USDA Data Favors Corn, Soybean Prices Friday

Highest wheat stocks since 1987 By Mike McGinnis DES MOINES, Iowa — The U.S. corn and soybean stocks did fall slightly below the trade expectations, while wheat stocks climb to 30-year highs, USDA estimates. As a result, the farm markets Friday reacted negatively initially. However, corn and soybean markets helped all grains close higher. At the close, […]

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New green pepper from Syngenta offers benefits that consumers can see – and taste

• Overgreen peppers maintain deep color longer, providing growers with broader window for harvest • Consumers will like these tasty vegetables, high in nutrients For generations, parents have been trying to get children to eat their vegetables – usually with mixed results. But a new pepper from Syngenta may just have the taste that kids […]

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Agriculture Ministry to Spend $150 Million to Eradicate Cocoa Disease

The Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries will spend $150 million over the next three years to eradicate the frosty pod rot disease that is affecting the local cocoa industry. Minister of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture and Fisheries, Hon. Karl Samuda, says the disease, which was first detected in Clarendon, could result in crop losses […]

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Evidence that African agriculture is powering economic transformation

Some African countries are enjoying sustained agriculture growth which is providing a major boost to economies. This comes after decades of stagnation The evidence is now in and the verdict is that Africa´s agriculture is powering economic transformation in the region. African agriculture has shown remarkable improvement compared to its precarious state 15 years ago. […]

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Russia, the World’s Largest GMO-free Territory, Platform for the Development of Organic Agriculture

Moscow Bans GMO: In July 2016 the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin signed a law to ban the cultivation and breeding of genetically modified plants and animals (GMO), except in cases where they will be used in testing and scientific research. In fact, this law makes Russia the world’s largest GMO-free territory and offers a […]

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Over 50 cooperative farms established in Armenia as part of EU program

YEREVAN, September 27. /ARKA/. As many as 53 cooperative entities have been established in Armenia as part of the Eastern Partnership Program’s agriculture development project, Armen Harutyunyan, deputy agriculture minister, told journalists on Tuesday. “The EU-financed project was launched in 2015 and will last until 2017,” he said. “Its budget amounts to €25 million and […]

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Genetically Modified Seeds, Global Agribusiness and the Destruction of Farming: Is India about to Make a Catastrophic Mistake with GM Mustard?

Global oilseed, agribusiness and biotech corporations are engaged in a long-term attack on India’s local cooking oil producers. In just 20 years, they have reduced India from self-sufficiency in cooking oil to importing half its needs. Now the government’s attempts to impose GM mustard seed threaten to wipe out a crop at the root of Indian […]

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Will big agriculture mergers impact smallholder farmers?

A tsunami-sized wave of corporate megamergers sweeping the agrochemical industry has the potential to reshape the landscape of global farming and food production. If approved, the multibillion dollar mergers between five of the “Big Six” chemical companies would, by some estimates, place roughly 60 percent of the world’s commercial seed and pesticide supply into the […]

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