Nicaragua: Good Year for Agriculture

Record output is expected for basic grains, as well as an increase in cattle products.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Ariel Bucardo Rocha is the Agricultural Ministry of Nicaragua, and he expects corn production to reach 6.900.000 quintals for the premium seeding period.

"Regarding premium bean production, the Ministry is expecting 1.3 million quintals, from 100.000 blocks. For rice, the institution is expecting 1.150.000 quintals, and sees possible, along the harvest, to increase output in over 500.000 additional quintals", reported newspaper "El Nuevo Diario".

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Nicaragua: Good Crop of Beans and Corn Predicted

July 2012

In the case of beans, the goal was to plant 110 thousand hectares, but 112,000 were planted. In corn, the number of hectares increased from 304,000 to 315,000.

From a press release from the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry:

Production expectations in both beans and corn, are excellent assured the Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Ariel Bucardo, during a meeting of the Bean Council, involving producers, exporters and government officials.

Nicaragua Anticipates Good Grain Harvest

August 2011

Weather and price conditions bode well for the current crop, which is scheduled for mid August.

Mid-August will see the start of corn and beans harvesting, which is expected to be very positive due to the favorable climate and production conditions.

These good conditions, coupled with the prices of grains, have allowed authorities to foresee very good results from the harvest of about 7.7 million quintals of white corn, 1.41 million quintals of beans and 1.91 million quintals of upland rice .

Nicaragua Predicts Good Bean Harvest

July 2011

The Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry is projecting a first harvest of 1.5 million quintals of the staple grain.

A production amount which, in the opinion of Agriculture and Forestry Minister, Ariel Bucardo Rocha, will affect the decline in bean prices.

"We are on the verge of harvesting the bean crop, we have planted over 100,000 acres of beans, especially red beans," said the representative.

El Salvador Anticipates Record Harvest This Year

May 2009

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, more than 30 million quintals of basic grains are expected this year.

The country has invested $30 million on an improved seed and fertilizer program thus far, looking for increased productivity.

Carlos A. Torres reported statements by Agriculture Minister Mario Salaverría in his article in elsalvador.com: "We expect a harvest of 22 million quintals of corn (the country consumes 17 million) and 2.8 million quintals of beans, of which the country will consume 2.5 million quintals and export 200 thousand quintals."

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