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09 June 2014
Improved Prospects for Haiti 2014 Spring Cereal Season
HAITI - Planting of the main spring cereal season is mostly concluded. After lower-than-normal precipitation in March, remote sensing data indicate well above-average precipitation since mid-April...
South Korea's 2014 Rice Production Forecast Stable
SOUTH KOREA - Planting of the 2014 rice crop has just started and is expected to continue until June. ...
05 June 2014
Researchers Aim to Disarm a ‘Cereal Killer’
US - A fungus that kills an estimated 30 per cent of the world’s rice crop may finally have met its match, thanks to a research discovery made by scientists at the University of Delaware and...
04 June 2014
Favourable Weather Conditions for Planting of Paddy and Maize Crops
THAILAND - Planting of the 2014 main season cereal crops, including rice and maize, is currently ongoing. Remote-sensed data indicate that rainfall since mid-April has been above average over...
03 June 2014
3,000 Rice Genome Sequences Made Publicly Available on World Hunger Day
GLOBAL - The open-access, open-data journal GigaScience has published an article on the genome sequencing of 3000 rice strains along with the release of this entire dataset in a citable format...
02 June 2014
Philippines Invests P81.2M into Agriculture Projects
PHILIPPINES - The Department of Agriculture has opened four big-ticket agricultural infrastructure projects worth P81.2 million in Surigao del Sur and Agusan del Sur, recently, including what...
23 May 2014
Madagascar Rice Production Expected to Recover
MADAGASCAR - The 2014 rice output, being harvested, is anticipated to increase above the locust and weather?depressed output of 2013....
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Pick Up
CHINA - The prices of major farm products picked up slightly in the first full week of May according to a survey of prices in 36 large and medium-sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
20 May 2014
India Food Output Target Up by 1 million Tonnes
INDIA - India is likely to produce 264.38 million tonnes of food grains during 2013-14 (includes kharif 2013 and rabi 2013-14 crops), according to the Indian agriculture ministry, writes Jagdish...
19 May 2014
Rice Growers Rely On Side Jobs while Waiting for Money
THAILAND – A survey has revealed 30.7 per cent of rice growers have turned to side jobs for income as they wait for payment owed them under the rice pledging scheme, according to by the Bank...
EU Ends Customs Duties for Ukrainian Meat, Cereals
EU & UKRAINE - As a result of talks on enhanced bilateral cooperation and trade with agricultural products between the EU and Ukraine this week, duty-free tariff rate quotas have been granted...
14 May 2014
Rice Two to Three Weeks Behind in Some Coastal Bend Areas
US - Much of Texas received much-needed rain May 12 -13 —torrential in some cases — greatly benefiting all crops, according to the National Weather Service and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension...
12 May 2014
Egyptian Wheat Imports Forecast to Rise Slightly in MY 2014/15
EGYPT - Egyptian wheat imports are forecast to be around 10.3 MMT in 2014/15 compared to 10.0 MMT in MY 2013/14, with the Ministry of Supply and Internal trade’s (MoSIT) General Authority for...
09 May 2014
FAO Food Price Index Fell in April
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 209.3 points in April 2014, down 3.5 points, or 1.6 per cent, from March and 7.6 points, or 3.5 per cent, below April 2013....
Philippine Rice Production at Record Levels Despite Typhoons
PHILIPPINES - Harvesting of the 2013/14, mostly irrigated, secondary season paddy crop, which accounts for about 45 percent of the annual production, was completed by mid-April....
01 May 2014
Can We Feed the World Using Foley's Five Steps?
ANALYSIS - National Geographic has launched a new series starting this month continuing through the end of the year that will focus on food and the challenge of feeding the global population...
29 April 2014
US-origin Wheat Exports to Indonesia Expected to Rise
INDONESIA - Post estimates that total Indonesian wheat imports will grow from 7.146 MMT in MY 2012/13 to 7.2 MMT in MY 2013/14 (less than one per cent)....
28 April 2014
Philippine Paddy Rice Production up from 2012
PHILIPPINES - There continues to be no commercial production of wheat or "small grains" (barley, oats, etc.) in the Philippines....
25 April 2014
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Continue to Fall
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce in China continued to fall last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities conducted by the Ministry of Commerce, MOFCOM....
14 April 2014
West African Milled Rice Production Continues to Rise
WEST AFRICA - Despite delayed rains and prolonged dry spells that affected the MY 2013/14 (Oct 2013-Sept 2014) cropping season in most selected countries, milled rice production continues to...
11 April 2014
Venezuelan Grain Production Drops; Strong Imports Expects
VENEZUELA - Venezuela is a net importer of agricultural products and depends on food imports for about 70 per cent of its food supply....
Nigerian Demand for Wheat-based Foods Large, Growing
NIGERIA - Nigeria plays a pivotal role in the regional economy from being the largest market in West Africa....
10 April 2014
China Corn Production Forecast to Rise
CHINA - Wheat production in marketing year (MY) 2014/15 is forecast stable at 122 million metric tons (MMT). MY 2014/15 wheat imports are forecast at 4 MMT, down 3 MMT from the previous year,...
08 April 2014
Favourable Prospects for Indonesia 2014 Rice, Maize Crops
INDONESIA - Harvesting of the 2014 main (wet) season paddy crop, which accounts for about 95 percent of annual production, began in early-March and is expected to continue until mid-June. ...
07 April 2014
Scientists Develop New Way to Make Food Ingredient from Rice Bran Oil
US - Some of today's popular baked goods might tomorrow contain a butter-like extract, derived from rice bran oil, as a partial replacement for margarine, butter or shortening....
31 March 2014
Peru's Drought Could Boost Demand for US Rice
PERU - Peru has been a small importer of US rice but that could change in the next few months due to drought conditions in a major rice-producing region....
28 March 2014
Fall in Prices of Chinese Agro-foodstuff
CHINA - The price of agro-foodstuff in China was falling last week (March 17 to March 23) according to a survey of 36 medium and large sized cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
27 March 2014
India Must Address Grain Storage Conundrum
INDIA – Inefficient grain trading could mean much of India continues to starve regardless of economic development or harvest yields....
25 March 2014
Ecuador Promotes Increased Production to Save FOREX
ECUADOR - FAS Quito forecasts Ecuador’s wheat production in marketing year (MY) 2014/15 (July/June) to reach only 9,000 metric tons (MT), largely unchanged from our earlier MY 2013/14 estimate....
17 March 2014
MY 2014/15 Rice, Corn Production Forecast to Drop
THAILAND - Marketing Year (MY) 2014/15 rice and corn production is forecast to decline two to three per cent from the previous year in anticipation of below normal average precipitation which...
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