January 08, 2013

08/01/13: Thailand replaced as top rice exporter...

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  • Thailand has lost the top spot as the world's biggest rice exporter. Both India and Vietnam have overtaken the Southeast Asian country as exports fell 35 percent in 2012. Thai rice exports reached 6.9 million tonnes of rice last year, compared to 10.6 million tonnes in 2011. In the same period, India  shipped 9.5 million tonnes and Vietnam  sold 7.8 million tonnes overseas, according to the Thai Rice Exporters Association. Read more...
  • Nominations are now open for the AGRAme awards which will be held at the AGRAme show in March 26-28, 2013 at the Dubai International Exhibition Centre . The awards recognise excellence in farm operations and agribusiness. They will recognise the outstanding achievements of individuals, departments, teams or organisations that have contributed to the growth and development of the agricultural industry with focus on best practices and innovative approach. More information and to enter...
  • Grain growers in the UK are being offered the chance to visit mills and maltings as part of HGCA’s Meet the Processor 2013 initiative. The aim of the project is to get a commercial and practical insight into what happens to grain beyond the weighbridge. Hosted by five flour millers, one feed miller and three maltsters from across the country, the programme is free to attend and begins this month. More information...
English: Harvesting near Worlaby. "The UK...
English: Harvesting near Worlaby. "The UK is likely to harvest about 15m tonnes of wheat this summer, producing an exportable surplus of around 3m tonnes." See Farmers Weekly. Photo taken from Middlegate. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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