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| Cotton and Products Update February 2014 | Cotton and Products | New Delhi | India | 3/10/2014
India’s 2013/14 cotton exports are expected to reach 8.0 million 480 lb bales, unchanged from the previous FAS Mumbai estimated and 500,000 bales higher than the USDA Washington estimate. Exports through the end of February had climbed to 6.1 million 480 lb bales, 80 percent of the USDA estimate. Market arrivals continue to lag last year’s pace and have reached 21.8 million 170 kg bales. Farm prices remain firm, but spinning margins are strong pointing to continued strong consumption. The Gove...
Cotton and Products Update February 2014_New Delhi_India_3-5-2014
| Animal Numbers, Cattle, Meat, Beef and Veal | 2014 | Livestock and Products | New Delhi | India | 3/10/2014
CY 2013 and 2014 buffalo (carabeef) production levels are up slightly to 3.85 and 4.1 million metric tons (MMT) carcass weight equivalent (CWE) on continued efficiency gains in the dairy sector. Although no clear facts have emerged to confirm the veracity of the current foot-and-mouth disease (FMD) outbreak, expectations are that FMD will cause some losses in southern India.
Livestock and Products Semi-annual_New Delhi_India_3-5-2014
| Grain Voluntary Update - March 2014 | Grain and Feed, Agriculture in the Economy, Competitor | New Delhi | India | 3/10/2014
On February 14, 2014, the Ministry of Agriculture forecast ICY 2013/14 grain production at 263.2 MMT, a record, and revised ICY 2012/13 grain production estimates. MY 2012/13 and MY 2013/14 rice, wheat, and corn production levels were raised on account of this new data.
Grain Voluntary Update - March 2014_New Delhi_India_3-5-2014
| The 2014 No.1 Document of the CCCPC and the State Council | Policy and Program Announcements | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 3/7/2014
On January 19, 2014, the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China and the State Council unveiled its first policy document for 2014, which is referred to as the No.1 Document.
According to the Document, China will improve the mechanisms for safeguarding food security, seek sustainable agricultural growth while balancing rural and urban development, deepening rural land reforms and promoting financial support for rural area. For 11 consecutive years, the No. 1 documents focused on rura...
The 2014 No.1 Document of the CCCPC and the State Council _Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_3-5-2014
| 2013 Activities and Accomplishments | Agricultural Trade Office Activities, CSSF Activity Report, Export Accomplishments - Events, Export Accomplishments - Other | Beijing ATO | China - Peoples Republic of | 3/7/2014
During the course of 2013, ATO/Beijing has worked with USDA cooperators and other stakeholders, as well as exporters, regulators and other Embassy offices, to build markets for U.S. agricultural, fisheries and forestry products in North China. The following report outlines ATO's activities and details key events and trade successes.
2013 Activities and Accomplishments_Beijing ATO_China - Peoples Republic of_2-17-2014
| Full National Pig Traceability Becomes Mandatory | Policy and Program Announcements, Livestock and Products | Ottawa | Canada | 3/7/2014
On July 1, 2014, Canada’s mandatory national pig traceability system comes into force. The traceability system will require reporting on the movement of pigs between sites, with animal identification as one of the system’s components.
Full National Pig Traceability Becomes Mandatory_Ottawa_Canada_3-3-2014
| Weekly Rice Price Update | Grain and Feed | Bangkok | Thailand | 3/7/2014
TH4019 – Domestic and export prices remained unchanged from the previous week. The government plans to conduct a public tender of around 0.5 million metric tons this week and another tender of 0.5 million metric tons via the AFET in the following weeks to help finance the current rice paddy pledging program.
Rice Price - Weekly_Bangkok_Thailand_3-4-2014