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05 June 2013
Report Finds Agribusiness Logistics to Create Complications
BRAZIL - 2013 is likely to be a very difficult year for agribusiness logistics in Brazil, according to a report from Rabobank....
04 June 2013
Agribusiness Logistics in Brazil – the Road to Ruin?
BRAZIL - 2013 is likely to be a very difficult year for agribusiness logistics in Brazil. Transport costs in the country have risen significantly due to three factors: new legislation impacting...
29 May 2013
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...
21 May 2013
Sugar Export Premium Decreases, Domestic Sales Pushed Up
BRAZIL - Since the official beginning of the 2013/14 sugarcane season in the Central-Southern region in Brazil in April, Cepea figures indicate that crystal sugar sales in the spot market offer...
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. ...
16 May 2013
NFU Outlines Farm Bill Priorities for House Committee on Agriculture
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson sent a letter to members of the US House of Representatives Committee on Agriculture, outlining priorities, such as funding programmes,...
14 May 2013
Bioenergy Conference Highlights NZ Opportunities
NEW ZEALAND - A one-day conference in Rotorua this Thursday (16 May), supported by Federated Farmers, will take land owners through the economics of bioenergy, which could become a big part of...
01 May 2013
Cuba's Food, Sugar Production Below Expectations Despite Reforms
ANALYSIS - Obtaining food remains a cause for daily concern in Cuban homes because of insufficient domestic food production despite agricultural reforms and plans of President Raúl Castro’s...
22 April 2013
Mexico Facing Severe Drought Again in 2013
ANALYSIS - With Mexico facing severe drought conditions again this year, the federal government has announced stringent conservation measures to preserve already tight water supplies, particularly...
$2.1 Billion for Infrastructure Projects in Sugarcane Belts
JAMAICA - The Sugar Transformation Unit is to receive $2.1 billion, as the Government sustains its thrust to develop a sustainable private sector-led cane industry by 2015....
10 April 2013
Brazil Faces Looming Transport Fuel Shortfall
BRAZIL - A new report concludes that Brazil will be unable to meet its domestic light vehicle demand for fuel as soon as 2017 if recent trends continue....
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. ...
04 April 2013
March Rains Cause Problems For Thousands of Farmers
SPAIN - Widespread heavy rainfall has plagued farmers with many producers unable to access fields and carry out crop work....
Collaboration to Promote Sustainable Fuel Harvesting
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced a new federal-private collaboration with DuPont to safeguard natural resources on private lands used to supply bio-based feedstocks for...
02 April 2013
Plant Cell Walls Engineered to Boost Sugar Yields
US - Lignocellulosic biomass is the most abundant organic material on Earth. This abundant resource, however, could also supply the sugars needed to produce advanced biofuels that can supplement...
19 March 2013
GM Crops: Is European Farming at Risk?
ANALYSIS - The genetically modified (GM) debate has been reignited with the launch of a new campaign, hoping to halt the authorisation of 25 new GM crops in Europe, writes Gemma Hyland....
NFU Warns of Renewable Export Dangers
EU - The NFU has warned of the potential for damaging impacts on farmers in England and Wales and on global land use patterns if biofuel production is exported from Europe....
15 March 2013
NFU Delighted as MEPs Vote to Extend EU Sugar Regime
EU - MEPs in Strasbourg have voted in favour of an extension to the EU sugar regime until the end of the 2019/2020 marketing year....
08 March 2013
Increased Wheat Production Seen in 2013
GLOBAL - First forecasts for the 2013 wheat harvest point to production increasing to 690 million tonnes - 4.3 per cent up on 2012. This would be the second largest crop on record, according...
06 March 2013
Australia's Total, Export Earnings Forecast to Rise
AUSTRALIA - The latest forecasts from ABARES indicate rising output in both the crop and livestock sectors in 2013-2014. Exports earnings are expected to rise for a number of products including...
05 March 2013
Completion Bonus for Beet Growers
UK - Following months of discussions, the NFU and British Sugar have today announced details of a contract completion bonus payment for beet growers. ...
04 March 2013
Sugar Subsidy to Be Renewed and Extended
BRAZIL – Subsidies for sugar cane production are to be raised to support north eastern growers who have suffered the worst drought in 40 years. ...
27 February 2013
Brazilian Sugar Demand Outstripping Supply
BRAZIL - Crystal sugar trading is progressing well with bouyant prices, according to the Center for Advanced Studies on Applied Economics....
Philippines to set up Combined Sugar, Ethanol Factory
PHILIPPINES - The Philippines is working on a project to set up a factory around the Murcia and Bago area which will produce sugar, ethanol and electric power....
26 February 2013
Crop Development Schemes Boost India Foodgrain Production
INDIA - To improve the production and yield of different crops, a number of Crop Development Schemes are being implemented by State Government throughout the country....
25 February 2013
Agriculture Chief Urges Batangas Sugar Planters to be More Competitive
PHILIPPINES - Agriculture Secretary Proceso J. Alcala has urged Batangas sugarcane farmers to be more cost-efficient and competitive through farm mechanisation and adoption of organic farming...
21 February 2013
Four Growers Elected to NFU Sugar Board
UK - NFU sugar board chairman William Martin and current board member John Goodchild have both been re-elected to the board for a further three year term....
19 February 2013
Challenging Conditions for Biofuels, Heat, Power Market Remains Steady
UK - New statistics reveal that around 109,000 hectares (ha) or 1.8 per cent of UK arable land planted in 2010 was grown for the production of bioenergy and biofuels during 2011....
15 February 2013
Nigeria Intensifies Protection to Grow its Sugar Sector
NIGERIA - The Government of Nigeria has banned imports of packaged sugar, granulated and in cubes, beginning January 2013. Nigeria’s Trade and Investment Minister, Dr Olusegun Aganga, said...
14 February 2013
Harper Government Gives Growers New Options for Sugar Beet
CANADA - Sugar beet growers are finding new and innovative uses for their crops thanks to support from the Harper Government. Member of Parliament LaVar Payne (Medicine Hat), on behalf of Agriculture...
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