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12 October 2012
Indonesia to Become World's Biggest Sugar Importer
INDONESIA - Indonesia is set to overtake China and Russia as the world's largest sugar importer in 2013....
Australia Sugar Production Revised Down
AUSTRALIA - USDA Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) estimate for Australian 2012/13 sugar production has been revised downwards (four per cent) to 4.3 million metric tons (MMT.) While rains...
11 October 2012
Copa-Cogeca Warn Against New EU Biofuel Plans
EU - In a letter sent to the EU Commission, Copa-Cogeca attacked EU Commission plans to impose iluc factors and a five per cent limit on the use of crop-based biofuels, warning the U-turn is...
10 October 2012
FAPRI Report: Corn Prices Fall Less Than One Per Cent With Full RFS Waiver
US - A full waiver of the Renewable Fuel Standard's (RFS) conventional biofuel requirement might reduce corn prices by just 0.5 per cent ($0.04 per bushel) in 2012/13, according to a new analysis...
Markets Signal Rationing; Focus on South America
GLOBAL - World grain markets are showing signs of rationing after a series of poor harvests pushed commodity prices to a high level, according to a leading market analyst....
08 October 2012
Thailand Sugar Production Revised Down
THAILAND - Sugar production is revised down to 10.2 million metric tons in market year (MY) 2011/12 and will likely decline to 9.9 million metric tons in MY2012/13 due to lower-than-expected...
05 October 2012
American Sugar Refining, Inc. Acquires Majority Interest in Belize Industries
US - American Sugar Refining, Inc., the world's largest sugar refining company, became the majority shareholder of Belize Sugar Industries, Ltd., the chief supplier of Fair Trade-certified sugar...
02 October 2012
Pakistan Gov't Urged to Allow Sugar Export Before Crushing Season
PAKISTAN - The sugar industry as well as farmers' representatives have requested the government to allow export of sugar before the commencement of next crushing season....
27 September 2012
USDA Announces 2012 Crop Sugar Loan Rates
US - The US Department of Agriculture's Commodity Credit Corporation (CCC) today announced loan rates for 2012-crop (Fiscal Year 2013) sugar as required by the 2008 Farm Bill. ...
China Sugar Production to Rise by 22 Per Cent in 2012/13
CHINA - Sugar production in 2012/13 (Sep/Aug) is forecast to reach 14 million tonnes, white value, up 22 per cent year-on-year. Higher prices have prompted farmers to raise the area under sugar...
25 September 2012
Serbian Government Imposes Export Ban on Soybean, Sugar Beet
SERBIA - The Serbian Government has adopted a Decree on temporary export ban of soybean, sunflower and sugar beet effective September 7 until December 31, 2012. According to the Serbian Government...
24 September 2012
Russia Loses 4.3m Grain Hectares to Drought
RUSSIA - The latest figures from the Russian agriculture ministry show that grain crops on 4.3 million hectares that had been planted this have been lost because of the drought. ...
21 September 2012
What Price of Crude Oil Makes Ethanol Production Profitable?
US - There has been a great deal of interest this summer in the ethanol market, RFS mandates, and corn use for ethanol production, writes Scott Irwin, Department of Agricultural and Consumer...
20 September 2012
Sugar Quotas Dominate EU Farm Subsidy Talks
EU - Quotas for sugar beet producers must be prolonged to allow beet producers time to adapt to new market realities, and EU farm spending should be frozen in real terms for 2014-2020, said many...
17 September 2012
Weather, Stocks Support Global Sugar Surplus
GLOBAL - New York raw sugar futures rallied in mid-June, with prices driven close to USc 24/lb in the last week of July supported by concerns regarding Brazilian and Indian production, reports...
Sugar Beet Growers get Extra Protection with New Frost Insurance
UK - Following the 2010 harsh winter which saw hundreds of UK sugar beet growers losing large swathes of crops, the NFU has successfully arranged for a new insurance scheme which will help reduce...
12 September 2012
Corn Ethanol vs Big Oil - Who Will Win?
ANALYSIS - Tom Buis, CEO of Growth Energy, urged corn farmers to vocalize their opinions about the value of ethanol in order to counter the deep pockets and loud voice of big oil companies in...
10 September 2012
Govt Promises Measures to Stabilise Sugar Prices
CHINA - New measures to stabilise sugar prices are expected soon, as prices continue to fluctuate, said Liu Xiaonan, vice-minister of the Economic and Trade Department within the National Development...
Brazil Cotton Exports Remain Strong
BRAZIL - USDA Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) forecasts 2012/13 export at 4.1 million bales, down 15 per cent from the 2011/12 record of 4.8 million bales. Brazil’s exports of cotton have...
07 September 2012
Govt, Private Sector Put 16 Key Farm Products into Clusters
THAILAND - The Agriculture Ministry has identified 16 flagship products and grouped them into clusters with a view to further penetration of the regional market and cashing in on the upcoming...
06 September 2012
Rush for Jamaica Cane Lands
JAMAICA - Encouraged by improved sugar prices, cane farmers in Westmoreland and Hanover, Jamaica, have embarked on a massive drive to get idle lands suitable for sugar cane cultivation. ...
04 September 2012
UK Sugar Consumers Get a Raw Deal, Says Lords
UK - The EU must do more to get UK consumers a better deal on sugar, says the Lords Agriculture, Fisheries, Environment and Energy EU Sub-Committee in their new report published today (4 September)....
Australian Sugar Prices Start to Pick Up
AUSTRALIA - After trending downward for the last five weeks, sugar prices have had a slight rally....
21 August 2012
Cotton Future is Wrapped in Good Management
AUSTRALIA - Five years of research into cotton-growing in the sugar-rich Burdekin shows that farmers have the potential to reap lucrative returns if they carefully tailor practices to account...
20 August 2012
Australian Cane Growers Boost Production, Minimise Water Impacts
AUSTRALIA - The Granshaw Farming sugar cane family business based at Dalbeg in the Burdekin has recently embraced new technology that will optimise inputs and minimise water quality impacts,...
RFA Applauds US Appeals Court on E15 Decision
US - The US Appeals Court for the District of Columbia Circuit has sided with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and its partial waiver approval for E15 ethanol fuel for model year 2001...
16 August 2012
BP Biofuels, Texas AgriLife to Advance Biofuels
US - BP Biofuels and Texas AgriLife Research, part of The Texas A&M University System, have signed a three-year agreement to develop and commercialise cellulosic feedstocks for the production...
10 August 2012
Australia Rainfall Welcomed - Focus Shifts to Nitrogen Application
AUSTRALIA - Average to above average July rainfall in the eastern states has alleviated rainfall deficiencies in western New South Wales and has increased upper layer soil moisture in most areas....
Cargill Fourth-quarter, Fiscal Earnings Fall Hard
GLOBAL – Cargill today reported $1.17 billion in earnings from continuing operations in the 2012 fiscal year ended May 31, 2012, a 56 percent decrease from a record $2.69 billion in the prior...
06 August 2012
Sugar Beet Cultivation Studied to Increase Biofuels
MEXICO - Research is underway at the National Institute for Forestry, Agriculture and Livestock (INIFAP) to increase sugar beet cultivation technology, in order to increase biofuel production....
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