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September 17, 2019
The recovery of monsoon rain levels in August has led to improved soil moisture in Central India which will bolster crop development.
September 12, 2019
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries (MAFF) confirmed Japan’s first outbreak of Spodoptera frugiperda, or Fall Armyworm (FAW).
August 29, 2019
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
August 28, 2019
On August 23, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced new tariffs on certain U.S. products, valued at $75 billion USD.
July 4, 2019
The pace of plantings for all major kharif crops is slower than last year as delayed monsoon rains and low reservoir storage levels have resulted in lower planted area.
June 24, 2019
Kenya is an emerging middle-income country and has one of the best performing economies in sub-Saharan Africa.
May 30, 2019
The Fall Armyworm (FAW; Spodoptera frugiperda) – a crop-eating pest – first detected in China in January 2019 has now spread across 15 Chinese provinces....
May 7, 2019
The Fall Armyworm (FAW; Spodoptera frugiperda) – a crop-eating pest – first detected in China in January 2019 has spread across China’s southern border and currently impacts about 8,500 hectares....
April 16, 2019
Thailand is one of the world’s leading agricultural suppliers, primarily due to its well-developed food processing sector.
March 29, 2018
Pakistan continues to make significant progress towards implementing a full-fledged biotechnology and seed regulatory structure that is expected to facilitate the introduction of new seed....
January 29, 2018
Commencing February 15, 2018, the Jordanian government is imposing a 20 percent sales tax on 164 items, mostly food and beverage products (including carbonated drinks)....
August 18, 2017
Japan’s current renewable energy policy focuses on generating power from solar, wind, biomass and geothermal sources.
August 1, 2017
The dry season is arriving later than average throughout Indonesia, thus allowing the expansion of third cycle crop plantings on unirrigated lands.
July 3, 2017
As millions of east African smallholder farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat-fall armyworms.
January 16, 2017
Costa Rican food processors and consumers trust and value food products that include U.S. raw materials and ingredients. Demand for quality ingredients has been steadily increasing...
December 16, 2016
Post’s marketing year (MY) 2015/16 wheat import estimate to Indonesia is revised from 7.6 to 8.9 million metric tons (MMT)..
December 8, 2016
Malaysia has a dynamic hotel and restaurant industry. Changing lifestyles and growing middle class underpin demand.
December 6, 2016
News on developments in agriculture and food in Egypt.
November 24, 2016
The first advance planted area estimates for 2016 indicate that a normal monsoon led to a marginal increase in overall Kharif season planting area. While the area seeded under pulses increased...
November 11, 2016
On October 27, 2016, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (GBRV) temporarily (one year) eliminated import tariffs and value added taxes for scarce agricultural products...

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