Agriculture

Agriculture
Saturday, October 23rd 2010 - 03:21 UTC

South American soy producers ally “to avoid buyers’ manipulation”

Brazilian Agriculture Minister Wagner Rossi.

Argentina and Brazil are negotiating an alliance with other South American producers of grains and oilseeds to deal jointly with buyers in Asia and elsewhere, according to Brazilian Agriculture Minister Wagner Rossi.

Wednesday, October 20th 2010 - 00:59 UTC

China purchases 70.000 tons of Argentine soybean oil; in November 80.000 tons?

Argentina is the world’s leading exporter of soybean oil

China has bought at least 70,000 tons of Argentine soybean oil after Beijing decided to unlock the imports ban that had resulted in a mounting-tension conflict. The move came after China agreed to allow all products coming from Argentina to enter its ports and was reported by Oil World magazine.

Thursday, October 14th 2010 - 05:35 UTC

US farm exports forecasted to surpass the 2008 record of 115 billion US dollars

Joe Glauber, the US Department of Agriculture’s chief economist.

United States farm exports may surpass a 2008 record of 115.3 billion US dollars on surging corn, soybean and wheat prices, according to Joe Glauber, the US Department of Agriculture’s chief economist.

Thursday, October 14th 2010 - 05:32 UTC

Argentine farmers warn on deteriorating conditions for agriculture and livestock

SRA president Hugo Luis Biolcati: ten million head of cattle lost since the Kirchner couple arrived

The combination of policies from the Argentine presidential Kirchner couple and scarce rainfall have had devastating consequences for agriculture and livestock breeding, claimed Hugo Luis Biolcati president of the Argentine Rural Society, SRA, the country’s strongest farmers’ lobby.

Wednesday, October 13th 2010 - 23:36 UTC

FAO promotes agriculture resources in Eastern Europe and Central Asia

Soils are better and 13 million hectares are waiting to return to full production

The countries of Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia have vast untapped agricultural resources and can play a vital role in improving world food security, the FAO and EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) said at the opening of a two-day meeting in Istanbul this week.

Tuesday, October 12th 2010 - 06:59 UTC

China resumes purchases of Argentine soy beans banned since April

Argentine Ambassador to China Cesar Mayoral

China’s two largest state-owned grains and oilseeds trading companies to import soybean oil from Argentina, easing restrictions imposed in April. Beijing-based Cofco Ltd., China’s biggest grain trader, and China Grain Reserves Corp. have been cleared by the commerce ministry to import soybean oil from Argentina.

Tuesday, October 12th 2010 - 06:36 UTC

UN corn and soybean futures resumed rally on Monday

The rally was fuelled by the US Agriculture Department estimates

United States corn and soybean futures resumed their rally Monday as a surprising government crop report from last week continued to drive concerns over supplies.

Friday, October 8th 2010 - 00:12 UTC

Brazil forecasts crop will reach a record 148.9 million tons in 2010 farm year

Soybeans with 68.7 million tons are almost half the total harvest

Brazil forecasts a record crop of cereals and oilseeds totalling 148.9 million tons, the largest ever, according to the latest release from the Brazilian Geography and Statistics Institute, IBGE.

Wednesday, October 6th 2010 - 22:47 UTC

GM cultivation totalled 134 million hectares in 2009; 77% soybeans, 49% cotton

Soybean country Brazil experienced the greatest leap in 2009

The cultivation of genetically modified plants increased globally in 2009 with the field area rising by nine million hectares over 2008 to a total of 134 million.

Monday, October 4th 2010 - 22:40 UTC

Zoellick calls for the reinstatement of emergency food aid program

Soaring wheat prices force hikes in substitutes

World Bank president Robert Zoellick expressed concern about the renewed speculation with agriculture commodities which in the last months have seen prices of food in developing countries soar

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