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April 13, 2015
The lack of agricultural inputs, price controls and rising production costs continue to negatively impact agricultural production in Venezuela.
April 10, 2015
Australian wheat production is forecast at 24 million tons, assuming average rains, while barley production is expected to be stable at 8.5 million tons despite a slight fall in the harvested area.
April 6, 2015
Argentine wheat production for crop 2015/16 is forecast down at 12 million tons due to a projected smaller planted area.
March 31, 2015
The wheat production estimate for MY14/15 is revised downward from the official USDA estimate by 600,000 metric tons to 3.8 million metric tons.
March 30, 2015
The Indonesian Agricultural Quarantine Agency (IAQA) has confirmed the terms required for the continued shipments of fresh food of plant origin following the U.S. FDA recall of apples due to Listeria.
March 23, 2015
The marketing year (MY) 2015/16 corn production is forecast at 23.4 million metric tons (MMT).
March 18, 2015
The Japanese feed industry relies almost entirely on imported grains.
February 27, 2015
Marketing year (MY) 2015/16 wheat production is forecast at 94 million metric tons (MMT), marginally lower than last year’s record production due to less acreage.
February 24, 2015
Israel is almost completely dependent on imports to meet its grain and feed needs.
January 29, 2015
Over late 2014, prospects for Australian winter grains crops worsened as a result of continued dry weather. Both yields and the volume of production were affected.
January 26, 2015
Post continues to estimate wheat production for 2014/15 at 12.5 million tons, 500,000 tons higher than USDA, on 4.2 million hectares, 100,000 hectares higher than USDA.
January 20, 2015
Favorable weather conditions throughout Mexico’s crop producing regions have resulted in higher production expectations in marketing year (MY) 2014/15 for corn and rice.
January 9, 2015
The government of Bangladesh (GOB) gradually developed seed laws, policies, and regulations for the seed sector that eventually expanded regulatory oversight over all seed varieties.
December 19, 2014
The high number of rainy days and unusually cool November slowed the corn harvest; about 10%-20% of corn was estimated to be still in the fields at the end of November.
December 15, 2014
Mexico announced specific guidelines applicable to the 2014 crop year for two new support programs for sorghum growers and buyers as well as rice supports offered in several Mexican states.
December 15, 2014
Ghana is a net importer of rice and wheat. Post forecasts rice exports to Ghana in MY 2014/2015 to reach 600,000 MT.
December 4, 2014
Post forecasts that China's broiler production will fall as demand declines due to lower prices and food safety concerns.
November 28, 2014
As Japan’s Ministry of Finance announced import statistics ending June 2014 for wheat, Post has finalized the 2013/2014 marketing year (MY) import number in its PS&D.
November 28, 2014
Based on the officially reported data on the progress of the Russian grain harvest, FAS/Moscow increased its forecast of Russia’s total grain crop in MY 2014/15 by 1 million metric tons to 102 MMT.
November 27, 2014
Nigeria’s wheat demand continues to rise and is attracting more third-country suppliers of inexpensive wheat. Imports for 2013/2014 have been adjusted to 4.55 million metric tons.