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03 September 2012
Agriculture Experts Assess Isaac Damage
US - Even as the remnants of Hurricane Isaac were leaving Mississippi on Friday (31 August), Mississippi State University Extension agents were assessing its impact on crops that were so close...
24 August 2012
Prices of China Farm Produce Keep Rising
CHINA - The prices of farm produce have risen for the fifth consecutive week and price of materials for production have stabilised after falling for four months in a row, according to the Chinese...
21 August 2012
Cotton Future is Wrapped in Good Management
AUSTRALIA - Five years of research into cotton-growing in the sugar-rich Burdekin shows that farmers have the potential to reap lucrative returns if they carefully tailor practices to account...
17 August 2012
China Cotton Stock Increase Leads Global Rise
CHINA - Global cotton stocks in 2012/13 are projected at a record 74.7 million bales, 6.9 million higher than last season. ...
16 August 2012
World Cotton Trade To Decline in 2012/13
GLOBAL - Global cotton trade in 2012/13 is projected at 37.2 million bales, down 16 per cent from last season’s second highest on record—44.3 million bales. The decline is attributable to...
13 August 2012
Maharashtra Bans Bt Cotton Seeds
INDIA - The Maharashtra government has banned the sale and distribution of the genetically modified (GM) Bt (biotech) cotton seeds of Maharashtra Hybrid Seeds Company (Mahyco), a partner of US...
07 August 2012
Dry Weather Threatens India Cotton Crop
INDIA - The 2012/13 area planted to cotton is expected to drop 200,000 hectares to 10.6 million hectares, significantly lower than the record 12.2 million hectares that were planted in 2011/12....
USDA Announces No Marketing Quota for 2013 Upland Cotton Crop
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced that no marketing quota will be in effect for the 2013 upland cotton crop....
31 July 2012
India 2011/12 Cotton Imports Treble Following Short Supplies
INDIA - Shortfalls in domestic cotton supplies in India, have forced mills to increase imports, which are expected to treble in the year ending September 30, 2012....
25 July 2012
Grain, Corn Prices Reach High - But Not in Crisis Yet
US - The future of corn prices and the impact on fed livestock continues to be an unfolding, tumultuous situation, but some degree of clarity should be coming to the story in the next few weeks,...
18 July 2012
Record India Production of Rice, Wheat, Cotton and Sugarcane
INDIA - The government yesterday (17 July) released the fourth advance estimates of foodgrain production for 2011-12. As per the latest estimates, India has produced 257.44 million tonnes of...
Few Bright Spots in Texas Crop Situation
US - If it’s true misery loves company, drought-hammered Midwestern farmers should find lots of company in Texas, said a Texas AgriLife Extension Service agronomist....
16 July 2012
India Rice Sowing Picks Up
INDIA - According to the latest information received from Indian States, rice has been sown in 96.79 lakh hectares (ha), as compared to 55.4 lakh ha one week ago....
13 July 2012
Ethiopia Ban on Cotton Exports Lifted
ETHIOPIA - In April 2012 the Government of Ethiopia lifted a ban it had imposed in October 2010 on the export of cotton. The ban was imposed because of the government’s desire to expand domestic...
12 July 2012
Slow Start to Pakistan Cotton Production Season
PAKISTAN - The USDA forecasts Pakistan's 2012/13 cotton production at 9.7 million bales (480-pound bales), down three per cent from last month and down 8.5 per cent from last year. ...
09 July 2012
ICAC: India's Cotton Output to Fall by 7 Per Cent in 2012-13
INDIA - India’s cotton production, after two years of record levels, is expected to decline by seven per cent to 5.4 million tonnes (mt) this financial year, compared with 5.9 mt in 2011-12....
04 July 2012
Cotton Aid Nears $400M, Some Members Fear New Subsidies
GLOBAL - Development assistance since 2005 for cotton producers, mainly in Africa, is approaching $400 million, WTO members heard on 29 June, in a meeting where several members also said they...
28 June 2012
Egypt Cotton Area and Exports Revised Down
EGYPT - The Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation has updated their estimate of the area cultivated with cotton for the 2012/2013 season....
21 June 2012
Trouble on the Horizon for GM Crops?
US - Pests are adapting to genetically modified crops in unexpected ways, researchers have discovered - the findings underscore the importance of closely monitoring and countering pest resistance...
20 June 2012
Experts: Still Time Left for Crops to Rebound from Midwest Drought
US - Midwest farmers and livestock producers still can recover from one of the earliest onslaughts of extremely dry conditions in more than two decades, but that time is growing short for some,...
19 June 2012
Re-Engineering the Colombian Cotton Sector
COLOMBIA - Speaking at a forum on the future of cotton and it's supply chain, organised by CONALGODÓN, Agriculture Minister Juan Camilo Restrepo Salazar said planted hectares need to be synchronised...
18 June 2012
No Single Solution for Water, Food Security
GLOBAL – Examples of how water use can be managed successfully to feed a growing world population can be found in locations as diverse as Nebraska and India, but there’s no one-size-fits-all...
07 June 2012
US Senators Vote 90-8 to Proceed with 2012 Farm Bill
ANALYSIS - The US Senate cleared a procedural hurdle and voted to proceed to consideration of the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2012 also known as the Farm Bill, with bipartisan vote...
06 June 2012
Texas Drought Continues, Critical Time for Cotton
US - The drought situation in the western half of Texas remained largely unchanged, but abnormally dry weather reclaimed large parts of the eastern half of the state during the last week of May,...
04 June 2012
Is Agriculture Leading the Way Out of the Recession?
ANALYSIS - Against what appears to be all the economic trends, the global agriculture sector seems to be showing a strength and even punching above its weight during the current global financial...
Monsanto Launches Biologicals Platform; Shares Global Plans
GLOBAL - Monsanto's pipeline offers rich growth layers beyond breeding and biotechnology that add incremental growth opportunities going forward, Chief Technology Officer Robb Fraley, Ph.D.,...
01 June 2012
Ag Outlook: Grain Exports Up; Ag Imports at Record $107.5B
ANALYSIS - Agricultural exports are forecast higher versus the February report but lower compared to 2011 figures. However, import demand is booming, jumping $1 billion to $107.5 billion, writes...
US Farm Exports Reach Second-highest Level on Record
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack released a statement regarding USDA's third-quarter forecast released yesterday (31 May) showing US farm exports reaching the second-highest level on record...
31 May 2012
Texas South Plains Cotton Farmers ‘Planting like Gangbusters’
US - Though the areas of extreme and severe drought shrank further, large parts of Texas remained either in one stage of drought or abnormally dry, according to the US Drought Monitor and Texas...
29 May 2012
Indian Agriculture Prepares Itself for a New Phase
INDIA - Indian agriculture is on a long-term growth path, despite many challenges such as high dependence on monsoon rains, pressure on cultivable land and water resources, and climate change....
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