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EU grain sowings to rise for 2018, after three-year decline

EU grain sowings to rise for 2018, after three-year decline

European Union grain sowings will, after three years of decline, rise for the 2018 harvest, Strategie Grains said, citing gains in sowings of wheat and, in particular, barley. The ...

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Coffee futures dive, despite ‘unexpected’ drop in Brazilian exports

Coffee futures dive, despite ‘unexpected’ drop in Brazilian exports

Coffee futures fell, despite data showing an "unexpected" dip in Brazilian exports last month, as weather forecasters injected a little extra rain into the outlook for the South A ...

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EU ‘stops clock’ on probe into Bayer/Monsanto merger

EU ‘stops clock’ on probe into Bayer/Monsanto merger

The European Commission has called a temporary halt to its investigation into Bayer’s planned acquisition of Monsanto while it waits for information from both companies. The EU la ...

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Palm oil futures ease, as Malaysian stocks hit 19-month high

Palm oil futures ease, as Malaysian stocks hit 19-month high

Palm oil prices dipped after data showed Malaysian stocks of the vegetable oil rising faster than had been expected, topping 2.0m tonnes for the first time in 19 months, as export ...

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Cull Cows and Stockpiled Forage

Cull Cows and Stockpiled Forage

Today let’s play a little game of ‘what if’. As in ‘what if it rains enough this fall for your pastures and hay meadows to green up and grow’. Should you graze? If recent rain gre ...

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AgroGeneration adds to cautions on Russia, Ukraine autumn crops

AgroGeneration adds to cautions on Russia, Ukraine autumn crops

A recovery in shares in AgroGeneration faltered after the Ukraine farm producer flagged a setback, particularly to sunflowers, from dry weather, tallying with ideas of a somewhat ...

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UN highlights early tests to 2018 wheat harvest prospects

UN highlights early tests to 2018 wheat harvest prospects

The United Nations flagged two early tests for 2018 wheat production prospects, as it trimmed ideas for this season's inventories too – albeit still seeing them hit a record high. ...

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Variable rate irrigation shows promise but has challenges

Variable rate irrigation shows promise but has challenges

Variable rate irrigation holds great promise as a way to use precision agriculture to irrigate crops and better manage water, but the challenge is to find a way to write prescript ...

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Ban of Herbicide Could Benefit Agriculture Prices

Ban of Herbicide Could Benefit Agriculture Prices

A debate over the weed killer dicamba could end up limiting the use of agriculture herbicides and result in winners and losers among chemical companies and farmers. Efforts to ban ...

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Percentage of US corn crop in ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ condition rises: USDA

Percentage of US corn crop in ‘good’ or ‘excellent’ condition rises: USDA

About 63% of the 2017-18 US corn crop was in "good" or "excellent" condition in the week ended Sunday, 2 percentage points higher than a week earlier, Department of Agriculture da ...

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