Self sufficiency ‘achieved’ in grain seeds: China

China’s grain output has exceeded 650 million metric tonnes for six consecutive years and the country has basically achieved self-sufficiency in terms of grain seeds, political adviser Wan Jianmin said during an interview to before the opening of the fourth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference that will […]

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Global total grains output forecast up 6 million month-on-month, says IGC


At a record 2,230m t (2,181m year before), the forecast for world total grains (wheat and coarse grains) production in 2020/21 is up by 6m m/m (month-on-month), including upward revisions for wheat, maize, sorghum and rye, the International Grains Council (IGC) said in its latest monthly report. Larger feed use figures for maize and sorghum was mainly […]

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Non-US coarse grain output outlook lower for 2020/21; trade higher – USDA


This month’s 2020/21 foreign coarse grain outlook is for lower production, slightly higher trade, and reduced stocks relative to last month, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) said in its latest supply and demand estimates report. “EU corn production is lowered, mostly reflecting reductions for Romania and France that are partially offset by increases for […]

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Need to shift from rice to millet cultivation to deal with India’s water crisis – official


Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant said there is a need to shift from rice to millet cultivation to reduce high water consumption.   Millets are nutritious and rich in micro nutrients, particularly protein and calcium, and they must be used in safety net schemes for women and children to reduce high water consumption, he said in […]

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China’s 2020/21 feed, residual use for coarse grains and feed-quality wheat forecast to rise by 4.6 percent – USDA

China’s 2020/21 feed and residual use for all coarse grains and feed-quality wheat are forecast to increase by 9.5 million tons, a 4.6 percent increase over 2019/20, based on projected swine restocking and strong growth in the poultry and ruminant sectors, the U.S. Agriculture Department (USDA) said in a report. Overall feed demand is forecast […]

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International Grains Council raises forecasts for 2020/21 global wheat, corn crops


The International Grains Council (IGC) raised its forecast for global wheat production in the 2020/21 season, with improved outlooks for Australia and China more than offsetting a downward revision for the European Union. In its monthly update, the inter-governmental body increased its global wheat crop forecast by 2 million tonnes to 768 million tonnes, up […]

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