Argentine corn area to soar, even if La Nina hits


Farmers in Argentina may lift corn sowings by 20% despite a threat from dry weather, thanks to a potential for profits which "is just too good to pass up". Many forecasters have warned that farmers in the South American country, the second-biggest exporter of the grain after the US, will trim plans to expand 2011-12…

Animal feed market driving linseed area increase


THE area of linseed grown in the UK is set to rise this season as a result of strong demand for the crop’s use in livestock rations. While the total area for linseed for 2012 is expected to be around the 40,000 hectares (100,000 acres) mark, most of which will be spring planted, the winter-sown…

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