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02 November 2012
China Invests Over Six Trillion Yuan Into Agriculture
CHINA - To promote the development of its agricultural sector, China invested more than six trillion yuan ($930 billion) during the decade from 2003 to 2012, the highest in the country's history,...
18 October 2012
$20 Billion Brazil Cotton Project
BRAZIL - Brazil and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have signed a new South-South cooperation agreement worth $20 million that aims to channel Brazilian expertise in cotton production...
10 October 2012
Helping Barley Industry Tap New Markets
CANADA - Three of Canada's leading malting barley organizations will collaborate on a long-term international strategy and a unified brand to highlight Canada's world-class malt and barley industry...
05 October 2012
Minister Opens Soufflet Research Centre
FRANCE - French junior agriculture minister Guillaume Garor this week opened the new research centre for the agrifood company Soufflet in Nogent-sur-Seine (Quai Sarrail). ...
18 September 2012
CME: Grain Markets Very Volatile
US - Grain markets have been particularly volatile in recent weeks as market participants try to assess the price levels required to ration available grain supplies for 2012/13 marketing...
11 September 2012
No Nutritional Benefit to Organic Produce
US - A new study by researchers at Stanford University shows that organic produce and meat are no more nutritious than conventionally raised products....
08 September 2012
Grain Hedge: Markets Gearing Up for September Reports
US - The trade was driven early on by the European Central Bank’s announcement of a bond buying program to ease the debt obligations of Portugal, Spain, Greece and Italy. ...
28 August 2012
US Farm Progress Show Showcases Innovation
ANALYSIS - In the heart of the drought-stricken Midwest, the 59th Farm Progress Show kicked off Tuesday in Boone, Iowa, USA, amid more sunny, steamy weather, write Sarah Mikesell & Gemma Hyland,...
Nigerian Farmers Help Nestle Address Micronutrient Deficiency
NIGERIA - Thousands of farmers in Nigeria are supplying the grain for a new range of Nestlé ready-to-eat cereals designed to help address two of the country’s most prevalent micronutrient...
14 August 2012
Harper Government Investment Boosts Value of Canadian Wheat
CANADA - Canadian farmers could soon have access to a groundbreaking technology to help them deliver custom-made crops for bakers and food processors. Parliamentary Secretary, Pierre Lemieux...
10 August 2012
Cargill Fourth-quarter, Fiscal Earnings Fall Hard
GLOBAL – Cargill today reported $1.17 billion in earnings from continuing operations in the 2012 fiscal year ended May 31, 2012, a 56 percent decrease from a record $2.69 billion in the prior...
26 June 2012
Soybean Fundamentals Remain Strong
US - US soybean market fundamentals have been strong for an extended period of time, says University of Illinois agricultural economist Darrel Good....
13 June 2012
National Weather Service Rainfall Data Integrated with Yield Forecast App
US - Rainfall data collected by a network of radars operated by the National Weather Service will be integrated into an application that helps farmers forecast corn yields throughout the growing...
21 March 2012
USSEC Promotes Soy in Poultry Diets in SE Asia
SOUTH EAST ASIA - USSEC is collaborating with Novus International on animal science and nutrition activities in Southeast Asia focusing on improving diets for poultry. More than 40 nutritionists...
09 March 2012
Organic Sales Bucking the Trend
ANALYSIS - Despite the tough economic times, the organic market around the world is growing and going against the trend of generally falling sales, cuts and reduced expenditure, writes Chris...
02 March 2012
Insight into Korea's Corn Market Sectors
SOUTH KOREA - According to Byong Ryol Min, US Grains Council director in Korea, the United States supplied 77.6 per cent of Korea’s corn imports in 2011. ...
16 February 2012
John Deere Innovations Recognised at Spanish Agricultural Trade Fair
SPAIN - A number of innovative John Deere solutions have been recognised with awards at this year's FIMA fair in Zaragoza (14-18 February 2012), Spain's most prestigious international agricultural...
10 February 2012
Jordan's Poultry Sector Gets a Boost
JORDAN - High attendance numbers at the Jordan Poultry Producers Association's (JPPA) Conference in January was a strong indication of industry development, according to Joe O'Brien, US Grains...
16 December 2011
US Corn Mission Sees Potential in Vietnam
VIETNAM - The rapidly increasing entrepreneurial spirit witnessed in Viet Nam encouraged participants of the US Grains Council's Corn Mission about future opportunities for US agricultural products....
07 December 2011
Government Broke Law By Denying Farmer Vote on Canadian Wheat Board
CANADA - The chair of the CWB's farmer-controlled board of directors is calling on the federal government to respect today's federal court ruling that the Minister for the CWB acted illegally...
29 November 2011
Farmers Closer to Much-Deserved Marketing Freedom
CANADA - Canada's Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz was joined by Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Bob Bjornerud and Alberta Agriculture Minister Evan Berger yesterday to welcome Third Reading...
25 November 2011
New Malting Plant will Encourage More Barley Crops
AUSTRALIA - The demand for malting barley from Queensland and northern NSW has doubled with the opening of a new plant in Brisbane....
24 November 2011
TN Govt Launches ‘Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative'
TAMIL NADU, INDIA - The Tamil Nadu Government has launched Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative, aimed at promoting a novel cultivation system to enhance crop productivity and efficiency in sugarcane....
Harper Govt Increases Opportunities for Grain Industry
CANADA - Grain farmers and the entire grain industry reaped the rewards of added market opportunities and competition, said Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz at the 2011 Grain Industry Symposium...
18 November 2011
New Technology to Manage Crops
GERMANY - A new app for the iPad that can help farmers assess crop progress, manage work patterns and identify problems and diseases was one of the new technology highlights at Agritechnica this...
16 November 2011
Govt Helps Raise Ontario's Agricultural Profile Abroad
CANADA - The Government of Canada is helping Ontario farmers boost sales and enhance competitiveness abroad with investments of more than $1 million. Pierre Lemieux, Parliamentary Secretary for...
15 November 2011
International Participation Grows at Agritechnica
GERMANY - More than 2,700 exhibitors are taking part in AgriTechnica 2011, which is taking place in Hannover, Germany, this week, writes Chris Harris from the exhibition. ...
31 October 2011
Where to Sell Grain Post-Canadian Wheat Board?
CANADA - The new Canadian Wheat Board is going to have a difficult time attracting the business of farmers. Let's put the passion and vitriol aside for a moment. Barring some surprise in the...
21 October 2011
Canadian Wheat Board Dismantled
CANADA - The Canadian Federal Government tabled legislation this past Thursday which will bring the end to Canadian Wheat Board (CWB), the ‘single desk' marketer of Canadian wheat since...
USGC's DDGS Actions Bear Fruit in Southeast Asia
SOUTHEAST ASIA - The market for distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) in Southeast Asia is poised for expansion. US Grain Council efforts in the region have significantly contributed...
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