Agriculture

Agriculture
Monday, September 29th 2014 - 09:09 UTC

Record soybean and wheat crops forecasted by the International Grains Council

Wheat on pace for a record worldwide crop as yields out of Europe, China and the Commonwealth of Independent States

The 2014-2015 season’s soybean and wheat crops are on track to set records, while rice and corn look poised to be more in line with last season’s record crops, according to the International Grains Council's September Grain Market Report.

Friday, September 19th 2014 - 07:19 UTC

Brazilian 2013/14 grains and oilseeds crop reached a record 195.46 million tons

The soybean output was confirmed at 86.12 million tons, a new record, with 31.6 million hectares planted

The Brazilian production of grains in 2013/2014 has reached 195.46 million tons, according to the country’s National Supply Company, Conab. The number is a 3.6% (6.8 million tons) increase compared to the previous season.

Saturday, September 13th 2014 - 07:11 UTC

World cereal production forecasted to be a record in 2014, according to FAO

Wheat production is now expected to reach 716.5 million tons — also just shy of last year's record harvest.

FAO's Food Price Index is a trade-weighted index that measures prices of five major food commodities on international markets: in addition to sub-indices for prices of cereals, it also tracks meat, dairy products, vegetable oils, and sugar.

Friday, September 12th 2014 - 01:39 UTC

Singapore Olam will invest 80m in dairy processing facility in Uruguay

The plant is expected to begin production in 2017 with a potential of a million liters per day

Singapore based Olam International's wholly-owned subsidiary New Zealand Farming Systems Uruguay will be investing 80 million dollars to establish a new dairy processing facility in Uruguay.

Monday, September 1st 2014 - 16:44 UTC

EU support for dairy farmers to alleviate Russian restrictions on imports

The Private Storage Aid for butter and SMP covers daily costs of storing these products for 3-7 months. The support is until the market improves.

The European Commission opened Private Storage Aid for butter, Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP) and certain cheeses in order to alleviate the impact of Russian restrictions on imports of EU dairy products and to limit the negative effects on the internal market.

Monday, September 1st 2014 - 13:57 UTC

Tasmania farmer catches the world woolliest sheep: Merino with 20 kilo fleece

“He couldn't see very well because of the wool over his face, so I snuck up behind him and grabbed him,” Peter Hazell said.

Two Australian farmers from Tasmania have found what they hope to prove is the world's woolliest sheep. Peter Hazell said he had no trouble capturing the animal, which was wandering with its vision obscured by wool in scrubland on his property in Tasmania's Midlands on Sunday.

Monday, September 1st 2014 - 10:52 UTC

Paraguay becomes world's eight exporter of beef; Argentina drops to position 11

The Paraguayan Rural Association plans to double cattle slaughtering by 2020

Paraguay has moved to eighth world exporter of beef and is planning to double the number of cattle slaughtered by 2020, according to the country's Rural Association, ARP. Last year 2.2million head of cattle were slaughtered in Paraguay, and 73% of the beef was exported while the rest was domestic consumption.

Monday, September 1st 2014 - 10:43 UTC

Uruguay's main agro-business show opens on Wednesday at the Prado greens

During ten days a major display of the best of Uruguay's livestock and agriculture supplies

Next Wednesday Uruguay's main agro-show at the Prado's greens will open to receive over 2.277 livestock among which will be selected the top cattle (meat and dairy), sheep (wool and lambs), horses and swine of the country, in a display of advanced genetics.

Wednesday, August 27th 2014 - 20:42 UTC

Falkland Islands resident off to Oxford University with a Chevening scholarship

Clare Cockwell has been offered a full scholarship to study for an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at Hertford College.

A Falkland Islands resident is off to the University of Oxford later this year, after being announced as the Falkland Islands' newest Chevening Scholar. Clare Cockwell has been offered a full scholarship under the UK Government's Chevening programme to study towards an MSc in Biodiversity, Conservation and Management at Hertford College.

Friday, August 22nd 2014 - 08:04 UTC

Argentina suspends beef exports 15-days to contain domestic prices

Schiariti said the measure represents the “same ineffectiveness and ignorance over the (beef) sector” that ex Domestic Trade Secretary Guillermo Moreno had

The Argentine government has decided to restrict beef exports for a 15-day period seeking to stem the rise of prices in the domestic market. The decision was confirmed by Cabinet Chief Jorge Capitanich and sparked criticism by business leaders in the sector with some voices saying the strategy will have “no positive effects.”

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