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India: Erratic Southwest Monsoon Subsides as Output Concerns Rise
October 29, 2018
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the cumulative rainfall for the Southwest Monsoon 2018 (June to September) was 9 percent lower than the fifty-year average....
India: Kharif Planting Was Slow As Monsoon Was Delayed
August 1, 2018
Delayed rains and low reservoir levels have led to a ten percent lower Kharif crop planting than the normal five year average during the southwest monsoon (June to September).
Egypt: Counting Beans - The USSEC's Fourth Regional Aquaculture Production Conference – MENA Region
August 1, 2018
The U.S. Soybean Export Council, (USSEC) under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Agriculture and Land Reclamation and the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service, organized the Fourth Regional....
Egypt: Egypt Announces Decision to Import Paddy Rice
June 19, 2018
On June 5, 2018, Egypt’s government announced a decision to import rice (milled, paddy, cargo) to help meet market demand.
Jordan: Jordan Grain Inspection and Sampling Workshop a Success
June 1, 2018
FAS Amman in cooperation with the U.S. Grains Council and the Amman Chamber of Commerce organized on April 22-26, 2018, a first of its kind grains inspection and sampling workshop.
India: IMD First Forecast for Monsoon 2018
May 9, 2018
The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast a near normal Southwest Monsoon for 2018 suggesting that June to September rainfall is likely to be 97 percent of the Long Period Average (LPA).
India: Official Pre-Monsoon Conditions Forecast
April 10, 2018
On April 1, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) issued its temperature outlook for April to June 2018.
Infographic: The Cochran Fellowship Program
March 30, 2018
Infographic relating some of the highlights from more than 40 years of the Cochran Program.
Jordan: Jordan Ends Bread Subsidies, Implements USDA-Style SNAP EBT Program
January 26, 2018
Jordan is replacing its bread subsidy program with targeted supports starting February 1, 2018.
Egypt: Promoting Sustainable Investment in Egypt’s Food Security 2017 Forum
January 11, 2018
Under the auspices of the Government of Egypt, the Food and Agriculture Organization in cooperation with the World Bank and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development organized....
India: Southwest Monsoon Closes Out - Lower Rainfall Shapes Yields
October 19, 2017
According to the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the cumulative rainfall for the Southwest Monsoon 2017 (June to September) was 5 percent lower than the fifty-year average....
Jordan: Jordan Welcomes USDA\FAS Food for Progress 50,000 MT Wheat Shipment
September 21, 2017
On August 29, 2017, Minister of Water and Irrigation Dr. Hazim El-Naser and Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Eng. Imad Fakhoury, in cooperation with the Ministry of Industry....
India: IMD Publishes First Forecast for Monsoon 2017
April 27, 2017
The Indian Meteorological Department forecast a near normal Southwest Monsoon for 2017 suggesting that June to September rainfall is likely to be 96 percent of the Long Period Average.
China: China's Annual Agricultural Policy Goals
February 20, 2017
On February 5, 2017, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China (CCCPC) and the State Council unveiled its first policy document for 2017.
India: Monsoon Update
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...
Japan: The WASABI - Hot News from Japan Vol. 12 Issue 9
November 15, 2016
Ambassador Kennedy Meets MAFF Minister Yamamoto; Ambassador Kennedy at USSEC 60th Anniversary; U.S.-Japan Soy Partnership Tour and Roundtable; USAPEEC AI Event; Wakayama Citrus Tour; Hawaii...
Ethiopia: USDA Assists in the Development of Ethiopia's Soy-Food Industry
October 6, 2016
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently hosted five Ethiopian food companies on a two day mission to Kampala to learn from a leading Ugandan food processor about producing and marketing...
India: Monsoon Update - Optimism High Yet Monsoon Below Expectation
September 12, 2016
Rains have caused flooding in five states, although pan-India rainfall is three percent below the 10-year average for the southwest monsoon (June 1 through Aug. 28).
Ethiopia: USDA Assistant Secretary Opens Third Pan African SPS Conference
August 26, 2016
Dr. Gregory L. Parham, USDA’s Assistant Secretary for Administration, recently visited Ethiopia where he opened the 3rd Pan African Conference on SPS Risk Analysis.
Israel: Israeli Farmers Federation Warns of Agricultural Crisis
August 25, 2016
A report that was prepared and released earlier this month by the Israeli Farmers Federation, warns of an upcoming crisis for local farmers.
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