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21 June 2011
USDA Crop Progress Report - May 20, 2011
US - Focus of this week's USDA Crop Progress Report shifts to corn emergence at 97 per cent, just 2 per cent under the 5-year average of 99 percent, writes Sarah Mikesell, senior editor of TheCropSite.com....
17 June 2011
$403 Million to Increase Small Farms Production
AFRICA - Over the next five years Sierra Leone is set to spend $403 million to help small scale farmers....
16 June 2011
Food Safety Begins in the Field
U.S - Commercial kitchens are required to meet certain health standards to help protect consumers from food related illnesses, but what about preventing potential health risks before it even...
Oxfam's Phil Bloomer to Attend CropWorld Global 2011
U.K - Oxfam's Growing A Better Future report suggests factors affecting food pricing....
Sugar Beet Breeding Becomes Ever More Precise
U.K - Sugar beet growers will benefit from reduced risk of bolting in 2012, but a wide range of other benefits will soon be on offer thanks to rapid advances in biotechnology....
Cereals 2011 Round Up
UK - Cereals 2011 kicked off in Boothby Graffoe, Lincolnshire yesterday with over 64 hectares of stands and live demonstrations....
14 June 2011
USDA Crop Progress Report - June 13, 2011
US - There is little surprise in this week's USDA Crop Progress Report with corn up 5 percentage points to 99 per cent planted as of June 12, writes Sarah Mikesell, senior editor of TheCropSite.com....
10 June 2011
USGC – The Numbers vs. Uncertainty
US - We count on USDA to publish the monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report, and we read it carefully. But the uncertainties of both supply and demand at this time...
03 June 2011
Cargill and USJ in Sugar Ethanol JV
BRAZIL - Cargill and the USJ Group are to establish a joint venture in the sugar, ethanol, and bioelectricity sector. ...
31 May 2011
Commission Tables Ensuring Fluidity of EU Sugar
EU - Commission tables measures to ensure market balance in the sugar sector The Commission has tabled a series of measures intended to provide sugar operators in the EU with predictability...
26 May 2011
Sugar Demand to Grow 1.9m Tonnes by 2020
MALAYSIA - Malaysia's sugar demand is expected to grow by three per cent a year to over 1.9 million tonnes by 2020 despite the higher prices, said Adam Tomlinson, Rabobank's International Food...
23 May 2011
EU Council Debated on Cereal Prices, Sugar Quotas
EU - The proposal on increasing the intervention price of cereals and sugar production quotas was debated by agricultural ministers in Brussels. No decision was taken on the negotiations on a...
18 May 2011
Top Sugar Producer Says Output Up 22 Per Cent
ZAMBIA - Sugar production at Zambia's largest sugar producer rose 22 per cent to 385,000 tonnes in its financial year which ended March 31, according to Africa Business Communities. ...
16 May 2011
Moving to International Standards for Biofuels
GLOBAL - There is an increasing demand to accurately measure the quality of biofuel products (biodiesel and bioethanol), particularly in view of European directives promoting renewable...
Vilsack: Renewable Energy, Reducing Oil Dependence
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today visited a Massachusetts renewable energy company to highlight USDA's continuing efforts to invest in research and development projects that will...
11 May 2011
USDA Expects Record Corn Crop in 2011
Today's projection of a record 13.5 billion bushel corn crop for 2011 provides further evidence that corn growers will be able to meet all needs for food, feed and fuel yet again, despite weather...
06 May 2011
Sugar Beet Industry Takes On Population Challenge
UK - The challenge of feeding a growing population as efficiently as possible has been taken on by the UK sugar beet industry. ...
05 May 2011
Sugar Supplies Tight in US
US - A potential drop in home-grown sugar coupled with government caps on imports of the sweetener could drive up prices, just before the peak Christmas season. ...
02 May 2011
ABF Sugar Operation Sees Growth
UK - Underlying half-year pre-tax profits at Associated British Foods increased by a respectable enough 7 per cent to £353m, but investor concerns about the outlook facing the clothes retailer-to-sugar...
27 April 2011
Sugarcane Changes Temperature of Local Climate
US - Sugarcane - a principal crop for biofuel - reduces the local air temperature compared to pasturelands or fields growing soybeans or maize, according to a new study from researchers at Stanford...
25 April 2011
Leatherjackets Bring Risk to Barley and Sugar Beets
UK & SCOTLAND - The focus for Pestwatch moves from wheat bulb fly to leatherjackets and starts with a warning of variable risk of this pest in different parts of the country plus advice to assess...
Vilsack: Ending Ethanol Tax Cut Unfair to Farmers
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack was on tour talking about biofuels last week, taking on critics who say federal support of ethanol should be eliminated. ...
22 April 2011
Biotech Sugar Cane Increases Yield and Profit
AUSTRALIA - Genetically-modified sugar cane that is resistant to pesticides and wet weather and has a high sugar content could be the future for Far Northern growers in Australia....
21 April 2011
Fiji Sugar Industry Development Is China's Goal
FIJI - Developing the sugar industry is one of the aims of the visiting Chinese business delegation attending the Fiji-China Trade and Investment Forum. ...
20 April 2011
Cuba Sugar Production Target Met
CUBA - The Cuban sugar industry, for the first time in two decades, has met its annual target by producing 1.1 million tons of raw sugar during the current 2010-11 crop cycle, the official NNTV...
18 April 2011
Sugar Cane Harvesting Improves Soil Quality
BRAZIL - The mechanisation of sugar cane harvesting, originally aimed at curbing pollution caused by the burning of cane fields, has resulted in an added bonus - it has helped to improve soil...
15 April 2011
USDA Increases Raw Sugar Tariff-Rate Quota
US - The US Department of Agriculture announced a reassignment of 325,000 short tons raw value (STRV) of surplus cane sugar marketing allotment from domestic sugarcane processors to the fiscal...
13 April 2011
Cane Crop Suffering Due to Climate
BRAZIL - The unstable climate in 2010 and the advanced age of cane plantations did not help the 2011-2012 sugarcane crop. The state of Sao Paulo, which answers to 70 per cent of Brazilian production,...
04 April 2011
Global Ethanol to Reduce GHG by 105M Tons
GLOBAL - In 2011, ethanol production will reduce global greenhouse gas emissions by 105 million tons worldwide according to new data released by (S&T)2 Consultants Inc....
01 April 2011
Changing Feed Reduces Livestock Emissions
UK - Cows' diets have long since been blamed for adding to greenhouse gas emissions, but, according to Defra-funded research, this could be reduced by changing their feed content. ...
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