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  • Rice Outlook: December 2013

    RCS-13L, December 12, 2013

    India's 2013/14 Production Forecast Reduced.

  • Flour Imports Help Afghanistan Meet Its Growing Food Needs

    Amber Waves, November 18, 2013

    Afghanistan is among the world’s largest importers of flour, averaging 1.6 million metric tons in recent years. Although flour production in Afghanistan increased rapidly in the post-2000 period, it could not keep pace with rising domestic demand spurred by strong economic growth and a rapidly expanding population that depends on flour for over half of its caloric intake.

  • Despite Improvements in International Food Security, Nutritional Adequacy of Diets Falls Short of Targets in Many Countries

    Amber Waves, November 18, 2013

    Overall food security in 76 countries showed significant improvement over the past decade, with the number and share of food-insecure people declining sharply. In some countries, however, consumption of fat and protein fell short of the nutritional target, and many people in the lowest income groups were unable to meet the daily target of 2,100 calories per person.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: November 2013

    OCS-13K, November 13, 2013

    U.S. Soybean Exports Forecast Boosted by Strong Sales, Improved Crop.

  • Assessing the Growth of U.S. Broiler and Poultry Meat Exports

    LDPM-23101, November 08, 2013

    The United States is the world's second largest broiler meat exporter, and exports are a valuable source of income for the industry. ERS examines factors affecting the growth in broiler meat exports, focusing on several major markets.

  • U.S. Exports Surge as China Supports Agricultural Prices

    Amber Waves, October 24, 2013

    As China expanded support for agriculture, it relied on raising price supports to maintain net returns to farmers. China became the largest market for U.S. ag. exports as rising prices eroded the competitiveness of Chinese commodities.

  • Afghanistan's Wheat Flour Market: Policies and Prospects

    WHS-13I-01, October 23, 2013

    Afghanistan's milling industry has been slow to rebuild, due to highly variable domestic wheat supplies and competition from imported flour, largely from Pakistan where wheat producers and flour millers receive Government support.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: September 2013

    OCS-13I, September 16, 2013

    Each month,the Oil Crops Outlook analyzes the major changes and events in the world market for oilseeds and oilseed products.

  • Rice Outlook: September 2013

    RCS-13I, September 16, 2013

    The September 2013 Rice Situation & Outlook report will contain projections for the 2013/14 U.S. and global rice markets. The report is done 12 times a year and relies on the most current World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates.

  • Evaluating the Resource Cost and Transferability of Brazil’s Cerrado Agricultural “Miracle”

    Amber Waves, September 03, 2013

    Brazil’s successful agricultural transformation of the Cerrado, which accounts for 24 percent of the country’s total area, is evident by a 192-percent rise in average production volumes of Cerrado farms during 1985-2006. Such success has led to speculation that the world’s other savannah regions, including Sub-Saharan Africa’s vast Guinea Savannah, could become new breadbaskets.

  • Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: August 2013

    AES-79, August 29, 2013

    U.S. agricultural exports in fiscal 2014 are forecast down from the previous year's record-high. Exports are expected to fall $5 billion to $135 billion. Imports in fiscal 2014 are expected reach a record $113 billion.

  • Rice Outlook: August 2013

    RCS-13H, August 14, 2013

    U.S. 2012/13 export forecast lowered 2.0 million cwt

  • Oil Crops Outlook: August 2013

    OCS-13H, August 14, 2013

    Rising competition, smaller crop gains seen limiting U.S. soybean demand.

  • Developing Countries Dominate World Demand for Agricultural Products

    Amber Waves, August 05, 2013

    According to USDA’s baseline projections, developing country demand for agricultural products is expected to increase faster than their production in 2013-22. Thus, these countries will account for 92 percent of the total increase in world meat imports, 92 percent of the increase in world grains and oilseeds imports, and nearly all of the increase in world cotton imports.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: July 2013

    OCS-13G, July 15, 2013

    Soybean acreage expansion, better yields are seen swelling 2013/14 stocks.

  • Complex Array of Factors Influence World Sugar Prices

    Amber Waves, July 01, 2013

    With the world sugar price serving as the new floor for domestic prices, it becomes more important to understand the dynamics of world prices. Brazil is the world’s leading sugar producer and, over the long term, world sugar prices are determined by production costs in Center/South Brazil, as well as the exchange rate between the U.S. dollar and the Brazilian real.

  • International Food Security Assessment, 2013-2023

    GFA-24, June 27, 2013

    The share of the population that is food insecure in 76 low- and middle-income countries is expected to decline from 21 percent in 2012 to 20 percent in 2013. Key determinants of food security are food production and import capacity.

  • Sugar and Sweeteners Outlook: June 2013

    SSSM-298, June 18, 2013

    The Sugar and Sweetener Outlook for June 2013 reviews the sugar and sweetener outlook for the United States and Mexico, emphasizing changes made in the June 2013 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report. This edition will include a chapter on U.S. added sugars consumption, both total and per capita, for 2012, and a chapter on 2013/14 projected world sugar supply and use.

  • Oil Crops Outlook: June 2013

    OCS-13F, June 14, 2013

    Strong soybean meal prices buoy U.S. processors.

  • Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade: May 2013

    AES-78, May 30, 2013

    Record U.S. agricultural exports are forecast for fiscal 2013, up $3.7 billion from the year before to $139.5 billion. Imports are also projected to be at a record high, up $7.6 billion from fiscal 2012 to $111 billion.