Thursday, December 16th 2010 - 17:24 UTC

Chilean farmers predict agriculture upturn for 2011

Less wheat and corn meant a poor crop in 2010

The National Agriculture Society (SNA) this week predicted 2 to 4% growth in 2011 for Chile’s agriculture-based industries, compared to this current year’s dismal 1.9% growth.

Monday, December 13th 2010 - 00:58 UTC

EC begins crucial discussions on fisheries and agricultural policies reforms

The EC has plans to phase out the milk quota system by 2015

The European Commission Agriculture and Fisheries Council meets Monday in Brussels to begin the discussion process of the Common Agriculture Policy proposals recently set out. In the fisheries chapter the Council is expected to reach a political agreement on two regulations fixing the fishing opportunities for 2011 regarding certain fish stocks and groups of fish stocks applicable

Thursday, December 2nd 2010 - 21:56 UTC

Paraguayan grains and oil seeds 2010 crop reached a record 12.7 million tons

Soybeans as in other Mercosur members is the main crop

Paraguay summer and winter crops in 2010 totalled 12.688.908 tons establishing a new record according to agronomist Luis Cubilla from the Agriculture Biotechnology Institute. The last best harvest was in 2008 with 10.5 million tons.

Friday, November 26th 2010 - 23:59 UTC

Russia orders 3 million tons of Argentine animal-feed corn; first delivery January

Argentina’s International Trade and Economic Relations Secretary Luis Maria Kreckler confirmed the news

Russia is interested in purchasing 3 million tons of Argentine animal feed corn to supply its domestic market following the catastrophic drought and fires suffered by the country during summer months in the northern hemisphere.

Thursday, November 25th 2010 - 20:58 UTC

World corn production slightly lower; lowest inventory in four years

Hot weather in August in the US seared fields in the world’s biggest corn exporter.

World corn production will be 0.5% lower than forecast last month as reduced U.S. and Brazilian crops result in smaller-than-estimated inventories, the International Grains Council reported on Thursday.

Thursday, November 18th 2010 - 18:53 UTC

EU unveils plans for a “greener” 60 billion Euro Common Agricultural Policy

Agriculture Commissioner Dacian Ciolos: fairer CAP for consumers and taxpayers

EU farm spending, worth almost 60 billion Euros annually, should no longer be based on previous subsidy levels for farmers, the European Commission has said. But subsidies are still needed to protect Europe's food supplies and rural diversity, it believes.

Tuesday, November 16th 2010 - 04:47 UTC

China and Argentina formalize ‘trade peace” and become ‘strategic partners’

President Cristina Fernandez meets China’s Agriculture Minister Han Changfu

President Cristina Kirchner received China's visiting Agriculture Minister Han Changfu on Monday at Government House in Buenos Aires, formally ending a six month trade war that threatened Argentina's standing as the world's leading soybean oil exporter.

Friday, November 12th 2010 - 13:52 UTC

As Argentine farming recovers machinery sales soar

The number of tractors sold jumped 32.3% in the third quarter

Sales of farm machinery in Argentina soared 73% totalling 7.074 units, in the third quarter compared to the same period a year ago and 33.6% over the previous quarter according to the latest release from the Statistics and Census Office, Indec.

Wednesday, November 10th 2010 - 00:52 UTC

Soybeans futures at their highest in two years on USDA report on US crop

Fears of La Niña in the southern hemisphere also helped

Soybeans futures settled at their highest in more than two years on Tuesday after the Agriculture Department, USDA, slashed its forecast for the United States soybean production to 3.375 billion bushels from 3.408 billion bushels the previous month.

Monday, November 8th 2010 - 15:15 UTC

Argentina anticipates record crop and export surpluses of wheat and corn

Agriculture minister Julian Dominguez made the announcement

Argentina’s Agriculture and Livestock minister Julian Domínguez and representatives from the cereals and oilseed markets coincided that Argentina will have a record crop this 2010/11 season and considerable export surplus of wheat and corn: 5.5 million and 18.5 million tons respectively.


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