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IGC lowers forecast for world wheat output

By Jane Byrne

Last week saw the IGC amend its projections for global wheat production in 2021-22 to 782m tons, that is 6m tons lower than its July forecast but still an increase of 1.2% from 773m ton in 2020-21.

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Commodity price hikes behind higher cost of cattle feeding

By Jane Byrne

Agri-commodity prices in April were pushed to levels not seen since 2011 to 2013, noted Rabobank in its beef quarterly. It says the knock-on effect of that trend are heightened concerns about the cost of feed.

Pacific Seeds and CSIRO representatives at the 2021 Wallendbeen NSW Hyola TD winter performance and hybrid phenology trials © Pacific Seeds

New research tie-up to enhance canola in Australia

By Jane Byrne

Australian seed provider, Pacific Seeds, and government agency, CSIRO, have joined forces on a new three-year AUS$250K (US$194,245) research project set to better tailor canola hybrids and crop management to regional Australia’s variable growing conditions.

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WASDE: An optimistic view of global wheat and corn production

By Jane Byrne

This week saw the USDA release its first official look to World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) for next season, alongside the first time that the UK has been split from the EU, an interesting report in what has been a big data week,...

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