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17 October 2012
Romanian Spring Crops Withered by Heat and Drought
ROMANIA - Weather damaged spring crops registered declines between 30-50 per cent as harvest finishes nearly a month earlier than normal. ...
EU Has Duty to Increase Production Says NFU
EU - The European Union has a moral duty to realise its production potential after a series of poor harvests across the world have left food prices high and volatile impacting the poorest people...
16 October 2012
Poor Weather Hits Scotlands Harvest
SCOTLAND, UK - Bad weather across much of Scotland has had an adverse effect on this year’s harvest, statistics published yesterday have shown....
12 October 2012
Corn Area Hits New Record in the Iberian Peninsula
SPAIN - Spain remains the leading EU producer of GE corn with 116,307 ha planted in 2012, followed by Portugal with a 9,278 ha. These two countries account for over 90 per cent of the total...
11 October 2012
Bad Weather Impacts on 2012 Harvest, Need for Urgent Supply Chain Action
UK - After a summer of persistent and occasionally torrential rain, UK yields for 2012 have been mixed across arable crops, according to results of a National Farmers Union members’ survey. ...
10 October 2012
Allendale Inc. Pre-Report Supply & Demand Estimates
US - Ahead of Thursday's USDA Supply and Demand Report, Allendale Inc. has released the following pre-report estimates. ...
Corn Stocks Lower than Expected, Soybean Stocks Higher
US - September ended on a bang with the release of USDA’s Grain Stocks report. With corn stocks lower than expected and soybean stocks higher than expected, the report had a lot of information...
01 October 2012
Copa-Cogeca Releases Final EU-27 Cereal Estimates, Production Drops
EU - Copa-Cogeca released final EU-27 cereals estimates for the 2012/13 marketing year last week, claiming EU production is expected to drop by 2.2 per cent, highlighting the need to maintain...
28 September 2012
Global Grain Production at Record High, Despite Volatile Weather
GLOBAL - Global grain production is expected to reach a record high of 2.4 billion tons in 2012, an increase of one per cent from 2011 levels, according to new research conducted by the Nourishing...
25 September 2012
Green Weeds Complicate Early Corn, Soybean Harvest
US - Fields with actively growing weedsfrom this summer's drought and recent rains could create problems for farmersduring harvest, a Purdue Extension weed scientist says....
24 September 2012
Russia Loses 4.3m Grain Hectares to Drought
RUSSIA - The latest figures from the Russian agriculture ministry show that grain crops on 4.3 million hectares that had been planted this have been lost because of the drought. ...
20 September 2012
Corn Harvest, Drying Challenging Again this Year
US - Drought conditions stressed this year’s corn crop, leading to weak stalks and shanks. Weak stalks contribute to “downed” corn due to wind or other forces, and weak shanks contribute...
Mississippi Rice Harvest, Yields High
US - Nathan Buehring, rice specialist with the Mississippi State University Extension Service, said September’s weather was nearly ideal for rice harvest...
18 September 2012
Projected 2012 Crop Reporting District Yields Relative to Trend-line Yields
US - USDA’s National Agricultural Statistical Service has released projected 2012 Crop Reporting District (CRD) yields for Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, and Missouri. These projected CRD...
'Super Rice' Produces Super Harvest
CHINA - A super rice breed called chujing No 28, has produced a harvest of 14.3 metric tons a hectare at a demonstration base in the Chuxiong Yi autonomous prefecture in Southwest China's Yunnan...
Improved Price Outlook for SA Harvest
AUSTRALIA - This year’s crop could translate to a farm-gate value of around A$1.6 billion with further rain, according to the latest Crop and Pasture Report released by Primary Industries and...
Tillage Forum Reflects on Difficult Grain Harvest
IRELAND - 2012 will be remembered for one of the worst summers in the last 40 years by tillage farmers. The cold, wet and dull conditions have resulted in very poor cereal crop yields nationwide....
Corn Yield Projections Down, But Not as Much as Expected
US - Corn and soybean yield projections decreased Wednesday 12 September as the nation's Corn Belt continues to suffer through the worst drought since at least 1956....
14 September 2012
Experts: Crop Production, WASDE Indicate Corn Has Peaked
ANALYSIS - Market response to USDA’s September Crop Production report and the World Agricultural Supply & Demand Estimates report was mixed with corn and wheat estimates stronger than expected...
Minister Mendes Ribeiro to Open 2012/2013 Soybean Plantings
BRAZIL - The Minister of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), Mendes Ribeiro Filho, is participating in the Official Launch of Crop Planting Soybeans 2012/2013, on the 24 September, at 15h...
USDA Lowers Corn and Soybean Production
US - The Agriculture Department’s monthly crop report lowered the 2012 production forecasts for corn and soybeans. Economists with the American Farm Bureau Federation said the report was “bearish”...
13 September 2012
Significant Tightening of Global Grain Supply - Demand Balance Forecast
GLOBAL - Continued deterioration of cereal crop prospects over the past two months, due to unfavourable weather conditions in a number of major producing regions, has led to a sharp cut in FAO’s...
Brazilian Crop Value Reaches Record High of $227.7 Billion
BRAZIL - The total value of Brazilian crop production is estimated at US$222.7 billion, exceeding previous records, and the largest value recorded since 1997....
USDA September Crop Production and WASDE Reports
The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service has released the September Crop Production Report that contained new survey-based forecasts of the size of the U.S. corn and soybean crops....
Leaf Wax May be Key to Drought, Heat Tolerance in Wheat
US - Wax build-up is not always a bad thing, according to a Texas A&M University soil and crop scientist....
08 September 2012
After the Rain: Hurricane Brings Moisture to Midwest
US - Between August 31 and September 2, the remnants of Hurricane Isaac dropped two to six inches of rain on the southern two-thirds of Illinois. Rainfall over the past six weeks in over much...
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. ...
06 September 2012
German Grain Harvest Better Than Predicted
GERMANY - The German grain harvest has been much better than initially predicted. Given the current tight grain market, this is good news for many areas of the world....
05 September 2012
Canada Cereal Grain Harvest Complete - Early Crops Fare Better
CANADA - A plant science instructor with the University of Manitoba says those crops seeded last fall or early this spring have done much better in terms of yield and quality than those planted...
03 September 2012
Drought Hits Bulgarian Spring Crops
BULGARIA - Bulgaria’s corn and sunflower crops were severely affected by persistent hot and dry weather during the second half of June and July, the most critical period for pollination of...
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