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12 March 2014
Haiti 2014 Cereal Planting Delayed
HAITI - Planting of the 2014 main “printemps” season cereal crops, mainly maize, to be harvested from June, is now underway after some delays due to below average precipitation in February....
10 March 2014
Meat Prices Stable But Food Price Index on the Rise
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index rebounded in February, up more than two per cent from January as the result of increased prices for sugar, oils, cereals and dairy products; meat prices fell...
06 March 2014
Gene May Ease Genetic Modification of Plants
US - A recent discovery could lead to easier genetic modification of plant varieties considered recalcitrant to standard methods, including varieties of economically important crops....
05 March 2014
Growing Demand from Poultry Industry to Drive Corn Production
PERU - FAS Lima forecasts Peru’s wheat production in MY 2014/15 (July/June) to reach 230,000 metric tons (MT), down 3,000 MT or one per cent from its MY 2013/14 estimate of 233,000 MT....
04 March 2014
Chinese Food Prices Continue to Fall
CHINA - Chinese food prices are continuing to fall according to a survey of 36 large and medium sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
03 March 2014
Good Rains Over Main Producing Areas for Current Cropping Season
TIMOR-LESTE - Planting of the 2013/14 main season maize crop was completed in December, while that of main season paddy will continue into February....
Qingdao Price Index up in January
CHINA - The Qingdao investigation team of the National Bureau of Statistics of China released statistics concerning Qingdao's January Consumer Price Index (CPI) on 17 February....
26 February 2014
Poor Rainfall Expected to Limit the 2013/14 Paddy Production
THAILAND - Planting of the 2013/14 secondary season crop began in early January and is expected to last until mid-April. ...
Below Average Rains Expected to Limit Sri Lanka Rice Production
SRI LANKA - Harvesting of the 2013/14 main season (Maha) paddy began in early January and will continue until mid-April....
24 February 2014
South Korea Cereal Production Increased in 2013 but Remained Below Average
SOUTH KOREA - In the Republic of Korea, the main staple crop, paddy rice, is planted in May-June and harvested in September-October....
21 February 2014
Strong Typhoons Dampen Expectations for Philippines Rice Production
PHILIPPINES - On 8 November 2013, the Philippines was struck by Typhoon Haiyan of Category 5, affecting nine Regions across the central parts of the country and causing widespread devastation,...
20 February 2014
Record Lao Rice Crop Estimated in 2013
LAO - Planting of the 2013/14 mostly dry season irrigated paddy crop is almost completed, under generally favourable weather conditions....
Favourable Weather at Start of 2013/14 Early Cropping Season
MYANMAR - Planting of the 2014 early season crops, mainly maize, irrigated wheat and irrigated secondary paddy was completed in December....
19 February 2014
Brazil 2013 Wheat Production Recovered from Reduced 2012 Crop
BRAZIL - Harvest of the 2013 wheat was concluded in December. Latest official estimates point to a strong recovery from last year’s lows, with production increasing by 30 percent to 5.7 million...
Favourable Rains Boost Wheat Plantings for 2014 Rabi Season Crop
INDIA - Planting of the 2014 Rabi season cereal crops, mainly wheat and rice, was completed by December....
18 February 2014
El Nino to Impact Americas, Australia, India, China this Summer
ANALYSIS – An El Nino weather event is forecast to develop which should create ideal growing crop conditions in the US, but drier weather is expected in Brazil, Australia, India and China,...
17 February 2014
Record Harvest of Cambodia 2013/14 Main Season Paddy Crop Anticipated
CAMBODIA - Harvesting of the 2013/14 main wet season paddy crop began in early December and will continue in some areas up to February. ...
Record Bhutan Cereal Harvest Estimated for 2013
BHUTAN - Harvesting of the 2013 main season crops, mainly rice and maize, was completed by December....
10 February 2014
MY 2013/2014 Rice Production Projected to Rise Slightly
BANGLADESH - Marketing year (MY) 2013/2014 (May to April) rice production is projected to rise slightly to 34.6 million tons on higher yields due to good weather....
Excellent Growing Conditions, Beneficial Rains in Western, South Australia
AUSTRALIA - Excellent growing conditions and beneficial rains in Western and South Australia producing areas are expected to result in significant production increases for Australian wheat in...
06 February 2014
Favourable Egypt Weather Results in Above Average Cereal Crop
EGYPT - Final 2013 wheat production figures are not available yet although owing to favourable weather conditions, preliminary forecasts pointed to an above average cereal harvest....
31 January 2014
US Rice Losses Market Share to Guyana, Suriname
JAMAICA - In 2013 no US paddy rice was imported into Jamaica- the first time in recent history. Trade sources say that this is due to quality and pricing concerns....
30 January 2014
South Korea's 2014 MMA Rice Purchasing Plan
SOUTH KOREA - The Korean government has announced the rice purchasing plan for the 2014 Minimum Market Access (MMA) agreement. Under the 2014 MMA, Korea plans to purchase its commitment of 408,700...
27 January 2014
Foodgrains, Sugar Prices Remain Steady at India's Wholesale Markets
INDIA - As per data monitored by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Food, prices of rice, wheat and sugar during the week, January 16, 2014 to January 23, 2014 remained steady in wholesale...
24 January 2014
Rabi Crop Sowing Crosses 635 Lakh Hectare Area
INDIA - The total rabi sown area, as per reports received from States, during this week stands at 635.13 lakh hectare (6,350,0000 hectares) as compared to 603.39 lakh hectare (6,30,0000 hectares)...
21 January 2014
Crop Sowing Crosses 625 Lakh Hectare Area
INDIA - The total rabi sown area, as per reports received from States, during the week ending 17.1.2014 stands at 625.65 lakh hectare as compared to 596.20 lakh hectare at this time last year....
20 January 2014
Improved 2013 Cereal Production for Cameroon
CAMEROON - Harvesting of the 2013 second season maize crops is underway in bi-modal areas of the Centre and South....
17 January 2014
Mali Agricultural Production Hampered by Civil Strife
MALI - Harvesting of millet and sorghum, the major coarse grains produced in the country, was completed in November, while rice harvesting is almost complete....
A Record 2013 Crop Gathered in Burkina Faso
BURKINA FASO - Favourable weather conditions and continued government support towards the agriculture sector contributed to a good national cereal production for the second year in a row. ...
10 January 2014
New Rice Competes with Weeds, Offers High Grain Quality to Boot
US - Using conventional breeding methods, U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists have developed a new rice cultivar that can hold its own against barnyardgrass and other costly weeds,...
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