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How the harvest is looking

As the harvest is almost entirely in around the world. Its perhaps worth looking at how the UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation sees this year’s harvest The good news for North American ethanol producers is that there was a bumper corn crop this year, the bad news is that demand is high and so are […]

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If you’ve not got your corn position sorted for 2008 by now you could be in trouble

If you’ve not got your corn position sorted for 2008 by now you could be in trouble, according to the last couple of graphs from US Wheat, the group sees marginal growth in global corn production, but shortages in wheat and soy and prices are likely to be stronger next year…

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Details of the UK’s road transport fuel obligation are out

Details of the UK’s renewable transport fuel obligation are out, published on 09 October, reprinted in They Work for you (a website that aims to help you keep track of your MP, one for the anoraks (policy wonks) then). Biofuels could play a significant role in both reducing green house gases and aligning the demand […]

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Crop prices hit records in key grains

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organisation published its most recent crops prospect and Food Situation Report. Key findings to chew over as you go to the report: The global cereal supply and demand situation has continued to tighten in recent months, reflecting the deterioration of prospects for the 2007 world cereal production, which nevertheless is […]

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Wheat prices up and Brazil worries about ethanol

Rich pickings today on Planet Ark, the price of wheat in Europe is soaring, apparently because of a drought in Australia. Didn’t know we imported much wheat from Australia, mostly lamb. The absolute prices for wheat in the US quoted though are pretty high: currently at around 8.69/bushel after spiking at over 8.80/bushel, a rise […]

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Maize and wheat prices could stay high for 10 years

Maize and wheat prices have shot up to their highest levels since 2000 in the past few months, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), and reported on Yubanet. The report says an increased demand for biofuel production may keep prices above historic levels for the next 10 years and have an impact […]

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wheat and biofuels (again)

There’s an interesting round up of the interaction between crops and biofuels over on >living more than.com

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Biofuel could destabilise society: FAO

Increases in the prices of basic food products could spark “social tension” in developing countries, the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), Director-General Jacques Diouf said in an interview published Friday, in the FT and quoted by the business inquirer. Get with it Jaques, there have already been food riots in Mexico […]

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Riots in Yemen over the rising price of food staples

There have been riots in Yemen over the rising price of food staples such as wheat , according to Al Jazeera. Although Yemen is in the Arabian Peninsula, it is not blessed with oil. The government has instructed one of its ministries to buy wheat on the open market and sell it cheaply to its […]

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Autumn the season of mellow fruitfulness is coming

Autumn the season of mellow fruitfulness is coming, but will there be enough grain to feed the world through the winter, and drive them to the markets? The numbers for the US have not settled down yet. In March, according to Farmdoc the USDA was estimating that the corn harvest will be there would be […]

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