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11 January 2012
Sugar Beets Benefit from Scientific Support
US - US Department of Agriculture (USDA) scientists are helping sugar beet producers increase yields, protect their produce from disease, and boost profits....
09 January 2012
Alpcot Agro: Final Harvest Report 2011
GLOBAL - Alpcot Agro reports the final harvest figures for 2011. The total harvest of crops for sale in 2011 amount to about 279,800 tons gross weight across 91,400 harvested hectares....
28 December 2011
Russia Exports 17MT of Grain To-Date
RUSSIA - Russia has exported 17 million tonnes of grain to date, Russia's Agriculture Minister Elena Skrynnik said with reference to data from the Federal Customs Service (FCS)....
19 December 2011
Bleak Outlook for Food Security
SWAZILAND, AFRICA - Archaic agriculture practices and erratic rainfall in the recent planting period is expected to lead to an increase in food insecurity for most of Swaziland's 1.1 million...
15 December 2011
Sugar Surplus May Be Exported
VIETNAM - The Vietnam Sugar and Sugarcane Association (VSSA) has submitted a proposal to the Government to allow local producers to export sugar surpluses. ...
NSW Sugar Harvest Crushed By Bad Weather
AUSTRALIA - The NSW sugar industry has had its worst year in two decades....
09 December 2011
Copa-Cogeca Release EU-27 Oilseeds Figures
EU - Despite the bad weather conditions, Copa-Cogeca released new EU-27 oilseeds estimates for the 2010/11 and 2012/13 marketing year today, confirming a good EU harvest this year and a stable...
05 December 2011
Sugar Output Up 17 Per Cent in Oct-Nov
INDIA - Sugar production in the first two months of 2011-12 (October-November) season grew 17 per cent over corresponding last year on the back of higher output in Uttar Pradesh....
Rabobank Report: Outlook 2012 ‘Down, but not Out’
GLOBAL - Rabobank sees agri commodity prices down, but not out in 2012. ...
01 December 2011
Sudanese Company to Invest US$ 2Bn in Five Years
KHARTOUM, SUDAN - Sudan-based Kenana Sugar Company is the head of the spear when it comes to projects for agricultural development. While governments and Arab companies have been discussing strategies...
30 November 2011
Dinajpur Mills to Start Sugarcane Crushing
BANGLADESH - Joypurhat Sugar Mill and Setabganj Sugar Mill in Dinajpur will start sugarcane crushing for the season on 2 December amid fears of failure to achieve the target due falling sugarcane...
Sugarcane Subsidy Announcement Hailed
TAMIL NADU, INDIA - An extension of a subsidy of Rs 10,000/acre has been issued to farmers cultivating sugar cane crop in the state of Tamil Nadu....
29 November 2011
Brazilian Sugarcane Processing Declines
BRAZIL - From 1 January to 15 November, plants in the Brazilian Mid-South processed 479.35 million tonnes of sugarcane. According to a statement issued yesterday by the Sugarcane Industry Union...
28 November 2011
Brazil Selling Less Sugar to Arabs
BRAZIL - The volume of the commodity's exports to the region dropped 13 per cent from January to October this year compared with the same period of 2010....
24 November 2011
Fixed Price of Sugarcane Rejected
PAKISTAN - Convener National Democratic Alliance (NDA), Khawaja Mohammad Khan Hoti MNA, has outright rejected the fixed price of sugarcane and termed it as economic murder of the poor growers....
TN Govt Launches ‘Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative'
TAMIL NADU, INDIA - The Tamil Nadu Government has launched Sustainable Sugarcane Initiative, aimed at promoting a novel cultivation system to enhance crop productivity and efficiency in sugarcane....
22 November 2011
China May Turn to India for Sugar Imports
CHINA - India would be the first option for China to import Sugar at cheaper cost, according to Peter Baron, executive director, International Sugar Organisation (ISO)....
Yuma Exploring Sugar Cane as New Crop
US - The fields near Yuma, Arizona may soon hold a new crop. Sugar cane is an exploratory crop in Yuma County and could be used for the production of biofuels....
India Sugar Declines on Poor Domestic Demand
INDIA - After gaining by more than 4.5 per cent during the last week, Sugar futures settled 1.17 per cent lower on Monday on apprehension that the food ministry may push for delaying the decision...
18 November 2011
US Sugar Policy Reform Would Help Consumers, Jobs
US - Reforming federal sugar subsidies can save American consumers up to $3.5 billion and generate 20,000 new jobs each year, a new study by Iowa State University researchers has found. ...
17 November 2011
Kenya Agriculture Maintains Growth Trend
KENYA - Kenya's agriculture sector continued to grow in the second quarter of the financial year 2011- 2012 despite less than expected rainfall signalling possible increase in food production...
15 November 2011
Ag Council Discusses Direct CAP Payments, Sugar Regime
EU - At the Agriculture and Fisheries Council, there were discussions on direct payments as the result of the CAP reform and the prolongation of the sugar regime to 2020....
11 November 2011
Biorefineries for a Bio-Based Economy in Europe
EU - Fossil resources are limited, but the global demand for fuels and chemicals is continuously rising. In addition to European and national legislations that set ambitious targets for greenhouse...
10 November 2011
Florida Sugar Harvest Looking Good
US - Although better known for citrus, Florida is the largest producer in the nation of sugar cane, and harvesting has already begun on the 80,000 acres of sugar cane fields in Glades and Hendry...
08 November 2011
Sugar Miller Offers 13 Per Cent Increase in Cane Prices
KENYA - Butali Sugar Mills Ltd (BSML) has increased its cane prices to Sh4,300, from Sh3,800 a ton effective next Thursday. ...
04 November 2011
COFCO to Expand Overseas M&A
CHINA - China National Cereals, Oil and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO), the country's largest trader of grains and edible oils, said it will add investment worth more than $10 billion to fund...
02 November 2011
Norfolk Beet Crop’s Record Sugar Yield
UK - A record sugar yield of more than 170 tonnes per hectare from a Norfolk crop of beet has been confirmed by British Sugar. ...
25 October 2011
Rising Food Prices Affect Biofuel Projects
GLOBAL - Rising global food prices have nothing to do with use of crops such as corn, soybean, sugarcane and others in the manufacturing of biofuels to run machines....
21 October 2011
Growth Forecast for Mozambique's Sugar and Corn
MOZAMBIQUE - Corn consumption is forecast to increase 27 per cent to 2015. Sugar production is also expected to grow to 2014/15 at 65 per cent to 432,000 tonnes according to a new market report....
19 October 2011
Thai Sugar Premiums Rise on Speculation Floods May Hurt Crops
THAILAND - The premium buyers are prepared to pay to obtain sugar from Thailand, the world's second-largest shipper, climbed over the past five days on speculation floods in the Southeast Asian...
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