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14 March 2013
China Oilseed Production Falls
CHINA - Total market year (MY) 13/14 oilseed production is forecast at 54.9 million tons from a planted area of 24.7 million hectares (MHa), both down 0.5 per cent and 2.2 per cent from MY12/13,...
11 March 2013
AHDB-HGCA Winter Planting Survey Results Published
UK - Results from the AHDB/HGCA Planting Survey for England and Wales, conducted in December 2012 – January 2013 by AHDB Market Intelligence, are now available. For Scotland, the Scottish Government...
£5.3 Million Bioscience Boost Awarded
UK - Cutting-edge synthetic biology companies received a £5.3 million boost. The investment from the Technology Strategy Board and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council...
08 March 2013
2013 Grain Markets Impacted by Peruvian Poultry Sector
ANALYSIS - The Peruvian poultry industry will have a direct impact on the growing corn and soybean oil markets in 2013, according to two recent reports from USDA GAIN. Fishmeal production, on...
06 March 2013
Price of Major Farm Produce Falls Further
CHINA - The price of major farm produce in 36 medium and large sized cities fell further last week (25 February - 3 March) compared with that of the previous week according to the Chinese Ministry...
05 March 2013
More Monitor Farms for Scotland as Funding Boost Rewards Success
SCOTLAND, UK - More than £260,000 has been secured from the Scottish Government to fund a new round of four Scottish monitor farms over three years, covering arable (cereals/oilseeds, with potatoes...
04 March 2013
Cereals Authority Release New Pollen Beetle Guidance
UK - New information on pollen beetle monitoring and spray control thresholds in winter and spring oilseed rape has been issued by HGCA....
26 February 2013
Crop Development Schemes Boost India Foodgrain Production
INDIA - To improve the production and yield of different crops, a number of Crop Development Schemes are being implemented by State Government throughout the country....
22 February 2013
Direct Seeding Improves Soil Fertility
CANADA - Many prairie farmers have adopted direct seeding, also referred to as no-till cropping, which has improved soil organic matter levels and soil quality. Increased soil organic matter...
19 February 2013
Challenging Conditions for Biofuels, Heat, Power Market Remains Steady
UK - New statistics reveal that around 109,000 hectares (ha) or 1.8 per cent of UK arable land planted in 2010 was grown for the production of bioenergy and biofuels during 2011....
18 February 2013
Total Rabi Sown Area Exceeds Last Year's Crop Coverage
INDIA - The sowing of rabi crops is progressing well in different parts of the country. The rabi sowing area has exceeded the area sown by this time last year....
13 February 2013
Meteorologist: 2013 Forecast for India, China, Australia, Europe
ANALYSIS - Drew Lerner, meteorologist and president of World Weather, Inc. told US farmers at the Allendale Ag Leaders Conference that the weather anomalies occurring around the world will continue,...
06 February 2013
Sharply Lower Flax, Rapeseed Production to Cut Kazakhstan Exports
KAZAKHSTAN - Kazakhstan oilseed production has shown dramatic growth in recent years, reaching a record in 2011 of 1.1 million metric tons. While overall crop area, and especially in North Kazakhstan,...
01 February 2013
China Says Grain Security Top Priority
CHINA - Ensuring grain security and the supply of major farm products will always be a top priority in China's development of modern agriculture, Chinese authorities said on Thursday in its first...
28 January 2013
CME Group to Conduct Outreach on Expanded CBOT Grain, Oilseed Hours
US - CME Group has announced it will begin the process of conducting outreach to customers, producer groups and other market participants on expanded CBOT grain and oilseed trading hours....
10 January 2013
FAO Food Price Index Down Seven Per cent in 2012
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index dropped for the third consecutive month in December 2012, edging down 1.1 per cent....
08 January 2013
Oil Seed Crop Producers 'Cry for Incentives'
ZAMBIA - The Oilseed Crop Producers Association has called on the government to provide incentives to farmers now that there is an overwhelming demand for the commodity in Zambia....
31 December 2012
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rise
CHINA - Price of major farm produce in 36 medium and large sized cities in China rose last week compared to the previous week and the price of material for production has risen for the past for...
18 December 2012
Outlook for UK Biofuel Crops Potentially Improved
UK - A HGCA-led revision to regional greenhouse gas emissions figures could deliver financial benefits to growers and reopen market opportunities for arable crops in the biofuels supply chain....
13 December 2012
Australia's Primary Exports Forecast to Remain Strong in 2012-13
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s earnings from agricultural, fisheries and forestry exports are forecast to remain strong in 2012-13, at around A$39.5 billion....
05 December 2012
NFU: Renewable Fuel Crucial to Future Energy Needs
UK - Biodiesel and bioethanol markets are both crucial to meeting our future energy needs and contribute an estimated £1 billion to the UK economy, the NFU said yesterday (4 December)....
04 December 2012
Pakistan Cotton Revised Downwards
PAKISTAN - Pakistan’s MY (market year) 2012/13(August-September) cotton production is revised downward to 9.4 million bales (480 lbs), 15 per cent lower from the previous estimate of 11 million...
29 November 2012
UK Winter Cereals and Oilseeds Down?
UK - An ‘early bird’ survey of cropping intentions has suggested a significant decline in cereals and oilseeds plantings this autumn compared to last year. ...
28 November 2012
Rabi Crops Sown in 280 Lakh Hectare so Far
INDIA - As per reports received from different States, sowing of rabi crops is in full swing in different parts of the country. ...
27 November 2012
'Get Back to Basics' Urges HSBC's Head of Agriculture
UK - HSBC Head of Agriculture Allan Wilkinson has declared 2013 as the year the agricultural sector needs to concentrate “on the basics” in order to preserve margins. ...
23 November 2012
Rapeseed Oil Gets Biotech Boost
UK - In the UK oilseed rape (Brassica napus) is our major vegetable oil crop. Over 700,000 hectares were grown this year, producing close to £900 million worth of seed. New research has developed...
20 November 2012
USMEF Elects Committee Members
US - The US Meat Export Federation has elected three representatives to sit on the executive committee....
19 November 2012
Biodiesel Deal Great for Growers
NEW ZEALAND - Federated Farmers Grain & Seed welcomes the sale of Solid Energy’s agribusiness division of Biodiesel New Zealand has been concluded and a new company, Pure Oil New Zealand Limited,...
16 November 2012
National Australia Bank's Commodity Watch: Cost of Production Critical
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers are experiencing price volatility (of around $100 per tonne in recent months) following a significant dry spell in the US Midwest. So, how can they adopt hedging...
15 November 2012
Solutions to Production Plateau
UK - Addressing shortcomings in current agronomic practice is one of the first steps needed to tackle the UK’s yield plateau in winter wheat and oilseed rape, according to a major new study...
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