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October 19, 2018
Post forecasts Australian 2018/2019 wheat production at 18 million metric tons (MMT) as hot conditions and low rainfall prevail in eastern Australia. Barley production is forecast to decline....
October 1, 2018
Harvest is underway for spring/summer crops. The 2018/19 corn production forecast is lowered as weather and pest-related stress reduced yield potential.
September 19, 2018
Typhoons, heavy rains and prolonged high temperatures in the summer of 2018 are expected to negatively affect both the yield and quality of rice and wheat produced in Japan.
August 1, 2018
Japan’s conclusion of a free trade agreement with the European Union (EU) and efforts to conclude the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)....
July 10, 2018
Post forecast Australian wheat production at 21 million metric tons (MMT) for 2018/19, 12.5 percent below the official forecast, due to hot conditions and low rainfall in eastern Australia.
June 20, 2018
Total production of grain and other crops on a grain equivalent basis is estimated at 5.75 million metric tons (5 MMT, milled basis for rice and grain equivalent for soybeans) in marketing year....
April 17, 2018
Post forecast Australian wheat production at 24 million metric tons (MMT) for 2018/19, while barley production is expected to reach 9.5 MMT due to higher commodity prices....
March 28, 2018
High prices for Japanese table rice led to Japan’s full utilization of the simultaneous buy and sell quota (100,000 MT), and are expected to lead to continued opportunities in the coming year.
January 24, 2018
Post forecast Australian wheat production at 21.5 million metric tons (MMT) for 2017/18 reflecting the late and significant improvement in seasonal weather conditions....
October 19, 2017
Post has further lowered its estimate for Australian wheat production to 20 million MT for 2017/18, due to continuing adverse seasonal conditions across most cropping areas.
October 19, 2017
Given competitive prices for imported feed grains (particularly for corn) and DDGS, Japanese demand is expected to remain strong in 2017/18, with corn imports again forecast to total 15.2 million MT.
July 19, 2017
Post has lowered its estimate for Australian wheat production to 22 million MT for 2017/18, due to expectantly poor seasonal conditions across almost all cropping areas.
May 18, 2017
FAS/Japan assisted three delegations from Montana in April, including a group of craft beer and spirits companies, Montana Senator Steve Daines, and Montana’s Director of Agriculture Ben Thomas....
April 20, 2017
Australian winter crop production is forecast to decline significantly in 2017/18 due to less favorable seasonal conditions and in response to low world prices.
April 7, 2017
Nearly all players in the Chinese grains market continue to operate with little certainty about how the central government intends to manage the transition towards a more liberalized farm sector.
March 22, 2017
Given the competitiveness of U.S. corn, wheat and rice prices, Japanese demand for these grains has remained strong.
February 1, 2017
Australian winter crops benefited from very favorable seasonal conditions, which boosted both production and yields.
December 20, 2016
The Australian federal government is very supportive of biotechnology and has committed considerable long-term funding to research and development.
October 28, 2016
Australian winter crops have benefited from very favorable seasonal conditions, apart from some cases of frost and water-logging damage which are not expected to have a major impact on production...
October 25, 2016
As a result of favorable weather conditions, 2016 rice production (including feed rice) is estimated to increase slightly despite reduced planting area.

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