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18 April 2012
Record Sugar Production but Forecasts Down
RUSSIA - FAS Moscow’s record sugar production forecast fell far short in 2011/12 as sugar production totaled 58 per cent higher than the previous record and 84 per cent higher than the previous...
16 April 2012
Sugar Industry Asks for Increase in Tariff-Rate Quotas
US - The World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates sharply illustrates the need for a substantial and immediate increase in the tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for raw and refined sugar, as well...
Shell Outline Plans for Advanced Biofuel Production from Crop Waste
GLOBAL - Petroleum giants Shell have outlined their commitment to advanced biofuels made from crop residues and wastes in their latest sustainability report, published last week....
12 April 2012
Sugarcane Crop to Increase 5.4 Per Cent
BRAZIL - The 2012-2013 sugarcane crop in Brazil is expected to increase by 5.4 per cent, to reach 602.18 million tonnes, according to a survey conducted by the National Supply Company (Conab)....
04 April 2012
Vegetable Protein Key for Future Protein Supplies
UK - Scientists at Aberystwyth University’s Institute of Biological, Environmental and Rural Sciences (IBERS) are playing their part in addressing the UK protein deficit through a 5 year research...
03 April 2012
EPA Allows Ethanol Makers to Register E15
US - the US federal government announced yesterday that manufacturers can register as suppliers of the E15 ethanol blend, moving closer to allowing wide distribution of the fuel....
29 March 2012
Excess Ukrainian Sugar Available for Biofuel Use
UKRAINE - Restrictions on export of Ukrainian sugar to the Customs Union countries and an increase in the production of sugar beets last year triggered an excess of these products, but Agricultural...
19 March 2012
USDA Promote Agriculture, Bioenergy Connections
US - Later this month, the Department of Agriculture will host a "match making day" to promote connections between agricultural producers of energy feedstocks (and their related businesses) with...
12 March 2012
Warm Temperatures Accelerate Winter Grain Development
US - February warmth was especially prevalent across the eastern half of the nation, where pastures and winter grains exhibited earlier-than-normal spring development....
07 March 2012
Record Yields for Sugar Beet Growers
UK - British Sugar says UK sugar beet growers have once again achieved record average yields....
06 March 2012
Team Aim to Make Surgarcane, Sorghum into Oil-Producing Crops
US - With the support of a $3.2 million grant from the US Department of Energy, researchers at will take the first steps toward engineering two new oil-rich crops. ...
05 March 2012
The Future of Ethanol - Brazilian and US Perspectives
US & BRAZIL - The beginning of 2012 has seen significant changes in US ethanol policy. The VEETC blending credit and a tax on ethanol imports both expired on 31 December 2011 and US ethanol industry...
29 February 2012
Brazil to Boost Sugarcane Output
BRAZIL - The Brazilian federal government is developing a strategic plan to increase sugarcane output during the 2012-2015 period, for use as ethanol fuel. ...
22 February 2012
Sugarcane: Brown Rust Coming Back - Limit the Damage
US - Brown rust has not been a problem during the last two seasons for Louisiana sugarcane producers due to cold weather during the preceding winter. ...
20 February 2012
Kuwait: Wheat and Sugar Prices Rise
KUWAIT - The global food price index is up by two per cent, the first rise since July 2011, said the Kuwait Foodstuff Merchants and Manufacturers Union....
17 February 2012
Walmart Unveils "Great For You" Icon
US – Walmart, the United States’ largest food retailer, has unveiled the “Great For You” icon, giving its customers an easier way to identify healthier food. ...
15 February 2012
Ethanol Sees Supply and Demand Volatility
US - Ethanol stocks have reached an all-time weekly high according to the Energy Information Association, which coupled with rising corn costs and decreasing fuel demand, could cause come Midwest...
14 February 2012
Ethanol Mandate 'Not the Best Option'
US - Many people are willing to pay a premium for ethanol, but not enough to justify the government mandate for the corn-based fuel, a Michigan State University economist argues....
13 February 2012
Poncho® Beta Grows Sugarbeet Harvest, Shrinks Planting Time
US – Jeff Whelan of J.J. Whelan & Sons has been growing sugarbeets for nearly 37 years. He first became interested in agriculture while still in high school, when he asked his father to...
10 February 2012
WASDE: Wheat Exports Up, Grains Predicted Lower
GLOBAL - US wheat exports are raised supported by the stronger-than-expected pace of sales and shipments, according to the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. ...
08 February 2012
Biotech Crop Adoption Rising; Brazil Leads Growth
GLOBAL - Global adoption of biotech crop technology continues at unprecedented rates. During 2011, an additional 12 million hectares were planted representing an annual growth rate of 8 per cent...
Codexis' Profits Rise in 2011
US - Biobased chemical company Codexis has released its results for last year and says it made more than $123 million (€93 million) in 2011, a rise of 16 per cent from the $107 million it generated...
06 February 2012
Pakistan Government Approves Sugar Exports for First Time Since 2009
PAKISTAN - Pakistan has approved the export of sugar for the first time in almost three years. The exports were approved due to an expected surplus of more than 1 million tonnes....
01 February 2012
Expert Presents 2012 Global Weather Outlook
ANALYSIS - Drew Lerner, president and senior agricultural meteorologist of World Weather, recently presented global weather expectations for 2012 to US grain farmers and livestock producers at...
Impacts of Ethanol Policies on Livestock Industry
CANADA - A study from the George Morris Centre demonstrates that the growth of ethanol production in Canada has had negative economic consequences for the livestock industry. ...
31 January 2012
World's Largest Sugar Producer Will Grow Beet in Ukraine
UKRAINE - British company ED&F Man Holdings, and the Continental Farmers Group, which rents 21,000 ha of land in Lviv region (Ukraine's west), have agreed on creation of a joint stock enterprise...
Argentina Awards Two More Ethanol Contracts
ARGENTINA - Argentina's Energy Secretary has authorised two more companies to supply ethanol to oil refiners for mixing into gasoline as it seeks to increase biofuel consumption, it said Monday....
20 January 2012
Highest Growth Potential in Zambia Because of Consolidation in the Ag Sector
SOUTH WEST AFRICA - Predictions for the agricultural sector in africa are hopeful of huge growth in the coming years....
13 January 2012
FAO Food Price Index Ends Year with Sharp Decline
GLOBAL - Food prices fell in December 2011 with the FAO Food Price Index dropping 2.4 per cent, or five points from November, FAO said yesterday. ...
12 January 2012
Turkey's 2011 Agricultural Boom
TURKEY - 2011 was a boom year for Turkey's agriculture. According to official statistics, the sector, which accounts for 5.6 million jobs out of around 25 million in total, grew by 5.3 per cent...
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