It could help boost yield 10% to 15% relative to conventionally bred varieties.

Wheat gene discovery key in developing high-yielding hybrids

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 […]

Global Low-Level Presence Initiative (GLI) moving forward

Global Low-Level Presence Initiative (GLI) moving forward

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 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 – 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 […]

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 – 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 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 – 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 […]

Iran negotiates with world’s largest grain suppliers

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 […]