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29 August 2014
Crop Industry News from Colombia Colombia’s Appetite for US Corn Remains Strong
COLOMBIA - US corn exports to Colombia have dominated the market against Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) competitors....
25 March 2014
Crop Industry News from Colombia US Grain Trade Shows Benefits from Free Trade
COLOMBIA - In the second year of the CTPA, US rice exports exceeded 82.5 TMT with an additional 24 TMT beyond quota....
08 July 2013
Crop Industry News from Colombia 2013 Colombian GOC Biofuel Blending Mandates at B10
COLOMBIA - In 2013, the GOC biofuel blending mandates remain at B10 (a blend of 10 percent palm ethyl esters in diesel) and a range of E8 to E10 (a blend of anhydrous ethanol from eight to ten...
14 June 2013
Crop Industry News from Colombia Council Fostering Grain Trade in Colombia
Colombia is the only South American country with ports on both the Atlantic and Pacific oceans, but it suffers from significant transportation challenges - poorly maintained roads, under developed...
17 December 2012
Crop Industry News from Colombia Allegations over Subsidy and Relief Violations
COLUMBIA – The ministry of agriculture have issued a strongly worded letter to editor of The Meridian Cordoba, William Henry Salleg Taboada rejecting the criticisms made around cotton producers’...
20 September 2012
Crop Industry News from Colombia Government and Industry Seeks USGC Input on Biotechnology
COLOMBIA - To ensure commercial grain shipments from the United States to Colombia are not negatively impacted by any new implemented biotechnology regulations, the US Grains Council hosted a...
09 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Colombia Sugarcane Crop Increases Colombia Ethanol
COLOMBIA - In 2011, better weather situation in the sugarcane area resulted in an increase in sugarcane supply for sugar and ethanol. Colombian ethanol production increased to 351 million litres,...
02 July 2012
Crop Industry News from Colombia Colombia Agriculture Minister Highlights Importance of Grain Security
COLOMBIA - Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Juan Camilo Restrepo Salazar has highlighted the significant results in implementing the plans to reduce imports of grain and strengthen...
27 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Colombia Colombia Reduce Corn Imports
COLOMBIA - Colombia has declined maize imports by 14 per cent to meet domestic consumption needs, as foreign grain purchasing declines....
19 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Colombia 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...
12 June 2012
Crop Industry News from Colombia Country Corn Project to Help Maize Producers in Colombia
COLOMBIA - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development activated a new instrument of a financial nature to strengthen the Plan "Country-Corn", encouraging the cultivation of maize in Colombia...
17 May 2012
Crop Industry News from Colombia Colombia Sugar Increases as Ethanol Production Rises
COLOMBIA - Colombian sugar production in 2011/12 reached 2.31 mmt. Although the La Niña weather pattern extended into 2011, precipitation in the Cauca Valley, where sugarcane is produced, was...
27 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Colombia Colombian Sugar Production to Remain Steady, Exports to Rise
COLOMBIA - Colombian sugar production is forecast to remain at 2.31 million tons in MY 2012/2013. ...
13 April 2012
Crop Industry News from Colombia Colombian Corn Production to Increase 17 Per Cent
COLOMIBIA - In MY 2011/2012, Colombian corn production is estimated to increase 17 per cent (250,000 tons) to 1.7 million tons due to government support for the expansion of commercially produced...
02 September 2011
Crop Industry News from Colombia USGC Promotes US DDGS Use to Colombia
COLOMBIA - Earlier last month, the US Grains Council conducted a series of workshops in Colombia to promote US distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) use to the poultry and swine sectors...
20 December 2010
Crop Industry News from Colombia Urgency to Ratify FTA
COLOMBIA - US Congress may have tabled the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (CTPA) for the time being, but Colombian producers have not forgotten the pending free trade pact,...
16 November 2009
Crop Industry News from Colombia Plans for Ethanol Plant to Help Sugar Growers
COLOMBIA - The Colombian government is backing the construction of an ethanol plant in El Zulia, in northeast Colombia near the border with Venezuela....
05 October 2009
Crop Industry News from Colombia Colombian Plant Starts Production
COLOMBIA - A Colombian biodiesel company has started production at its 40,000 tonnes per year biodiesel plant in Barranquilla, on Colombia's northwest coast....
21 August 2009
Crop Industry News from Colombia Nine New Biofuel Plants Planned by End of 2011
BOGOTA, COLOMBIA - Nine new biofuel plants should come online in Colombia before the end of 2011, the presidential press office said in a statement, according to BNamericas....
18 February 2009
Crop Industry News from Colombia Colombia and Brazil Fulfil Biofuel Requirements
COLOMBIA - Brazil and Colombia are at the forefront in providing global needs for biofuels, according to the Colombian President Alvaro Uribe....
29 January 2009
Crop Industry News from Colombia A New Ethanol Producer on the Rise?
COLOMBIA - Colombia's sugarcane-based ethanol industry, after operating for only 3 years, is the second most developed in the Western Hemisphere....
06 November 2008
Crop Industry News from Colombia Sugar Cane Strike Hits Ethanol Production
COLOMBIA - A Colombian Cane workers strike that started in September saw sugar production to slow to 50 per cent of normal capacity....
22 October 2008
Crop Industry News from Colombia Corpoica Opens Ethanol Plant
COLOMBIA - Agricultural research corporation Corpoica has opened an ethanol plant with a capacity to produce 5,400 litres a day....

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