Monthly Archives: July 2014

The Pampas: where our rice is grown

The Pampas (from Quechua pampa, meaning “plain”) are fertile South American lowlands, covering more than 750,000 km2(289,577 sq mi), that include the Argentine provinces of Buenos Aires, La Pampa, Santa Fe, Entre Ríos and Córdoba; most of Uruguay; and the southernmost Brazilian State, Rio Grande do Sul. These vast plains are a natural region only […]

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FAO food price index down for third month running: plenty of corn and wheat

The FAO Food Price Index was down for a third consecutive month in June, a decline mostly influenced by lower wheat, maize and palm oil prices that reflected ample supplies and improved global production prospects for these commodities.  According to the latest FAO Crops Prospects and Food Situation Report, the outlook for global production of cereals, […]

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