The emerging economies of Brazil, India, China and Russia (BRIC) will enjoy an agricultural boom over the next decade as production stalls in Western Europe, a report says.
Argentina’s 2009/2010 crop of corn is estimated to reach 22.5 million tons of corn, based on better than expected yields, according to Buenos Aires Grains Chamber.
Cuba has removed General Ulises Rosales Toro as agricultural minister and made him a technical adviser for the island's sugar, agricultural and food production industries. A government statement Saturday characterized the move as a promotion for Rosales. He remains a member of the powerful Politburo.
Cuban coffee production tumbled 90% in the last few years forcing the government of President Raul Castro to spend 50 million US dollars annually in importing the beans to ensure domestic consumption revealed the official weekly Trabajadores.
Brazil's crop will reach 145.8 million tons in 2010, up 8.8% from 2009, according to a May projection released on Tuesday by the Brazilian Institute of Geography and Statistics (IBGE). The projection is 0.5% lower than April’s, released in May.
Scientists have claimed that eating soy could help prevent men from developing prostate cancer and from going bald. US researchers found a molecule produced in the intestine when soy is digested stops a hormone which can fuel prostate growth or cause baldness.
Brazil in recent years has become the main destination for agro-toxic products banned in Europe, United States and most of South America’s countries with strong farm sectors. Brazilian farmers make unrestricted use of ten to twelve chemicals which are specifically banned in the European Union, United States and most of South America claims O Estado de Sao Paulo.
Gustavo Grobocopatel also known as the Soy King of Argentina praised Uruguay’s conditions for corporate growth and said the country in the last seven years has undergone “revolutionary changes”.
The specialized publication Oil World raised its forecast for the world 2009/2010 soy beans crop in 47.6 million tons compared to the previous season, totalling 258.9 million tons. The upward estimate is boosted by the South American crop which will be 37 million tons larger than the 134 million tons of the 2008/09 harvest.
Uruguay’s 2010 harvest of clean, dry rice reached 1.15 million tons with an average yield per hectare of 7.094 kilos. Total area planted was 161.900 hectares according to Uruguay’s Ministry of Agriculture Statistics Office.