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Russia Seeks ‘Foothold’ in Asian Wheat Market to Rival U.S.

Russia is planning to create a “Far East grain corridor” to compete with US and Australian grain production as part of its goal to become the world’s third largest wheat shipper. The Russian Grain Union is hosting a conference to “attract interest to the agro-industrial sector of Siberia and Far East, modernization of storage, processing […]

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CWB Books $6B in Revenues for 2010-11

Both the United States and Canada have experienced unsatisfying harvests due to weather and transportation issues, and have, as a result, one of the smallest and lowest-grade crops on record. In the US, warmer weather limited access to on-farm storage bins and slowed down crop delivery. http://www.canadiancattlemen.ca/news/cwb-books-6b-in-revenues-for-2010-11/1000922585/

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India to Carry NE Essentials via Bangladesh

The Bangladesh government is permitting India to ferry necessary food grains to its northern regions via its territory. The roads and port Ashuganj are crucial for connecting the southern and northern parts of the country and soon about 5,000 metric tons of rice, wheat and sugar will be ferried.The northern regions are particularly hard to transport […]

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Record Wheat Stocks Offset South American Drought

Despite the severe drought in South America, world wheat stocks have grown to record amounts this year, corn stocks are larger than expected, and India will also have a record rice crop. Brazil and Argentina both have lowered soybean harvest forecasts, both 2 million tonnes lower than the January estimate, thus bolstering US sales. http://www.canadiancattlemen.ca/news/record-wheat-stocks-offset-south-american-drought/1000894325/

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Lack of Proper Storage System Causing Inflation in KP: Survey

A survey reviewing the region of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has found that lack of proper storage facilities is directly related to food price increases, particularly for that of wheat. “The current post-harvest wastage of wheat can be minimised through improved harvesting practices, solicited and farmer-friendly procurement processes, including timely provision of jute bags and outreach and transparent […]

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Managing Deoxynivalenol (DON) Contamination in Fusarium Head Blight Affected Wheat

This article provides on overview of the different results of two papers dealing with wheat contamination, as well as their suggested solutions and practices. Two papers addressing deoxynivalenol contamination in Fusarium head blight affected wheat were covered, the report from Ohio having been recently published and the other from Japan (PDF) published in 2010. blog.plantwise.org/2011/12/05/managing-deoxynivalenol-don-contamination-in-fusarium-head-blight-affected-wheat/ […]

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Private Players to Help Government Stem Rot in Godowns Soon

10% of total grain production was lost in the postharvest system due to lack of proper storage facilities – India has only about 17% of the needed storage facilities available currently, which is decreasing as the government continues to push for increased grain acquisition. The government is pushing for the design and implementation of such […]

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GRAINS-U.S. Wheat Surges on Talk of Low Yields

Wheat crop quality not good, prices high, due to weather “U.S. wheat prices surged on Tuesday for a sixth straight session of gains as talk of low yields from the spring wheat harvest helped the market reverse early losses.” The turnaround in wheat futures also helped corn and soybean futures to pare losses, with corn […]

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Wastages Contribute to Nigeria’s Trillion Naira Food Import Bill

Over N635 billion was spent to import wheat, N365 billion on rice, N217 billion on sugar, and N97 billion on fish importation. PHL that occurs largely to the absence of viable storage and processing facilities are some of these challenges that have impoverished farmers and dampened their enthusiasm for farming. At present, 12 silos are […]

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Southern Colorado Drought Hurting Farmers, Ranchers

Drought is affecting southern Colorado farmers but will not have an impact on prices, as excessive rains in the north will make up for the 30% losses by their southern counterparts. An estimated 5 million bushel increase in winter-wheat production is predicted for the state overall. http://www.denverpost.com/business/ci_18526924

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