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25 September 2020
China’s August soybean imports from Brazil jump 22 percent from 2019
China’s August imports of soybeans from Brazil rose 22 percent from a year ago as buyers increased their purchases to capitalise on higher margins in early 2020....
10 September 2020
New research project at Iowa State University builds "genome to phenome" knowledge for crops and livestock
A new federal grant will support an Iowa State University-led effort to spur development of a “genome to phenome” infrastructure for scientific collaboration across crops and livestock....
09 September 2020
China buys 664,000 tonnes of US soybeans, its biggest daily purchase in nearly 7 weeks
USDA data shows Chinese buyers booking 664,000 tonnes of soybeans, the largest daily total since 22 July, for deliver in the 2020/21 marketing year....
03 September 2020
Looming corn shortages in China put agriculture sector on edge
Skyrocketing corn prices in China are raising concerns over food security as food inflation reaches its highest level in a decade....
31 August 2020
Iowa’s crops suffer worst drought since 2013
Iowa, the biggest corn producer in the United States, is facing its most widespread drought since September 2013, compounding problems for farmers after devastating wind storm earlier in August....
28 August 2020
Hurricane Laura largely spares the US agriculture sector
Hurricane Laura largely missed the US grains sector after making landfall, but some animals may be at risk....
25 August 2020
US and China will hold to Phase 1 trade deal after phone call
Top US and Chinese officials reaffirmed their commitment to the Phase 1 trade deal, with China agreeing to meet its obligations to buy American farm and manufactured goods....
24 August 2020
Pro Farmer warns that US corn harvest hit hard after storm
Advisory service Pro Farmer says that chances of a record US corn crop have been dashed after severe derecho storm....
19 August 2020
No new trade talks scheduled between China and the US
The White House Chief of Staff has told reporters that no new high-level trade talks have been scheduled between the United States and China....
17 August 2020
Iowa requests nearly $4 billion in disaster relief after storm
The US state of Iowa is seeking about $4 billion in disaster aid after a major storm tore across the Midwest on 10 August....
11 August 2020
Letting cattle graze on crop fields can aid soil health
Smallholders in Zimbabwe have found a new way to restore soils that have deteriorated after decades of mechanical ploughing and pesticide use....
07 August 2020
Lebanon faces unprecedented food security challenges after explosion destroys its main grain silo
The recent blast in Beirut destroyed Lebanon’s only large grain silo, and few alternative stocks are available....
Weekly global protein digest: China demand remains key driver
Following are the latest developments on the world protein front....
06 August 2020
World food prices extend rebound during July
The world food price index has been updated, showing that prices rose for the month of July....
04 August 2020
Major grains plant in Argentina restarts production after coronavirus shutdown
The COFCO grains plant in Argentina has come back online after 12 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among workers....
02 August 2020
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....
28 July 2020
US warns farmers not to plant unsolicited seeds from China
The USDA has warned farmers against planting unsolicited packages of seeds arriving from China, citing environmental concerns....
22 July 2020
Argentina braces for second locust swarm of the year
Argentina’s farmers are on alert for crop damage as a second swarm of locusts arrives from Paraguay....
20 July 2020
Amazon deforestation linked with soya and beef production
Emerging research suggests that nearly 20 percent of Brazil’s soya exports to the European Union could be linked with illegal deforestation....
19 July 2020
Grant supporting international food security awarded to Iowa and Colorado State University
Improving international food security is the focus of a grant awarded to researchers and educators working in plant breeding and genetic resources in Iowa State University’s College of Agricultural and Life Sciences and Colorado State University....
15 July 2020
Iowa farm billionaire's companies receive US pandemic aid
Iowa-based seed companies owned or partially owned by billionaire Harry Stine won approval for at least six loans from the US Paycheck Protection Program....
Australia's farmers mobilise to accelerate COVID-19 recovery
Australia's National Farmers Federation has released its plan to assist the country's coronavirus recovery efforts. ...
07 July 2020
US trade groups urge China to increase purchases of US goods
The US Chamber of Commerce and other trade associations urged top American and Chinese officials to renew their efforts to implement the Phase 1 trade agreement between China and the US....
02 July 2020
June world food price index sees its first increase in 2020
The UN Food Agency reports that world food prices rose in June, marking their first increase of 2020 and rebounding after steep falls triggered by the coronavirus crisis....
01 July 2020
CME update: cattle futures sink as corn prices skyrocket
US cattle futures drifted lower on 30 June, facing pressure from a surge in Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) corn futures that will likely squeeze profit margins for livestock producers....
29 June 2020
Early first cut brings fermentation and protein concerns
Current analysis of grass silage suggests that farmers will have to carefully consider ration protein levels and secondary fermentation risks this season. ...
28 June 2020
Keeping grassland thistle-free
Fields filled with 10 percent thistles produce 10 percent less grass to feed to livestock says Corteva Agriscience’s weed biology specialist Dr Nicola Perry....
19 June 2020
Argentine farmers raise concerns over linking sovereign bonds to food exports
Argentina’s farmers have objected to a government proposal that ties the interest rate of bonds issued in the country’s debt restructuring to its agricultural exports....
 
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