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Crop Industry News: Brazil

17 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Major GM Sugar Cane Yield Increase in 10 years?
BRAZIL - A new variety of sugar cane promising yield increases up to 25 per cent, while being more drought-tolerant than conventional strains, is expected to be commercially available in Brazil...
11 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Agricultural Decline in Brazil
BRAZIL - Data from the 'Physical Production Industrial Survey - Agroindustry' shows a decline in sectors linked to agriculture....
05 August 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Sets Record in Adoption of GM Crops
BRAZIL - The area in Brazil planted with transgenic seeds is now growing at a faster pace than the growth of the entire planted area for crops of soybeans, corn and cotton - the three crops with...
15 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Sugar Production Stimulates Rural Development
BRAZIL - According to the authors of a study from Piracicaba, Brazil, "Sugar and ethanol production are key components of Brazil's rural development and energy strategies, yet in recent years...
13 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Drop in Production Has Sugar Prices Soaring
BRAZIL - Sugar jumped the most since October after an industry group said output would decline in Brazil, the world's biggest grower. ...
12 July 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil's Cane Industry At The Crossroads
BRAZIL - A new report from Rabobank's Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory (FAR) highlights the challenges to growth for the cane and ethanol industry in Brazil, and describes the short...
30 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Crop Worries Boost Sugar Prices
BRAZIL - The cost of sugar hit a 3½-month high yesterday as traders worried about increasingly lower production in Brazil....
03 June 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Cargill and USJ in Sugar Ethanol JV
BRAZIL - Cargill and the USJ Group are to establish a joint venture in the sugar, ethanol, and bioelectricity sector. ...
23 May 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Amazon Deforestation Blamed on Soybean Acres
BRAZIL - Deforestation of the Brazilian Amazon rainforest has increased almost sixfold, new data suggests. ...
27 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazilian Maize Consumption Expected to Grow
BRAZIL - Commodity prices are a game of supply and demand, and prices increase when supply is low and demand is high. In Brazil, domestic consumption is projected to grow, and the United States...
18 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Sugar Cane Harvesting Improves Soil Quality
BRAZIL - The mechanisation of sugar cane harvesting, originally aimed at curbing pollution caused by the burning of cane fields, has resulted in an added bonus - it has helped to improve soil...
14 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Both Competitor, Partner to US
BRAZIL & US - Brazil is the No. 1 US competitor for global farm exports, but the president of the Illinois Farm Bureau said last week the country also can be a partner to North American farmers....
13 April 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Cane Crop Suffering Due to Climate
BRAZIL - The unstable climate in 2010 and the advanced age of cane plantations did not help the 2011-2012 sugarcane crop. The state of Sao Paulo, which answers to 70 per cent of Brazilian production,...
22 March 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Fears of Foreigner Farmland Buyers in Latin America
BRAZIL - One of the first things disembarking passengers see at Cuiaba airport in central Brazil is a property advertisement offering arable land to foreigners. ...
17 March 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil First Five-Gene Trait Stack by Dow Approved in Brazil
The newest and most effective technology for corn insect control will soon be available to Brazilian corn growers. ...
07 March 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Sugar-squeezed Brazil Buys US Ethanol
BRAZIL - The scarcity of sugar products in Brazil, the top producer, has led the country to turn to the US for corn-based ethanol to replenish depleted supplies of its own cane-based alternative,...
24 February 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil’s Adoption of Transgenics Highest in Its History
BRAZIL — Three quarters of the area in Brazil farmed with soybeans and more than half of the area planted with corn used genetically modified seeds in the 2010/11 season, according to...
09 February 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Approval for Syngenta Triple Stack Corn in Brazil
BRAZIL - The National Biosafety Committee (CTNBio) in Brazil has approved Syngenta's triple corn stack Bt11 x MIR162 x GA21 for cultivation in the country. ...
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Sees High Early Soy Yields
BRAZIL - Brazil's leading soybean producing state, Mato Grosso, is expected to see higher than expected yields of early short-cycle soybean this year. ...
07 February 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Cargill to Build Corn Processing Plant in Brazil
BRAZIL — Cargill announced plans to build a new corn processing plant in Brazil to produce starches and sweeteners solutions. ...
03 February 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Agricultural Production to Reach All-Time High
BRAZIL - Gross revenues from production and sales of agricultural products, known as the Gross Agricultural Production Value, may reach an all-time high in 2011. ...
02 February 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Record GM Crops Planted in Brazil in 2010/11
BRAZIL - Record levels of genetically modified (GM) crops have been planted in Brazil for the 2010/11 harvest, writes farmersguardian.com. ...
27 January 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil May Put Brakes on 'On-Off' Coffee Cycle
Changes in Brazilian coffee production may diminish the country's cycle of alternate low and high bean production years, blamed for imposing extra volatility and costs on the industry worldwide,...
03 January 2011
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazilian Organic Exports Grow 60 Per Cent
The Organics Brazil Project sold $108.2 million abroad in 2010, mainly in food products, according to anba.com.br. ...
23 December 2010
Crop Industry News from Brazil Mad Soybean Disease Spreading in Brazil
BRAZIL - A new soybean disease that is slowly spreading throughout Brazil could have devastating effects, according to allvoices.com. ...
20 December 2010
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazil Moves to Be World's Breadbasket
BRAZIL - Agribusiness exports should reach $75 billion this year, more than double the figure recorded eight years ago, according to anba.com.br. ...
15 December 2010
Crop Industry News from Brazil Brazilian Rice Exports Exceed Forecast
BRAZIL - Brazil exported 450,000 tonnes of rice up to November. Despite the lower production, the value is greater than forecasted for the entire crop, which ends in February next year, according...
09 December 2010
Crop Industry News from Brazil Dryness Hurting Brazil Soybean Crop
BRAZIL - Dry weather in Brazil’s major soybean areas has decreased expectations for next year’s crop. ...
11 November 2010
Crop Industry News from Brazil High Sugar Prices Favour Brazil
BRAZIL - The commodity's rising international costs should have a positive effect on the Brazilian trade balance, claims the Sugarcane, Water and Energy director at the Ministry of Agriculture. ...
Crop Industry News from Brazil Grain Crop Decline Expected Next Year
BRAZIL - The first prognosis for next year, from IBGE, shows an expected volume 2.8 per cent lower than in the 2010 crop, expected to reach 148.8 million tonnes. ...
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