Global Markets: Rice – Record Trade with Diversifying Suppliers Nov 9, 2017

🕔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 […]

Farming in Sub-Sahara Africa: Solutions Often Don’t Match Needs – Commentary Sep 14, 2017

🕔Sep 14, 2017
Five 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, 2017

🕔Mar 24, 2017
Researchers 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, 2017

🕔Feb 10, 2017
USDA 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 […]

Rice: Senate Appropriations Staff Explores Global Opportunities Nov 2, 2016

🕔Nov 2, 2016
While Members of Congress have spent much of the last three months in their home states in advance of the fall elections, their staff have held down the fort on […]

Corn: GM Drought-Tolerant and Royalty Free Seed Selling in Africa Oct 28, 2016

🕔Oct 28, 2016
Tanzania has planted its first genetically modified maize/corn research trials under an initiative that is building a new model for advancing agricultural innovation through public-private partnerships.   The confined field […]

Water: The Challenge of Having Enough – DTN Jul 13, 2016

🕔Jul 13, 2016
Farmers worldwide either need to find a way to produce more food with the same land or expand the industry’s footprint in the face of water scarcity threats, a panel […]

Biotech Acres Increased 100-Fold in 20 Years Apr 13, 2016

🕔Apr 13, 2016
Biotech acreage increased from 4.2 million acres in 1996 to 444 million acres in 2015 according to a new report, “20th Anniversary of the Global Commercialization of Biotech Crops (1996-2015) and Biotech Crop Highlights in […]

Massey Ferguson Premiers “Farm In A Box” Package For Africa Feb 3, 2016

🕔Feb 3, 2016
AGCO is showcasing its new Massey Ferguson Farm Mechanization Package at the 10th Biennial US-Africa Business Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia,this week. The package is aimed at farmers who are taking […]

World Extreme Poverty Decline is Great News, Good News for Commodities – DTN Oct 15, 2015

🕔Oct 15, 2015
Amid the noise of recent headlines, you would be excused if you missed the latest bombshell. No, I’m not referring to the latest poll numbers of presidential candidates, tragic string […]

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