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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: 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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Global Markets: Cotton – Uzbekistan Showing Strong Consumption Growth

Global Markets: Cotton – Uzbekistan Showing Strong Consumption Growth

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 9, 2017

The 77th annual International Cotton Advisory Committee (ICAC) Plenary Meeting in Uzbekistan gave the international cotton trade an opportunity to see the changes underway in the country’s cotton and textile sector. Since its independence in 1991, it has been difficult

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USDA: Clovis Withdraws Over Russia Investigation and Lack of Science Education – DTN

USDA: Clovis Withdraws Over Russia Investigation and Lack of Science Education – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 3, 2017

The White House confirmed Thursday that former Trump campaign co-chair Sam Clovis withdrew his nomination for USDA undersecretary for research, education and economics in a letter to the president. The White House has also issued the following comment on Clovis’

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USDA Nominee Linked to Russia: Controversy Circles Clovis – DTN

USDA Nominee Linked to Russia: Controversy Circles Clovis – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton, DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔Nov 2, 2017

Sam Clovis, the controversial nominee for USDA’s undersecretary for research, education and economics, was linked Monday as a top campaign supervisor to President Donald Trump’s campaign last year who encouraged another campaign staffer to take a trip to Moscow to

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Wheat Growers Call for New Trade Agreements

Wheat Growers Call for New Trade Agreements

👤From U.S. Wheat Associates 🕔Oct 6, 2017

U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) and the National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) strongly urge the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) to pivot from re-negotiating existing free trade agreements (FTAs) to negotiating new deals, as repeatedly promised by President

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Global Markets: Wheat – Russia Forecast to Be World’s Leading Exporter for 1st Time

Global Markets: Wheat – Russia Forecast to Be World’s Leading Exporter for 1st Time

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 12, 2017

Russia is forecast to be the world’s leading exporter for 2017/18 for the first time, surpassing the EU and the United States. Russia’s total supplies are expected to be record-breaking based on near-record production as well as massive carry-in from

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Border Adjustment Tax: Will it Help U.S. Compete? ADM Exec. Says Yes – DTN

Border Adjustment Tax: Will it Help U.S. Compete? ADM Exec. Says Yes – DTN

👤By Chris Clayton DTN Ag Policy Editor 🕔May 25, 2017

A border adjustment tax would help make American farmers and exporters more competitive globally, the top executive for Archer Daniels Midland told lawmakers Tuesday. Juan Luciano, president and CEO for agribusiness giant ADM, told members of the House Ways and

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Rice Market: Tension Between Russia, Turkey Could Benefit U.S.

Rice Market: Tension Between Russia, Turkey Could Benefit U.S.

👤By Michael Klein, USA Rice 🕔Mar 29, 2017

USA Rice maintains a robust program and trade servicing program in Turkey to ensure U.S.-grown rice maintains a strong presence and identity in the market. As a result, Turkey is a top ten destination for U.S.-grown rice and exports have

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Global Markets: Grain – Strong Corn Exports for Russia and Ukraine

Global Markets: Grain – Strong Corn Exports for Russia and Ukraine

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 18, 2017

Record global corn consumption, large exportable supplies, and favorable exchange rates have supported growth for Russia and Ukraine’s corn exports. For example, since 2014, both the hryvina (Ukraine’s currency) and ruble (Russia’s currency) have depreciated more than 40 percent against

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