U.S. Grains Council Focuses on Emerging Markets Jul 31, 2019

🕔Jul 31, 2019The name of the game in today’s challenging agricultural trade environment is emerging markets, and the U.S. Grains Council (USGC) set its sights on India, Africa and new opportunities for […]

Dossett on Rice: Why Bullish? Look Closely at China and India Stocks Jun 21, 2019

🕔Jun 21, 2019Thai rice prices continue to climb, rising $3 this week.  The Bangkok Post reports that China controls as much as 120 MM tons of old rice. The Post article also […]

Global Markets: Cotton – Mali, Burkina Faso Drive Record West Africa Exports Oct 12, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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 […]

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