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02 August 2012
Drought Stressing Romania Crop Conditions
ROMANIA - A severe drought has developed in Romania. Very high temperatures and a concurrent precipitation deficit has led to intensive stress for summer crops decreasing biomass accumulation,...
01 August 2012
Good Results Expected for France Winter Cereals
FRANCE - Winter cereals harvest is on-going in the south and will start in the next few weeks in the centre and north with good expectations. Meteorological conditions depict a positive outlook...
26 July 2012
Excessive Rain, Lack of Sun Revises UK Crop Forecasts Down
UK - The accumulation of unfavourable meteorological conditions strongly hampers the prospects of good yields despite a possible arrival of normal summer weather thanks to changes in the jet...
USDA Allows Unrestricted Use of Roundup Ready Sugar Beets
US - The US Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) last week announced its final decision to fully deregulate sugar beets that are genetically engineered...
23 July 2012
India Rice Sowing, Sugarcane Production Picks up
INDIA - According to the latest information received from Indian states, rice has been sown in 144.59 lakh hectare (ha), as compared to 96.79 lakh ha a week ago. It is, however, lower by 16.68...
19 July 2012
Ethanol Industry Struggles Worldwide
ANALYSIS - Excessive rains in Brazil's peak sugarcane crush season have slowed both sugar and ethanol production. The majority of sugar production is expected to be pushed into the second half...
18 July 2012
Record India Production of Rice, Wheat, Cotton and Sugarcane
INDIA - The government yesterday (17 July) released the fourth advance estimates of foodgrain production for 2011-12. As per the latest estimates, India has produced 257.44 million tonnes of...
17 July 2012
Sugar Beet Biofuel Farmers Get Red Tractor Boost
UK - Biofuels bearing the Red Tractor mark will now be available following two years of intensive lobbying from the NFU and Red Tractor Assurance after a new scheme was approved yesterday (16...
16 July 2012
India Rice Sowing Picks Up
INDIA - According to the latest information received from Indian States, rice has been sown in 96.79 lakh hectares (ha), as compared to 55.4 lakh ha one week ago....
Importance of Young Farmers Highligted
EU - Eric Driver, delegate from the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA’s) Irish member organisation Macra na Feirme, had the opportunity to make a presentation on young farmers and food...
11 July 2012
Brazil Rains Impact Sugar Production
BRAZIL - Excessive rains in Brazil's peak sugarcane crush season has slowed both sugar and ethanol production. The majority of sugar production is expected to be pushed into the second half of...
10 July 2012
Political Influences Affect Pakistan Sugar Exports
PAKISTAN - Given current sugar supplies and prices in Pakistan, it would appear that the ECC decision to export 400,000 tons of sugar was based on political rather than market factors....
09 July 2012
Sugarcane Crop Increases Colombia Ethanol
COLOMBIA - In 2011, better weather situation in the sugarcane area resulted in an increase in sugarcane supply for sugar and ethanol. Colombian ethanol production increased to 351 million litres,...
06 July 2012
Policies Encourage Paraguay Ethanol Production
PARAGUAY - Paraguay’s ethanol industry continues to slowly grow every year as a result of larger demand promoted by official policies, including the biofuels law. Local ethanol producers enjoy...
05 July 2012
Peru Ramps Up Ethanol Production
PERU - Ethanol production in CY (calendar year) 2012 is expected at 220 million litres, increasing 22 per cent compared to the previous year. ...
03 July 2012
Good Yield Forecast for Winter Crops in Italy, Slovenia
ITALY & SLOVENIA - Yields are revised upwards for winter crops. The conditions for summer crops are also positive due to the water stored and temperatures close to the seasonal values....
UK Winter Cereal Crops Do Well Despite Unusual Year
UK & IRELAND - Cereals in major regions of the UK keep a higher-than-normal green biomass despite the tough weather conditions they have been subject to....
02 July 2012
Poland Weather Favourable for Spring Crops
POLAND - Soil moisture has recovered in the west but more rain is needed in some areas. Positive outlook for winter crops in eastern areas and for spring crops across the whole country....
20 June 2012
Greece Sugar Production Revised Upwards
GREECE - Following recent signals from the European Commission that sugar production quotas will be phased out by 2015/16, MY 2012/13 Greece's sugar production is forecast to increase slightly....
18 June 2012
Copa Cogeca Calls for EU Sugar Quotas to Remain Until 2020
EU - At a major CIBE Congress held in France last week (13 June), Copa President Gerd Sonnleitner called for EU sugar production quotas to be kept until at least 2020, saying that there has already...
15 June 2012
Mozambique's Sugarcane Production to Increase
MOZAMBIQUE - Forecasts state that sugarcane production will increase to almost four million tons in the 2012/13 MY, based on an increase in hectares planted....
14 June 2012
Farming Unions Call for Sugar Quota Extension Until 2020 at the Least
EU - At a major CIBE Congress held in France this week, Copa President Gerd Sonnleitner called for EU sugar production quotas to be kept until at least 2020, saying that there has already been...
Sugar Beet Contract Offer Details Announced
UK - British Sugar and the National Farmers Union have announced details of the 2013/14 sugar beet contract offer and the conclusions of the mid-term review of the Inter-Professional Agreement...
13 June 2012
Record High for Brazilian Agri Exports
BRAZIL - Brazilian agribusiness exports reached the record figure of US$10.26 billion in May beating the previous highest amount in August 2011 of $9.84 billion. ...
08 June 2012
Rabobank: Global Sugar Surplus Likely for 2012/13
GLOBAL - With the Thai and Indian harvests in their closing stages, and with both having fulfilled their earlier promise, the projected substantial global surplus for 2011/12 has truly arrived....
Philippines Sugar Production 'Within Target'
PHILIPPINES - RAW sugar production for crop year 2011-2012 has reached 2.21 million metric tons (MT) as of May 27, Sugar Regulatory Administrator (SRA) Ma. Regina B. Martin said Thursday (7 June)....
05 June 2012
EBI Energy Farm Researchs Bioenergy Solutions
US - University of Illinois associate professor and Extension specialist Tom Voigt says that he feels "fortunate and happy" to be involved in EBI's research activities that include bioenergy...
01 June 2012
Ag Outlook: Grain Exports Up; Ag Imports at Record $107.5B
ANALYSIS - Agricultural exports are forecast higher versus the February report but lower compared to 2011 figures. However, import demand is booming, jumping $1 billion to $107.5 billion, writes...
30 May 2012
Cuba's Sugar Harvest Disappoints
CUBA - Cuba's 2011-2012 sugar harvest grew by 16 per cent on the previous year, however results were deemed insufficient due to a disappointing growing season....
Alberta Sugar Beet Crop off to a Good Start
CANADA - Andrew Llewlyn-Jones, Lantic Sugar in Taber, says growers got their seeds in the ground in mid-April, on par for the average start time each year....
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