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23 May 2012
USDA Irrigation Research: Good to the Last Drop
US - US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are ensuring that farmers in the Pacific Northwest are benefiting from every drop of crop irrigation water....
21 May 2012
Australian Sugar Industry Continues Recovery
AUSTRALIA - The Australian sugar industry continues its recovery from the severe weather events of the last few years. Sugarcane area for 2012/13 is forecast at 380,000 hectares, the highest...
18 May 2012
India Sugarcane Expected to Continue Strong Growth
INDIA - Sugarcane production in India for 2012/13 is expected to continue its strong growth for the third consecutive year. Sugarcane area plantings are expected to expand 3 per cent to 5.25...
17 May 2012
Colombia Sugar Increases as Ethanol Production Rises
COLOMBIA - Colombian sugar production in 2011/12 reached 2.31 mmt. Although the La Niña weather pattern extended into 2011, precipitation in the Cauca Valley, where sugarcane is produced, was...
South African Sugar Recovers from Drought
SOUTH AFRICA - South Africa is recovering from two consecutive years of drought in its Kwazulu Natal province, where 75 per cent of all its sugarcane is grown. With the return of seasonal rainfall...
15 May 2012
Brazil's Sugarcane Future Looks Uncertain
BRAZIL - As sugar prices are on track for a 20-month low, questions are being raised over Brazil's future as a major leader in the sugar and ethanol industries....
10 May 2012
EU Sugar Production Expected to Decrease
EU - The 2007 EU Sugar Reform turned the EU from a major sugar exporter into a major sugar importer, changing the dynamics of the EU sugar market significantly. High international sugar prices...
09 May 2012
Honduras Sugarcane Production Set to Increase
HONDURAS - Sugarcane production for the 2012/2013 harvest is estimated to increase at 4.7 million metric tons (MT) and for 2011/2012 it is forecast at 4.4 million MT. ...
08 May 2012
Secretary Vilsack Urges Increase of Farm-Produced Renewable Feedstocks
US - Agriculture Secretary Vilsack last week called on petroleum companies to help increase the percentage of ethanol in America's gas tanks in order to reduce dependence on foreign oil, boost...
04 May 2012
Guatemala Sugar Growth Not as Expected
GUATEMALA - Sugar production in Guatemala has not grown as expected despite the increases in planted area. In MY (market year) 2013, planted area is forecast at 247,000 ha. Sugar yields from...
02 May 2012
Economist: US Farm Bill Shifts to Risk Management, Reduces Overlap
ANALYSIS - Karl Zulauf, agricultural economist and professor at The Ohio State University, said with the elimination of direct payments, creation of ARC, and enhancements to crop insurance, the...
30 April 2012
Costa Rica's Sugar Production Set to Increase
COSTA RICA - Costa Rica’s sugar cane production in 2011/2012 is expected to increase to 3,750,000 MT as compared to 3,320,000 MT in 2010/2011 (13 per cent higher)....
El Salvador Sugar Production Set to Decrease
EL SALVADOR - Higher yielding sugarcane varieties, diversification of the industry into the production of energy and alcohol/ethanol, investment in milling equipment to improve sugar yields,...
27 April 2012
Normal Rains Expected in India, Boosts Harvest Prospects
INDIA - India is expected to have a normal monsoon for the third consecutive year, boosting prospects of good harvests and higher rural incomes....
Colombian Sugar Production to Remain Steady, Exports to Rise
COLOMBIA - Colombian sugar production is forecast to remain at 2.31 million tons in MY 2012/2013. ...
Nicaragua's Sugar Production Expected to Increase 18 Per Cent
NICARAGUA - In the 2011/2012 season, the Nicaraguan cane and sugar cane production is expected to reach to 6,068,831.80MT and 603,727.27 MT respectively, an 18 per cent increase compared to...
Kenya to Import 250,000 tons of Refined Sugar in 2012
KENYA - Kenya will likely import about 250,000 tons of refined sugar during calendar year (CY) 2012, when compared with 300,000 tons imported during CY 2011, in spite of record setting cane,...
26 April 2012
Government Privatises to Improve Sugar SubSector
NIGERIA - In order to improve Nigeria’s sugar subsector, the Nigerian government (GON) decided to privatise all its sugar estates. ...
Crop Plots Showcase Arable Innovations at Cereals 2012
UK - New fungicides, novel breeding techniques and the latest nutrition findings are among numerous arable innovations that will be brought to life through hundreds of crop plots at Cereals 2012....
25 April 2012
Turkey Sugar Production to Remain Unchanged
TURKEY - Production quotas for both beet sugar and starch based sugar remained unchanged at 2,288,000 MT and 244,000 MT respectively in marketing year 2011/2012 and will also be the same for...
Higher South African Sugar Production Expected from Good Rains
SOUTH AFRICA - Good rains over most of the sugarcane producing areas of South Africa have set the foundation for an expected higher crop in the 2012/13 season. ...
Thailand's Sugar Production Likely to Increase
THAILAND - Sugar production will likely increase to 10-11 million tons in MY2011/12 and MY2012/13 in anticipation of a bumper sugarcane crop of 100 - 105 million tons due to acreage expansion...
24 April 2012
Swaziland's Sugar Production to Increase through Irrigation Project
SWAZILAND - For the 2012/13 season (April to March), USDA forecasts that sugarcane production in Swaziland will increase to 5.2 million tons, as additional land will be planted to sugarcane,...
Ecuador's Sugar Production to Increase with New Varieties
ECUADOR - Sugar cane production (centrifugal) for Marketing Year (MY) 2012/13 (June 2012/May 2013) will increase by approximately seven per cent mainly due to increases in the area planted and...
23 April 2012
Zimbabwe Sugar Production to Increase
ZIMBABWE - USDA forecasts that 3.5 million tons of sugarcane will be harvested in the 2012/13 (April 2012 to March 2013) milling season. ...
20 April 2012
Growth Forecast for Australia's Sugar Cane Industry
AUSTRALIA - The Australian sugar cane industry is forecast to continue growing its productive capacity following the almost decade-long cycle of extreme weather events (including record breaking...
Despite Regulation, Indonesia Expects to Increase Sugarcane Production
INDONESIA - The Government of Indonesia (GOI) strictly regulates sugar production and trade. In MY (market year) 2011/12, Post expects that Indonesia will produce 1.83 MMT of plantation white...
Peru Sugar Cane Production Expected to Rise
PERU - Cane sugar production for CY2012 is estimated at 1.15 MMT, up from 1.076 MMT in CY2011....
19 April 2012
US Sugar Programme 'Bad for Consumers, Bad for Agriculture'
US - The Coalition for Sugar Reform yesterday pointed to the findings of a new Heritage Foundation policy brief as further evidence that the US sugar programme costs American consumers and food...
18 April 2012
Biofuels Lobbying Could Pay Off in Time for Harvest
UK - The updated Red Tractor farm assurance scheme for crops and sugar beet is on the verge of being officially accepted across the EU in time for this year’s harvest, the NFU said today....
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