Author Archives: Agustin Caceres

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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Parboiling in Thailand and the World

Page 1 of 10 Kasetsart University June 8th, 2011 Lecture abstract Parboiling in Thailand and the World Content • Introduction • History • Relevance in the different cultures • Markets – Facts and figures • Process – Preparation – parboiling – drying – milling – co-products • Outlook – discussion Introduction THE PARBOILING PROCESS • […]

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USDA predicts exports to hit record levels

USDA predicts exports to hit record levels Tom Karst Continuing strong export sales of U.S. fresh fruits and vegetables to Canada and Mexico will help boost 2014-15 horticultural exports to record levels, a new U.S. Department of Agriculture report predicts. The report said the fiscal 2015 (October 2014 to September 2015) export forecast for U.S. horticultural […]

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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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LE Group Industries, LLC www.legroupindustries.com Receives 2013 Best of Port Everglades Award

Port Everglades Award Program Honors the Achievement PORT EVERGLADES October 21, 2013 — LE Group Industries, LLC www.legroupindustries.com has been selected for the 2013 Best of Port Everglades Award in the Food Products Supplier category by the Port Everglades Award Program. Each year, the Port Everglades Award Program identifies companies that we believe have achieved […]

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