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November 20, 2015
Pakistan’s MY 2015/16 (August-July) cotton production is expected to reach 8.2 million 480 lb bales, down nearly 25 percent from last year’s crop.
November 9, 2015
Pakistan continues to expand its imports of soybeans, importing over 500,000 metric tons in 2014/15 (a record), with projected 2015/16 imports of 1.5 million metric tons.
October 13, 2015
Pakistan’s 2015/16 cotton production is forecast at 9.2 million 480 lb bales, down 800,000 from the previous estimate, and the lowest level since 2010.
October 9, 2015
Planting of the Rabi (winter) wheat crop is expected to get underway in a few weeks.
October 9, 2015
Sugar production is forecast at 5.4 million metric tons, up slightly from a year ago.
September 23, 2015
Post organized the training schedule for a 12 member delegation from Pakistan who were part of a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) funded capacity development program in South Africa...
September 7, 2015
Pakistan’s biotech regulatory system is currently on hiatus as the courts work to determine whether the provinces or federal government should regulate biotech crops.
August 20, 2015
The Government of Punjab, Pakistan’s largest agricultural province, is proposing minimum standards for imported semen that would severely restrict farmer access to improved dairy and beef semen.
August 10, 2015
After eight years, Pakistan has approved the amendments to its 1976 Seed Act.
July 7, 2015
Production of cotton, far and away Pakistan’s largest domestic source of oilseeds, is expected to reach 10.0 million 480 lb bales, unchanged from the current USDA 2015/16 forecast.
July 6, 2015
The Government of Pakistan procured 5.0 million metric tons of wheat from the recently concluded harvest, well below the 6.2 million ton target.
July 6, 2015
The Senate Agriculture Committee passed the amendments to Pakistan’s 1976 Seed Act.
July 6, 2015
The Government of Pakistan recently increased the sugar import tariff from 20 to 40 percent in an effort to shield its domestic industry from imports as domestic prices rise...
June 12, 2015
For the second consecutive year, the Government of Pakistan is set to increase the tariff on imports of soybean meal on July 1.
May 7, 2015
Pakistan’s MY 2015/16 wheat production is forecast 500,000 metric tons lower at 25.0 million metric tons due to the adverse effect of widespread late winter rains across major wheat producing areas.
April 27, 2015
The Government of Pakistan has allowed the export of wheat on a government-to-government basis using the same export subsidy rates that were announced for private exporters in January 2015.
April 17, 2015
Pakistan’s sugar stocks are on the rise as several years of robust production have boosted stocks of sugar.
April 8, 2015
Pakistan’s soon-to-be harvested 2015/16 wheat crop is forecast at 25.5 million tons, unchanged from the revised 2014/15 record production estimate.
April 8, 2015
Pakistan’s 2015/16 cotton production is forecast at 10 million 480 lb bales, down slightly from the current year as yields are forecast lower than the near record level achieved in 2014.
April 8, 2015
Pakistan’s 2015/16 vegetable oil imports are forecast to be a record 2.8 million metric tons, up 12 percent from a year ago.