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Brazil Allocates $12bn to Close Grain Storage Void

As part of its $64 billion plan to support agriculture, Brazil will allocate$12 billion to increase storage capacity. The program will fund low-interest loans for private companies. Conab, a state-owned food distributor, will additionally receive $250 million to increase storage. http://www.agrimoney.com/news/brazil-allocates-$12bn-to-close-grain-storage-void–5906.html

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Haryana Negotiating with Argentina, Brazil to Set Up Godowns

Haryana is negotiating an agreement with Argentina and Brazil to build godowns, or warehouses, in rural areas. http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/haryana-negotiating-with-argentina-brazil-to-set-up-godowns-113060200450_1.html

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Floods, Fungi Fan Food-Price Jitters Over Argentine Wheat

Heavy rains in Argentina have damaged wheat crops, reducing the harvest from 11.5 to possibly just 9.5 million tonnes this year. Quality was also affected as added moisture and delayed harvest time spurred the growth of fungi which is causing the crop to rot in the fields. The situation is a point of concern for […]

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ADM Institute Held the Workshop With Partners Aprosoja and Embrapa

In October the ADM Institute faculty and partners Aprosoja and Embrapa held the Workshop de Perdas Pos-Colheita in Brazil to discuss postharvest losses. This video is an overview of the event and issues and is in Portuguese.    http://youtu.be/pSav82mfN7A

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Silo Storage Study by ADM Institute Faculty Grace Danao and Marvin Paulsen

ADM Institute faculty Grace Danao and Marvin Paulsen had their work featured in a news clip by Globo Rural TV in Sinop, Brazil. This video is in Portuguese also and features their silo storage study.   http://globotv.globo.com/tv-centro-america/mt-rural/v/novo-tipo-de-silo-para-milho-e-avaliado-em-sinop/2139968/

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Workshop on Post-Harvest Losses by The ADM Institute

The ADM Institute presented at the “Workshop on Post-Harvest Losses” hosted by Empraba in Brazil in late October. The event brought together researchers from Brazil and the United States who are working on reducing losses in the soybean supply chain. Attendees developed working groups focusing on four main areas: loss harvesting, transportation, storage, and public […]

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Factors Determining the Adoption and Impact of a Postharvest Storage Technology

A selected paper for the International Association of Agricultural Economists Triennial Confernece in Brazil this year focuses on “Factors Determining the Adoption and Impact of a Postharvest Storage Technology”. http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/bitstream/125138/2/Postcosecha_IAAE_2012.pdf

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Rio +20 Overview

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance launched a report highlighting the needs for investment in agricultural practices at the Rio +20 Summit, entitled “Nourishing the World Sustainability: Scaling Up Agro-Ecology.” It addresses traditional crop management practices, particularly as combined with ecological concepts and customized for local contexts, and makes a case for reduced pesticides, arguing that crops […]

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Rio +20: Campaigners Make Case for Scaling up Agro-Ecology

The Ecumenical Advocacy Alliance launched a report highlighting the needs for investment in agricultural practices at the Rio +20 Summit, entitled “Nourishing the World Sustainability: Scaling Up Agro-Ecology.” It addresses traditional crop management practices, particularly as combined with ecological concepts and customized for local contexts, and makes a case for reduced pesticides, arguing that crops […]

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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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