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  • Hottest Year? Record Breaking Grain & Corn Harvests In Russia And U.S.

    • Date: 17/08/16
    • Famagusta Gazette & Capital Journal
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    Russia is expected to see the biggest grain output this year since the end of Soviet Union, said head of the Russian grain union Arkady Zlochevsky on Wednesday. Russian newspaper Rossiyskaya Gazeta quoted Zlochevsky as saying that 114 to 116 million tons of grain is expected to be collected this year. According to the newspaper, […]

  • Reality Check: US Farms Set For Record Corn And Soyabean Harvests

    • Date: 13/08/16
    • World Grain News
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    WASHINGTON, D.C., U.S. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in its Aug. 12 Crop Production report forecast 2016 U.S. corn production at a record 15.153 billion bushels, up 11% from 13.601 billion bushels in 2015 and compared with trade expectations that averaged 14.8 billion bushels. Average corn yield was forecast at a record 175.1 […]

  • Global Warming: 2017 Sets New Record For Global Food Production

    • Date: 01/12/17
    • United Nations Food And Agriculture Organization (FAO)
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    Global cereal production in 2017 is forecast to surpass last year’s record levels. Global stocks of rice and coarse grains are also set to reach record levels. World cereal markets are likely to be comfortably balanced in 2017/18, with total supplies exceeding projected demand and inventories on the rise. Global cereal production in 2017 is forecast to […]

  • All-Time Record: Russian Harvest To Beat Soviet-Era Grain Record

    • Date: 21/08/17
    • Bloomberg
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    A quarter century after the collapse of the USSR, Russian farmers are finally poised to beat the record for grain production that the country set during the Soviet era. The harvest will total at least 130.7 million metric tons this year on bumper wheat and corn crops, said Vladimir Petrichenko, director general of Moscow-based consultant ProZerno. That […]

  • Climate Chicken Littles Choke On Record Wheat Crop

    • Date: 04/09/16
    • The American Interest
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    A generation after leading scientists and experts warned the world of an escalating series of horrendous famines, the crop gluts continue. The latest kick in the pants to the Malthusian doomsayers is a bumper global wheat harvest. The FT reports: Extensive planting and benign weather have forced analysts to repeatedly raise crop outlooks. The International Grains Council last […]

  • Eco-Fuels Blamed For Record Food Prices

    • Date: 23/03/11
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    Federal ethanol mandates, which have led to a steady increase in the production of ethanol made from corn, are a major reason why food prices worldwide have reached record levels in the past several months, according to some economists. Earlier this month, the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization reported that global food prices had risen for eight consecutive […]

  • Thanks To GM Crops: South Africa Expects Biggest Ever Corn Harvest

    • Date: 08/10/17
    • Reuters
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    South Africa’s record 2017 maize harvest is expected to more than double last year’s after improved weather conditions boosted yields, a Reuters poll of five traders and analysts showed on Tuesday. The government’s Crop Estimates Committee (CEC), which will provide its final production estimate for the 2017 crop on Thursday, is expected to peg the […]

  • Big Data Finds The Medieval Warm Period – No Denial Here

    • Date: 22/08/17
    • Jennifer Marohasy, The Spectator
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    After deconstructing 2,000-year old proxy-temperature series back to their most basic components, and then rebuilding them using the latest big data techniques, John Abbot and I show what global temperatures might have done in the absence of an industrial revolution. According to author Leo Tolstoy, born at the very end of the Little Ice Age, […]

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