World Grain - January 2015 - (Page 106)

WORLD GRAIN WEATHER REPORT WHAT HAPPENED TO THE EL NIÑO DROUGHT? E l Niño has made the headlines throughout 2014, but more so because of predicted drought that has never evolved rather than the calamity that was once predicted. Scientists have struggled with El Niño since early in the spring season 2014. Back then, ocean temperatures in the rate, scaring weather forecasters into believing a repeat of the 1998 record-setting El Niño was imminent. For a short few weeks it looked as though 2014 would be a calamitous year of extreme drought and crop failures in South Asia, eastern Australia and South Africa. It was also feared that other wild weather extremes would occur around the world like those of 1998 that caused billions of dollars in damage. But, the scien- world weather trends. We just have more to learn. 2014 will go down in the history books as a year with one of the most dramatic changes in India monsoon weather ever recorded. The El Niño-like event that got started during the early summer prevented rain from falling in India during June and early July and the lack of rain was dramatic enough that most producers and forecasters in India 106 by Drew Lerner Predictions of calamity never materialized, much to the relief of agricultural producers around the globe were preparing for an agricultural and economic crisis brought on by failing crops. However, along came late July and August, and suddenly the feared El Niño event went away. Just like stretching a rubber band too far, there was an atmospheric snap that took place over just a few weeks and suddenly El Niño disappeared. Along with the change in El Niño conditions came rain in India, rain in Australia and rain in Southeast Asia. All three of these regions are prone to serious drought when El Niño evolves during the Northern Hemisphere summer months. Not only did it rain to relieve dryness in India and January 2015 / World Grain /

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of World Grain - January 2015

World Grain - January 2015
Table of Contents
From the Editor-in-chief - China’s land policy an issue for grain
Calendar of Events
International Agro-technological Conference
News review - EBRD makes investments in milling, grain industries
Sosland Publishing relocating company headquarters
Louis Dreyfus restarts CEO search
Nidera acquires terminal in Port of Constanta
Nutreco acquires two Brazilian feed companies
IGP Institute expands program offerings
CGB plans grain terminal
Brazilian port sets new record in grain exports
Barilla launches China market-specific pasta
Interflour acquires Indonesian flour mill
Gruma to build tortilla plant in Russia
Cargill announces additions to board, leadership team
Richardson plans new high throughput elevator
CP investing in its rail network
Kampffmeyer Food becomes GoodMills Innovation
China approves Syngenta’s GMO corn trait
Trimex finalizes purchase of Gruma wheat milling business
Grain Market Review - Oilseeds
Country Focus - Poland
Feature - U.S. flour milling industry ‘resilient'
Feature - Fast-growing industry
Feature - Ardent exec sees ‘vibrant’ industry
Feature - Building a modern milling company
GoodMills Group
Feature - Don't expect bull market in 2015
Feature - GEAPS Exchange 2015
GEAPS Product Showcase
Feature - IAOM MEA celebrates 25th anniversary
Feature - Opinions diverge on ocean rates
Feature - U.S. buying more grain from Canada
Canada-U.S. trade task group re-dedicates itself to mission
Feature - IGC cuts flour export projections
World Grain Weather report - What happened to El Nino drought?
Feature - Johannes Wick interview
Supplier News
World Grain Archive
Ad Index/Reader Information Form International Faxback Program

World Grain - January 2015