Global Markets: Rice – Nigeria a Significant Global Importer Dec 11, 2018

🕔Dec 11, 2018Over the past several years, the Nigerian government has been promoting the concept of greater self-sufficiency in rice by supporting the local production and aiming to curtail foreign trade. Nigeria […]

Global Markets: Coarse Grains – Production to Rise, Stocks to Fall May 11, 2018

🕔May 11, 2018Global coarse grain production is projected to rise, driven by corn, barley, and sorghum. However, ending stocks are projected to fall. Global corn production is projected up with larger crops […]

Global Markets: Rice – Parboiled Trade Hits Record on African, South Asian Demand Apr 13, 2018

🕔Apr 13, 2018Parboiled rice is processed by steaming rice in the husk, thus retaining nutrients and resulting in more separated grains when cooked. Recently, it has grown in prominence and now accounts […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Black Sea Region Gains Market Share from Traditional Exporters Jan 12, 2018

🕔Jan 12, 2018The 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 […]

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 […]

Rice: U.S. Production, Consumption, and Exports Projected to Decline Oct 27, 2017

🕔Oct 27, 2017While 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 […]

AgFax Rice Review: China Launches Pro-GMO PR Campaign; Dominion Farms Allegedly Displaces Nigerian Farmers Feb 2, 2015

🕔Feb 2, 2015Markets/Trade 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 […]

Global Ag: Ebola Hits West Africa Hard – DTN Oct 16, 2014

🕔Oct 16, 2014While 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 […]

AgFax Rice Review: $1B Investment in Nigerian Rice; Multi-Inlet Irrigation Saves Water Aug 4, 2014

🕔Aug 4, 2014Markets/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 […]

AgFax Rice Review: Thai Subsidies to Be Scrapped; Mexico Working to Increase Production Jan 29, 2014

🕔Jan 29, 2014Markets/Trade Leslie Shaffer of 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 […]

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