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29 January 2014
Third Largest Grain Crop Expected for South Australia
AUSTRALIA - South Australian grain growers are on track to record the state's third largest crop on record....
22 January 2014
Post-harvest Corn Research Updates Released
US - Purdue Extension agronomists have published research updates regarding corn plant populations and nitrogen management guidelines for Indiana growers....
14 January 2014
Corn Consumption Exceeds Expectations, Now What?
US - The USDA crop reports released on January 10 revealed some important fundamental information for the corn, soybean, and wheat markets. As always, the reports contained a few surprises relative...
09 January 2014
Plenty of Demand for Western Australia's Bumper Grain Crop
AUSTRALIA - With the last of the Western Australia's bumper grain harvest trickling in, it's now more critical than ever to keep an eye on what's driving commodity prices....
07 January 2014
A Soybean’s Journey: See for Yourself
US - When a farmer unloads soybeans at the elevator after harvest, it may seem like the end of a long journey that was full of hard work and patience. But the elevator is actually just the first...
03 January 2014
Harvest Record in Western Australia
AUSTRALIA - West Australian grain farmers have just finished harvesting a record breaking crop....
18 December 2013
Peanut Yields About Average Despite 'Rough' August
US - With about 120,000 to 125,000 acres harvested, and about average yields, this year’s peanut crop is certainly much better than it has been the past few growing seasons, according to a...
10 December 2013
Winter Wheat Acreage Higher this Year in Alberta, Saskatchewan, Lower in Manitoba
CANADA - Winter Cereals Canada reports the number of acres of seeded to winter wheat last fall across the Canadian prairies was about the same as the previous year but the distribution has changed,...
09 December 2013
Africa Steps up Focus on Statistics for Better Agriculture
AFRICA - Improving the quality, availability and relevance of data on food and agriculture has become a key priority as Africa strives to develop more effective policies to tackle its persistent...
29 November 2013
Good Quality Domestic Grain Harvest in 2013 for Finland
FINLAND - The oats harvest in 2013 was the biggest in a decade, but shrivelled grains and mycotoxins impaired its quality. The total yield of winter grains remained low, due to the wet conditions...
Satisfactory Cereal Harvest for Sudan
SUDAN - Harvesting operations are underway both in bimodal rainfall areas of Greater Equatoria (Western, Central and Eastern Equatoria states), where the second season cereal crop is being gathered,...
28 November 2013
Cherkizovo Increases Grain Harvest by Half
RUSSIA - Russian meat and feed manufacturer, Cherkizovo Group has seen its 2013 grain harvest reach 175,000 tonnes, up 51 per cent from 116,000 tonnes in 2012....
China to Achieve 10th Consecutive Growth of Grain Output
CHINA – China’s Ministry of Agriculture is predicting that the country is likely to see another bumper year of grain production, making 2013 the 10th year in a row of increased output....
Rolling Plains Cotton Harvest Halted by Wintery Bluster
US - Though temporarily halted by a wintery mix of rain and snow, the Rolling Plains cotton harvest was on schedule, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....
15 November 2013
Survey Suggests 22 Per Cent Increase in Wheat Area for Harvest 2014
UK - AHDB/HGCA’s Early Bird Survey of farmers’ planting intentions shows a sharp rise in the total area of wheat and winter barley for harvest 2014 compared to last year....
Favourable Rains Predicted for Start of 2013/14 Cropping Season
MOZAMBIQUE - Seasonal rains commenced in the second half of October in southern regions and some coastal areas, aiding land preparation and planting for the 2013/14 cropping season (October-June)....
14 November 2013
Ecuador's 2013 Maize Production Estimated at Record Levels
ECUADOR - Harvesting of the 2013 secondary maize crop is nearing completion and production is anticipated to increase from last year’s same season level....
Good 2013 Cereal Production Estimated for Peru
PERU - Harvesting of the 2013 main season rice and maize crops was completed in August and official estimates for the rice crop have been revised upward to 3 million tonnes (2 million tonnes...
Erratic Start of Maize Season Rains Affects Crop Establishment
TANZANIA - In northern bi-modal rainfall areas, planting of the 2013 “vuli” crops (to be harvested at the beginning of next year) is well underway. Seasonal rains started by mid-September...
13 November 2013
Ethiopia To Enjoy Above Average Yields
ETHIOPIA - Production prospects are favourable as the main meher season crops are harvested and the market is in a promising position as cereals are at record highs, write agricultural commentators...
11 November 2013
Corn Crops Expected to Set Record, but Not as Large as Anticipated
US - The U.S. corn crop is projected to reach record production this year but won't be quite as large as initially expected because heavy spring rain in parts of the country prevented some acres...
08 November 2013
Agritechnica 2013: Ag Digital Unveiled
GERMANY - Ag Digital, the free publication highlighting Agritechnica 2013, is now available to download....
05 November 2013
Good UK Summer Buoys Supplies but Balance Remains Tight
UK - With some Member States starting to publish provisional harvest estimates for 2013 and with much improved weather in the summer months, the total market year (MY) 2013/14 EU-28 grain crop...
01 November 2013
Namibia Food Security Pressured By Drought Conditions
NAMIBIA - Drought pressure has taken its toll on livestock as well as the cereal yields, which have taken a big hit this year. ...
Benin Harvest Prospects Mixed Following Irregular Rains
BENIN - Harvesting of first season maize crop has just been completed in the South. In the North, which only has one rainy season, the harvesting of cereals has begun....
31 October 2013
Yields of New Varieties of Agricultural Crops Continue to Increase
NETHERLANDS - Research into varieties of winter wheat, spring barley, potatoes grown for starch and sugar beet which have been introduced in the Netherlands by plant breeding companies between...
Venezuelan Cereal Production to Increase Further in 2013
VENEZUELA - Harvesting of the 2013 winter main maize season and the secondary rice season is well advanced. ...
29 October 2013
CropWorld Global 2013: How Do We Feed Our Growing Population?
THE NETHERLANDS - This week, Amsterdam hosts the 4th Annual CropWorld Global 2013 Conference. Leading international experts from the agrochemical and crop industry, key policymakers and regulators...
Philippines Expects Record Corn Harvest
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture is expecting another record harvest of corn this year, estimated at 8.2 million metric tons (MMT), in spite of the damaged wrought by recent typhoons....
28 October 2013
Australia Weather: Rainfall Restricts Grain Harvest
AUSTRALIA - Much of Australia has recently experienced hot, dry and gusty weather conditions. Bushfires across eastern New South Wales have burnt out significant areas of bushland, forests and...
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