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Russia Is an Emerging Superpower in Global Food Supply

Russia Is an Emerging Superpower in Global Food Supply

Russia is often seen as a country that produces little that the world wants except energy commodities. The oil export dependence looks like a major time bomb under the country's f ...

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Cotlook lifts US cotton harvest estimate ‘despite hurricane damage’

Cotlook lifts US cotton harvest estimate ‘despite hurricane damage’

Cotlook underlined the prospect of a large US cotton crop, despite damage from Hurricane Harvey, lifting its forecast for the harvest above 20m bales, an 11-year high. The cotton ...

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Last Alfalfa Cutting and Risk Management

Last Alfalfa Cutting and Risk Management

It’s the end of August and some alfalfa growers will need to make a decision if they should take another cutting of alfalfa, and if so, when. The recommendation in the newly revis ...

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US weekly corn net export sales soar 88.8% on week, top market expectations

US weekly corn net export sales soar 88.8% on week, top market expectations

US net export sales of old and new crop corn totaled 992,535 mt in the week that ended August 24, up 88.8% from 525,672 mt in the previous week, Department of Agriculture data sho ...

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Leaf Sensors Can Tell Farmers When Crops Need To Be Watered

Leaf Sensors Can Tell Farmers When Crops Need To Be Watered

Plant-based sensors that measure the thickness and electrical capacitance of leaves show great promise for telling farmers when to activate their irrigation systems, preventing bo ...

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First rice export bilateral agreement signed

First rice export bilateral agreement signed

The National League for Democracy-led government is set to sign its first ever government-to-government (G-to-G) rice export bilateral agreement, according to the commerce ministr ...

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Russia. Wheat inventories up 11% year-on-year

Russia. Wheat inventories up 11% year-on-year

ccording to Russia’s State Statistics Service, growing, storage and processing companies held a total 31.86 MMT of grain as of August 1, 2017, or twice as much as on July 1, but 0 ...

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Cotton’s rally stalls, as investors await estimates of Harvey damage

Cotton’s rally stalls, as investors await estimates of Harvey damage

Cotton's rally stalled as investors awaited assessments of damage to the US crop from Hurricane Harvey, which has also raised concerns over wheat exports and beef production too. ...

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Focus on hedge funds’ record bearish betting slows sugar price pullback

Focus on hedge funds’ record bearish betting slows sugar price pullback

Sugar futures eased back from highs reached after weaker-than-expected Brazilian output data, but not by much, amid some nerves over a record hedge fund net short, built up in a b ...

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Syngenta’s ag data partnership yields first-of-its-kind analysis

Syngenta’s ag data partnership yields first-of-its-kind analysis

Syngenta and  says there’s nothing like this currently on the market: a customized, variable-cost-per-bushel analysis maps that will better turn data into knowledge. The two compa ...

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