SACOTA elects new Chairman and Board of Directors for 2017-2018

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 […]

Ukraine is sprouting as grain export titan

The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site –, 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 […]

IGC: World grains output on pace for second highest total

IGC: World grains output on pace for second highest total

The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site –, 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 European Commission has launched an E.U.-wide public consultation on how to make the E.U. food supply chain fairer.

E.U. works toward fair food supply chain

The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – 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 […]

Iran negotiates with world’s largest grain suppliers

The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – 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 […]

Bulawayo to become strategic grain reserve storage site

The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – 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 […]

Kansas corn producers awarded millions in Syngenta GMO case

June 26, 2017 – by Holly Demaree  (The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – 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 […]

GMB gets $200m to pay for grain… Zim expected to save $500 million after imports ban

13 June 2017 – The Chronicle – C de Davis Marapira. From George Maponga in Masvingo (The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – 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 […]

Kansas wheat crop faces new threat

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.”