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07 November 2012
Agricultural Production Sees Increase of 4.6 Per Cent
PERU - Agricultural production between January-September this year recorded an increase of 4.6 per cent compared to the same period of 2011, driven by growth in the livestock sub-sector by 5.2...
Pakistan Farmers Rally Against Low Produce Prices
PAKISTAN - Around 1000 farmers have rallied against the low prices of their produce and the high power tariff for the agricultural sector under the protection of the Pakistan Farmers Alliance....
06 November 2012
Hurricane Sandy - Impact on Agriculture not as Bad as Expected
US - As if 2012 hadn’t been tough enough on farmers because of the severe drought that parched much of the US, Mother Nature thought she’d have one more go at it before calling it a year....
02 November 2012
China - Stockpiling Cotton Supplies
ANALYSIS - China accounted for half of the world cotton trade in 2011 and one-third this year, said Richard Pottorff, chief economist for Doane Advisory Services, at Doane's fall conference in...
01 November 2012
USDA Asks Farmers, Ranchers to Record Losses from Hurricane Sandy
US - Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator Juan M. Garcia today urged farmers and ranchers affected by Hurricane Sandy to keep thorough records of all losses, including livestock death losses,...
Modified Requirements to Broaden Cotton Ginning Scheme
SPAIN - To access the aid, ginning plants affected by the restructuring of the cotton sector must have participated in one of the four years between 2006 - 2007 and 2009 - 2010, according to...
29 October 2012
India Cotton Export Registration Policy Extended
INDIA - Earlier this month India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued a notification on procedures and conditions related to cotton export registration for the 2012/13 marketing year....
26 October 2012
Texas High Plains Cotton Crop Could be Above 10-year Average
US - Despite drought, record-high summer temperatures, an early freeze and the failure of many dryland fields, the Texas High Plains cotton crop could wind up being near or slightly above the...
23 October 2012
Doane Conference: China, US Farm Bill, Production Agriculture
ANALYSIS - The 2012 Doane Outlook conference focused on global trends, policy and production agriculture, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor, live from the conference in St. Louis,...
18 October 2012
$20 Billion Brazil Cotton Project
BRAZIL - Brazil and the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) have signed a new South-South cooperation agreement worth $20 million that aims to channel Brazilian expertise in cotton production...
11 October 2012
Brazil's Planting Intentions Report Says Soybean Production Up
BRAZIL - Brazil's grain yield for the 2012/13 crop is expected to be 182.27 million tonnes, 10 per cent higher than 2011/12, according to the first survey of planting intentions presented on...
10 October 2012
Markets Signal Rationing; Focus on South America
GLOBAL - World grain markets are showing signs of rationing after a series of poor harvests pushed commodity prices to a high level, according to a leading market analyst....
09 October 2012
India Cotton Planting Area Continues to Rise
INDIA - India’s 2012/13 cotton production is forecast 1.0 million 480 lb bales higher at 25.5 million bales, as late rains across central India have resulted in higher planted area and improved...
Vietnam Cotton Production Drops Slightly
VIETNAM - The Vietnam Marketing Year (MY) 2012/13 cotton supply and demand estimates include smaller production and ending stocks compared with last year. Production is down six per cent while...
03 October 2012
Increased Weed Resistance Means More Pesticide Used
US - A study published this week by Washington State University research professor Charles Benbrook finds that the use of herbicides in the production of three genetically modified herbicide-tolerant...
22 September 2012
Bayer CropScience Plans 7 Billion Euro Investment
ANALYSIS – Through 2016, Bayer CropScience plans to invest heavily in Research and Development (R&D) and an expansion of production capacities and seed processing facilities, writes Sarah Mikesell,...
21 September 2012
China to Stop Releasing Cotton Reserve
CHINA - China will stop releasing its cotton reserve by September 29 as this year's fresh cotton is launched onto the market, said an official from the National Development and Reform Commission,...
19 September 2012
China's Cotton Genomics Research Gains Leading Position Worldwide
CHINA - Under the auspices of Cotton Research Institute of CAAS, the draft genome of a diploid cotton Gossypium raimondii was jointly completed by Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) Shenzhen, Peking...
17 September 2012
Brazil's Cotton Exports Increase 146 Per Cent
BRAZIL - Cotton exports in 2012 were 483 000 tonnes, representing an increase of 146 per cent over the same period last year (196,000 tons), according to the Brazilian Ministry of Agriculture....
Less Cotton to be Planted in the Riverina
AUSTRALIA - Farmers in the NSW Riverina are expected to grow less cotton this season....
Weather Patterns Showing Signs of Return to Normal
US - Indiana is seeing a noticeable shift away from hot and dry weather to normal weather patterns for this time of year as frequent rain in recent weeks eases drought conditions....
14 September 2012
Two Genes Cause Insecticide Resistance
GLOBAL - Larvae of the cotton bollworm (Helicoverpa armigera) are dreaded pests all over the world. ...
13 September 2012
Cash Rents in 2012, 2013
US - According to the National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS), Illinois cash rents in 2012 increased by 16 per cent over 2011 levels. Cash rents increases between 2012 and 2013 likely...
12 September 2012
Farm Produce Prices Begin to Fall
CHINA - The price of farm produce monitored by MOFCOM began to fall in 36 medium-and-large sized cities last week according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and price of material for production...
Science Helps Boost Africa's Cotton Crops
AFRICA - Australian science is helping African cotton farmers grow higher quality cotton, and more of it....
10 September 2012
Pests, High Temperatures Affect Turkey Cotton Yields
TURKEY - The market year (MY) 2012 Turkish cotton crop is now projected at 400,000 hectares and 600,000 MT (2.7 million bales)....
Brazil Cotton Exports Remain Strong
BRAZIL - USDA Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) forecasts 2012/13 export at 4.1 million bales, down 15 per cent from the 2011/12 record of 4.8 million bales. Brazil’s exports of cotton have...
India Cotton Area, Production Revised Upwards
INDIA - India’s 2012/13 cotton area and production are forecast higher at a respective 11.1 million hectares and 24.4 million 480 lb bales as rains across major growing areas have improved...
06 September 2012
Shift in Texas Cotton Could Occur as Grain Prices Remain High
US - High grain prices as a result of continuous drought in the Midwest could cause a potential shift in some Texas cotton acreage looking ahead to the 2013 crop year, according to Texas A&M...
04 September 2012
Tandou Profit Defies Falling Cotton Prices
AUSTRALIA - Despite plunging cotton prices, agribusiness Tandou has reported more than $7.5 million profit before tax....
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