Cuba continues to spend more than 1.5 billion US dollars a year on food imports, Vice President Jose Ramon Machado said while urging farmers to boost production, Communist Party daily Granma reported Monday.
Elizabeth Kellogg from the E. Desmond Lee Endowed Professor of Botanical Studies at the University of Missouri–St. Louis has been elected to The National Academy of Sciences of Argentina.
Argentine Agriculture Minister Julián Domínguez said Tuesday that soybean oil exports to China have not been interrupted and assured that supplying companies have promised to readapt themselves to the Asian country's demands.
Brazil's soybean farmers will plant their highest-ever acreage next season, despite growing pest problems and soaring fertilizer and transport costs.
The world will have so much wheat this year that the US farmers could leave every acre unplanted and still have a surplus, a sign of more losses after futures had their worst first quarter in 15 years.
Increased success in second crops is behind the continued strength in Brazil's corn production despite a decline in plantings, the US Department of Agriculture has said.
Paraguay announced a record 2009/2010 soybeans crop of 7.48 million tons, which is larger that the 6.8 million tons of 2007/08.
Chinese Deputy Foreign Minister, Li Jinzhang, assured that China is highly enthusiastic about reaching an agreement to unlock the trade soybean oil conflict between Argentina and the Asian giant, according to Chinese media.
An Argentina-China agreement to unlock the soybean oil conflict seems to move forward as a government official, who preferred to remain anonymous, told a news agency that China has agreed to allow all cargo ships on their way to China to unload soybean oil at Chinese ports.
China’s soybean oil traders may “gradually” delay or cancel imports from Argentina after the country toughened inspections, the China National Grain and Oils Information Center said early Wednesday from Beijing.