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Montevideo, May 25th 2017 - 23:44 UTC

Agriculture

  • Wednesday, November 30th 2016 - 10:55 UTC

    Peruvian ex First Lady must face charges before taking job as FAO representative

    United Nations said Nadine Heredia would remain an FAO employee but she would not take her post until the corruption investigation concludes.

    The United Nations has postponed the promotion of former Peruvian first lady Nadine Heredia to a key post in the Food and Agriculture Organization, FAO, in Geneva amid a money laundering investigation. The Judicial branch of Peru ordered Heredia to return to the country within 10 days after she left for Switzerland for several days to begin her role as the FAO's Geneva director.

  • Tuesday, November 29th 2016 - 08:37 UTC

    Brazil anticipates soy exports of 60m tons and 30m tons of corn from 2017

    Agroconsult estimates Brazil soybean production at 102.6 MT for 2016/2017, which would  be in line with the 103.5 MMT  estimate by Brazil’s CONAB

    Brazil is getting ready for a blockbuster 2017 harvest and booming exports, amid favorable weather forecasts, according to recent estimates. With a plentiful harvest expected, Brazil’s National Grain Association predicts grain exports will rebound, with soybean exports of 60 MT in 2017, compared with some 51 MT for 2016. Corn exports will increase to 30 MT, compared with some 18.5 MT in 2016, the association reported.

  • Wednesday, November 16th 2016 - 08:55 UTC

    Brazil and Argentina crop and yield estimates on the increase

    Brazil’s CONAB has raised its soybean production estimate to 103.5 MMT, an increase of 1.9 MMT, and also increased soybean exports by 5 MMT

    Brazil and Argentina production estimates are going up, but hailstorms ruined soybean and corn crops in Argentina’s Santa Fe Province. However, La Niña is forecast to be relatively mild this year, according to NOAA forecasters.

  • Wednesday, November 16th 2016 - 08:47 UTC

    EU farmers on alert at the prospect of increased imports of beef from Mercosur

    ”We expect that countries that we are trading with now, or negotiating with, will take into account this study in moderating their expectations” said Mr Hogan.

    Cheaper imports from Mercosur and the recovering dairy market will push down EU beef production and prices, states in a long-awaited impact study released by the European Union. Dairy and pigmeat exports will see steady gains, says the report, which looked at the cost of 12 pending trade deals on EU agri-food markets.

  • Tuesday, November 15th 2016 - 20:09 UTC

    World cereal production remains strong; summer 2017 crops in South America expected to expand

    The Russian Federation's wheat output is now anticipated to set a new record, while favorable weather is also boosting yield prospects in Kazakhstan

    World cereal production for 2016 should amount to 2 571 million tonnes, up marginally from FAO's October forecast and 1.5% above the 2015 output. The updated figure, released Monday in the Cereal and Supply Demand Brief, reflects a substantial upgrade of the outlook for world wheat production, which is now expected to rise to 746.7 million tonnes, a 4.3 million increase from FAO's October forecast.

  • Friday, November 11th 2016 - 08:00 UTC

    Argentine agro-industrial exports up 25% this year

    Minister Ricardo Buryaile and Argentina's new agricultural scenario

    It was in the first three quarters of 2016 compared to the same period in 2015, the Argentine Ministry of Agroindustry reported during the Agricultural Perspectives Conference at the Buenos Aires Cereal Exchange.

  • Friday, November 4th 2016 - 19:44 UTC

    Brazilian soy and corn yields on the rise, according to Conab data

     The country's national average corn yield from 53 bushels per acre in 2003-04 to 81 bushels per acre last year, despite the dry weather.

    Brazilian farmers’ soy and corn yields have been on the rise, according to data from Conab, an agency from the Ministry of Agriculture. Conab just issued a report putting numbers to the yield growth numbers, and it’s clear that not only are acres on the rise for both soybeans and corn, but productivity is up, too.

  • Tuesday, November 1st 2016 - 18:36 UTC

    Argentina invests heavily in major dry bulk and vegetable oils port terminal

    The terminal is capable of unloading 600 railway cars and more than 1,200 trucks per day. According to AGD, it handled 13 million tons of exports last year

    Bunge and Aceitera General Deheza S.A. (AGD) announced they will jointly invest US$100 million in Puerto General San Martin’s T6 industrial complex and port terminal. Puerto General San Martin is an inland port in Argentina that sits on the Paraná River.

  • Tuesday, November 1st 2016 - 08:11 UTC

    Argentina 2016/17 wheat production estimated at 14.4m tons and 8m tons exports

    Argentina wheat exports in 2013-14 to Brazil dropped by more than half, to about 2 million tons

    Argentina’s wheat production is estimated at 14.4 million tons in 2016-17 and total exports are estimated at 8.03 million tons, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Services (FAS) said in its latest report. The main market is expected to be Brazil, the historic, natural market for Argentine wheat and flour.

  • Thursday, October 27th 2016 - 01:42 UTC

    Epic cheese glut in US; farmers dumping milk into lagoons

    This cheese surplus has been disastrous for dairy producers and farmers, whose incomes have dropped 35% over the past two years as prices have collapsed.

    The United States is currently in the midst of an epic cheese glut — with 1.2 billion pounds of cheese sitting in cold storage. This in practical terms means every man, woman, and child would have to grab an extra three pounds chair. That’s over and above the 36 pounds of cheese per year the average American already eats.