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08 August 2013
Indonesia Experiencing Another Wet Dry Season
INDONESIA - After CY2010 and CY2011, Indonesia is again experiencing another wet dry season in CY2013....
07 August 2013
Rice Production Predicted to Increase
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - The Dominican Republic's 2013 rice production is forecast to increase, according to an FAO country brief....
05 August 2013
Soccksargen Contributes to Premium Rice Export
PHILIPPINES - Since May this year, the Philippines, through the Department of Agriculture, has exported 106.55 metric tons of premium rice. ...
Chinese Agricultural Food Prices Keep Rising
CHINA - Prices of agricultural foodstuffs in China kept rising last week according to a survey of prices in 36 medium and large sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce(MOFCOM). ...
30 July 2013
India Main Rice Crop Planting Up Seven Per Cent from Last Year
INDIA - India’s main (Kharif) rice crop planting area has increased to around 19.6 million hectares, up around seven per cent from around 18.4 million hectares rice planting area seen during...
29 July 2013
Expert: US Energy Prices to Fall by 20 to 30 Per Cent by 2016
ANALYSIS - By 2016, energy prices in the US are going to fall by 20 to 30 per cent according to an industry expert, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor....
23 July 2013
Improving Productivity Could Boost Global Crops Value to $120 Billion
ANALYSIS - Studies into the financial value to agriculture of breeding more productive and resilient varieties of 29 of the world’s priority crops including wheat, potato and rice estimates...
19 July 2013
Philippines Exports More Premium Rice to Singapore
PHILIPPINES - More premium rice produced by farmers in South Cotabato and Nueva Ecija are set for shipment to Singapore next week. ...
Beneficial Rains Received at Start of Lao 2013 Main Wet Season
LAO - Planting of the 2013 main season paddy crop started in May and will continue until July. Relatively normal rainfall pattern was recorded between early May and mid June, benefiting planting...
17 July 2013
World Cereal Production Set to Reach Historic High in 2013
GLOBAL - World total cereal production is forecast to increase by about 7 percent in 2013 compared to last year, helping to replenish global inventories and raise expectations for more stable...
Sri Lanka Rice, Wheat Prices Remain Generally High but Stable
SRI LANKA - The price of rice, which has been on steady rise between June 2012 and February 2013, remained generally stable since, following satisfactory supplies from the 2013 main season Maha...
China's Farm Produce Prices Retreat Last Week
CHINA - Farm produce prices in 36 major Chinese cities went down last week, as wholesale prices of eight aquatic products shed 0.6 per cent from a week earlier, the latest data showed Tuesday...
15 July 2013
Kharif Sowing Crosses 500 Lakh Hectare Mark
INDIA - Sowing of kharif crops has picked up further in this week. The total sown area as on 12th July, as per reports received from States, stands at 517.65 lakh hectare as compared to 341.49...
12 July 2013
Chinese Agrifood Prices Remain Steady
CHINA - Agricultural food prices taken from a sample 36 medium and large sized cities remained stable over the last week according to a survey from the Chinese Ministry of Commerce, MOFCOM. ...
08 July 2013
China’s Wheat Production in MY13/14 Revised Downward
CHINA - Post’s estimate for China’s wheat production in marketing year (MY) 13/14 is revised to 118 million tons, a two per cent decrease from the previous year, due to yield losses from...
05 July 2013
Thai Subsidy Scheme Leads to Burmese Rice Sell-off
MYANMAR - Thai traders are flocking to Burma to buy up cheap rice with the aim of selling it to a Thai government rice-buying scheme that is supposed to support Thai farmers, according to the...
India Sown Area Surpasses 2012-13 Area by 84 Per Cent
INDIA - Sowing of kharif crops has picked up in the last week. The total sown area as on 28.4.2013, as per reports received from States, stands at 250.99 lakh hectare as compared to 135.87...
04 July 2013
Philippines Keen on Keeping Quantitative Restriction on Rice
PHILIPPINES - Unresolved issues related to concessions with rice -exporting countries continue to get in the way of the Philippines' bid to secure approval for the extension of a World Trade...
Govt to Pursue Commercial Rice Production in Nepal
NEPAL - The Nepal government plans to pursue commercial rice cultivation programme in three districts from the next fiscal year. ...
Lower Pledging Price for Next Rice Crop
THAILAND - The price of pledged rice for the next harvest is sure to be less than the current 15,000 baht per tonne, Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Niwatthamrong Bunsongphaisarn...
03 July 2013
Officials to Meet with Truckers on New Overloading Guidelines
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture is set to study the effects on food security of new guidelines that took effect on 1 June, governing the overloading of trucks and trailers carrying...
02 July 2013
Detection of Khapra Beetle Pushes Mexico to Ban Pakistan Rice
GLOBAL - Following the detection of the Khapra beetle in some rice shipments from Pakistan, Mexico has chosen to suspend rice imports from Pakistan the USA Rice Federation said citing trade sources...
28 June 2013
Locust Plague Threatens to Trigger Severe Food Crisis in Madagascar
MADAGASCAR - Locusts have already infested over half of the island nation’s cultivated land and pastures...
26 June 2013
Midwest is Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot
US - Hit-or-miss showers and thunderstorms dotted the northern tier of the West and areas from the Plains to the East Coast, causing minor fieldwork delays but maintaining generally favorable...
The Challenge of Feeding China
CHINA - With young, educated rural workers attracted by the lure of higher wages in urban areas, should the Chinese government take measures to ensure an adequate supply of labor for agriculture?...
25 June 2013
Economists: Second US Farm Bill Extension Seems Inevitable
US - Three Purdue University agricultural economists agree that another extension of 2008 farm legislation is a distinct possibility following the US House's defeat of the proposed farm bill....
24 June 2013
Kharif Sowing Picks Up; Crosses 109.07 Lakh Hectare
INDIA - As per the latest data available from different States, the following is the status of the sowing of kharif crops compared with the normal sowing trends for this time of the year....
20 June 2013
Scientists Discover New Details About Deadly Fungus Rice Blast
US - Like a stealthy enemy, blast disease invades rice crops around the world, killing plants and cutting production of one of the most important global food sources....
19 June 2013
China's Farm Produce Prices Slightly Up
CHINA - The prices of farm produce in 36 major Chinese cities slightly climbed last week, according to new official data. ...
17 June 2013
Agri-food Prices Rise Marginally
CHINA - The price of agri-foods in China rose marginally last week, according to a survey taken by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) in 36 medium and large sized cities during the week 3-9 June. ...
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