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Corn Traders Most Bullish Since March on U.S. Heat: Commodities

Corn Traders Most Bullish Since March on U.S. Heat: Commodities | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Corn traders are the most bullish since March on mounting concern that hot and dry weather will curb U.S. yields at a time of accelerating demand from China, the second largest buyer of U.S. farm goods.
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Kenya: Alarm raised over threat to maize yields

Kenya: Alarm raised over threat to maize yields | MAIZE | Scoop.it
The Agriculture ministry has sounded the alarm over a maize disease in the South Rift that could threaten food security.
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Vietnam - Seed merchants urge Vietnam to grow genetically modified crops

Vietnam - Seed merchants urge Vietnam to grow genetically modified crops | MAIZE | Scoop.it
GM maize plants have been present in Vietnam for the last three years. They have experienced one--testing on a small scale and two--testing on a large scale in different areas with different biological conditions in the northern mountainous areas, Red River Delta, Central Highlands and the East of the Southern region.
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USDA Predicts Enormous Corn Harvest This Summer

USDA Predicts Enormous Corn Harvest This Summer | MAIZE | Scoop.it
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Consumers could see some relief from higher food prices by late fall, if the latest government crop forecast holds up. The U.S.
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U.S. says 900,000 tons of corn sold to China

Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 900,000 metric tons of corn for delivery to China.
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India: Gujarat decides against distributing Monsanto maize seeds to farmers

AHMEDABAD: The state government has taken a decision to stop distributing Monsanto's maize seeds called 'Prabal' to farmers. The decision was taken in a Cabinet meeting on Wednesday. Confirming...
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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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Pollination with precision: How flowers do it

Pollination could be a chaotic disaster. With hundreds of pollen grains growing long tubes to ovules to deliver their sperm to female gametes, how can a flower ensure that exactly two fertile sperm reach every ovule?


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Zambia makes deal to ease corn shortages in Zimbabwe, the former regional breadbasket

HARARE, Zimbabwe — Zimbabwe’s northern neighbor Zambia says it has struck a deal to sell 300,000 tons of corn to ease food shortages in Zimbabwe, the region’s former breadbasket.
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Genes underlying the key domestication process in sorghum and other cereals | Science Codex

A study by a team of university and government scientists led by a Kansas State University researcher, indicates that genes responsible for seed shattering -- the process by which grasses disseminate their seeds -- were under parallel selection during...
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Water-efficient maize boosts harvests for drought-hit Tanzanian farmers - AlertNet

Water-efficient maize boosts harvests for drought-hit Tanzanian farmers - AlertNet | MAIZE | Scoop.it
In an unusual switch, farmers are giving up sorghum, millet and legumes to grow maize...
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Brazil Corn-Crop Forecast Raised by Informa; Argentina Reduced

Brazil’s corn harvest will be 66 million metric tons this year, up from 62 million tons forecast a month earlier, Informa Economics Inc. said today in a report to clients.
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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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