TOKYO, JAPAN – With prices on the global market remaining at a low level, Japan is forecast to import 15.3 million tonnes of corn in 2018-19, according to a March 28 Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. […]
Ocean shipping costs paid by grain shippers surged in the latter part of 2017 as bulk freight demand spiked and vessel supply growth slowed. While a traditional seasonal slowdown could be in the cards in the first quarter, analysts believe freight rates likely will remain buoyant – at least compared to recent years – for much of 2018. […]
Spain, France, Morocco and northwestern Algeria are struggling for moisture this season, and some of the longer range computer forecast models have suggested some of this dryness will continue through the balance of autumn, raising question about 2018 production.
IGC estimates total grains production in 2017-18 at 2.075 billion tonnes.
The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – http://www.world-grain.com, October 25, 2017 – by Susan Reidy ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – Australian researchers have discovered a gene that could help in the breeding of high-yielding hybrid wheats and radically change the way wheat is bred. The research by the University of Adelaide, in collaboration with DuPont Pioneer, was published […]
With acknowledgement to http://igtcglobal.org/ The 15 government members of the GLI have endorsed a statement on “practical approaches” to LLP in the supply chain, following the acceptance “ad-ref” of the statement at the June 2017 GLI meeting in Rome (document here). The title of the statement is “Principles, Criteria and Practical Approaches for Addressing Low […]
SACOTA Secretariat – The following Directors were elected to the SACOTA Board during the AGM that took place on 12 October 2017: Konrad Keyser (Brisen Commodities), Brendon de Boer (Cargill South Africa), Cornelius Odendaal (Unigrain), Johan Steyn (Seaboard Overseas Limited) and Anton Wienand (ETG World). Konrad Keyser and Brendon de Boer have respectively been elected […]
The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – http://www.world-grain.com, LexisNexisArticle, 10 October 2017 Countryman (Western Australia) – The head of a major Ukrainian global grain exporter has issued a warning to Australian wheat producers – his country’s grain will expand its footprint across global markets in years to come. Konstantin Litvinsky, chief executive officer of […]
The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – http://www.world-grain.com, October 2, 2017 – by Eric Schroeder LONDON, ENGLAND — The International Grains Council (IGC) on Sept. 28 raised its forecast for total grains production in 2017-18 to 2.069 billion tonnes, up from 2.049 billion tonnes in August, but down from 2.133 billion forecast for 2016-17. […]
The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – http://www.world-grain.com August 16, 2017 – by Holly Demaree BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – Farmers, citizens and other interested parties are invited to share their views on the functioning of the food supply chain through an online consultation that runs until Nov. 17. There are indications that the added value […]