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22 October 2013
Cereal Production Forecast to Rise 16 Per Cent
CZECH REPUBLIC - According to the Czech Statistical Office (CSO), cereal harvest is forecast to be 16.4 per cent higher than last year, and will be about 7,651,000 tons. On the other hand, the...
17 October 2013
Ukraine Exports to Bangladesh Rocket Nine Fold
UKRAINE and BANGLADESH – Ukraine agricultural exports to Bangladesh have increased nine fold after particular growth from poultry, dairy and confectionary produce....
Ryesgrass Breeding Programme Shortlisted for Prestigious Award
UK - The plant breeding programme at IBERS Aberystwyth University responsible for the creation and development of high sugar ryegrasses now used widely by livestock farmers in the UK and beyond...
11 October 2013
SA Sugar Import Tariff Feud Mimics Chicken
SOUTH AFRICA - Sugar industry frontliners, the SA Sugar Association (Sasa) and its arch-rival the Association of Southern African Sugar Importers (Asasi), are locked in a feud over import tariffs,...
1.9M Tonnes of Sugar Stock Available in Pakistan
PAKISTAN - A buffer stock of 1.9 million tonnes of sugar is available with local sugar mills and the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) for domestic consumption and export wherein a healthy...
23 September 2013
Price Agreed for 2014/15 Sugar Beet Campaign
UK - The NFU and British Sugar have announced their agreement for a price increase for the 2014/15 beet campaign....
13 September 2013
Difference Between Domestic, Foreign Sugar Prices Decreasing
BRAZIL - Last week, the foreign crystal sugar prices were more profitable than domestic for the seventh consecutive period....
Massive Cane Replanting Programme Underway
JAMAICA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries has embarked on a massive cane planting and replanting exercise to expand local sugar cane production to some 1.4 million tonnes by 2018....
12 September 2013
Ukraine Looking at Export Markets for Sugar
UKRAINE - This year's supply of sugar in Ukraine's domestic market will be about 2.3 million tons, so the minister of agriculture is working to expand export markets....
10 September 2013
Jamaican Government Reaffirms Commitment to Sugar Industry
JAMAICA - Agriculture and Fisheries Minister, Roger Clarke, says the government remains committed to the continued strengthening of Jamaica’s sugar industry through the implementation of several...
09 September 2013
Harvesting Solutions for Red Witchweed Affected Producers
AUSTRALIA - Industry and government representatives have locked in a range of agreed solutions to enable business continuity for cane growers affected by red witchweed in Mackay....
06 September 2013
FAO Food Price Index Continued to Fall
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 201.8 points in August 2013, nearly four points (1.9 per cent) below its July value and 11 points (or 5.1 per cent) less than in August 2012. ...
04 September 2013
New ILUC Study Fuels Energy Debate
US - A new US study by Air Improvement Resource, consultancy (S&T) Squared and the University of Illinois Chicago concludes in much lower ILUC values for biodiesel and biofuels....
28 August 2013
Are UK Farmers Sitting on a £24M Biomethane Goldmine?
UK - New research into biomethane production shows that farmers could be sitting on a £24 million “goldmine”....
21 August 2013
Food Price Index Falls for a Third Month
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 205.9 points in July 2013, 4 points (nearly two per cent) below its revised value for June and 7 points (or 3.3 per cent) lower than in July 2012. ...
19 August 2013
NREL, Colombian Oil Firm Unlocking Ag Waste for Biofuel
US - The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is working with Ecopetrol, the largest oil company in Colombia, to process the residue from sugar cane and palm oil...
Kharif Sowing Crosses 930 Lakh Hectare Mark
INDIA - Sowing of kharif crops shown a steady increase during the last week. The total sown area as on 16th August, as per reports received from States, stands at 930.52 lakh hectare as compared...
18 August 2013
Have The Soft Commodities Bottomed?
ANALYSIS - Cotton futures continued their bullish momentum settling last Friday at 88.93 and going out this Friday at 93.40 up 450 points for the week, writes Michael Seery of Seery Futures....
09 August 2013
Mozambique Sugar Production Shows Sustained Increase
MOZAMBIQUE - Since 2000, sugar production in Mozambique showed a sustained increase as economic and political stability attracted new investments in the industry. Post forecasts that this trend...
Global Food Price Index Falls Again
GLOBAL - The monthly Food Price Index from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for July has fallen for the third consecutive month. Prices for poultry and pig meat were lower than...
08 August 2013
Abolition of EU Sugar Quota – Future Looks Sweet for Competitive Producers
EU - Recent reforms to the EU Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) included changes to the region’s sugar regulations, with a new sugar regime entering into force in 2017. With the abolition of...
06 August 2013
Guatemala Faces Biofuels Policy Obstacles
GUATEMALA - Guatemala is the strongest potential biofuels producer in Central America given the high yields of sugarcane and palm oil and its efficient local industries, however the domestic...
05 July 2013
India Sown Area Surpasses 2012-13 Area by 84 Per Cent
INDIA - Sowing of kharif crops has picked up in the last week. The total sown area as on 28.4.2013, as per reports received from States, stands at 250.99 lakh hectare as compared to 135.87...
27 June 2013
Trehalose - A Sugar for All Seasons
UK - Earlier work by researchers at Rothamsted Research, who receive strategic funding by BBSRC, discovered a biochemical mechanism through which sugars activate the genes that enable growth...
24 June 2013
Kharif Sowing Picks Up; Crosses 109.07 Lakh Hectare
INDIA - As per the latest data available from different States, the following is the status of the sowing of kharif crops compared with the normal sowing trends for this time of the year....
19 June 2013
NFU Sugar Given Clear Mandate to Move Forward on Price Negotiations
UK - Over 550 sugar beet growers have given the NFU Sugar board a clear mandate to continue negotiating on price with British Sugar for the 2014/15 beet crop....
17 June 2013
FAO Forecasts More Balanced Food Markets Ahead
GLOBAL - Food commodity markets, in particular for cereals, are set to be more balanced in 2013/14, according to FAO's 'Food Outlook' report published today....
14 June 2013
Increase in Volume of Sugar Being Traded
BRAZIL - The resumption of milling cane sugar after the rains has increased the volume of sugar being traded....
12 June 2013
University Studies New Method for Biofuels
US - A group of researchers from Oklahoma State University have published the first analysis of a genome they say has great potential for the cost-effective production of biofuel....
11 June 2013
Canada Lists US Products for Retailiation of COOL Dispute
CANADA - The Canadian Government has published a list of products imported from the US that could be targeted for retaliatory action because of the US failure to comply with the World Trade Organisations...
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