Earlier wheat types for ‘safer’ harvests


After a year which appears to have suited taller, more freely tillering, later-maturing wheat, South West growers are being reminded to look at the bigger picture and still select other types for this autumn’s plantings. "Don’t forget the value of early maturing types in terms of gaining a good start and protecting wheat quality in…

Corn, Soybean Rally as Adverse Weather Eroding Prospects for U.S. Harvests


Corn rallied to an 11-week high and soybeans touched the highest price since February on speculation that dry weather during the next two weeks will erode yields in the U.S., after a July heat wave damaged plants. The next two weeks will have less rain than normal from Nebraska toIndiana, leaving about a third of…

Rice exports from Vietnam may beat target on bigger harvests, new markets


Rice shipments from Vietnam, the world’s second-biggest exporter after Thailand, may exceed the goal for the year as production increases and exporters aim for new markets, including neighbor China. “Our target is still 7.4 million tons, but we will try to export more given the good crops and price,” Deputy Agriculture Minister Diep Kinh Tan…

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