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17 April 2014
Mexico: A Positive Year Ahead but Full of Challenges
MEXICO - Mexico’s economic growth is gradually improving, but food consumption remains vulnerable to income and price effects, according to a report from Rabobank – "Mexico Agribusiness Outlook...
16 April 2014
Ecuador's Total Sugar Production Forecast to Rise
ECUADOR - FAS Quito forecasts Ecuador’s total sugar production in marketing year (MY) 2014/15 (May/April) reaching 615,000 metric tons (MT), up some 38,000 MT or 6.5 per cent from our MY 2013/14...
15 April 2014
Brazil to Increase Ethanol Output
BRAZIL - Brazil forecasts growth in its cane harvest and sugar output, despite the drought in its main sugar-producing region....
09 April 2014
Indian Sugar Production Down Seven Per Cent in Last Year
INDIA - India’s sugar production output has recorded a 1.6 million tonnes or seven per cent decrease at 21.5 million tonnes during the April 2013 to March 2014 fiscal year, writes Jagdish Kumar....
07 April 2014
FAO Food Price Index up Sharply for Second Consecutive Month
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 212.8 points in March 2014, up 4.8 points, or 2.3 per cent, from February and the highest level since May 2013....
24 March 2014
NOAA Forecasts Flooding in Midwest; California, SW Stay in Drought
According to NOAA’s Spring Outlook, rivers in half of the continental US are at minor or moderate risk of exceeding flood levels this spring. ...
19 March 2014
South Africa Ethanol Plant to Begin Construction
SOUTH AFRICA - A major renewable energy plant in Jozini, KwaZulu-Natal, which has been in planning for seven years, is set to start preliminary work in September....
17 March 2014
Alkol Signs Sgreement with Universidad Politécnica for Sugarcane in Spain
SPAIN - Spanish bioenergy consultant Alkol has signed an agreement for scientific research with UPM - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, for the development of a new hybrid of sugarcane for...
13 March 2014
Sugar Beets Put Forward for Ethanol Use
US - A North Dakota State University (NDSU) professor and project developers are embarking on a project to cultivate industrial beets to use in ethanol production....
10 March 2014
Meat Prices Stable But Food Price Index on the Rise
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index rebounded in February, up more than two per cent from January as the result of increased prices for sugar, oils, cereals and dairy products; meat prices fell...
19 February 2014
High Crop Production Set to Challenge Brazil’s Infrastructure Again
BRAZIL - Rabobank expects another year of record production for several of Brazil’s major agricultural crops in 2014, including soybeans and, depending on weather developments, sugarcane....
17 February 2014
Copa-Cogeca Urges Member States to Reject EU Sugar Plans
EU - Copa-Cogeca has urged Member States to reject new EU Commission plans which would upset the EU sugar market balance and call into question the new CAP reform agreement. ...
07 February 2014
Bumper Global Crops Push Down Prices
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index fell in January for the first time in three months as lower prices of cereals, sugars, oils and meat outstripped gains in dairy values....
27 January 2014
Foodgrains, Sugar Prices Remain Steady at India's Wholesale Markets
INDIA - As per data monitored by the Ministry of Consumer Affairs and Food, prices of rice, wheat and sugar during the week, January 16, 2014 to January 23, 2014 remained steady in wholesale...
24 January 2014
Agricultural Commodity Prices Expected to Remain Firm
EU - Based on a number of assumptions, a new report from the European Commission forecasts that agricultural commodity prices will remain firm over the medium term, supported by growing global...
Finding the Value Route in EU Bioplastics
EU - European Food & Agri companies are expected to take on key positions in the growing global market for bioplastics. Opportunities arise from their access to bioplastic feedstock, such as...
23 January 2014
Romania Revises Down the Biofuels Mandates
ROMANIA - Citing reasons of technical, legal, and economic nature, Romanian Government amended the blending rates for biofuels in January 2014. ...
21 January 2014
Global Sugar Prices to Remain Under Pressure
GLOBAL - The last quarter of 2013 saw sugar prices briefly trading above USc 20/lb in mid-October, their highest point for almost a year, before embarking on a relentless downward trend to USc...
13 January 2014
World Food Prices Stay High, but Steady
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 206.7 points in December, nearly unchanged from the previous month, with a sharp increase in dairy prices and high meat values balancing out a steep...
07 January 2014
Sugar Board's Draft Regulation Changes Current Sugar Law
TURKEY - In line with the decreased quotas, post expects 15 million MT of sugar beet production from a planted area of 280,000 hectares in MY2013/14....
16 December 2013
EU Ministers Refuse Support for Biofuel Proposal
EU - Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the fact that EU Energy Ministers did not support the Council Presidency proposal imposing a seven per cent limit on the use of biofuels made from arable crops and...
10 December 2013
Reimbursement of the Levy Paid in Excess by the EU Sugar Sector
EU - The EU Council has adopted a regulation fixing new production levies for the marketing years 2001/2002 to 2005/2006, by virtue of which Member States will be able to determine and reimburse...
25 November 2013
Rabi Crop Sowing Covers 314 Lakh Hectare Area
INDIA - The total rabi sown area, as per reports received from States, during the week ending 22.11.2013 stands at 314.24 lakh hectare as compared to 294.31 lakh hectare at this time last year....
21 November 2013
Argentine Sugar Production, Exports Down in MY2013/14
ARGENTINA - Argentina sugar production for Marketing Year (MY) 2013/14 is reduced by nearly 25 per cent to 1.8 million tons (raw value) due to a dry summer and severe frosts in the three most...
14 November 2013
Sugar, Poultry Companies Seek Protection
SOUTH AFRICA - Food companies, Astral the poultry firm and Tongaat Hulett the sugar producer, have called for more protection of their respective industries against major global producers as...
13 November 2013
Increase in Sugarcane Cropped Area, Opportune Monsoon Rains to Yield Record Crop
PAKISTAN - This year’s increase in sugarcane cropped area and opportune monsoon rains will yield a record crop, consequently Post’s forecast for MY 2013/14 sugar production is increased 430,000...
31 October 2013
Yields of New Varieties of Agricultural Crops Continue to Increase
NETHERLANDS - Research into varieties of winter wheat, spring barley, potatoes grown for starch and sugar beet which have been introduced in the Netherlands by plant breeding companies between...
29 October 2013
Sugar Beet Purchase Price up from Year Ago
TURKEY - In MY2012/2013 climate conditions were in favor of sugar beets and this led to a higher polarity rate (amount of sugar obtained from the sugar beet) compared to last year....
28 October 2013
Australia Weather: Rainfall Restricts Grain Harvest
AUSTRALIA - Much of Australia has recently experienced hot, dry and gusty weather conditions. Bushfires across eastern New South Wales have burnt out significant areas of bushland, forests and...
25 October 2013
Sugar Supply and Demand Trends in South Africa
SOUTH AFRICA - The July estimate for South Africa’s 2013/14 MY sugar cane crop was set at 20.7 MMT. This represents an increase of almost 20 per cent from the previous season’s production...
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