Most of the world prices commodities by the kilogram or metric ton, and measures land in hectares. Here are some conversion factors that make it easier to get a handle on international commodity reporting.

**Definitions: **

**Short Ton****: An ordinary American ton -- 2000 lbs.****Metric Ton****: 1000 kilograms or 2,204.6 lbs.****Long Ton****: 2240 lbs. (used mainly in Great Britain)****Hectare****: 10000 square meters****Greenwich time****: The time at 0º longitude. Used in many weather reports. Central Standard time is 6 hours and Central Daylight time is 5 hours behind Greenwich. Often designated with a "Z". Two PM CST is 20Z.****Click here****to see times around the world.****Wind chill, heat index, relative humidity****calculators,****Click here****.**

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Acres |
Hectares |
Multiply acres by 0.41494 |

Bushels of wheat or soybeans (60
lb/bu) |
Metric Tons |
Multiply bushels by 0.027216 |

Bushels of corn, sorghum or rye
(56 lb/bu) |
Metric Tons |
Multiply bushels by 0.025401 |

Centigrade |
Fahrenheit |
Multiply ºC by 1.8, then add 32 |

Fahrenheit |
Centigrade |
Subtract 32 from ºF, then
divide by 1.8 |

Feet |
Meters |
Divide feet by 3.048 |

Hectares |
Acres |
Multiply hectares by 2.4710 |

Inches |
Millimeters |
Multiply inches by 25.4 |

Kilograms |
Pounds |
Multiply kilograms by 2.2046 |

Meters |
Feet |
Multiply meters by 3.048 |

Metric tons of wheat or soybeans |
Bushels |
Multiply metric tons by 36.7431 |

Metric tons of corn, sorghum or
rye |
Bushels |
Multiply metric tons by 39.3685 |

Millimeters |
Inches |
Divide millimeters by 25.4 |

Pounds |
Kilograms |
Divide pounds by 2.2046 |