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Maize shortage looms in South Africa

Maize shortage looms in South Africa | MAIZE | Scoop.it
JOHANNESBURG, Nov 10 (Reuters) - South Africa will run out of maize as early as next month after the country committed most its harvest for exports, the Business Day newspaper reported on Thursday, quoting...
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China Corn Output Jumps 6.7% to Record in 2011, Survey Shows - Businessweek

Corn production in China, the world’s largest grower and consumer after the U.S., probably rose 6.7 percent to a record this year as farmers planted more and favorable weather boosted yields, a survey showed.
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China Record Corn Crop Still Failing to Meet Demand for Feed: Commodities

China Record Corn Crop Still Failing to Meet Demand for Feed: Commodities | MAIZE | Scoop.it
China reaped its seventh record corn crop in eight years in the harvest now ending. That still won’t be enough to meet demand, driving a fivefold gain in imports as prices head for the highest-ever annual average.
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China Corn Output Jumps 6.7% to Record in 2011, Survey Shows - Businessweek

China Corn Output Jumps 6.7% to Record in 2011, Survey Shows - Businessweek | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Corn production in China, the world’s largest grower and consumer after the U.S., probably rose 6.7 percent to a record this year as farmers planted more and favorable weather boosted yields, a survey showed.
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Pakistan: Genetically modified crops: local company to set up learning centres for farmers | Business Recorder

Pakistan: Genetically modified crops: local company to set up learning centres for farmers | Business Recorder | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Monsanto Pakistan has planned to set up a 'learning centre' to educate the growers about advantages and benefits of genetically modified crops.
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Uganda: Scientists Find a Cure for Pests in Maize

Uganda: Scientists Find a Cure for Pests in Maize | MAIZE | Scoop.it

No maize means no food in a large section of Kenya. And so any effort to save the crop from pests, diseases and increase yields is a welcome idea to not only farmers, but also scientists and policy makers.

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Zambia: Seedco meets Govt's target

THE Seedco Group Zambia has completed production of 2,100 tonnes of treated maize seed which is part of the Government’s Farmers Input Support Program (FISP) for this year.
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Zambia: FRA directed to offload 1m tonnes maize

Zambia: FRA directed to offload 1m tonnes maize | MAIZE | Scoop.it
THE Food Reserve Agency (FRA) has been allowed to sell a million tonnes of maize at a reduced price to ensure that excess maize does not go to...
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Ukraine’s Corn Harvest Reaches 14.1 Million Tons This Season - Businessweek

Ukraine has harvested 14.1 million metric tons of corn this season, from 68 percent of the total amount planted, the Agriculture Ministry said.
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Zimbabwe: Small-scale farmers choose tobacco over maize - Newsday: Everyday News for Everyday People

Zimbabwe: Small-scale farmers choose tobacco over maize - Newsday: Everyday News for Everyday People | MAIZE | Scoop.it

Zimbabwe's small-scale farmers are favouring tobacco over maize because they are paid immediately on delivery.

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US: Food companies petitioned to ban new Monsanto GMO corn

US: Food companies petitioned to ban new Monsanto GMO corn | MAIZE | Scoop.it
(Reuters) - Opponents of Monsanto's new genetically modified sweet corn are petitioning national food retailers and processors to ban the biotech corn, which is not labeled as being genetically altered...
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Ukraine Corn Exports to Increase in October, UkrAgroConsult Says - Businessweek

Ukraine’s corn shipments are expected to rise in October after authorities removed the crop’s export duty, researcher UkrAgroConsult said.
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Dupont’s Pioneer Sues Monsanto Over Patents for Seed-Making

DuPont Co.’s Pioneer Hi-Bred unit expanded its grievances against Monsanto Co. with a lawsuit alleging infringement of two patents for producing corn seed that can withstand environmental stress.
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Ukraine competing in corn, feed wheat market | Grains content from Southeast Farm Press

U.S. exports are likely to face strong competition from Ukrainian corn and feed wheat exports.
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Zimbabwe: SeedCo invests in technology

SeedCo says group production rose 71% in the first six months to September leaving the company with roll-over stock for the first time in a decade.
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Zambia exports 496,000 T maize, stocks 1.9 mln T | Reuters

LUSAKA (Reuters) - Zambia exported more than 496,000 tonnes of maize to its neighbours from September last year to October this year after a bumper harvest left it with a surplus of 1.6 million tonnes,...
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Argentina Approves Syngenta Genetically Modified Corn Strain

BUENOS AIRES -(Dow Jones)- Swiss agroscience group Syngenta AG (SYT, SYNN.VX) has received approval from Argentine authorities for a new strain of genetically modified corn it will start to sell in the South American country for the 2012-13...
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US: Corn genome model speeds biofuel, food staple development

Hoosier corn feeds millions worldwide and offers significant potential as an automotive biofuel, produced in South Bend’s New Energy Corp.
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Drought-Damaged U.S. Corn Crop Pressuring Global Food Supply: Commodities

Drought-Damaged U.S. Corn Crop Pressuring Global Food Supply: Commodities | MAIZE | Scoop.it
The U.S. is reaping its smallest corn harvest in three years after a drought damaged what was a record crop as recently as July, driving annual prices to an all-time high and curbing an expansion in global food supplies.
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US: Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center receives $3.5 million gift

US: Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center receives $3.5 million gift | MAIZE | Scoop.it

SIUE’s Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center added a corn fractionation system to its distinctive facility Friday at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

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US: Local Native Americans harvest heirloom corn crucial to their heritage | INFORUM | Fargo, ND

US: Local Native Americans harvest heirloom corn crucial to their heritage | INFORUM | Fargo, ND | MAIZE | Scoop.it
KRAGNES, Minn. - The harvesters break off dried corn stalks at the base with a brisk snap. They twist off the ears and place them in recycled plastic grocery bags.
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Zimbabwe: Govt buys maize worth $1,2 million

The government has bought maize worth $1,2 million to ensure that no Zimbabwean starves, Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai said on Wednesday.
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S.Africa white maize futures off all-time highs | Reuters

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's white maize futures fell on Thursday weighed down by a strong rand after hitting an all-time high the previous day, and prices were seen supported by tight domestic...
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US: Corn for ethanol: Divide and conquer

US:  Corn for ethanol: Divide and conquer | MAIZE | Scoop.it

Researchers have discovered a more efficient method to process corn stover to make cellulosic ethanol—based on the fact that the residue’s distinct parts—the rind, pith, and leaves—break down in different ways.

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China: Cofco Plans to Expand Globally to Secure Corn and Wheat Supplies for China

China: Cofco Plans to Expand Globally to Secure Corn and Wheat Supplies for China | MAIZE | Scoop.it
Cofco Ltd., China’s largest grains trader, said it is seeking overseas acquisitions to help secure supplies of commodities including soybeans, wheat and sugar as rising domestic incomes spur faster food demand growth.
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