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09 November 2012
Palm Oil Production Peaks, Soybean Sector Turns to South America
ANALYSIS - Prices for palm oil on the global market are falling away from other oilseed prices because of a recent rapid growth in production, writes Chris Harris....
Creation of Bilateral Group for Jobs and Growth
EUROPE - A report from the British National Farmers Union expected by the end of the year is expected to call on the EU and US to step up trade talks and move towards a form of free trade agreement....
05 November 2012
Crop Protection in Southern Britain
UK - This year’s Crop Protection in Southern Britain conference takes place at the Peterborough Arena, Cambridgeshire, on 27-28 November. The event, which is organised by the Association of...
22 October 2012
EU Biofuels U-turn ‘Ill-Conceived'
EU - The NFU is calling for joined-up policies that support the production of both food and renewable fuel, after European Commission proposals emerged which would change the key targets underpinning...
19 October 2012
Argentina Expects Record Year for Soybeans
ARGENTINA - Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) Buenos Aires makes no changes to the official USDA area and production estimates for soybeans and sunflowerseed for the marketing year 2012/13....
17 October 2012
First Estimate of Scotland Cereal, Oilseed Rape Harvest 2012
UK - Scotland's Chief Statistician has published the First Estimate of the Cereal and Oilseed Rape Harvest 2012. Showing Overall, cereal production is expected to decrease between 2011 and 2012...
12 October 2012
Alleged Oilseed Rape Contamination
UK - The NFU has learned of an alleged incident of contaminated oilseed rape being delivered for processing in the South of England. ...
11 October 2012
Copa-Cogeca Warn Against New EU Biofuel Plans
EU - In a letter sent to the EU Commission, Copa-Cogeca attacked EU Commission plans to impose iluc factors and a five per cent limit on the use of crop-based biofuels, warning the U-turn is...
10 October 2012
Markets Signal Rationing; Focus on South America
GLOBAL - World grain markets are showing signs of rationing after a series of poor harvests pushed commodity prices to a high level, according to a leading market analyst....
Malaysia Palm Oil Production Drops
MALAYSIA - Malaysia's crude palm oil (CPO) production dropped marginally to 1.66 million tons in August 2012. The forecast 2011/12 CPO output remains 18.2 million tons. ...
04 October 2012
UK On-Farm AD Projects Increase
UK - Three farms in the South East will soon be producing their own electricity and exporting the surplus to the grid....
Turkey Oilseed Production Increases, but Hampered by Weather
TURKEY - Market year (MY) 2012 sunflowerseed area and production is now estimated at 490,000 hectares and 1 MMT. Despite the increase in planting area, a lack of rain adversely affected Turkish...
27 September 2012
High Risk of Disease in UK Oilseed Rape Pedicted for This Season
UK - Rothamsted Research has updated its oilseed rape online disease risk forecasts for light leaf spot and phoma leaf spot for the 2012/13 growing season....
Fatty Acid Issue Hits Scottish Oilseed Rape
UK - To compound a difficult growing season and problematic harvest, many Scottish oilseed rape growers may be facing deductions to the payment for their crops as a result of exceptionally high...
25 September 2012
Rothamsted Scientists Identify Growing Threat to Cereal Crops
UK - Scientists at the world-renowned Rothamsted Research, which receives strategic funding from the BBSRC, have identified a growing threat from the grain aphid (Sitobion avenae), a major crop...
12 September 2012
Farm Produce Prices Begin to Fall
CHINA - The price of farm produce monitored by MOFCOM began to fall in 36 medium-and-large sized cities last week according to the Chinese Ministry of Commerce and price of material for production...
10 September 2012
Brazil Cotton Exports Remain Strong
BRAZIL - USDA Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) forecasts 2012/13 export at 4.1 million bales, down 15 per cent from the 2011/12 record of 4.8 million bales. Brazil’s exports of cotton have...
07 September 2012
DuPont Pioneer Committed to Research Efforts in Russia
RUSSIA - DuPont Pioneer reaffirms its commitment to research in Russia by celebrating today the official opening of its now fully operational multi-crop research center in Lipetsk, southwest...
FAO Food Price Index Holds Steady
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 213 points in August 2012, unchanged from July. ...
06 September 2012
Russia Grain Forecast Lowered
RUSSIA - The FAS/Moscow forecast for Russia’s grain crop is lowered to 73 million metric tons (MMT), compared to 94 MMT for 2011 and 61 MMT in drought-impacted 2010. This total includes 41...
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...
Malaysian Palm Oil Production Rises, Output Dips
MALAYSIA - The Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) reported that total crude palm oil (CPO) production rose five per cent to 1.47 million tons in June 2012. Peninsular Malaysia’s production increased...
21 August 2012
NFU Launches 2012 Harvest Survey
UK - The NFU is calling on its members to help answer important questions about the 2012 harvest by taking part in a new online survey....
17 August 2012
Increased Biofuel Opportunities for Arable Farmers
UK - Arable farmers will gain critical access to biofuel export markets after the Red Tractor and Scottish Quality Crops (SQC) schemes gained commercial recognition on a European level....
16 August 2012
Czech Republic Grains, Rapeseed Forecast Lower
CZECH REPUBLIC - Farmers in the Czech Republic so far have harvested approximately 25 per cent of all grains and over 60 per cent of rapeseed crops. Yields vary among different regions, however,...
10 August 2012
Updated OSR Guide Issued by HGCA
UK - Following a challenging season for oilseed rape production, the HGCA has issued a timely update of its popular oilseed rape guide to help growers plan for a productive harvest in 2013....
03 August 2012
Australia Rains Expected to Help Winter Crops
AUSTRALIA - In the coming week up to 20mm of rain is forecast for cropping areas of Western Australia and south east Australia. The rain should provide timely moisture for the growth of winter...
01 August 2012
Grain Filling of German Winter Cereals Benefitted from Rain
GERMANY - Rainfall assures adequate grain-filling for cereals and partly compensates for the dry spring. Yield forecasts are revised up for winter cereals now at five years average level. Rapeseed...
Biofuels Approval Boost to Scottish Oilseeds
UK - NFU Scotland and Scottish Quality Crops (SQC) have welcomed the announcement that the European Commission has accepted SQC into the sustainability certification scheme for biofuels. That...
27 July 2012
Canadian Government Invests in Green Pest Management Technology
CANADA - New wireless integrated pest management technology will give farmers timely information on insect activity in their crops, allowing them to more efficiently use biopesticides and reduce...
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