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  • Fall Harvest Requires Increased Focus on Safety

    Working long hours without an adequate amount of sleep is just one example of how farmers can increase their risk of injury during harvest, a safety expert with Ohio State University’s College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences said. Knowing some simple safety precautions to take during harvesting is critical for farmers to reduce the potential for injuries, said Andy Bauer, ...


    By Ohio State University

  • USSEC Attends World Soy-Feeds Conference in Russia

    The World Soy-Feeds Conference is one of the main annual events in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) for local crushers, feed millers and livestock companies. Organized in Saint Petersburg, the event’s main goal is to disseminate the latest international information from the field of market trends, soy processing, and soy ingredient use in animal feeds by the rapidly ...

  • Sharp rise in FAO Food Price Index

    The FAO Food Price Index rose sharply in March, up 4.8 points, or 2.3 percent, to an average of 212.8, the highest level since May 2013. "The Index was influenced, as expected, by unfavourable weather conditions in the US and Brazil and geopolitical tensions in the Black Sea region," said Abdolreza Abbassian, FAO Senior ...

  • Large increase in 2013 world cereal output expected

    World cereal production will reach a new high of almost 2 500 million tonnes, including rice in milled terms, according to new FAO estimates. The figure is almost 8.4 percent more than last year and some 6 percent above the previous record in 2011, according to the latest issue of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation Report. While global cereal production is expected to increase, FAO warned that ...

  • Research confirms first glyphosate resistant wild radish

    The world’s first populations of glyphosate resistant wild radish will be announced at Perth’s Agribusiness Crop Updates, but researchers stress further cases can be minimised if farmers adopt diverse control strategies. Australian Herbicide Resistance Initiative (AHRI) research has confirmed glyphosate resistance in three populations of wild radish, all from different locations in ...

  • Reducing carbon `hoofprint` can be done, says study

    Soaring carbon emissions from a meat-hungry developing world could be cut back substantially by improving animal breeds and feed, according to a study. Demand for livestock products is predicted to double by 2050 as a result of growing populations, urbanisation and better income in the developing world, leading to rise in emissions from the industry. It is estimated that livestock farming ...


    By SciDev.Net

  • CSIRO aiming to lead the world in agricultural modelling

    The joint venture has been formed to further develop the Agricultural Production Systems Simulator (APSIM) – a computer simulation model which takes into account many of the factors affecting a farm’s success, including different plant, soil and management approaches, to inform on-farm management decisions. APSIM has a broad range of applications including: farming systems design, assessment of ...

  • Despite weather extremes EU-27 cereal production in 2013 expected to be higher than last year

    This year total cereal production in the EU-271 is forecast to be well above 2012 levels and above the average of the past five years. This agricultural year has so far been marked by an unusually prolonged winter for western and central Europe and heavy rainfall in May and June. However, the impact of poor weather on crops in some areas of the EU has been offset in other areas; for example, the ...


    By European Commission

  • Global food prices continue to drop

    The FAO Food Price Index dropped for the fourth month in a row in August reaching its lowest level since June 2012. The index, which measures the monthly change in the international prices of a basket of food commodities, averaged 201.8 points in August 2013, nearly 4 points (1.9 percent) below its July ...

  • Fair trade up, charitable giving down

    Fair Trade USA, the leading third-party certifier of Fair Trade products in the United States, today announces U.S. import and premium data from the first six months of 2010. Overall, Fair Trade's approach to community empowerment and sustainable development continues to demonstrate strong growth across the board, with increases in additional income generated, farmers and workers served and ...

  • Focus on agri for economic growth as Agribusiness Congress East Africa comes to Kampala in November

    There is great excitement in the agricultural sector in Uganda as preparations are underway for the fourth Agribusiness Congress East Africa conference that is taking place in Kampala from 29-30 November. It is the first time that the event is taking place in Uganda. Agribusiness Congress East Africa is a regional platform for discussions and knowledge ...


    By Clarion Events Ltd

  • Lallemand Ethanol Technology and Mascoma Announce TransFerm™ Brand Name

    Lallemand Ethanol Technology, a global provider of fermentation ingredients to the fuel ethanol industry, and Mascoma Corporation, a renewable fuels company, today announced that the Mascoma Grain Technology, or MGT™, yeast product will be marketed under the commercial name TransFerm™ for use by the fuel ethanol ...


    By Mascoma

  • Don’t be caught out by exceeding pesticide MRLs

    Growers of pulse crops selling to export markets should be wary of being caught out by exceeding pesticide MRLs (Maximum Residue Limits) set in the countries buying their produce, according to Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry senior entomologist Mr Hugh Brier. Mr Brier said MRL restrictions could vary significantly from country to country. He said it was vital that all ...

  • NFU Beginning Farmer Institute Studies Cooperatives

    National Farmers Union (NFU) Beginning Farmer Institute (BFI) participants are in Minneapolis this week to take a closer look at the value of cooperative businesses, tour a family dairy farm, and consider legal issues and bookkeeping requirements that are critical to success. “As diverse as production agriculture can be, farmers and ranchers ...

  • Using genetic markers to trace oak wood barrels

    Researchers at INRA Bordeaux-Aquitaine have identified new genetic markers and developed genotyping technology that can identify species and determine if a lot of oak wood matches its stated provenance. The technology is flexible, quick, accurate, and cost-effective. To make it available to wine-barrel industry stakeholders (forest managers, stave mills, coopers, winemakers), the technology will ...

  • Influx of cheap Peruvian quinoa riles Bolivia

    International demand for quinoa continues to boom, and that's fueling an increasingly bitter commercial feud between Bolivia and Peru, the two main producers of the Andean "superfood." The fight pits hardscrabble, traditional organic growers mostly in Bolivia's semi-arid highlands against upstart Peruvian agribusinesses concentrated on the Pacific coast that include heavy pesticide users. Peru is ...


    By Associated Press

  • EPA region 7 to participate at national association of farm broadcasting trade talk event, Nov. 11 in Kansas City, Mo. (IA, KS, MO, NE)

    EPA officials will attend the annual National Association of Farm Broadcasting Trade Talk event at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in Kansas City, Mo., on Thursday, Nov. 11. Attendees will be available for news interviews in Booth 70. Interview topics include updates on air and water quality programs, concentrated animal feeding operations, nutrient management, pesticides and renewable fuels. ...

  • FAO Food Price Index posts biggest monthly jump in four years

    International food commodity prices shot up 4.2 percent in June, their steepest monthly increase of the past four years. The FAO Food Price Index, released today, averaged 163.4 points in June and is now one percent below the level reached a year earlier. The June rise, which affected all commodity categories except vegetable ...

  • Climate’s threat to wheat is rising by degrees

    Climate change threatens dramatic price fluctuations in the price of wheat and potential civil unrest because yields of one of the world’s most important staple foods are badly affected by temperature rise. An international consortium of scientists have been testing wheat crops in laboratory and field trials in many areas of the world in changing climate conditions and discovered that ...


    By Climate News Network

  • Method to differentiate open pollinated varieties of maize developed

    Open pollinated varieties of maize are going to be easier to distinguish from each other, thanks to scientists at the International Maize and Wheat Improvement Center (CIMMYT) in Africa and Mexico. They have developed a new technique to differentiate the genes of one open pollinated variety from another, particularly important to African farmers, most of whom do not plant hybrid varieties. The ...

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