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30 January 2014
DuPont Pioneer Introduces Two New Sorghum Hybrids
US - DuPont Pioneer continues its commitment to sorghum growers with the introduction of two new hybrids for 2014....
20 January 2014
Improved 2013 Cereal Production for Cameroon
CAMEROON - Harvesting of the 2013 second season maize crops is underway in bi-modal areas of the Centre and South....
17 January 2014
Mali Agricultural Production Hampered by Civil Strife
MALI - Harvesting of millet and sorghum, the major coarse grains produced in the country, was completed in November, while rice harvesting is almost complete....
A Record 2013 Crop Gathered in Burkina Faso
BURKINA FASO - Favourable weather conditions and continued government support towards the agriculture sector contributed to a good national cereal production for the second year in a row. ...
16 January 2014
Record Corn Crop Offset by Feed, Ethanol Usage
US - US farmers produced a record-high 13.9 billion bushels of corn last year, but demand from livestock and ethanol producers is helping support corn prices and may provide modest selling opportunities...
06 January 2014
Pioneer Brand Sorghum Hybrids Win National Categories in NSP Contest
US - Growers planting Pioneer® brand sorghum hybrids recently won four of seven first-place finishes and 12 of the 21 national categories in the 2013 National Sorghum Producers (NSP) Yield...
19 December 2013
Study: Sorghum Wards off Pests by Releasing Hydrogen Cyanide
US - Purdue University researchers have confirmed the long-held hypothesis that sorghum deters insects from feeding on its leaves by releasing hydrogen cyanide....
10 December 2013
Grains Mostly Weaker in Aftermath of USDA Supply and Demand Report
ANALYSIS - Corn futures moved lower at midday Tuesday, after seeing a slight bounce following a mildly bullish USDA supply and demand report for December. ...
09 December 2013
Delayed Onset of Algeria Seasonal Rains at Start of Cropping Season
ALGERIA - Planting of the 2013/14 winter wheat and coarse grains is underway. In some central and western areas a delayed onset of seasonal rains may have affected planting operations....
02 December 2013
Planting of 2014 Crops Benefiting from Favourable Weather Conditions
SWAZILAND - Land preparation and planting of the 2014 cereal crops, mainly maize, began in October. Rains have generally been average since October 2013, which marks the start of the rainy season,...
29 November 2013
Satisfactory Cereal Harvest for Sudan
SUDAN - Harvesting operations are underway both in bimodal rainfall areas of Greater Equatoria (Western, Central and Eastern Equatoria states), where the second season cereal crop is being gathered,...
23 October 2013
How Can China Meet Growing Demand for Meat?
CHINA - China’s meat consumption is expected to rise by 35 per cent by 2020 while rice and flour consumption will fall by five per cent each, writes Chris Harris. ...
15 October 2013
Cereals Harvest to Be Above Average Despite Floods
NIGER - Another above average cereal harvest is expected this year as pasture conditions improve nationally, reports the World Food and Agriculture Organisation. ...
02 October 2013
Haiti's Cereal Production Recovers from Poor 2012
HAITI - The harvest of the 2013 main (spring) cereal season was completed in September. ...
13 September 2013
Record Agriculture Production Expected for 2013
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) announced that there will be record agricultural production in 2013, exceeding 184.7 million...
Gambia Anticipating Good Cereals Harvest in 2013
GAMBIA - Good crop harvests are expected in 2013 for Gambia and the food supply situation has improved in 2012/13 compared to the previous year....
11 September 2013
How to Manage Insect Resistance?
US - With the growth in the areas planted with transgenic crops that produce insecticide proteins, insects are becoming increasingly resistant. This was the conclusion drawn by a team of researchers...
03 September 2013
Sorghum Research may Benefit Crop Improvement
CHINA - A consortium of researchers from The University of Queensland, the Queensland Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF Qld) and BGI has discovered that sorghum, a drought-tolerant...
27 August 2013
Farm Progress Show: Economist Explains China's Strategy to Feed Population
ANALYSIS - Farmers came out today in the 90 F temperatures to see what information and innovations were on display at the Farm Progress Show, held in Decatur, Illinois, USA, reports Sarah Mikesell,...
Above Average Cereal Harvest Gathered in 2013
ALGERIA - The 2013 grain harvest is concluded. Favourable rainfall in the spring of 2013 more than compensated for dry conditions during the planting season in autumn 2012. ...
21 August 2013
Texas South Plains Corn, Late-planted Sorghum Doing Well
US - Thanks to recent rains, South Plains corn is in good shape, as is grain sorghum, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service expert....
17 August 2013
USDA Weekly Grain Update: Demand, USDA Report Offer Support
US - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids closed mixed, but the market saw support from the bullish USDA report. ...
09 August 2013
Argentine Wheat Production for MY 2013/14 Lowered
ARGENTINA - Post projects Argentine wheat production for marketing year (MY) 2013/14 at 12.0 million metric tons (MMT), 1 million tons lower than USDA official estimate....
08 August 2013
DuPont Acquires Pannar Seed
SOUTH AFRICA - US developer of advanced plant genetics DuPont Pioneer has acquired majority ownership in Pannar, a South Africa-based seed company with operations throughout Africa and in other...
07 August 2013
Civil Conflict Disrupts Agricultural Activities
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - The main 2013 maize harvest is currently underway in the southern bimodal rainfall area, while in the unimodal northern area millet and sorghum crops are being sown...
02 August 2013
USDA Weekly Grain Update: Corn, Soy See Sharp Declines, Wheat Higher
US - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids closed lower with wheat trading higher....
26 July 2013
Kansas State University Awarded $13.7M to Support Sorghum Research in Africa
US - The US Agency for International Development, or USAID, has announced that Kansas State University is the recipient of a $13.7 million grant from the agency to help end poverty and increase...
25 July 2013
Higher Than Average Temperatures Cause Concern Across US
ANALYSIS - As US corn conditions declined for a second consecutive week, growers are advised not to raise concerns for the crop, writes Gemma Hyland for TheCropSite....
19 July 2013
Somalia Maize, Sorghum Prices Increasing Seasonally but Remain at Low Levels
SOMALIA - After a favourable start of the 2013 “gu” rainy season (April to June), rains subsided by mid- May in some southern/central areas of the country, such as Hiraan and Middle Shabelle....
18 July 2013
Sorghum Checkoff, USGC Host Colombian Trade Group
GLOBAL - The Sorghum Checkoff, US Grains Council and Texas Grain Sorghum Board hosted a trade group from Italcol, a Colombian animal-feeding company. ...
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