Monthly Archives: February 2015

Brazil’s corn and soybean crops flattening out influenced by climate conditions

Brazil’s sowings of safrinha corn are to fall for the first time in seven years, Conab (National Supply Co.) said, cutting its forecast for the country’s overall production of the grain, and lowering hopes for the soybean harvest too. Conab said that the forecast of a “slight reduction” in safrinha corn sowings reflected the knock-on […]

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What’s Calrose rice?

Calrose is a medium grain rice variety, notable for being the founding variety of the California rice industry. Calrose (USDA # C.I. 8988) originated and was developed at the Rice Experiment Station of UC Davis near Biggs, California and released to California growers in 1948. It grew in popularity with growers, marketers, and consumers to become the prominent rice variety in California until […]

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