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Global Markets: Rice – Bangladesh 2017 Imports at Near Record

Global Markets: Rice – Bangladesh 2017 Imports at Near Record

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 12, 2018

Bangladesh’s smaller rice production in 2017 triggered a surge in rice imports at the end of the year, causing global rice exports to swell. With near-record imports, it became the world’s third largest rice importer in 2017. This is a

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DTN Cotton Close: New Contract Highs; Pink Bollworm Damages India’s Crop

DTN Cotton Close: New Contract Highs; Pink Bollworm Damages India’s Crop

👤By Duane Howell DTN Cotton Correspondent 🕔Dec 27, 2017

Cotton futures surged to new contract highs Wednesday just as some traders were beginning to think that overbought readings were about to become more assertive under year-end influences. Spot March jumped 152 points to settle at 78.95 cents, just off

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Cargill Set To Invest $240 Million in India

Cargill Set To Invest $240 Million in India Updated

👤From a press release 🕔Dec 20, 2017

Cargill announced that it is investing  $240 million in India over the next 5 years. The announcement was made by Peter Van Deursen, Chief Executive Officer, Cargill Asia. The added investment will be in Cargill’s core businesses in India, which includes edible oil,

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Genetically Modified Crops: 28 Countries, 18 Mln Farmers, 10 Species

Genetically Modified Crops: 28 Countries, 18 Mln Farmers, 10 Species

👤By George Silva, Michigan State University Extension 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Genetically modified crops were planted on a record 457.4 million acres globally in 2016, up 3 percent from the 444 million acres planted in 2015, according to statistics released by International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications. This follows

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Global Markets: Cotton – India’s Stocks Lower on Higher Use

Global Markets: Cotton – India’s Stocks Lower on Higher Use

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 13, 2017

India’s forecast 2017/18 ending stocks have been lowered substantially in the December WASDE, from 13.2 million bales to 11.7 million. This change partly reflects a 500,000-bale cut to production, only partly offset by a 300,000-bale cut in exports, but is

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Cleveland on Cotton: Bullish Market Except for the Abundance of Low Mic Fiber

Cleveland on Cotton: Bullish Market Except for the Abundance of Low Mic Fiber

👤O.A. Cleveland, Consulting Economist, Cotton Experts 🕔Dec 8, 2017

The long awaited rally above 70 cents appeared to mature this week as the March contract has gained five cents just since November. I am reminded of my friend that sold his cotton in November and then commented that the

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Rose on Cotton: Selling into a Strong Basis on a Rally Beats Holding Out for January

Rose on Cotton: Selling into a Strong Basis on a Rally Beats Holding Out for January

👤By Louis W. Rose IV, Scott Sivils, Barry Bean - The Rose Report 🕔Dec 1, 2017

Cotton bulls have been winners for 6 consecutive weeks, with the Mar contract gaining 647 points over the period – 131 points for the week ending Dec 1. The Mar – May spread is at 49 points, or roughly 1/3

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New Map of Worldwide Croplands Supports Food and Water Security

New Map of Worldwide Croplands Supports Food and Water Security

👤From the United States Geological Survey 🕔Nov 14, 2017

A new map was released today detailing croplands worldwide in the highest resolution yet, helping to ensure global food and water security in a sustainable way. The map establishes that there are 1.87 billion hectares of croplands in the world, which is

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Global Markets: Rice – Record Trade with Diversifying Suppliers

🕔Nov 9, 2017

In 2017, rice trade is set to hit a new record, with only a slight decline forecast for next year. Import demand is primarily supported by expanding consumption in Africa and the Middle East with growing populations and changing diets.

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Rice: U.S. Production, Consumption, and Exports Projected to Decline

Rice: U.S. Production, Consumption, and Exports Projected to Decline

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Oct 27, 2017

While global rice production and trade are shifting slightly, the 2017-2018 U.S. rice market will likely see declines in production, consumption, exports and stocks, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Nathan Childs, agricultural economist with the USDA’s Economic Research

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