 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global McDonald's Showcases Innovative, Sustainable Suppliers
GLOBAL - McDonald’s announced its “2014 Best of Sustainable Supply” winners in a report highlighting how suppliers achieved significant results by identifying opportunities and applying...
07 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global DuPont Pioneer, AGCO Announce Collaboration to Deliver Real-Time Information to Growers
GLOBAL - DuPont Pioneer and AGCO Corporation have announced a global collaboration to bring wireless data transfer technology solutions to farmers in leading agricultural markets, including the...
06 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Canada What Corn-Canola Comparisons Tell Us about Neonics and Bees – Plenty Actually
ANALYSIS - “Why are there problems for bees associated with the growing corn but not canola, when both are planted using neonic-treated seed?” ...
05 May 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Food Shortages Could be 'Most Critical World Issue' by Mid-century
US - The world is less than 40 years away from a food shortage that will have serious implications for people and governments, according to a top scientist at the US Agency for International...
02 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Buzzing for Solutions: The Global Initiative Desperately Trying to Save Bees
GLOBAL - Coming in all shapes and sizes and populating all but the most extreme corners of the globe, bees play a crucial role in agriculture and represent an irreplaceable link in food production....
01 May 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Can We Feed the World Using Foley's Five Steps?
ANALYSIS - National Geographic has launched a new series starting this month continuing through the end of the year that will focus on food and the challenge of feeding the global population...
30 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Global Monsanto Increases Irrigation Efficiency, Saving 30-80 Billion Gal. of Fresh Water
GLOBAL - It’s an unavoidable dilemma: fresh water and productive soil are vital to sustain life and to grow the food we need. ...
29 April 2014
Crop Industry News from India El Nino Could Hit India Pulses Production
ANALYSIS - India’s apex industry body is weighing heavily on El Nino that is expected to hit India this monsoon, writes Jagdish Kumar....
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Grain Outlook: Crop Progress Expected to Show Slow Progress
ANALYSIS - This week's USDA Crop Progress report is expected to show slow planting progress compared to the five-year average, reports Jim Wyckoff....
25 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Soybean Sudden Death Syndrome - How Can You Avoid the Risk?
ANALYSIS - Sudden death syndrome (SDS) is one of the most important diseases of soybean in the Midwest....
24 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States What Are International Soybean Buyers Looking For?
ANALYSIS - The US Soybean Export Council is launching the US Soybean Sustainability Assurance Protocol to define the characteristics of sustainable soy, which is exactly what international buyers...
22 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Profit Taking Pressure Across Grains
ANALYSIS - There's considerable profit taking pressure across all grain markets at the start of the week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
21 April 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Pollen Collected by Bees Contaminated with Toxic Pesticides
EU - Over two third of the pollen that honeybees collected from European fields and brought to their hives to feed their larvae is contaminated with a cocktail of up to 17 different toxic pesticides....
18 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Strong Domestic, International Demand Supports US Grain Prices
ANALYSIS - Strong domestic and international demand for US grains continues to underpin prices at relatively high levels, writes grain analysts at GeoGrain. ...
Crop Industry News from United States Professor Leads Recommendations on Climate Change Mitigation
US - The latest assessment of global climate change is out and scientists from around the world have recommended changes including some in agriculture, forestry and other land use designed to...
17 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Mexico Mexico: A Positive Year Ahead but Full of Challenges
MEXICO - Mexico’s economic growth is gradually improving, but food consumption remains vulnerable to income and price effects, according to a report from Rabobank – "Mexico Agribusiness Outlook...
16 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Global How is Ukraine Unrest Affecting Grain Markets?
ANALYSIS - Unrest and uncertainty in Ukraine and in the Black Sea region as a whole is having a sharp impact on European grain prices and prospects, writes Chris Harris....
15 April 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Sustainable Profitable Agriculture with Biodiversity Conservation
EU - Economically viable agriculture can be combined with effective biodiversity conservation according to a recent EU funded study....
14 April 2014
Crop Industry News from European Union Lords Call for EU Action on Food Waste
ANALYSIS - The report calls for a redistribution of potentially wasted food to different sections of society or to be used in the animal feed chain where appropriate....
10 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Irish President Tours FAI Farm During State Visit to UK
UK - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, visited a leading sustainable farming research and innovation centre, the Food Animal Initiative (FAI), in Oxford, as part of a landmark state...
09 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Supply, Demand Report: Friendly for Corn, Soybeans; Bearish for Wheat
ANALYSIS - The April USDA supply and demand report contained no major surprises. However, the latest government data was deemed a bit bullish for corn and soybeans, and modestly bearish for wheat,...
Crop Industry News from India Indian Sugar Production Down Seven Per Cent in Last Year
INDIA - India’s sugar production output has recorded a 1.6 million tonnes or seven per cent decrease at 21.5 million tonnes during the April 2013 to March 2014 fiscal year, writes Jagdish Kumar....
Crop Industry News from United States US Farmers Fighting Wind Erosion and Continued Drought
US - During the first week of April, parts of the North, East, Central and Rolling Plains regions received from 0.5 inch to 2 inches of rain, according the National Weather Service and reports...
08 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grains Outlook: Mixed Picture Across Markets
ANALYSIS - There's a mixed bag across the grain markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
06 April 2014
Crop Industry News from Global World Trade Talks Stall over Definition of Safety Standards
GLOBAL - World Trade Organisation talks over an agricultural trade deal have hit another block as one of the negotiating committees could not reach an agreement over a definition for private...
03 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Research Ramps Up Vegetable Oil Production in Global Food Fight
UK - Vegetable oils are a major global commodity. World production exceeds 150 million tons per annum and has risen by ~50 per cent in just ten years....
01 April 2014
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: No Major Surprise in USDA Planting Report
ANALYSIS - The USDA’s much anticipated estimates of March 1 grain stocks and 2014 planting intentions released yesterday contained a few surprises, but no major shocks, reports grains analyst...
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