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02.10.2009 12:56

Argentina Ends Corn, Wheat Export Ban as Crops Shrink

02.10.2009 12:56

Argentina, once the world’s second- largest corn exporter, lifted a ban on overseas shipments of the grain and wheat, making good on a pledge by President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner as planting shrinks.

30.09.2009 12:25

U.S. Launches Multibillion-Dollar Effort to Fight Global Hunger

30.09.2009 12:25

The United States is getting back into the work of helping poor, developing countries increase their agricultural output, a policy it abandoned nearly three decades ago, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton said.

"We moved away from investments in agricultural productivity, toward emergency food aid [in 1981]," Clinton said in a speech at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York September 25. "Revitalizing global agriculture will not be easy. In fact, this is one of the most ambitious and comprehensive diplomacy and development efforts our country has ever undertaken."

30.09.2009 11:52

U.N. Conference Calls for Sustainable Farming to End Hunger

30.09.2009 11:52

Enabling the world's poor to feed themselves through sustainable farming will help alleviate the crises caused by one of the most urgent threats facing the world: chronic hunger and its consequences, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton says.

"This is an issue that affects all of us, because food security is about economic, environmental and national security for our individual homelands and the world," Clinton said September 26 at a food security conference co-hosted by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon during the U.N. General Assembly in New York. Representatives from 130 countries, international organizations and nongovernmental organizations attended the brief conference to address the underlying causes of global hunger.

30.09.2009 11:43

Humans 'will eat more in next 50 years than all-time'

30.09.2009 11:43

 In the next 50 years the world's population will eat as much food as it has consumed over human history, a top scientist has warned.
In a world where carbon and water will have a price, it is a challenge not seen before and science will have to lead the way, CSIRO chief executive Megan Clark said.

29.09.2009 15:15

Ukrainian Speaker cannot accept sale of land to foreigners

29.09.2009 15:15

     Mr Lytvyn said that the issue of selling land to foreigners has to be solved immediately. He said that in his opinion, simultaneously with opening the land market someone will try to legalize their actual land holdings collected illegally under the moratorium.

29.09.2009 14:53

From Science, Plenty of Cows but Little Profit

29.09.2009 14:53

HANFORD, Calif. — Three years ago, a technological breakthrough gave dairy farmers the chance to bend a basic rule of nature: no longer would their cows have to give birth to equal numbers of female and male offspring. Instead, using a high-technology method to sort the sperm of dairy bulls, they could produce mostly female calves to be raised into profitable milk producers.

Now the first cows bred with that technology, tens of thousands of them, are entering milking herds across the country — and the timing could hardly be worse.
The dairy industry is in crisis, with prices so low that farmers are selling their milk below production cost. The industry is struggling to cut output. And yet the wave of excess cows is about to start dumping milk into a market that does not need it.

29.09.2009 01:38

China 2009-10 Corn Crop To Be 148.79 Mln Tons-US Group

29.09.2009 01:38

The U.S. Grains Council on Monday projected a corn crop in China of 148.79 million metric tons, down 9.7% from last year, as drought takes its toll. The production estimate follows the grain council’s annual China tour. Last year’s crop totaled 165.917 million metric tons, according to China’s National Grains and Oils Information Center. The council said that earlier this month China estimated this year’s crop at 165.5 million metric tons.

29.09.2009 01:29

Ukraine: Crimea increased grain sales by 7.6%

29.09.2009 01:29

According to the announcement, wheat sale volumes totaled 276.5 thsd tonnes, barley – 154.8 thsd tonnes. Besides, agricultural enterprises sold 7.6 thsd tonnes of sunflower seed from the beginning of the year.

As of September 1 of 2009, the average purchasing price of grains, offered by the Crimean enterprises, dealing with gain storing and processing, totaled 933.1 UAH/t, including wheat – 861.8 UAH/t (in January-August of the last year – 988.3 UAH/t and 1013.9 UAH/t respectively).

Source: AgriMarket.Info

29.09.2009 01:19

Ukraine: Illichevsk port increased cargo shipment by 1.8%

29.09.2009 01:19

According to the data of Illichevsk sea trading port (Odessa oblast, Ukraine), during August and eight months of 2009, the port fulfilled own cargo shipment plan by 101.8 and 99.2% respectively. In August, the general cargo processing of the port totaled 1.5 mln tonnes, during January-August – 10.94 mln tonnes.

25.09.2009 09:33

Ukraine to provide discounts for shipment of transit cargoes in several ports

25.09.2009 09:33

The Ministry of Transport and Communication of Ukraine initiate the imposition of discounts for shipment of transit cargoes in several sea trading ports of Ukraine till April 1, 2010. The law project has the name “About Sizes of discounts to limiting blanket rates of payment for providing of loading and discharging works of transit cargoes in the ports of Ukraine”, according to the press-cutting service of the Ministry.


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