China plans to increase grain reserves

China plans to increase grain reserves

China’s grain reserves as a way to reduce food dependence Food security is a priority for many countries. This is due to the volatility of crop prices on the world market. China, a significant grain consumer, plans to increase its grain reserves. The government wants to reduce the risks associated with supply disruptions and instability. […]

Camelina: benefits of a new oilseed crop

Camelina: benefits of a new oilseed crop

How camelina can boost oilseed production in Canada Global demand for oilseeds continues to grow strongly. As a result, farmers are looking for ways to increase production of the most popular oilseeds. However, Smart Earth Camelina encourages farmers to look at other crops, such as camelina. This crop can be a great alternative to canola. […]

CIMMYT unveils new heat-resistant wheat seeds

CIMMYT unveils new heat-resistant wheat seeds

Heat-resistant wheat seeds will help boost crop production in North Africa Wheat is one of the most important agricultural products on the world market. Its consumption is increasing every year. However, producers cannot always supply the required amount of grain. Heat-resistant wheat seeds bred in Mexico will help increase yields. Global warming and aggressive farming […]

Irish cereals sector faces seed shortage

Irish cereals sector faces seed shortage

Irish cereals sector adapts to new conditions The Irish cereals sector is facing a shortage of spring barley seed. Local farmers have traditionally bought the crop from EU suppliers, but there is also a crop shortage in the EU. Tim O’Donovan, head of trade body ISTA, said Irish farmers had bought seed from local and […]

Chinese scientists introduce multiple cropping for crops

Chinese scientists introduce multiple cropping for crops

China hopes multiple cropping will help boost crop yields China is introducing multiple croppings of soy and corn. Scientists hope the approach will help increase crop production in a country with limited arable land. Chongqin province is testing the technology. Here, researchers use strip cropping for various varieties of the two crops. The Ministry of […]

Coarse grain production could reach record levels

Coarse grain production could reach record levels

Coarse grain production: FAO forecasts According to the FAO, coarse grain production will reach a record level in the 2023-2024 season. The organisation published this forecast in its latest report. The global feed crop harvest will be around 1.5 billion tonnes. FAO has raised its expectations by 12 million tonnes compared to its previous analysis. […]

Strategy Grains: EU rapeseed imports to increase in 2024

Strategy Grains: EU rapeseed imports to increase in 2024

EU rapeseed imports to rise, production to fall The Strategy Grains consultancy predicts a reduction in the area under several crops in the EU. This will affect the region’s rapeseed imports. The EU will have to increase purchases from Australian and European exporters. Experts predict a reduction in rapeseed areas, mainly in Eastern Europe. Analysts […]

In Nebraska, farmers hope for a good corn crop

In Nebraska, farmers hope for a good corn crop

Corn crop depends on adequate rainfall The US Midwest has experienced dry weather for most of 2023. However, despite analysts’ concerns, farmers in Nebraska have managed to harvest a good corn crop. The Department of Agriculture reported a high yield of 177.3 bushels per acre. American farmers harvested 15.3 billion bushels, a record for the […]

Australian agricultural output set to fall

Australian agricultural output set to fall

Australian agricultural output set to fall after record 3 years In Australia, yields of most crops have reached record levels over the past 3 years. However, agricultural output could fall in the 2023-2024 season. ABARES forecasts that winter crop production will fall 33% to over 46 million tonnes. Summer crop production will fall by 27% […]

The growing of grain legumes by farmers will increase in Canada

The growing of grain legumes by farmers will increase in Canada

The growing of grain legumes by farmers has been increasing in Canada for many years The cultivation of grain legumes is increasing in Canada. Experts say they are more profitable than other crops. According to the Ministry of Agriculture, the production of lentils in the country has exceeded that of peas by a factor of […]

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