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30 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States CME: Analysts Predict US Corn Plantings Down
US - Analysts' predictions showed a fall in corn plantings in the US this year ahead of the USDA planting survey, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
27 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Corn Crop Expected to Drive Feed Grain Prices
US - A weather and crop specialist with CWB says, while anticipated reduced US corn planting this year will impact feed grain prices, it's unlikely to alter planting decisions on the western...
26 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Scientists Reveal Genetic Differences in Wheat
US - Kansas State University scientists have released findings of a two-year study of the genetic diversity of wheat, that could aid future crop improvement....
25 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Agriculture Must Adopt Better Water Management to Ensure Sustainable Food Supplies
GLOBAL - As people around the world celebrated World Water Day 2015 last weekend, the United Nations released a new report predicting major water shortages of 40 per cent across the globe in...
24 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Punitive Trade Barriers Hit European Exports
ANALYSIS - Significant trade and investment barriers are being built by Europe’s leading trading partners....
20 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global IFPRI: Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Mexico Home to Half World’s Hungry
GLOBAL - Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, and Mexico may be rising economic powerhouses, but these five fast-growing, middle income countries are still home to nearly half of the world’s hungry,...
19 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Agriculture Bears Major Brunt of Disaster Impacts
GLOBAL - Nearly a quarter of damages wrought by natural disasters on the developing world are borne by the agricultural sector according to initial results from a new FAO study released at the...
18 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Do We Build for the Future if We're Making a Loss on Crops?
UK - Arable farmers and members of the industry from Somerset discussed grain marketing tactics and benchmarking at a recent HGCA Monitor Farm meeting....
16 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Are Neonicotinoids Reducing Crop Yields?
GLOBAL - Beetles that are helpful to farmers can be poisoned if they feed on slugs that have eaten crops treated with neonicotinoids, a new study reports. ...
13 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Is Drought Looming in US Wheat Regions?
US - With little change to US and world closing wheat stocks in this week's USDA release and so little change to old crop supply and demand, attention in wheat markets has turned to dry conditions...
11 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Is It Time the UK Embraced GM Crops?
ANALYSIS - It's been commonplace in the US for years, but the adoption of genetically modified (GM) crops has always been a somewhat 'scary' prospect for EU growers, writes Gemma Hyland....
Crop Industry News from Global Food Price Index Dips to Lowest Level Since July 2010
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 179. 4 points in February 2015, down 1.8 points (1.0 per cent) from its January value and 29 points (14.0 per cent) below its level in February 2014....
09 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom How Can Drones Make Farming Profits?
ANALYSIS - Technology that is more akin to the movie world and science fiction is starting to take a hold in the world of agriculture and farming....
06 March 2015
Crop Industry News from United States When is Best to Prepare Machinery for Planting?
US - Early spring is the optimal time to test and prepare farm equipment and make necessary repairs for a smooth planting season, a Purdue University agricultural machinery specialist says....
04 March 2015
Crop Industry News from European Union Antimicrobial Resistant Foodborne Bacteria Levels Rising
ANALYSIS - Salmonella and Campylobacter show significant levels of resistance to common antimicrobials in humans and animals....
02 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Bahamas Agriculture Key to Caribbean Food Security and Coping with Climate Change
BAHAMAS - Agriculture, particularly family farming, is crucial for Caribbean countries to achieve food security as they face climate change and other challenges, and can also spur their economic...
01 March 2015
Crop Industry News from Spain Surprise Flood Ruins 45,000 Hectares of Spanish Farmland
SPAIN – Floods in northern Spain have caused widespread destruction to crop and livestock farms totalling €50 million after continuous rain combined with an early thaw....
27 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Do Lower Prices Mean Fewer Acres?
US - Lower energy prices, lower transportation costs, the appreciation of the US dollar, drought intensification in the West, and the Farm Bill implementation will affect the agricultural economy...
24 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Agricultural Production 'Not Suitable' for Food Challenges of the 21st Century
GLOBAL - While the numbers of the chronically hungry have been reduced by 100 million over the past decade, 805 million still go without enough to eat on a regular basis....
23 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Bee Diversity Higher in Urban Areas Compared to Farmland
ANALYSIS - When you think 'bee' you often picture lush farmland and open fields. However new research suggests that bees and other pollinating bugs actually thrive as well in towns and cities...
19 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States How Do We Determine the Winners and Losers in Global Land Use?
GLOBAL - The United States added around 7.6 million acres of forests between 1990 and 2010 - but at what cost?...
18 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Russian Federation Russia Expecting Big Wheat Exports Despite Restrictions
RUSSIA - Despite Russia’s recently introduced restrictions on wheat exports for the remainder of the 2014/15 season, the country is still heading towards higher wheat exports than last season....
17 February 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Keep Stored Grain Cool and Dry
US - Higher grain temperatures reduce the amount of time grain can be stored. Keeping stored grain cool is important as outdoor temperatures start to warm this spring, a North Dakota State University...
16 February 2015
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 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...
12 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Global ‘Stressed’ Young Bees Could be the Cause of Colony Collapse
GLOBAL - Pressure on young bees to grow up too fast could be a major factor in explaining the disastrous declines in bee populations seen worldwide....
09 February 2015
Crop Industry News from China China Eyes Sustainable, Strong Agriculture
CHINA - Despite old land and unfavorable weather, farmer Xu Jianmin managed to double his harvest in central China last year, in some cases increasing the value of produce 10 fold....
06 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Falls Again
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 182.7 points in January 2015, down 3.6 points (1.9 per cent) from its revised* (reduced) December 2014 value....
02 February 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Feed Outlook: Arable Output to Break Records By 2018
GLOBAL – World grain stocks will tighten over the coming years but, after a small contraction, harvests will rise back to record breaking levels, predicts a grain market monitoring body....
29 January 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Will Falling UK Wheat Futures Against US Maize Encourage Exports?
UK - UK May-15 wheat futures closed firmly below the £130/t support level yesterday (28 January), settling at £127.05/t, trading lower again as of yesterday morning. ...
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