Vietnam’s coffee crop may start early on weather, ABN Amro says

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Harvesting of the 2011-12 coffee crop in Vietnam, the largest producer of the robusta variety, may start a month earlier than usual due to favorable weather, according to ABN Amro Bank NV and researcher VM Group. The Southeast Asian will produce 21.5 million 60 kilogram (132.3 pound) bags of robusta beans next season and 400,000…


Harvest news – Europe harvests early, USA late

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The northern hemisphere’s grape harvest has been driven by extremes this year – while Europe is harvesting around two to four weeks early, the west coast of the USA is up to six weeks behind schedule. Climate change expert Dr Greg Jones, from the University of Oregon, said the "huge variability" in seasons, a signifier…


CHEERS! BUMPER CIDER-APPLE HARVEST STARTS A MONTH EARLY

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BRITAIN’S cider harvest is getting underway a month early – with 200,000 tons of apples set to be picked in the next 10 weeks. The growing season started early, thanks to a warm spring, and growers are expecting a bumper crop. Nearly half of all apples grown in the UK are used to make cider.…


China early season rice output hits 32.76 million tons

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BEIJING (Commodity Online) : World’s largest Rice producer China said its annual output of early-season rice hit 32.76 million tons this year. In a statement issued here country’s National Bureau of Statistics said the early-season rice, which is harvested every July after a 90-to-120-day maturity period and is mainly planted for reserves and industrial use,…


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