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17 February 2012
Global Coarse Grain Production Prospects Reduced
GLOBAL - World coarse grain production in 2011/12 is projected at 1,142.2 million tons, down 3.4 million this month mostly due to reduced prospects in Argentina....
10 February 2012
Jordan's Poultry Sector Gets a Boost
JORDAN - High attendance numbers at the Jordan Poultry Producers Association's (JPPA) Conference in January was a strong indication of industry development, according to Joe O'Brien, US Grains...
08 February 2012
Land Value History Made in 2011; Will It Continue?
US - The Midwestern land market saw exceptional strength the last half of 2011 due to high commodity prices and record-setting net farm income. ...
07 February 2012
African Biofuels Sector Urge More Efficient Use of Crops
AFRICA - Tongaat Hulett CEO Peter Staude says small-scale farmers would have a better chance of succeeding if the government finalised the regulatory framework enabling independent players to...
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...
31 January 2012
K-State to Host Sorghum Schools In Six Locations Around State
US - Sorghum production will be the focus of the day as K-State Research and Extension hosts six in-depth Sorghum Schools in various locations around the state....
25 January 2012
Niger: Thousands of Villages Hit By Severe Food Shortages
NIGER, AFRICA - Nearly half Niger's population does not have enough to eat and the government says it is facing a grain shortfall of 692,501 tons, following another severe drought across the...
Texas: Conditions Mixed as Famers Mull Spring Planting
US - Thanks to rains, more of Texas transitioned from exceptional to extreme drought, or from severe to moderate, according to the US Drought Monitor....
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. ...
20 January 2012
Sagay To Go For Sorghum
PHILIPPINES - A memorandum of agreement for the establishment of commercial sweet sorghum plantations in Sagay City, Negros Occidental, was signed on the second day of the Philippine International...
19 January 2012
Sorghum Production Estimated Sharply Lower for 2011/12
US - US sorghum production for 2011/12 is estimated at 214 million bushels,down 32 million from last month and down 132 million from 2010/11. The revision to this year's production is based on...
16 January 2012
Crops with Lower Carotene Levels Less Affected by Parasitic Plants
NETHERLANDS - Grain crops that produce less carotene can produce more food, especially in Africa, as they are less affected by parasitic plants. This is the result of research by Muhammad Jamil...
16 December 2011
Mississippi Ag Commodities Post Record Values
MISSISSIPPI, US - Mississippi's agricultural commodities are predicted to reach a record-high value of more than $6.7 billion for 2011....
08 December 2011
Climate Change Hits African Agriculture Says Report
AFRICA - New research reveals that Africa will face significantly lower crop yields in the next 10 years as a result of increasing temperatures, threatening the food security of millions. ...
26 October 2011
Purdue's World Food Prize Laureate in Television Message
US - The head of the Purdue University Center for Global Food Security is featured in a television message that highlights his World Food Prize-winning research and emphasizes the university's...
21 October 2011
Growth Forecast for Mozambique's Sugar and Corn
MOZAMBIQUE - Corn consumption is forecast to increase 27 per cent to 2015. Sugar production is also expected to grow to 2014/15 at 65 per cent to 432,000 tonnes according to a new market report....
19 October 2011
Asia-Pacific Leading Global Glyphosate Market Growth
GLOBAL - The global market for glyphosate is forecast to reach 1.35 million metric tons by the year 2017. Major factors driving growth in the global glyphosate market include lack of a substitution...
14 October 2011
Corn Harvest on Schedule, Excellent Quality; Sorghum Harvest Bleak
US - Thirty-three per cent of the US corn crop has been harvested so far this year, compared to a five-year average of 32 per cent, according to USDA's Crop Progress Report, indicating the harvest...
05 October 2011
Texas Climatologist: 'Very likely' Drought Will Continue
US - Another year of drought, or even five to ten years more drought? The first is highly likely, and the second, though harder to predict, a strong possibility, according to Dr. John Nielsen-Gammon,...
03 October 2011
MANA Launches New ParallelĀ® Plus Herbicide for Corn, Sorghum
US - ParallelĀ® Plus herbicide, manufactured by MANA Crop Protection, has received approval by the US Environmental Protection Agency for a new state of the art formulation of metolachlor...
23 September 2011
Partnership to Test Sorghum Biomass as Fuel
US - Constellation Energy, through two of its subsidiaries, and Chromatin Inc., a supplier of biomass feedstock for energy producers have reached a deal to supplement current fuels at two California...
21 September 2011
CME:The Challenge Of High Feed Costs
US - The debate over feed costs and availability took center stage last week at a hearing of held by the House Sub-Committee on Livestock, Dairy and Poultry, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
20 September 2011
GM Crops Add $65 Billion Net Farm Income
GLOBAL - The biotech industry boosted farming across the globe to the tune of almost $65 billion during the period 1996 to 2009, according to the latest analysis published in the International...
12 September 2011
Time to Check Sorghum for Stalk Rot
US - A lot of attention has been given to stalk rot and other lodging problems in corn this year. But producers should keep in mind that stalk rot can be an even bigger problem in grain sorghum...
05 September 2011
US Sorghum Potential in Southeast Asia
VIET NAM, MALAYSIA & INDONESIA - Sorghum is exceptionally well-suited for the tropical conditions in Southeast Asia because of its low vulnerability to molds and mycotoxins and physical characteristics...
05 August 2011
Cereal Rust Infects Crops Early in Season
AUSTRALIA - Grain growers throughout the southern cropping region are being warned of the potential for yield losses from cereal rusts following early reports of infections in crops in Victoria,...
03 August 2011
Kansas Posts Fifth Hottest July on Record
US - For a time this summer, Kansas was a state divided. Not in the political sense, but in terms of weather extremes, from rain and flooding in the northeast, to drought conditions through much...
02 August 2011
Winfield Solutions And Chromatin Develop Seed
US - Winfield Solutions LLC, a subsidiary of Land O' Lakes and a leader in providing inputs to agricultural markets, and Chromatin, Inc., a privately held provider of innovative crop breeding...
28 July 2011
Pockets of Texas Dryland Crops Survive Drought
US - Though most dryland crops have failed due to the drought, there were scattered pockets of production, according to a Texas AgriLife Extension Service expert. ...
27 July 2011
High Feed Prices Lower Beef Supplies
US - The quantity of beef available to consumers in the US has declined a startling amount in recent years, and that trend is going to continue. ...
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