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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. TheFAO 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 oils, was the fifth consecutive monthly increase. The price movement reflects FAO`s updating of its cereal supply and demand forecasts for the 2016/17 marketing season.FAO`s Food Price...
Water Taste Challenge Video
We put to the taste test our WaterlogicFirewall water and filmed what people thought of their taste experience. Our Waterlogic Firewall water took on the comparison test againsttap, filtered and bottled water, with all our tasters trying each and telling us their favourite. Firewall rose to thechallenge with the tests revealing over 7 people in every 10 preferred the taste of Waterlogic water over the other options. This confirms Waterlogic is the clear choice for pure and delicious water. Watch our Water Taste...
Farm Bureau on USDA Report: Worldwide Corn Yields Up; Wheat, Cotton and Soybeans, Too
The USDA’s latest report on agricultural supply and demand for the 2014-2015 marketing year suggests supplies will continue to be on the tight side for key U.S. crops despite record harvests, the American Farm Bureau Federation said today. “The most interesting feature of today’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates Report is the projected corn yield of 167.4 bushels per acre,” Farm Bureau Deputy Chief Economist John Anderson said. “That is up from 165.3 bushels per acre a...
Household electricity prices in the EU28 rose by 2.8% and gas prices by 1.0%
In the EU28, household electricity prices1 rose by 2.8% on average between the second half of 2012 and the second half of 2013, after an increase of 6.0% between the second half of 2011 and 2012. Household gas prices2 increased by 1.0% on average in the EU28 between the second half of 2012 and 2013, after a rise of 8.2% between the second half of 2011 and 2012. These figures come from an article3 published by Eurostat, the statistical office of the European Union. Change in electricity prices ranged from a...
GWorkS-model simulates crop operations in greenhouses
Wageningen UR Greenhouse Horticulture and Wageningen University, group Farm Technology developed a simulation model for labour in greenhouses. Global competition urges growers to continuously improve labour efficiency and to innovate crop operations in order to control labour costs and to offer appealing jobs and healthy work conditions in greenhouses. Computer simulation was used to find effects of organizational and technical modifications in crop operations. For this purpose the GWorkS-model was developed. The...