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 […]
The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – http://www.world-grain.com August 8, 2017 – by Holly Demaree BRUSSELS, BELGIUM – In light of an ample supply and low prices for maize, the automatic mechanism calculating import duties was triggered, setting as of Aug. 8 an import duty on maize, sorghum and rye at €5.16 per […]
The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – http://www.world-grain.com 7/23/2017 – Mehr News Agency (MNA) – TEHRAN Deputy agriculture minister said the world’s largest grain suppliers have been invited to develop exports of bread and durum wheat produced in Iran. Yazdan Seif, who heads Iran’s Government Trading Corporation (GTC), noted that the approach taken by GTC […]
The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – http://www.world-grain.com 7/24/2017 – The Chronicle – Mashudu Netsianda, Senior Reporter The Government has identified Bulawayo as one of the key areas in the country with strategic silos where reserve grain would be stored for export to other countries, the Minister of Agriculture, Mechanisation and Irrigation Development, Dr […]
June 26, 2017 – by Holly Demaree (The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – www.world-grain.com) KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI, U.S. — On June 23, a Kansas City, Kansas, U.S., jury sided with Kansas corn producers in a state class action lawsuit involving the Kansas corn growers’ claims that Switzerland-based Syngenta’s actions with its genetically modified strains […]
13 June 2017 – The Chronicle – C de Davis Marapira. From George Maponga in Masvingo (The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – www.world-grain.com) The Grain Marketing Board has secured $200 million to buy grain from local farmers amid revelations that imports have been banned after permits were last issued in February.The country is expected to […]
MANHATTAN, KANSAS, U.S. — Not long after sounding a warning call about damaging frigid spring weather, Kansas Wheat has identified another significant threat to the 2017 Kansas wheat crop — wheat streak mosaic virus (WSMV).
Alerting growers to take steps to manage the risk posed by WSMV (no chemical treatments exist), Kansas Wheat said the disease is “crippling western Kansas wheat crop.”
Business Daily (Nairobi ANPAK) – The government has raised the price of maize from farmers to Sh3,600 per bag to replenish the strategic grain reserve whose grain stocks are enough to feed the country for half a day, underling the current food crisis.Official data in March indicated that farmers were holding nearly 10 million bags in their silos and bulked at the Sh3,000 per bag price offered by the government.
Treasury has still not released outcome of review and is dragging its feet on revised duty. Uncertainty is a terrible thing. If you are a wheat farmer or miller, it is something you have probably come to live with. Not because of the unpredictability of the weather or the volatile rand, or even the ever-present land or labour issues, but because the finance minister is too busy to sign and gazette the changes to the variable wheat import tariff.
In Kenya, big money is made whenever the country is in the middle of major food shortages. For instance, when the country was hit by crippling food shortages in 2008, all you needed to make millions was to obtain a letter from a Cabinet minister or top civil servant directing the National Cereals and Produce Board to sell to you a huge quantity of maize which you promptly sold in the open market at huge margins.