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Malawi maize crop seen down, still in surplus | News by Country | Reuters

Malawi's maize crop is forecast to fall this season by around 7 percent to 3.6 million tonnes, the southern African country's agriculture ministry said on...

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Argentine corn, soy harvests slower than last year

Argentina's fall corn andsoy harvests are progressing slower than they were last year andwith uneven yields compared with the 2010/11 season, thegovernment's weekly crop report said on Friday.

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Zambia considers selling maize to Zim

ambia, with a surplus of over 800 000 tonnes of maize from the last farming season, should consider selling to Zimbabwe through a guaranteed payment by the World Bank, the Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has observed.

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Global Warming Could Scorch America's Breadbasket

Global Warming Could Scorch America's Breadbasket | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Even if climate change stays within the recognized target limit of 3.6 degrees Fahrenheit above pre-industrial levels, temperature changes could still make damaging heat waves much more common over the U.S.
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What is the secret record yields per hectare

Portugal is a major agricultural power in Europe or the world. None of the farmers do not have areas of thousands of hectares, and large landowners in Romania, or the best quality soils. But this does not prevent to get production to make them jealous of farmers everywhere. And neither could it be otherwise.

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China to continue transgenetic research|Society|chinadaily.com.cn

China's scientists will continue to make breakthroughs in the area of transgenetic research, according to Vice Minister of Science and Technology.
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Climate Change Main Contributor to Corn Volatility, Study Says

Climate Change Main Contributor to Corn Volatility, Study Says | MAIZE | Scoop.it

The impact of climate change on corn-price volatility outweighs movements caused by energy
market policies and oil prices, according to research published in the journal Nature Climate Change.

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Argentina Meets About Extra Corn Export Quota, Group Says

Officials in Argentina, the world’s second-largest exporter of corn, will consider increasing export
quotas at a meeting of government officials and agricultural producers today, an industry group said.

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China imports Ukrainian corn for 1st time | Economy | chinadaily.com.cn

China, the world's largest corn consumer, has recently started grain imports from Ukraine, with the first shipment of 50,000 metric tons of Ukrainian corn and wheat already on its way to the nation.
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Poland to impose ban on growing GM maize

Warsaw. Poland will impose a complete ban on growing the MON810 genetically modified strain of maize made by US company Monsanto on its territory, Agriculture minister Marek Sawicki said.

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Tanzania: New maize varieties prove helpful

Arusha. The Selian Agricultural Research Institute (Sari) in Arusha has developed drought resistant maize varieties which can help sustain cultivation of the crop in drought-prone parts of the country.

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Kenya: Farmers’ agony as disease ruins maize crop

Kenya: Farmers’ agony as disease ruins maize crop | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Mr Joseph Koech of Ilmotiook village in Narok South wonders what to do as he stares at his maize crop on his farm.
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Monsanto Raises Forecast as Profit Tops Estimates on Corn

Monsanto Co. (MON), the world’s largest
seed company, raised its full-year earnings forecast and reported second-quarter profit that exceeded analysts’ estimates as U.S. farmers bought more genetically modified corn.

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Zambia: ‘Maize production slumps by 6%’

ZAMBIA has recorded a six percent reduction in maize production in the 2011/2012 farming season.
Minister of Agriculture and Livestock Emmanuel Chenda said in Lusaka yesterday that the drop is mainly due to crop diversification by farmers and poor rainfall patterns in some parts of the country.

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Corn prices rise as China muscles in - BusinessWeek

The price of corn charged ahead Friday, boosted by strong demand from China. Prices for wheat and soybeans also rose.
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Zambia: Sell old maize stock first, FRA urged

Zambia: Sell old maize stock first, FRA urged | MAIZE | Scoop.it

THE Zambia National Farmers Union (ZNFU) has urged Government to quickly find market for the 800,000 tonnes of maize still stockpiled in Food Reserve Agency (FRA) sheds before selling the new crop.

 

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Pod corn develops leaves in the inflorescences | Science Codex

Pod corn develops leaves in the inflorescences | Science Codex | MAIZE | Scoop.it
In a variant of maize known as pod corn, or tunicate maize, the maize kernels on the cob are not 'naked' but covered by long membranous husks known as glumes.
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Dow's new corn: time bomb or farmers' dream?

Dow's new corn: time bomb or farmers' dream? | MAIZE | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - A new biotech corn developed by Dow AgroSciences could answer the prayers of U.S. farmers plagued by a fierce epidemic of super-weeds.
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China's Sinograin may boost imports of U.S. corn

BEIJING/CHICAGO (Reuters) - China Grain Reserves Corp (Sinograin), which manages the state grain reserves, may have signed deals to import U.S. corn and it is ready boost purchases to replenish depleted reserves if the prices are attractive.
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India: Innovative farmer: Meet the father of baby corn in Sonipat

India: Innovative farmer: Meet the father of baby corn in Sonipat | MAIZE | Scoop.it
SONIPAT: Kanwal Singh Chauhan is BA-LLB. However, the trained lawyer is seen more on his farmland than in courts. His acumen is more into diversification of farming techniques. The innovative...
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China May Become Top Corn Importer by 2014, Displacing Japan

China may displace Japan as the world’s largest corn importer as early as 2014, as demand for meat and feed grains expands along with its middle class, the U.S. Grains Council said.
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Uganda to market first GM crop in 2014  - News |theeastafrican.co.ke

Uganda to market first GM crop in 2014  - News |theeastafrican.co.ke | MAIZE | Scoop.it
East Africa has been slow in adoption of cultivation and consumption of genetically modified crops...
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China farmers to plant largest ever corn acreage in 2012

China farmers to plant largest ever corn acreage in 2012 | MAIZE | Scoop.it

BEIJING - Chinese farmers are set to expand corn acreage more than 2 per cent t his year to reach its largest spread ever, despite a growth rate flat with last year, as record domestic prices and grain subsidies by Beijing cut into soy acreages.

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Argentina says corn crop slammed by drought

By Hugh Bronstein BUENOS AIRES, April 13 (Reuters) - Argentina's corn crop hasbeen walloped by the drought that hit the Pampas grains belt atthe height of the Southern Hemisphere summer, the governmentsaid...
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Mexico’s Corn Festivals – a Haven from Transgenic Crops - IPS ipsnews.net

Mexico’s Corn Festivals – a Haven from Transgenic Crops - IPS ipsnews.net | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Catalina Salvador, an 87-year-old peasant farmer who grows pumpkins, beans, and above all corn on her small plot of land, was one of the opponents of transgenic crops who took part in the traditional corn festival in San Juan Ixtenco in the central...
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