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India and China Buying Farmland Means Commodities Set to Rise
Chron ^ | February 17, 2012 | Chron

Posted on 02/17/2012 5:03:31 PM PST by James C. Bennett

New York, NY (PRWEB): Danny Esposito, co-editor of financial web site and newsletter Penny Stock Detectives, believes India’s recent purchase of farmland in Africa and China’s recent purchase of 1.4 million acres in Venezuela are just the beginning of a rise in commodities, as both countries secure agricultural commodities for the future.

According to Esposito, there are compelling entrenched trends in place that make owning agricultural commodities in 2012 essential to every portfolio:

1. Expanding middle class in emerging markets (China, India)

2. Growing worldwide population

3. Bizarre weather patterns

“As the economies in Asia continue to develop, a middle class is quickly emerging. These wealthier people are changing their eating habits to match those of the West; demanding more agricultural commodities,” noted Esposito.

Esposito notes that with over 1.3 billion people in China and over 1.2 billion in India, and farmland scarce, both countries are in a mad race to secure farmland, and they’ll be buying in 2012. Esposito believes this will drive up agricultural commodity prices.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; commodities; india; inflation

Grain production to touch record high of 250 mt this year

New Delhi: India’s grain production will reach an all-time high of 250.42 million tonne this crop year, according to official data released on Friday, which could assist the the government’s effort to implement the food security law and keep open market supplies steady to curb inflation. The record production is driven by a bumper harvest of rice and wheat, which account for three-fourths of the total grain output. The farm ministry data are the latest statistics to bear out the economy’s resilience. While industrial output picked up in November, credit flows to the manufacturing industry too rose in the month by 1 percentage point, apart from a speeding up in the manufacturing and services sectors.

India, the second-largest grain grower, had set a production target of 245 million tonne for the year through June on expectations of a bigger rice harvest. The country produced 244.78 million tonne of grain in 2010-11.

The agriculture and allied sectors grew 3.9% in the first quarter of this fiscal, compared with a 7.7% expansion of the overall economy. Similarly, while the economy expanded 6.9% during the second quarter, the farm sector grew just 3.2%. Agriculture and allied sectors grew at 7% in the 2010-11 fiscal year after a drought had dragged down farm harvest in 2009-10.

“Plentiful rains, stellar show by states, especially in eastern India, timely and adequate availability of fertiliser and high-yielding seeds and the government’s intervention through various programmes have helped achieve record production,” agriculture secretary PK Basu told FE.

"It's a huge comfort to the food department in view of the huge requirement of grains for the (proposed) Food Security Act. The agriculture sector growth will also get a boost in 2011-12 despite a high base," he added

1 posted on 02/17/2012 5:03:39 PM PST by James C. Bennett
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To: James C. Bennett

“China’s recent purchase of 1.4 million acres in Venezuela...”

I gotta believe that China is about to receive a lesson in the downside of socialism.

2 posted on 02/17/2012 5:06:44 PM PST by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

If things go sour,then it will be Venezuela that gets schooled.

3 posted on 02/17/2012 5:10:16 PM PST by Farmer Dean (stop worrying about what they want to do to you,start thinking about what you want to do to them)
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To: Brilliant
I seem to remember that back a few years ago articles about China buying up American properties - farm and other. Am I right? If so, how much?
4 posted on 02/17/2012 5:20:28 PM PST by elpadre (AfganistaMr Obama said the goal was to "disrupt, dismantle and defeat al-Qaeda" and its allies.)
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To: James C. Bennett

Remove the Great UnNatural Acts, Wilderness Act, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, Clean Air Act, ad nauseam. Then America can produce all the food needed.

We have done it before there were regulations.

We can do it again.

Shut down Dept of Inferior, especially Dept. of Ag.

5 posted on 02/17/2012 6:00:51 PM PST by GladesGuru (In a society predicated upon freedom, it is necessary to examine principles."...the public interest)
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To: James C. Bennett

Danny is looking for morons to buy his penny stock e-book for $19.95, money back guaranteed if you don’t make a million in four weeks.

I guarantee a NEW!!! Mercedes Benz in your driveway within 10 days after buying MY BOOK!!!

That’s right, I guarantee that if you follow my secret formula TO GET RICH!!!!!! NOW!!! QUICK!!! a BRAND NEW mercedes will be parked in your garage by Tuesday.

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It was fast, Dan. I BOUGHT YOUR BOOK and by TUESDAY I had a new Bercedes Menz in my driveway. Not only that, Dan, the NATIONAL SWEDISH BIKINI TEAM volunteered to wash my NEW!!! Bercedes Menz, Dan.

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6 posted on 02/17/2012 7:40:26 PM PST by sergeantdave
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