Projected world wheat production down slightly
World wheat production in 2012/2013 is projected down slightly by 0.8 million tons to 654.3 million. For Argentina, the wheat crop projection is reduced 0.5 million tons to 11.0 million.
With about 90 percent of wheat already harvested, both area harvested and yields are expected to be lower than previously forecast.
Heavy rainfall for more than 3 months in a row since October is expected to reduce harvested area and has reportedly led to outbreaks of fungal diseases that have further hurt yields.
In Russia, the government statistical agency reported that in 2012/13 wheat production, in so-called “clean weight” (which measures grain after it has been dried and cleaned of impurities), reached 37.7 million tons, down 0.3 million from last month’s forecast, and down 18.5 million tons on the year.
- Phomopsis stem canker in sunflowers
- Conference to help companies take next steps in eBusiness
- Energy for growing crops is large part of farm operating costs
- Moves in livestock futures bracketed those of the crop markets
- 3D Robotics launches new 3DR mapping platforms
- Report finds ag employers can’t fill STEM jobs
- How much corn can the ethanol industry use?
- USDA releases 2012 cash rents data report
- Commentary: Government wants farmers to quit farming
- Economist: Taxing P could reduce risk of algal blooms
- Resistant weeds not controlled by fall residuals
- Do you think the term “agricultural sustainability” is as strong of a buzzword and emphasis for action in the industry as it was 3 years ago?