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Dry weather condition: farmers advised to begin first irrigation of wheat crop

November 23, 2014 - BR Report - Keeping in view dry weather condition in most of irrigated agriculture plains in the country, farmers should schedule first irrigation plans to water the sowed wheat crop. The Met Office in its weather advisory said the normal first irrigation should take place within 25 days of wheat sowing. It said wheat farming was in progress in most of the irrigated areas. "Farmers of irrigated areas should irrigate the crop as per requirement due to dry weather…

What Challenges Face Ukraine?

06 November 2014 ANALYSIS - The trouble-torn country of Ukraine is facing more challenges than the political unrest that is being seen on televisions and in news reports around the world, writes Chris Harris. The country that is emerging out of the shadow of the communist bloc not only faces political risks but also the challenges of climate change, low global development rates and declining margins in the products it is trading and the need to open up new markets in the face of…

Ukraine harvests 44.5 million tonnes of grain

October 15, 2013 Ukrainian farms harvested 44.5 million tonnes of grain in bunker weight as of October 14 or 16.5 percent more than on the same date in 2012, the agriculture ministry said on Monday. The grain yield averaged 3.47 tonnes per hectares versus 2.92 tonnes last year, the ministry said in a statement. Ukraine's government has said favourable weather could allow farmers to harvest all-time-high grain crop of about 60 million tonnes this year. The harvest totalled 46.2 million…

Britain exports 50,000 tonnes of barley to Saudi Arabia: Grain

October 15, 2013 A cargo of 50,000 tonnes of British barley has been loaded for shipment to the world's top buyer of the grain, Saudi Arabia, farmers co-operative Openfield said on Monday. The barley was loaded at Portbury Grain Terminal in south-west England. Britain has a much larger barley crop than usual this year after a wet autumn in 2012 led many farmers to switch from growing winter wheat to spring barley. The country's farm ministry earlier on Monday estimated this year's UK…

Rain may cut Ukraine winter grain area by 20 percent

October 13, 2013 Heavy rains across Ukraine look set to shrink winter grain areas and slow exports but will not prevent the first shipments of maize to China under a landmark $1.5 billion deal signed last year, Agriculture Minister Mykola Prysyazhnyuk said on Tuesday. Prysyazhnyuk said in an interview winter grain area sown for 2014 harvest could shrink by about 20 percent, a much less drastic decline than forecast by Ukraine's grain lobby which last week said up to 60 percent could be…

Ukraine harvests 36.5 million tonnes of grain in September

October 01, 2013 Ukrainian farms harvested 36.5 million tonnes of grain in bunker weight as of September 30 or 11.6 percent more than on the same date in 2012, the agriculture ministry said on Monday. The grain yield averaged 3.19 tonnes per hectares versus 2.74 tonnes last year, the ministry said in a statement. Ukraine's government has said favourable weather could allow farmers to harvest all-time-high grain crop of about 60 million tonnes this year. The harvest totalled 46.2…

Ukraine grain exports up

September 15, 2013 Ukraine's exports of grain rose by 11 percent season-on-season to 4.6 million tonnes as of September 13, due to higher shipments of wheat, the agriculture ministry said on Friday. Ports data showed the export volume included 2.6 million tonnes of wheat, 1.5 million tonnes of barley and 566,000 tonnes of maize, the ministry said in a statement. The ex-Soviet republic had exported 965,000 tonnes of grain so far this month, it said. Agriculture Minister Mykola…

Ukraine’s 2013-14 grain exports up

August 18, 2013 Ukraine, which plans to raise grain exports to an all-time high in 2013/14, had sold 2.4 million tonnes abroad as of August 16, 34 percent more than at the same period in 2012/13, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday. The volume included 926,000 tonnes of wheat, 981,700 tonnes of barley and 487,000 tonnes of maize, it said in a statement. The former Soviet republic has said that its expected a record grain crop of 57.1 million tonnes would allow it to boost exports to at…

Wheat grain prices rise by Rs 100 per bag

April 27, 2013 RIZWAN BHATTI The prices of wheat grain rose by Rs 100 per 100-kg bag in the domestic market due to hasty buying of the commodity by market movers and exporters. Traders told Business Recorder on Friday that upward movement of wheat prices at the time of harvesting signals a serious commodity crisis in the country. Earlier, it was being expected that with the arrival of wheat crop, its prices will further decline. Presently, wheat harvesting has already begun in…

USDA Grain Review: Grain Bids Higher

25 March 2013 US - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids were higher and wheat saw support from the higher grains. However, some pressure was noted as the HRW wheat region is anticipating another storm system moving in through the weekend across the southern plains and Midwest. Crop ratings improved for Kansas and Oklahoma, but declined for Texas. Soybeans saw sharp gains late in the week on increased demand and logistical concerns in Brazil. Corn had weekly export sales…

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