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22 March 2011
World Price of Raw Cane Up 75 Per Cent
AUSTRALIA - The high price of sugar will influence various industries across the economy, given the world price of raw sugarcane increased 75% between May 2010 and February 2011, reports industrysearch.com.au. ...
18 March 2011
Thai Sugar Production Headed for Record
THAILAND - Sugar production in Thailand is now past its peak but daily production rates are still considerably above last year's. ...
10 March 2011
Sugar Profits Down 37 Per Cent
AUSTRALIA - Despite a 37 per cent decline in profit last year, Maryborough Sugar Factory chief executive Mike Barry says 2010's figures are not as bad as they appear. ...
08 March 2011
South Africa Ahead in GM Crops
SOUTH AFRICA - As the world's No 7 producer of GM crops and Africa's biggest, South Africa has experienced a rapid increase in gene-altered crop output since it started growing it in 1998. ...
07 March 2011
Sugar-squeezed Brazil Buys US Ethanol
BRAZIL - The scarcity of sugar products in Brazil, the top producer, has led the country to turn to the US for corn-based ethanol to replenish depleted supplies of its own cane-based alternative,...
02 March 2011
Zero-duty Tariff Quota for Raw Sugar
EU - The European Commission is to raise a zero duty tariff quota on imports of raw sugar cane in order to ease the situation in the refining industry. ...
28 February 2011
Commission Gives EU Sugar Market a Boost
EU - A European Commission initiative to release 500,000 tonnes of out of quota sugar onto the EU market has been backed by Member States in the Management Committee. ...
World’s Farmers Favour Biotech Crop Varieties
US - Because of its contribution to agricultural productivity and sustainable farming, growers around the world continue to choose biotech crop varieties according to a report released today...
23 February 2011
Sugar Up on Short Covering
INDIA - NCDEX Mar Sugar improved 0.43 per cent on Saturday due to short covering after a sharp fall in the last 3 weeks and fresh buying witnessed at lower levels as value buying, reports commodityonline.com....
22 February 2011
Growing Fuel and Food Could Reduce Poverty
GLOBAL - Producing food and energy side-by-side may offer one of the best formulas for boosting countries' food and energy security while simultaneously reducing poverty, according to a new FAO...
21 February 2011
Global Sugar Prices Continue to Rise
GLOBAL - The world sugar supply/demand situation remains very tight and is leading to further increases in sugar prices, according to Miriam Tuomey, Consumer Foods Division, Bord Bia. ...
Common Sense over Waste Rules for Sugar Beet
UK - Farmers struggling with sugar beet that is unfit for harvest have been reassured that they do not need to register with the Environment Agency before ploughing the crop back into the field...
18 February 2011
Herbicide Resistance Is Growing Concern
US - The US leads the world in many different agricultural categories, but one they don't want to take the lead in is herbicide resistant weeds, said Stephen Prowles, a world-renowned scientist...
11 February 2011
USDA Lets Farmers Plant Biotech Sugar Beets
US - The US Department of Agriculture is to issue a "partial deregulation" for the most popular variety of sugar beets, Roundup Ready (RR) sugar beets, which are genetically engineered to tolerate...
07 February 2011
Sugar Industry Reopen Talks Over Beet Crisis
Industry leaders plan to reopen crisis talks with British Sugar amid a disastrous harvest that has left much of England's beet crop rotting in the ground. ...
04 February 2011
USDA OKs Spring Use of Roundup Ready Sugar Beets
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has authorized spring planting of Genuity® Roundup Ready® sugar beets. ...
Cyclone Damage to Sugarcane is Limited
AUSTRALIA - Sugar prices turned sharply lower, amid thoughts that Cyclone Yasi had not dealt Australia's cane plantations as big a blow as had been feared, with the slide hastened by a sudden...
24 January 2011
Rising Grain Prices Dominate British Agriculture
UK - Rising grain prices are expected to weigh heavily on British agricultural production. ...
21 January 2011
USGC Watches Feed Grains Demand in Tunisia
TUNISIA - Increasing prices for wheat flour, sugar and vegetable oil are having a significant effect on local Tunisian staples, like couscous, bread and pasta. ...
20 January 2011
Milestone in Sugarcane Gene Stacking Reached
US - Chromatin has demoinstrated that genes can be assembled, stacked, and expressed in sugarcane using the company's mini-chromosome technology, establishing a new platform for future development...
13 January 2011
German Biofuels Changing Agricultural Landscape
GERMANY - The growing popularity of biofuels and the regulations designed to promote their use are changing the landscape of German grain production. ...
24 December 2010
EU Supports Sugar Industry Changes in Belize, Swaziland, Congo
EU - The European Commission has approved three financing decisions in favour of Belize (€ 18 791 000), Swaziland (€ 12 057 000) and Congo (€ 1 059 000) to support their sugar sector in...
23 December 2010
Rabobank Agri Commodities Monthly
GLOBAL - Rabobank expects agri commodities prices to reach a seasonal peak in early 2011....
20 December 2010
Brazil Moves to Be World's Breadbasket
BRAZIL - Agribusiness exports should reach $75 billion this year, more than double the figure recorded eight years ago, according to anba.com.br. ...
17 December 2010
European Union Boost Sugar Industry in Guyana
Today, the European Commission adopted the Guyana's Annual Action Programme (AAP) for Sugar 2010, according to europa.eu. ...
13 December 2010
Energy Beets Used in New Ethanol Plant
Ethanol plant developers held a press conference today to announce plans to build an energy beet facility that could be functional by 2012. ...
Plans Revealed for Sugar Beet Ethanol Plant
US - Plans the first sugarbeet biofuels processing plant in the US to be built in North Dakota are due to be unveiled today (Monday). ...
08 December 2010
Order Temporarily Stayed to Uproot Roundup Ready Sugarbeet Seedlings
US - The US Court of Appeals has issued a temporary stay of the of November 30, 2010 order to destroy sugarbeet stecklings (seedlings). ...
12 November 2010
Sugar Import Duties Suspended, Exports Increase
EU - The Management Committee for the Common Organisation of Agricultural Markets has voted a European Commission proposal to suspend the €98 per tonne duty on Most Favoured Nation (MFN) sugar...
11 November 2010
High Sugar Prices Favour Brazil
BRAZIL - The commodity's rising international costs should have a positive effect on the Brazilian trade balance, claims the Sugarcane, Water and Energy director at the Ministry of Agriculture. ...
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