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27 March 2012
Egypt: Cotton Import Ban Lifted
EGYPT - The Government of Egypt lifted the ban on cotton imports from all origins. The import ban was originally imposed in October 2011 due to threatened mass protests by farmers concerned with...
Global 2011/12 Crop To Reach a Record High
GLOBAL - Global 2011/12 cotton production is estimated to rise 6 per cent from a year ago, to a record 123.6 million bales, as major producers, especially in the Southern Hemisphere, prepare...
23 March 2012
Trade Mission to Create Opportunities for Agriculture in China
US & CHINA - Acting Under Secretary for Farm and Foreign Agricultural Services Michael Scuse will lead nearly 40 American businesses on a US Department of Agriculture trade mission to China March...
22 March 2012
Conflicting Arguments Over Bt Cotton Benefits to Indian Farmers
INDIA - Union agriculture minister Sharad Pawar told the Lok Sabha on Tuesday that use of high quality hybrid cotton seeds has helped farmers make big gains due to decreased use of pesticides....
19 March 2012
Farmers and Scientists Share Cotton Lessons with West Africa
AUSTRALIA - In a new partnership with sub-Saharan Africa, Australian scientists and farmers are hosting a delegation of key African cotton industry representatives and researchers to share their...
16 March 2012
India Ends Export Ban on Cotton
INDIA - Just a week after imposing a controversial export ban, India is expected to lift the ban on exports....
Future of Cotton Research Boosted by A$35 Million
AUSTRALIA - At the Cotton Breeding Australia Symposium in Narrabri, NSW, CSIRO and Cotton Seed Distributors announced a five-year, A$35 million extension to their existing agreement, to fund...
14 March 2012
Weather, Supply & Demand Affects Cotton Markets
US - The fate for cotton prices this year will rely on traditional factors such as supply and demand, but the wild card is the outcome of Texas weather as the effects of the 2011 drought linger,...
12 March 2012
Cotton Production Expected to Fall, Consumption Rise
GLOBAL - USDA’s early season forecast for the 2012/13 marketing year was released at the Agricultural Outlook Forum in late February. World production is projected to fall and consumption to...
08 March 2012
India Farm Minister Asks PM to Lift Cotton Trade Ban
INDIA - India’s agriculture minister has written to the prime minister seeking to lift a ban on cotton exports announced on Monday. Sharad Pawar said he had been kept in the dark about the...
05 March 2012
China: Cotton Planting Declines
CHINA - Several surveys conducted in China show MY 12/13 cotton planting area intentions are lower than previous years following lower profits for MY (marketing year) 11/12 crop and sluggish...
01 March 2012
Weed Resistance Pushes North into Heart of the Midwest
ANALYSIS - Weed resistance was a key topic at today's 2012 Ag Issues Forum hosted by Bayer CropScience in Nashville, Tennessee, USA, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor....
China: Measures Announced for Seed and GM Cotton Production
CHINA - China's Ministry of Agriculture released the final document, “Administrative Measures on the License of Seed Production and Operation” in September 2011. Compared with the draft version,...
27 February 2012
GM Crops Continued to Grow in 2011
GLOBAL - Clive James, founder of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Application, reported at a conference on global status of commercialised biotech or genetically...
22 February 2012
South Korea, US FTA Implemented in March
US & SOUTH KOREA - United States Trade Representative Ron Kirk announced earlier this week, that the free trade agreement between the United States and South Korea (KORUS FTA) will be implemented...
17 February 2012
ABARES Forecasts Large Summer Crop
AUSTRALIA - Generally favourable growing conditions for summer crops are forecast to drive higher yields and production for Australian summer crops in 2011-12....
15 February 2012
Indian Grain Production Could Hit Record 250M Tonnes
INDIA - Food grain production could touch a record 250 million tonnes in 2011-12, exceeding the annual target by five million tonnes, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said in Delhi today....
14 February 2012
Report: Chinese Corn Industry Review
CHINA - The domestic corn product market in China has witnessed a peaceful month in January 2012. ...
10 February 2012
WASDE: Wheat Exports Up, Grains Predicted Lower
GLOBAL - US wheat exports are raised supported by the stronger-than-expected pace of sales and shipments, according to the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. ...
09 February 2012
Valuable Cotton Lost Due to Flooding
AUSTRALIA - One of Australia's most valuable cotton districts is being hit by a record flood. The Balonne River peaked in St George, at record heights. ...
08 February 2012
Biotech Crop Adoption Rising; Brazil Leads Growth
GLOBAL - Global adoption of biotech crop technology continues at unprecedented rates. During 2011, an additional 12 million hectares were planted representing an annual growth rate of 8 per cent...
01 February 2012
Expert Presents 2012 Global Weather Outlook
ANALYSIS - Drew Lerner, president and senior agricultural meteorologist of World Weather, recently presented global weather expectations for 2012 to US grain farmers and livestock producers at...
30 January 2012
North America: Where's the Snow?
ANALYSIS - There has been virtually no snow up in Canada, no snow in the northern US Plains, and the Upper Midwest has seen only two snow events this winter and neither was hugely significant,...
23 January 2012
Drought and Floods Hitting Agricultural Production
GLOBAL - A strange mixture of drought and foods appears to be affecting agricultural and livestock production across the Americas - both North and South, writes Chris Harris, TheCropSite Editor-in-Chief. ...
NSW North Coast Farmers Try Again at Growing Cotton
AUSTRALIA - Farmers on the New South Wales North Coast are having another go at growing cotton. ...
19 January 2012
Pairing Poncho/VOTiVO with AERIS Improves Cotton Vigor, Yield
US - Bayer CropScience discussed the benefits of pairing Poncho®/VOTiVO® with Aeris® seed-applied insecticide/nematicide on cotton, as well as the new On Demand® seed treatment system, at...
18 January 2012
BASF Abandon GM Crop Production in Europe
GERMANY - BASF announced this week that it is concentrating its plant biotechnology activities on the main markets in North and South America, where there is less resistance to the technology....
13 January 2012
India Cotton: High Production Projected for the 2011/12 Crop
INDIA - The USDA estimates 2011/12 India cotton production at a record 27.0 million bales (480-pound bales), down 2 per cent from last month, but up 1.6 million or 6 per cent from last year....
09 January 2012
Paraguay Faces Total Loss of Crops
PARAGUAY - The prolonged drought and intense heat in Paraguay is causing great concern in the agricultural sector. If the drought continues it will have major financial implications for farmers,...
06 January 2012
Pakistan Govt Intervention Not to Benefit Rice, Cotton Growers
PAKISTAN - Intervention by the Trading Corporation of Pakistan (TCP) in rice and cotton trade at this stage will not benefit the growers as they have already sold out their commodities at whatever...
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