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14 January 2021
Crop Industry News from United States CoBank Quarterly: Probable Boost in Fiscal Spending Lifts Grain and Livestock Outlook
The coronavirus still dominates the economy and continues to impact rural industries, but with vaccines rolling out, the virus will slowly loosen its grip in 2021. ...
04 January 2021
Crop Industry News from Netherlands Growing potatoes without plowing
Does it make sense not to plow the field before putting potatoes on it? Does the yield not drop and what does non-plowing do with biodiversity, water management and nitrogen leaching? On Potato...
31 December 2020
Crop Industry News from Global Spice up the holidays for lasting memories
The lingering aroma of spices can bring back warm and welcoming memories of the winter holidays....
12 December 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Biden USDA Secretary choice will face little opposition in US Senate
President-Elect Joe Biden’s choice for US Secretary of Agriculture, Tom Vilsack, will face limited to no opposition when the Senate eventually votes on him. Vilsack won unanimous approval the...
01 December 2020
Crop Industry News from Netherlands CRISPR technology required to achieve European Green Deal
It will not be easy to achieve the European Green Deal targets if the current strict EU legislation on the continuation of new breeding technologies, such as CRISPR-Cas, continues....
16 November 2020
Crop Industry News from India Research promises water boost for farmers in India
University of Birmingham water experts have designed a low-energy, high-efficiency means of purifying water in India’s rural farming communities, which could allow farmers to safely use high-saline...
11 November 2020
Crop Industry News from Spain Sustainable farming practices trying to save Mediterranean soils
A team from the Diverfarming project has shown the efficacy of sustainable management of the soil in avoiding erosion and runoff, above all in intense rainfall events....
09 November 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Plant scientists study the interaction of heat stress responses in corn
Environmental extremes driven by climate change create stresses in crops, and plant breeders are attempting to untangle the genetic factors that endow plants with tolerance to stress. ...
05 November 2020
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil should set new production record in the 2020/21 grain harvest
With 268.7 million tons, grain production should be 4.2% higher than the previous season...
02 November 2020
Crop Industry News from Canada The Benefits Of Bringing Cattle And Crops Together
Grazing cattle on neighbouring farmland can have benefits to both the cattle producer and the farmer if done properly. From Saskatchewan to Manitoba and Ontario the following producers have had...
20 October 2020
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil gives visibility to rural women contributing to food production
A campaign to give visibility to rural women - women of all regions, colors and ethnicities, who live and work in a context of social and economic difficulties in Latin America and the Caribbean...
25 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Global Global food commodity prices rebounded in June
In June, global food commodity prices rose for the first time since the beginning of the year driven by a rebound in vegetable oils, sugar and dairy quotations. However, in the cereals and meat...
12 August 2020
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom FAI Farms Ltd completes successful MBO
FAI Farms, a leading research, data and consultancy business working to provide practical solutions for climate and food security, announces their successful completion of a management buyout....
05 August 2020
Crop Industry News from Australia Going with the grain to combat diabetes
Curtin researcher, Associate Professor Stuart Johnson, has discovered that a grain used mainly in animal feed in Australia contains properties which not only provide nutritional benefits to humans,...
02 August 2020
Crop Industry News from United States Caution urged in US after mystery seed mailings
Agriculture officials are warning American citizens to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them....
27 July 2020
Crop Industry News from Ukraine Penn State scientist visits Ukraine to learn more about their fertile soil
Ukraine is called the “breadbasket of Europe,” a moniker earned because of the fertile, black soils that blanket its landscape....
21 July 2020
Crop Industry News from United States New US Study Quantifies Value of Red Meat Exports to Corn, Soybeans
Since 2015, indirect exports of corn and soybeans through beef and pork exports has been the fastest-growing category of corn and soybean use, delivering critical returns for corn and soybean...
15 July 2020
Crop Industry News from Rwanda Transforming Africa’s livestock sector is key to food security
Without sustainable growth of its livestock sector, Africa is expected to import up to a fifth of meat and milk within the next 30 years, according to the Malabo Montpellier Panel....
24 June 2020
Crop Industry News from United States New findings share how prescribed fire, no-till impact soil microbes
In some ways, farming is like cooking. Cooking would be much easier if we could leave the kitchen after eating and not come back until we make the next meal. But someone needs to put away the...
13 January 2016
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil's Ag Exports at Record Levels in 2015
BRAZIL - The amount of soybeans, corn, fresh chicken, coffee and pulp sold abroad in 2015 registered a record for Brazil's agribusiness trade....
17 December 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Climate Change and Your Food: Ten Facts
GLOBAL - Here are ten facts about how a change climate affects our ability to grow food and feed ourselves....
16 October 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Could Satellites Change Systems for Farming and Aquaculture?
ANALYSIS - Developments in satellite, space and tracking technology are starting to have repercussions far beyond field mapping for crops and GPS guidance systems for farm machinery....
08 October 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Global Agriculture Faces Decade of Flat or Falling Prices
GLOBAL - World Prices for food will remain flat or could fall over the next 10 years because of the current growth in agricultural production....
25 September 2015
Crop Industry News from Global El Niño: Effects on 2015 Grain Production
WORLD - According to reports from the Climate Prediction Center, there is a greater than 90 per cent probability that the current El Niño will continue until the end of the year, and 85 per...
17 August 2015
Crop Industry News from Germany Agritechnica Is Coming to Germany in November 2015
GERMANY - Agritechnica 2015, which takes place from 10 to 14 November, is fast-approaching. Taking place in Hannover, Germany, this year’s show is aptly titled: ‘People, Technology, Innovation...
09 July 2015
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Farm Fatality Figures Still “Quite Horrifying”
UK and Ireland – Death counts on UK and Irish farms are proving stubborn despite a sea change in industry mentality....
29 June 2015
Crop Industry News from Global Sustainable Intensive Agriculture: The Route to Feeding 9 Billion by 2050
GLOBAL - Sustainable intensive agriculture is key to feeding nine billion by 2050. This was one of the topics discussed by Dr Sean Rickard at a conference held at the Farmers Club, London, organised...
28 May 2015
Crop Industry News from Argentina Argentina Calls for Recognition of Role of Small Producers
ARGENTINA - As part of the opening of the 83rd World Assembly of Delegates of the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) in Paris this week, the Argentine Minister of Agriculture, Livestock...
20 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States US Beekeepers Lost 40 Percent of Bees in 2014-15
US - Beekeepers across the United States lost more than 40 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2014 to April 2015, according to the latest results of an annual...
18 May 2015
Crop Industry News from United States Yamaha Offers Viking Line to Farmers, Ranchers in US and Abroad
GLOBAL - Side by side utility vehicles are growing in importance and are in demand across the world, according to Steve Nessl of Yamaha. ...
 
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