Du Pont Pioneer sponsors the first European sunflower harvest in Seville

The early sowing technique, which Pioneer introduced 20 years ago in Spain in the cultivation of corn, together with the use of the Pioneer P64LC108 hybrid variety, has led to the first sunflower crop of this campaign to have taken place yesterday, 22th June, in the Sevillian town of La Campaña, Seville. A collection that is anticipated at least one month on the usual dates in Andalusia, one of the first areas of Europe to harvest.

Bolivia: Government boosts Genetic Research on Quinoa

The Government of Bolivia, through the Ministry of Rural Development and Lands and the International Quinoa Center (CIQ), in coordination with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA), organized the First International Forum on the cultivation of Quinoa, under the heading "Opportunities and Challenges to the discovery of the quinoa genome". The objective of this initiative is to contribute to the strengthening of the country's quinuero sector.

The Government of Aragon enables up to 50M € to mitigate drought damage

The Department of Rural Development and Sustainability of the Government of Aragon will support the creation of a specific line of loan of up to 50 million euros for farmers and ranchers affected by the drought that need to resort to financing their expenses. The aid will consist of financing the interest to which the banks perform these operations trying to get as close as possible to zero.

La Mancha cooperatives expect the cereal harvest to fall by 40%, due to the lack of rainfall and record figures last year

Agro-food cooperatives in Castilla-La Mancha estimate that the cereal harvest will be reduced by 40%, mainly due to the scarcity of rain and the record production of last season. A forecast that has been released in the course of the Sectoral Commission of Herbaceous Crops that the organization has recently held to address the first results of the campaign in the region and the current situation of the sector.

Argentina: grain harvest will exceed 130Mt despite floods

Argentina's grain production will exceed 130 million tonnes, despite the latest floods in different parts of the country, particularly in the northwestern regions of Buenos Aires, southern Santa Fe and southeast Córdoba, according to the latest estimates made by the Ministry of Agro-industry of the Republic of Argentina, through the Direction of Agricultural Estimates, under the Agriculture Subsecretary.

UPA asks Tejerina to defend the beet producers of Montoro’s tax collection

The Union of Small Farmers and Ranchers (UPA) has accused the Ministry of Finance and Public Service of proposing a tax on sugar with a desire to collect and without "minimally analyze" the impact that this tax will on the economy of the primary sector. For that reason, it has asked the Minister of Agriculture, Isabel García Tejerina, to "act with forcefulness" and intercede to defend the interests of the 6,000 beet Spanish producers of this "direct attack" by Minister Montoro.

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Peru hosts in March the VI World Congress of Quinoa

Peru, a world power in quinoa production will host the 6th World Congress to be held around this product, from 21 to 24 March. With this event, the Andean country consolidates its leadership in this millennial crop, originating from the incanate and that is called to play a primordial role in feeding the future.

Stability in grain prices following a downward trend

The current trend in the grain market is characterized by price stability, after the first few months of the campaign in which the trend has been downward, according to statements for ECA of Secretary General of the Association of Commerce Grains and Oilseeds of Spain (ACCOE), Jose Manuel Alvarez. He has stated that the estimate for the rest of the campaign is that prices will not fall more than they have already done and are maintained stable, thanks to cyclical ups like that have been occurring at certain times.

Concentration of Spanish beekeepers to demand more transparency in the labeling of honey

Beekeepers across Spain will focus on 19th October from different autonomous parliaments to demand a more transparent labeling of honey. The protests will take place from 11:00h in Sevilla, Zaragoza, Valencia, Merida, Santiago de Compostela, Santander, Murcia, Guadalajara, Barcelona, ​​Logroño and Tenerife.