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March 13, 2018
Chile’s wheat planted area for the past ten years has stabilized showing small variations in response to prices and farmers’ short-term expectations.
March 12, 2018
As Ecuador’s economy recovers and domestic corn prices remain high, consumption of wheat and rice increased in 2017/18.
March 8, 2018
This monthly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade in grains.
March 8, 2018
Monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide. Sources include reporting from FAS’s worldwide offices, official statistics of foreign governments....
February 22, 2018
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.
February 5, 2018
2017/2018 corn production is forecast lower at 92 million metric tons (MMT), mainly due to reduced area for first- and second-crop corn and an expected return to normal yields.
January 26, 2018
The marketing year (MY) 2017/18 corn production estimate has been revised upward to 26.8 MMT, with harvested area estimated at 7.23 million hectares, reflecting official information....
January 24, 2018
Argentine wheat production for 2017/18 is increased to 18 million tons, 500,000 tons higher than USDA as final yields have been surprisingly higher than earlier expected.
January 19, 2018
The first commercial sales of products of a genetically engineered animal, the AquAdvantage salmon, occurred in Canada in 2017.
January 1, 2018
The Guatemalan economy relies on foreign exchange generated by the tourism sector, remittances from the United States and international trade, especially exports to the United States....
December 30, 2017
Brazil is the second largest producer of biotech crops in the world.
December 29, 2017
On April 30, 2008, El Salvador abolished Article 30 of the Planting Seed Law that required imported seeds to have a phytosanitary certificate with an additional declaration stating that the seeds....
December 26, 2017
In Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 (October to September), total Colombian food and agricultural imports were valued at $5.6 billion.
December 20, 2017
Colombia remains open to the adoption of biotech-derived commodities. Area planted of GE (genetically engineered) corn reached its highest adoption rate this past year.
December 19, 2017
Guatemala announced that it will open World Trade Organization (WTO) tariff quotas in 2018 for 5,000 metric tons (MT) of black beans, 150,000 MT of yellow corn, 50,000 MT of white corn....
December 6, 2017
On November 16, Mexico published three notices announcing incentive programs intended to address an oversupply of corn in certain parts of the country.
December 1, 2017
In Nicaragua, imports of genetically engineered crops (GE) are limited to the use of animal feed since the Nicaraguan Commission of Risk Analysis of Living Modified Crops....
December 1, 2017
Guatemala has a de facto moratorium on genetically engineered (GE) crops in place, but producer groups continue to pressure the Ministry of Agriculture to allow for the commercialization of GE corn...
December 1, 2017
Peru's 10 year moratorium on genetically engineered (GE) crops remains in force. The Ministry of Environment tests conventional imported seed shipments upon arrival which has raised concerns...
November 30, 2017
Infographic showing U.S. agricultural exports to Panama in 2016. Total U.S. agricultural exports reached $670 million.