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17 June 2013
Biggest Australian Rice Crop in a Decade
AUSTRALIA - The country's biggest rice growing region has harvested its largest crop since 2002....
12 June 2013
Rice Research Investment Delivers Sixfold Return
GLOBAL - A US$12 million investment in rice research has returned more than $70 million in benefits to rice farmers and national economies in four Asian countries, according to a new report....
10 June 2013
China Expected to Reap Bumper Summer Grains Harvest
CHINA - China is likely to mark its tenth consecutive year of reaping a bumper harvest of summer grain crops in 2013, said Minister Han Changfu while observing harvest activities in Zhumadian...
Largest-ever Philanthropic Investment into Budding Rice Scientists
ASIA - To help unleash the great potential of promising students in Asia to help feed the region into the future, a US$3 million donation has established the Lee Foundation Rice Scholarship Program...
07 June 2013
OECD-FAO Expect Slower Global Ag Production Growth
GLOBAL - Global agricultural production is expected to grow 1.5 per cent a year on average over the coming decade, compared with annual growth of 2.1 per cent between 2003 and 2012, according...
05 June 2013
Peru Cereal Production in 2013 Close to Last Year’s Record
PERU - Harvesting of the main season rice and maize crops is currently underway. The 2013 aggregate cereal production is forecast to decrease slightly from the record level of the previous year...
03 June 2013
How Will Flooding, Saturated Soils Affect Crops?
US - Recent and forecasted rain events across the Midwest will lead to many fields with saturated and flooded soils. ...
29 May 2013
Project Aims to Biofortify Rice for Improved Nutritional Value
US - A team of US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and collaborating scientists is closing in on genes in rice that regulate the uptake and storage of important minerals, a pursuit that could...
No Cap Deal Could Delay Reform for Years
EU - Copa and Cogeca Presidents warned EU Farm Ministers in Dublin today that if no agreement on Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) reform is reached by June, a deal could be delayed for years, increasing...
27 May 2013
Rice Seed Aids Bangladesh’s Cyclone Recovery
BANGLADESH - Bangladesh’s rice farmers recovering from Cyclone Mohashen, which hit the country last week, will receive free packages of flood-tolerant rice seed that they can plant next season...
22 May 2013
Funding Opportunity for Rice Farmers Must Be Taken
SPAIN – Local authorities are being urged by the Valencia Farmers Association to secure European funding for agri-environment payments for rice growers in Valencia....
20 May 2013
Philippines Exports Aromatic, Black Rice to Dubai
PHILIPPINES - With rice self-sufficiency in sight, the Philippines after 40 years will once again export rice, initially comprising of 35 metric tons (MT) of aromatic, long-grain and organic...
17 May 2013
USDA Announces Conservation Reserve Programme Sign-Up
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will conduct a four-week Conservation Reserve Program (CRP) general sign-up beginning May 20 and ending on June 14. ...
Rain Delays US Planting, Topsoil Loss Could Cost Farmers Yield
ANALYSIS – As rainfall increases, the amount of topsoil decreases. So does the amount of grain the land can produce, writes Linda Geist, University of Missouri Extension. ...
10 May 2013
FAO Announce Cereal Price Index Drop For April
GLOBAL – The Food and Agriculture Organisation Cereal Price Index closed down from March figures by 4.1 per cent in April, largely due to 2013 maize expectations becoming more bullish. ...
Payments by US Farm Safety Net Program: Differences by Crop
US - An important aspect of the on-going debate over the new farm bill is the proposed elimination of direct payments. This proposal differentially impacts the program crops, prompting a debate...
30 April 2013
Myanmar Rice Production Sees Increase
MYANMAR - In market year (MY) 2012/2013, rice paddy production is expected to increase to 17.3 million metric tons (MMT) from 16.9 MMT in MY 2011/12, an increase of 2.6 per cent. ...
26 April 2013
P80 Million Granted to Support to Polillo Farmers, Fishermen
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture is allotting an initial P80 million for various agricultural and fishery projects to further increase the productivity and incomes of small farmers...
23 April 2013
New Rice in Tanzania to Boost Production
TANZANIA - Tanzanian farmers can now boost rice production two to three times by combining good agricultural practices with the adoption of two new high-yielding rice varieties, IR05N 221 and...
22 April 2013
Afghanistan's Wheat Production Forecast Down
AFGHANISTAN - Wheat production in Afghanistan for the marketing year 2013/14 is forecast at 4.05 million metric tons (MMT), a two per cent decrease from the previous year due to less precipitation...
China's Hybrid Rice to help Philippines Achieve Self-Sufficiency
CHINA - By using the hybrid rice technology successfully developed by China, the Philippines, one of the world's largest rice importers, could become self- sufficient in the staple food and could...
19 April 2013
Rice Banks Helping Fish Farmers in Cambodian Coastal Communities
CAMBODIA - Fish farmers in Cambodian coastal communities have been able to improve their food security and generate additional income as a result of village rice banks established with the support...
18 April 2013
Food Price Index Up – Meat Prices Down
CHINA - The price of agri-foodstuff s in China rose by small margin last week (8-14 April) after a fall for seven consecutive weeks according to monitoring by the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM)...
17 April 2013
Beneficial Compounds in Whole-grain Rice Varieties Determined
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists and cooperators have provided knowledge about the chemical composition and potential bio-availability of nutritious compounds in a representative...
15 April 2013
High Levels of Lead Detected in US Rice Imports
US - Research has found that commercially available rice imported into the US contains levels of lead far higher than regulations suggest are safe....
11 April 2013
Madagascar Needs More than $41 Million to End Locust Plague
MADAGASCAR - Madagascar needs more than $22 million of emergency funding by June to start fighting a severe locust plague that threatens the country's next cropping seasons and the food security...
Philippines Department of Agriculture Promotes Hybrid Rice
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture is allotting P500 million to encourage more farmers to plant hybrid rice varieties, and contribute in attaining national rice sufficiency by the end...
10 April 2013
Cargill Earnings Down 42 Per Cent, Pressured by Drought-inflated Feed Costs
GLOBAL – US-based Cargill reported net earnings of $445 million in the fiscal 2013 third quarter ended Feb. 28, down 42 percent from $766 million in the same period a year ago. ...
08 April 2013
Pakistan Wheat Production Forecast Up Three Per Cent
PAKISTAN - Market Year (MY)2013/14 wheat production is forecast at 24.0 million tons, up three percent from last year, however, four percent less than MY2011/12’s record production of 25...
26 March 2013
Promoting Safe Use of Seed Treatments
US – The American Seed Trade Association (ASTA) and CropLife America (CLA) released of The Guide to Seed Treatment Stewardship, an industry-wide initiative to promote the safe handling and...
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