Global Markets: Cotton – Mali, Burkina Faso Drive Record West Africa Exports

🕔Oct 12, 2018West Africa (WA) exports for 2018/19 are projected to surpass last year’s record, driven by record production. Mali and Burkina Faso are the largest producers and are forecast to have […]

Fall Armyworms are Becoming a Global Nightmare

🕔Jul 2, 2018Fall Armyworm keeps spreading to larger areas within countries in sub-Saharan Africa and becomes more destructive as it feeds on more crops and different parts of crops, increasingly growing an […]

Global Markets: Rice – Record Production Forecast

🕔May 11, 2018Global rice production in 2018/19 is forecast at a record, up modestly from the prior year on greater area. The largest year-to-year increase is for Bangladesh, which is expected to […]

Global Markets: Grain – Record Global Consumption Drives Stocks Down

🕔May 11, 2018For 2018/19, global corn production is projected up from last year due to larger crops in China, Brazil, and Argentina. Global consumption outpaces production for the second consecutive year as […]

Sorghum: Purdue Received $5 Mln Grant to Develop Improved Varieties

🕔Nov 15, 2017Purdue University scientists will develop stronger, more versatile varieties of sorghum that have the potential to reach millions of African farmers, thanks to a $5 million, five-year grant from the Bill […]

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

🕔Nov 9, 2017Demand 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 […]

Global Markets: Rice – Record Trade with Diversifying Suppliers

🕔Nov 9, 2017In 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 […]

Farming in Sub-Sahara Africa: Solutions Often Don’t Match Needs – Commentary

🕔Sep 14, 2017Five weeks ago, we concluded an article on the loss of productive land in sub-Saharan Africa saying, “In the next column, we will examine other factors that have an impact on […]

Aflatoxin: Researchers Use Transgenic Corn Plants to Prevent the Deadly Toxin

🕔Mar 24, 2017Researchers at the University of Arizona have found a promising way to prevent the loss of millions of tons of crops to a fungus each year, offering the potential to […]

Dossett on Rice: Futures Aim for the Bottom as More Acres Shift to Soybeans

🕔Feb 10, 2017USDA has published the monthly WASDE report. They failed again to subtract the 5MMT that Thailand has admitted is ethanol only. The USDA decreased milled sales by 2MMT because we […]

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