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Global Markets: Wheat – Black Sea Region Gains Market Share from Traditional Exporters

Global Markets: Wheat – Black Sea Region Gains Market Share from Traditional Exporters

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 12, 2018

The traditional major wheat exporters are Australia, Canada, the European Union (EU), and the United States, but in recent years the Black Sea region–Kazakhstan, Russia, and Ukraine – has emerged as a strong player in the global wheat market. Wheat

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Global Markets: Wheat – Sub-Saharan Consumption Outpacing Production; Pushes Imports Higher

Global Markets: Wheat – Sub-Saharan Consumption Outpacing Production; Pushes Imports Higher

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 9, 2017

Demand for wheat in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) has expanded dramatically in recent years. In addition to rapid population growth, per capita consumption is also trending higher, driven by urbanization, changing tastes, and rising incomes. In countries such as Nigeria and

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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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AgFax Rice Review: China Launches Pro-GMO PR Campaign; Dominion Farms Allegedly Displaces Nigerian Farmers

👤By Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor 🕔Feb 2, 2015

Markets/Trade ChinaDaily.com reports that the Chinese government has announced support for GMO technology in agriculture and raising public awareness of the benefits of GMOs. “The country will strengthen the technical study, safety management and better public awareness of GM technology,”

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Global Ag: Ebola Hits West Africa Hard – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Oct 16, 2014

While the United States finds itself coming to grips with a handful of Ebola cases, agricultural ministers in West Africa say the virus is ripping through their countries not only through infection, but also further exacerbating hunger and wrecking any

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AgFax Rice Review: $1B Investment in Nigerian Rice; Multi-Inlet Irrigation Saves Water

👤By Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor 🕔Aug 4, 2014

Markets/Trade Mfonobong Nsehe reports for Forbes that Aliko Dangote, the wealthiest man in Africa with a fortune of over $25 billion derived in part from agricultural productions, has invested $1 billion in rice production in Nigeria. Dangote has obtained 150,000

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AgFax Rice Review: Thai Subsidies to Be Scrapped; Mexico Working to Increase Production

👤By Ernst Undesser, AgFax Web Editor 🕔Jan 29, 2014

Markets/Trade Leslie Shaffer of CNBC.com reports that Thailand’s rice subsidy program is likely to be scrapped whether the current party wins re-election or not due to heavy criticisms and a lack of funding. Shaffer notes, however, that ending the program

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