New way to raise wheat production threefold

Hellenic Shipping news | January 04, 2018 Inspired by NASA’s experiments to grow wheat in space, Australian scientists have developed the world’s first ‘speed breeding’ technique that can boost the production of the crop by up to three times. The NASA experiments involved using continuous light on wheat which triggered early reproduction in the plants… [...]

2018-01-04T11:29:48+00:00 January 4th, 2018|International|

U.S. corn harvest seen 27 percent complete, soy 38 percent

Hellenic Shipping News | October 12 2017 The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s weekly crop progress report should show the U.S. corn harvest as 27 percent complete and the soybean harvest 38 percent complete, according to the average of estimates from 10 analysts polled by Reuters on Tuesday… Source:

2017-10-25T10:44:04+00:00 October 12th, 2017|International|

Export Summary-Egypt and Ethiopia seek wheat

Commodity India|Oct 10,201 The following is a snapshot of global export markets for grains, oilseeds and edible oils as reported by government and private sources as of the close of business on Monday: WHEAT TENDER: Egypt's General Authority for Supply Commodities (GASC) set a tender to buy an unspecified amount of wheat from global suppliers [...]

2017-10-25T10:33:33+00:00 October 10th, 2017|International|

Kazakhstan will reduce wheat supply to the world market

Hellnic Shipping News |Oct 05, 2017 The new grain season 2017/18 started in Kazakhstan in September. Below UkrAgroConsult will sum up the past season 2016/17 and discuss once again prospects for the new grain season. So, as UkrAgroConsult predicted, grain exports from Kazakhstan did hit a five-year high in MY 2016/17. Kazakhstan supplied 7.9 MMT [...]

2017-10-05T17:14:26+00:00 October 5th, 2017|International|

U.S. Corn Ethanol Producers Aim To Out-Pump Competitors

Hellenic Shipping News|25 Sept,2017 U.S. ethanol makers, taking advantage of low corn prices, are ramping up production and expanding capacity to try to squeeze less-efficient competitors out of an overcrowded market.The ethanol industry, which for years bolstered corn prices and U.S. farming, faces saturated domestic demand and lost exports as trade wars bite into the [...]

2017-09-25T11:08:18+00:00 September 25th, 2017|International|

Non-ferrous metals industry seeks level playing field against Chinese imports

The Hindu Businessline |Sept 20,2017 The non-ferrous metals industry is looking for a level-playing field against the surge in imports according to a study by Ernst & Young. The study notes that aluminium, copper, zinc, lead, tin and nickel industry players are suffering due to inverse duty structure as well as dumping of cheap subsidized [...]

2017-09-22T11:25:05+00:00 September 20th, 2017|International|

Getting On Board With Bigger-Than-Expected U.S. Corn, Soy Crops -Braun

Hellenic Shipping News|Sept 18,2017 The U.S. Department of Agriculture again raised U.S. corn and soybean yields to the dismay of many doubting analysts.But any remaining skeptics might want to re-examine their narrative as the yields are mostly justifiable and may rise even further in the months ahead.USDA increased U.S. corn yield to 169.9 bushels per acre [...]

2017-09-22T11:10:15+00:00 September 18th, 2017|International|

Syria Calls Off Mysterious Million Tonne Russian Wheat Deal

Hellenic Shipping News|September 14,2017 A mysterious Syrian wheat purchase signed last October with a little-known Russian trader has formally been called off, a government source has told Reuters. War-torn Syria had sought 1 million tonnes of wheat from trader Zernomir to feed government-held territories and prevent bread shortages. Wheat exporter Russia supports Syrian President Bashar [...]

2017-09-14T11:10:06+00:00 September 14th, 2017|International|

Corn, Soybeans Edge Up On Bargain-Buying; U.S. Crop Outlook Caps Gains

Times Of India |September 13,2017 Chicago corn futures rose on Wednesday after suffering its biggest one-day decline in almost a month while soybeans gained ground following a four-session losing streak with bargain-buying supporting the market… Source:  

2017-09-14T11:14:49+00:00 September 13th, 2017|International|

Wheat Drops Amid Record Black Sea Supplies, Soybeans Near 1-Week Low

Hellenic shipping news|Sept 13,2017 Chicago wheat futures slid on Tuesday, heading for a second straight losing session with pressure from record supplies from the Black Sea region making it difficult for U.S. exporters to win business.Soybeans dipped for a fourth consecutive session – although losses were marginal – on expectation of a reduction in U.S. [...]

2017-09-13T10:17:40+00:00 September 13th, 2017|International|