FROM SCRATCH NEWSWIRE

SCAVENGING THE INTERNET

Archive for the ‘CORN’ Category

DO CAMPO À MESA – FEIJÃO, MILHO E CAFÉ MAIS BARATOS – EXCESSO DE OFERTA REDUZ PREÇOS PAGOS AO PRODUTOR. QUEM GANHA É O CONSUMIDOR, QUE ENCONTRA PRODUTOS MAIS EM CONTA (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 26, 2008

Quinta-feira 25 de dezembro de 2008 08:01

Marinella Castro – Estado de Minas

PUBLISHED BY ‘PORTAL UAI – O ESTADO DE MINAS’ (Brazil)

CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE

PUBLISHED BY ‘PORTAL UAI – O ESTADO DE MINAS’ (Brazil)

Posted in A INDÚSTRIA DE ALIMENTOS, AGRICULTURA, AGRICULTURE, ALIMENTOS PROCESSADOS, ÍNDICE DE PREÇOS AO CONSUMIDOR - AMPLO (IPCA), ÍNDICE GERAL DE PREÇOS - MERCADO (IGP-M), BEANS, BRASIL, COFFEE, COMÉRCIO - BRASIL, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, CORN, ECONOMIA - BRASIL, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), INTERNATIONAL, RECESSION | Leave a Comment »

PRODUTORES DE TRIGO E MILHO LIDERAM A PROCURA POR GARANTIAS DE RENDA – ADESÃO A CONTRATOS PÚBLICOS DE OPÇÃO CRESCEU 238% NESTE ANO (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 26, 2008

25/12/2008 – 16h02min

Letícia Luvison – Brasília (DF)

PUBLISHED BY ‘CANAL RURAL’ (Brazil)

CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE

PUBLISHED BY ‘CANAL RURAL’ (Brazil)

Posted in AGRICULTURA, AGRICULTURE, AGRONEGÓCIOS, BANKING SYSTEMS, BRASIL, COMMODITIES MARKET, CORN, ECONOMIA - BRASIL, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, EXPANSÃO AGRÍCOLA, EXPANSÃO ECONÔMICA, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FLUXO DE CAPITAIS, GRAINS, INTERNATIONAL, MINISTÉRIO DA AGRICULTURA, PECUÁRIA E ABASTECIMENTO, O PODER EXECUTIVO FEDERAL, O SISTEMA BANCÁRIO - BRASIL, RECESSION, THE FLOW OF INVESTMENTS, WHEAT | Leave a Comment »

PRODUÇÃO DE SOJA E MILHO RENDEU R$ 2,8 BI EM 2007 (Brazil)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 23, 2008

Quarta-feira, 17 de Dezembro de 2008 – 11:55

por Fernanda Mathias

PUBLISHED BY ‘CAMPO GRANDE NEWS’ (Brazil)

CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE

PUBLISHED BY ‘CAMPO GRANDE NEWS’ (Brazil)

Posted in AGRICULTURA, AGRICULTURE, AGRONEGÓCIOS, ANIMAL FOOD, CORN, ECONOMIA - BRASIL, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, EXPANSÃO AGRÍCOLA, EXPANSÃO ECONÔMICA, FINANCIAL CRISIS 2008/2009, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), INTERNATIONAL, RECESSION | Leave a Comment »

USDA: MORE ACRES TO CORN IN 2009 (USA)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on December 3, 2008

Published Wednesday – December 3, 2008

BLOOMBERG NEWS

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE OMAHA WORLD-HERALD’ (USA)

Farmers will increase corn planting by 4.8 percent to about 90 million acres next year as demand rises and lower costs make the grain more profitable, said Joe Glauber, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s top economist.

“We’re going to go into next year tighter than we did this year,” Glauber said Tuesday at an agricultural conference in Washington.

Inventories are expected to drop 31 percent to 1.124 billion bushels by Aug. 31 of next year, he said.

He did not offer 2009 planting forecasts for other crops.

Corn futures in Chicago have fallen 56 percent from a record earlier this year. Soybeans are down 48 percent and wheat 61 percent from all-time highs. Global recession and larger crops have fueled the drop, which will keep prices next year lower than this year, Glauber said.

Rabobank Group analyst Luke Chandler said he expects slumping grain prices to rebound next year because of smaller world crops and economic stability that will boost demand for food, animal feed and biofuels.

His outlook for grains:

– Corn may rise to average $4.50 a bushel in the fourth quarter of 2009, compared with $3.80 this quarter.

– Soybeans may gain 13 percent to an average $10.20 a bushel in the fourth quarter next year from $9 this quarter.

– Wheat prices may rise 9.1 percent to an average of $6 a bushel in Chicago in the fourth quarter next year, compared with $5.50 in the current quarter.

“South American production and exports also appear under pressure with a combination of seasonal and financial influences expected to lower production expectations in coming months,” Chandler said in a report to clients. “Short-term price direction over the next six to 12 months will remain heavily influenced by the broader financial, currency and energy market situation.”

Smaller crops in Australia and Argentina should lead to a cyclical low early in the first quarter of 2009, he said.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE OMAHA WORLD-HERALD’ (USA)

Posted in AGRICULTURE, ANIMAL FOOD, BIOFUELS, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, CORN, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, ECONOMY - USA, ENERGY, ETHANOL, FARMING SUBSIDIES, FINANCIAL CRISIS - USA - 2008/2009, FOOD INDUSTRIES, FOOD PRODUCTION (human), INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION, RECESSION, THE LAST DAYS OF GEORGE WALKER BUSH - 2008/Jan. 2009, USA | Leave a Comment »

AGRICULTURE SECTOR GROWS 4.19% IN 9 MONTHS — DA (Philippines)

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on November 13, 2008

11/13/2008

Farm output grew by 4.19 percent in the first nine months of the year with all sectors except livestock DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - PHILIPPINES - GOVERNMENT AGENCY - FARMING posting gains, the Department of Agriculture (DA) said yesterday.

Growth for the January to September period was down from 4.32 percent for the same period last year, the department said in a statement.

The statement attributed the rise in output partly to early planting, use of special high-yielding and early-maturing rice and corn seeds in some regions and earlier incidence of rainfall in some areas.

Crop output rose by 6.1 percent and accounted for 47.73 percent of total agricultural output in the first nine months of the year, the DA statement said.

The fisheries sector, which accounted for 26.14 percent of total agricultural output, rose by 3.55 percent in the first nine months.

Production of unhusked rice, the country’s main crop, rose by 7.22 percent to 10.59 million tonnes, the department added.

Agriculture Secretary Arthur Yap said in terms of value, the agriculture sector grew 22.23 percent to P836.3 billion at current prices.

Yap said the crops subsector, which accounted for 47.73 percent of the total agricultural output for the January to September period, grew 6.1 percent, with palay production rising by 7.22 percent and corn production by 4.86 percent. The subsector grossed P458.5 billion at current prices or 30.38 percent higher than the 2007 record for the same period.

With a 13.82-percent share in total production for the first nine months of 2008, the poultry subsector showed a 4.8-percent hike in output, mainly due to the increase in chicken yields. Poultry earnings rose 12.03-percent increase to P90.1 billion, Yap said.

The fisheries subsector, on the other hand, recorded a 3.55-percent increase in production, accounting for 26.14 percent of the total agricultural output. Aquaculture gained 5.31 percent, while commercial and municipal fisheries posted production increments of 1.54 percent and 1.91 percent, respectively.

Only the livestock subsector decreased production by 1.97 percent due to the 2.7-percent decline in hog output in the first three quarters. The subsector, which contributed 12.31 percent of the total output, still kicked up its profits 12.76% to P132.1 billion at current prices.

The growth of Philippine agriculture for the first nine months of 2008 was slightly slower than the 4.32 percent uptick in the same period in 2007, owing to climate change and sky-high petroleum prices that have jacked up the cost of everything from petroleum fertilizers to transport costs.

Yap said there could be a further weakening of farm growth in the last quarter of 2008 due to typhoon damage and the significant cut in the use of petrochemical fertilizers following the 100-percent jump in domestic prices. Field reports reaching the Department of Agriculture pointed to a 30-percent drop in sales of inorganic fertilizers nationwide during the wet or main crop, leading to an expected decline in per-hectare yields of farmers who were forced to scrimp on the use of this essential production input owing to exorbitant prices.

Even so, palay production reached 10.59 million metric tons (MT) in the January-September months, which is 7.22percent higher than the 2007 output for the same period, owing to aggressive planting in the third quarter brought about by better palay prices especially in the areas of the Cagayan Valley, Central Luzon, Mimaropa (Mindoro-Marinduque-Romblon-Palawan), Western Visayas and Caraga.

“Moreover, the early onset of the rainfall allowed more plantings specifically in the rainfed areas of Western Visayas and Caraga, while the early release of irrigation water resulted in increased production in the palay farms of Cagayan and MIMAROPA,” Yap said.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE

PUBLISHED BY ‘DAILY TRIBUNE’ (Philippines)

Posted in AGRICULTURE, CATTLE, COMMODITIES MARKET, CORN, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, FISHERIES, GRAINS, INTERNATIONAL, MEAT, PHILIPPINES, POULTRY, RICE | Leave a Comment »

UN: WORLD CEREAL PRODUCTION TO HIT RECORD HIGH BUT NEW PRICE SURGE COULD BE AHEAD

Posted by Gilmour Poincaree on November 11, 2008

Last update: November 6, 2008 – 5:19 AM

by MARTA FALCONI , Associated Press

ROME – World cereal production is expected to hit a record high this year, but the global financial turmoil could trigger a new price surge and unleash more severe food crises, a U.N. agency said Thursday.

Cereal production, which is forecast to rise 5.3 percent from last year to 2.24 billion tons, was boosted by increased plantings encouraged by high prices and good weather, the Food and Agriculture Organization said.

However, the Rome-based agency warned in a new report that farmers in developing countries burdened by the rising cost of seed, fertilizer and other farm inputs may be unable to expand or keep up with production next year.

“The financial crisis of the last few months … has contributed to tighten credit markets, and introduced greater uncertainty about next year’s prospects,” said Concepcion Calpe, one of the report’s main authors. “Many producers are adopting very conservative planting decisions,” she said.

For the first time in four years, world cereal production is likely to cover short-term needs and help replenish much depleted global stocks.

However, Calpe said that should the current price volatility continue in 2008-2009, “output could be affected to such an extent that a new price surge might take place in 2009-2010,” causing even more severe food crises than those that sparked riots and protests worldwide early this year.

The agency said in the report that this year’s cereal production recovery centered mainly in rich countries while farmers in developing nations experienced more difficult access to credit and high prices of inputs.

FAO said the food price surge in past months pushed the number of hungry people to 923 million worldwide. The agency has estimated that 75 million more people were undernourished in 2007 and another 25 million people will be thrown into hunger this year.

CLICK HERE FOR THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE

PUBLISHED BY ‘THE STAR TRIBUNE’ (USA)

Posted in AGRICULTURE, COMMERCE, COMMODITIES MARKET, CORN, ECONOMIC CONJUNCTURE, ECONOMY, GRAINS, INTERNATIONAL | Leave a Comment »