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14 November 2012
Conversion of Rice Fields Impacts Food Security
Experts say the Indonesian government needs to stop the conversion of rice fields into housing, industrial complexes or other non-agricultural activities in an effort to support food security....
13 November 2012
Agricultural Sector Grows by 1.9 Per Cent
PHILIPPINES - The country’s agriculture sector has a total value of P956 billion at current prices, as it grew by 1.93 per cent during the first nine months of the year, the Department of Agriculture...
08 November 2012
P-Noy Proclaims 2013 as ‘National Year of Rice’
PHILIPPINES - President Benigno S Aquino III has declared 2013 as ‘National Year of Rice’ (NYR) and directed the Department of Agriculture (DA) to lead its celebration, as per Proclamation...
06 November 2012
Rice Irrigation Method Saves Fuel, Water, Money
US - Ten years of research indicates that a water management strategy can save rice producers money on fuel and conserve water without hurting yields....
05 November 2012
Rice Breeder Introduces New Breed to China
CHINA - Li Kaibin has been cultivating rice for more than 30 years. The breed of rice he has been cultivating, known as "Chujing", grows in mountain areas between altitudes of 1500 to 1940 meters....
02 November 2012
Irregular Weather Pushes Mexico Feed Production Down
MEXICO - New marketing year (MY) 2012/13 corn production estimate has been revised downward from USDA/Official forecast due to smaller than previously estimated planted area and irregular weather...
01 November 2012
Bhutan's Agricultural Industry to Go 100 Per Cent Organic
BHUTAN - Bhutan, which mainly grows oranges, apples, rice and potatoes, had decided to become 100 per cent organic within the next 10 years....
29 October 2012
Economist: Global Grain Demand - It's All About China
ANALYSIS - Demand from China is currently driving and supporting the global grain market - that was the key message from Richard Pottorff, chief economist for Doane Advisory Services, at Doane's...
26 October 2012
Feedipedia – New Resource on Feed Ingredients
MEXICO – During the Latin American Animal Nutrition Congress in Puerto Vallarta, a new source for evaluating non-conventional feed ingredients for all types of livestock was presented, writes...
24 October 2012
Nigeria's Rice Production Forecast to Increase
NIGERIA - Nigeria is forecast to increase rice production by 200,000 tons to reach a total of 2.9 million in 2012/13. ...
23 October 2012
Doane Conference: China, US Farm Bill, Production Agriculture
ANALYSIS - The 2012 Doane Outlook conference focused on global trends, policy and production agriculture, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor, live from the conference in St. Louis,...
22 October 2012
Government Rice Programme Moves to Protect Christmas Crop
PHILIPPINES - The National Rice Programme of the Department of Agriculture has ordered all regional field units nationwide to create El Nino Action Teams to assess and anticipate the effects...
17 October 2012
Feed Prices Dramatically Higher in Vietnam
VIETNAM - The price of raw materials has increased dramatically pushing feed prices higher, writes Ron Lane, Senior Consultant Genesus Vietnam & Meggie Vo, Research Assistant, in his Global Market...
15 October 2012
US Rice Exports to China Appear in Sight
GLOBAL - The US Department of Agriculture's Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) office in Beijing this week received a draft phytosanitary protocol from Chinese plant health officials...
12 October 2012
India Rice Sown in 367.65 Lakh Hectares
INDIA - According to the latest information received from Indian states, rice has been sown in 367.65 lakh hectares. The average area under rice for this week is 361.26 lakh ha....
11 October 2012
Brazil's Planting Intentions Report Says Soybean Production Up
BRAZIL - Brazil's grain yield for the 2012/13 crop is expected to be 182.27 million tonnes, 10 per cent higher than 2011/12, according to the first survey of planting intentions presented on...
10 October 2012
Indian Rice Exports Eased Global Prices, Stabilised Supplies
INDIA - Agriculture Minister Shri Sharad Pawar sought to highlight India’s role in stabilising global food supplies and moderating price rises, while addressing the meeting of the ‘High Level...
04 October 2012
Egypt Lifts Rice Export Ban
EGYPT - Egypt lifted the rice export ban as of October 1, 2012, but there will be a $162/MT export tax and export permits will be allocated by tender....
Tadpole Shrimp New Pest of Rice in the Midsouthern United States
US - Tadpole shrimp are pests of rice production systems in California and have recently been found impacting Missouri and Arkansas rice fields. ...
Jamaica Plan to Reduce Rice Imports by 2015
JAMAICA - Jamaica plans to reduce its rice imports by fifteen per cent at the end of 2015....
02 October 2012
Australian Rice Disease Not Matching Anything Known to Science
AUSTRALIA - The rice disease which destroyed crops in the Kimberley's Ord Irrigation Scheme last year is not matching any other strains of rice blast known to science....
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...
Vietnam Rice Output to Hit 43 Million Tonnes in 2012
VIETNAM - Vietnam’s rice output is expected to surpass 43 million tonnes in 2012, an increase of one million tonnes or 2.6 per cent over the previous year....
20 September 2012
FDA Studies Arsenic Levels in Rice, After Investigation Reports Worrying Levels
US - As part of an ongoing and proactive effort to monitor food safety and address contaminants in food, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today released preliminary data on arsenic levels...
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...
19 September 2012
Organic Rice and Cattle Farming get Boost
PHILIPPINES - Three coastal towns from Lanao del Norte province received financial support from the Mindanao Rural Development Programme (MRDP) of the Department of Agriculture for the implementation...
18 September 2012
Genes Render Some Rice Species Sterile
CHINA - Researchers have identified a set of three genes that are responsible for hybrid sterility in rice, or the inability of many hybrid rice species to pass their genes on to the next generation....
Gov't to Purchase 370,000 Tons of Rice for Stockpile
SOUTH KOREA - The government will purchase 370,000 tons of rice this year as part of a national stockpile that can be used to help control prices and also in times of emergency, such as war,...
'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...
13 September 2012
Cash Rents in 2012, 2013
US - According to the National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS), Illinois cash rents in 2012 increased by 16 per cent over 2011 levels. Cash rents increases between 2012 and 2013 likely...
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