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13 February 2013
Meteorologist: 2013 Forecast for India, China, Australia, Europe
ANALYSIS - Drew Lerner, meteorologist and president of World Weather, Inc. told US farmers at the Allendale Ag Leaders Conference that the weather anomalies occurring around the world will continue,...
08 February 2013
Brazil Ethanol Sector Awaits Good News
BRAZIL - Brazil’s energy minister Edison Lobao has said the government could cut taxes on sugarcane derived ethanol to alleviate pressures on the sector....
05 February 2013
Expert: South American Weather Forecast Is Looking Good
VIDEO - Drew Lerner, meteorologist and president of World Weather, Inc. told US farmers at the Allendale Ag Leaders Conference don't believe the hype - the South American weather forecast is...
Peru Production Boom Announced
PERU- The national gross value of agricultural production in 2012 grew by 5.1 per cent over the year 2011, thus surpassing the sector target of 5 per cent annual growth, the Office of Economic...
01 February 2013
China Says Grain Security Top Priority
CHINA - Ensuring grain security and the supply of major farm products will always be a top priority in China's development of modern agriculture, Chinese authorities said on Thursday in its first...
30 January 2013
Argentina Increases Import Tariff Rates on 100 products
ARGENTINA - Argentina increased import duties under the Common External Tariff (CET) of Mercosur for 100 products including agricultural products....
29 January 2013
Mexico Sugarcane Workers Protest Falling Prices
MEXICO - Groups of sugarcane workers throughout Mexican producing regions have occupied sugar mill warehouses over the past few days in protest of low prices. These actions have been non-violent...
28 January 2013
RFA, Growth Energy 'Outraged' by EU Proposed Ethanol Duties
GLOBAL - In reaction to the European Commission's recent proposal to impose duties on ethanol imported from the United States, the Renewable Fuels Association (RFA) and Growth Energy released...
24 January 2013
Significant Progress on European Sugar Talks
EU - Members of the European Parliament’s Agriculture Committee have voted to support an extension of the EU’s sugar regime until the 2019/2020 marketing year in a move backed by the NFU....
16 January 2013
Biogas Plants Use Sugar-Beet Slices
SLOVAKIA - Sugar-beet residue is being used to power two of of EnviTec Biogas AG's flagship biogas plants close to Bratislava....
15 January 2013
Lady Beetle Diet Influences its Effectiveness as Biocontrol Agent
US - By examining what lady beetles eat, US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are learning more about the movement of these beneficial insects in farm fields—and whether they'll actively...
10 January 2013
Reactor Purchase ‘Key’ to Bioethanol Production
US & DENMARK - Danish renewable energy company BioGasol is to provide reactor technology to US-based cellulosic sugar producer Sweetwater Energy (SE)....
27 December 2012
Sugar Prices Decline Amid Expectations of Global Surplus
GLOBAL - International sugar prices have been on a slow and steady decline over the last few months. The prospect of a second consecutive global sugar surplus projected for the 2012/13 international...
18 December 2012
Outlook for UK Biofuel Crops Potentially Improved
UK - A HGCA-led revision to regional greenhouse gas emissions figures could deliver financial benefits to growers and reopen market opportunities for arable crops in the biofuels supply chain....
14 December 2012
Nominations Open for NFU Sugar Board Elections
UK - Nominations are still open for the 2013 NFU sugar board elections and beet growers are encouraged to put themselves forward....
04 December 2012
Pakistan Cotton Revised Downwards
PAKISTAN - Pakistan’s MY (market year) 2012/13(August-September) cotton production is revised downward to 9.4 million bales (480 lbs), 15 per cent lower from the previous estimate of 11 million...
30 November 2012
Indian Government Releases 70.00 Lac Tons Sugar for Open Market
INDIA - The Central Government has decided to allow 70.00 lac tons of non-levy sugar for open market sale, for the months of December 2012 to March 2013....
26 November 2012
Growing Populations and Wealth Changing Food Demand
ANALYSIS - The growth of the global population to reach over nine billion by 2050 is expected to change global consumption, supply and demand patterns for food, writes Chris Harris....
20 November 2012
Sugar Beet Being Trialed in South Australia
AUSTRALIA - Dryland cropping in South Australia is no longer limited to winter. It's not uncommon to see paddocks of sorghum, safflower or even sunflowers throughout the summer months. However,...
Sugar Industry 'Needs to Move into Energy Production'
AUSTRALIA - A scholarship-winning sugar farmer says the Australian industry needs to shift its focus to fibre and energy production, rather than just sugar production, if it's to keep up with...
16 November 2012
National Australia Bank's Commodity Watch: Cost of Production Critical
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers are experiencing price volatility (of around $100 per tonne in recent months) following a significant dry spell in the US Midwest. So, how can they adopt hedging...
Grain Production Should Rise 20 Per Cent Next Harvest
BRAZIL - After a period of losses due to drought, the forecast for the grain harvest 2012/13 to the south and east of the country is to increase production up to 20.6 per cent and 19.8 per cent...
15 November 2012
Proposal from ADM Shot Down by GrainCorp
ANALYSIS - GrainCorp Ltd., the largest grain handler in eastern Australia, has shot down an ADM proposal offering A$2.7 billion ($2.8 billion), citing that the ADM offer "materially undervalues...
14 November 2012
Ag Economist: Thanksgiving Dinner Prices Continue to Rise
US - Consumers preparing turkey dinners should expect to pay a little more for Thanksgiving staples this holiday season, a Purdue University agricultural economist says....
13 November 2012
Agri-business Exports Hit Record High in October
BRAZIL - Between January and October 2012 the Brazilian agribusiness exports totaled US$80.88 billion, representing an increase of 1.8 per cent over the same period last year....
09 November 2012
FAO Food Price Index Falls Slightly in October
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index fell one per cent in October 2012, and for the first 10 months of the year food prices were on average eight per cent lower than in the same period in 2011....
06 November 2012
Jamaica Minister Calls for Increased Sugar Production
JAMAICA - Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries, Honorable Roger Clarke, says despite the expected downturn in the sugar industry, due to the passage of Hurricane Sandy, stakeholders must rely...
29 October 2012
Nigeria Hikes Sugar Tariffs to Swell Domestic Sugar Production
NIGERIA - President Goodluck Jonathan announced new tariff measures for sugar and sugar related equipment and machinery in his 2013 Budget Speech. The tariff policy that will take effect starting...
24 October 2012
Sugar Production Forecast Up
CHINA - In 2012/13, total sugar production is forecast at 14.6 MMT (raw value), up 18 per cent due to a rise in yield and acreage for sugar cane and beets. ...
19 October 2012
South Africa Sugar Production Expects 10 Per Cent Increase
SOUTH AFRICA - Sugar cane production is expected to increase by 10 per cent to 18.6 MMT in the 2012/13 season on better climatic conditions, compare to the two previous seasons that were recorded...
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