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06 February 2014
Favourable Egypt Weather Results in Above Average Cereal Crop
EGYPT - Final 2013 wheat production figures are not available yet although owing to favourable weather conditions, preliminary forecasts pointed to an above average cereal harvest....
04 February 2014
Soybean Production Drop Could Lead to Shortage
AUSTRALIA - A big drop in soybean plantings in Australia could lead to a shortage of the oilseed on the domestic market next year....
30 January 2014
Port Congestion Shrinks Canada Wheat Crop
CANADA - Canada is forecasting a much smaller wheat crop next season because it can't move last season's harvest....
14 January 2014
NFU Opposed to Proposed Fast-Track Trade Authority
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson voiced opposition today to a bill, introduced last week by Sen. Max Baucus, D-Mont., and Rep. Dave Camp, R-Mich., that would allow trade...
13 January 2014
Irish Food and Drink Exports Approach €10 Billion
IRELAND - The value of Irish food and drink exports has approached €10 billion for the first time in 2013, according to new figures released by Bord Bia....
10 January 2014
Private Exporters Report 110,000 Tons of Soybeans to China
US & CHINA - Private exporters reported to the US Department of Agriculture export sales of 110,000 metric tons of soybeans to China during the 2014/2015 marketing year....
09 January 2014
Help for Food Processors to Reach Export Markets
CANADA - On behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, Parliamentary Secretary Pierre Lemieux (Glengarry—Prescott—Russell) and Member of Parliament Chungsen Leung (Willowdale) announced today...
23 December 2013
Cargill Increasing Rail and Grain Handling Capacity in Alberta
CANADA - Cargill has announced that construction has begun to expand storage and rail at its Viking, AB grain handling facility. ...
20 December 2013
Global Food Security Relies on Trade
GLOBAL - On a global scale food supply is sufficient to feed the entire population but its uneven distribution leaves a significant proportion of the world’s population food insecure while...
Harper Gov't Creates Export Opportunities for Canadian Soy Industry
CANADA - The Canadian soybean industry will tap new export markets with the support of the Harper Government. Member of Parliament Bev Shipley (Lambton-Kent-Middlesex), on behalf of Agriculture...
17 December 2013
Will China Cancel Some Soybean Purchases?
CHINA - In the December WASDE report, the USDA increased the forecast of 2013-14 marketing year exports of U.S. soybeans by 25 million bushels, to a total of 1.475 billion bushels, writes Darrel...
Canada to Ship Pork, Beef and Beans to Colombia
CANADA – A free trade agreement between Colombia and Canada has regulated quotas on the import of pork, beef and beans....
16 December 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: China Bird Flu Rumours Affect Soy Market
ANALYSIS - Reports of a bird flu outbreak in China is limiting buying interest in the US soybean markets, reports Jim Wyckoff....
13 December 2013
US Grain Markets Takes Lead from USDA Report
GLOBAL - The US market took its lead from the bearish USDA report, which showed a gain in global stocks, according to David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director....
02 December 2013
Investment to Strengthen Agricultural Ties with Vietnam
CANADA & VIETNAM - During a trade mission to Vietnam, Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz and his counterpart, Vietnamese Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Cao Duc Phat, announced that the...
Brazilian Beef Exports Soar
BRAZIL - Brazilian beef exports to the end of November had risen to $6.013 billion, up 14.5 per cent from the same period in 2012....
26 November 2013
Canada and B.C. Promote Agrifoods to Overseas Buyers
CANADA - The Governments of Canada and British Columbia are supporting B.C. agrifoods producers to export to international marketplaces through a new program under the Growing Forward 2 agreement....
20 November 2013
Government of Canada Helps Grain Industry Explore New Trade Opportunities
CANADA - Canada's seed industry is getting a boost to its efforts to promote trade and reduce non-tariff trade barriers thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada. ...
18 November 2013
Korean Pig Farmers Increase US Distillers Grains Use
US - Korean imports of US distiller's dried grains with solubles (DDGS) have increased more than 100 per cent since with continued growth potential as Korean nutritionists gain confidence in...
14 November 2013
Russia Faces World Trade Organisation over Harvester Quotas
ANALYSIS - Russia faces being taken to the World Trade Organisation because what Germany and the EU consider punitive quotas on the import of combine harvesters, writes Chris Harris....
08 November 2013
Agritechnica 2013: Ag Digital Unveiled
GERMANY - Ag Digital, the free publication highlighting Agritechnica 2013, is now available to download....
25 October 2013
Brazil Needs to Reduce Transport Costs to be Competitive
ANALYSIS - South American soybean production is becoming one of the major factors on the global oilseeds market, but poor infrastructure is hampering efficiency and keeping prices high, writes...
22 October 2013
Ukraine Ag Exports Worth $10 Billion
Ukraine has exported agricultural products worth some $10 billion USD which is 25 per cent of total exports over the first eight months of the year....
Hopes for Farm Deal at Bali Trade Talks
GLOBAL - Hopes are running high that a deal in selected agricultural issues will come through at the World Trade Organisation December Bali Ministerial Conference. ...
18 October 2013
Will Wheat Take over from Maize as Grain Market Driver?
ANALYSIS - Wheat is starting to become a major driver in the world grain market, writes Chris Harris. ...
17 October 2013
Argentina Faces Corn, Wheat Shortages
ANALYSIS – Wheat prices have gone sky high in Argentina, while feedlots and poultry producers say there is not enough corn to go around, writes Chris Wright, Senior Editor....
Ukraine Exports to Bangladesh Rocket Nine Fold
UKRAINE and BANGLADESH – Ukraine agricultural exports to Bangladesh have increased nine fold after particular growth from poultry, dairy and confectionary produce....
10 October 2013
Agricultural Trade Opportunities Expanded in Europe
CANADA & EU - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has concluded a successful trade mission to the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany....
27 September 2013
US, Japan Streamline Organic Trade Across the Pacific
US & JAPAN - The United States and Japan today announced that beginning January 1, 2014, organic products certified in Japan or in the United States may be sold as organic in either country....
26 September 2013
South Korea to Double Farm Product Exports by 2017
SOUTH KOREA - South Korea will work to double its outbound shipments of farm and fisheries products to US$16 billion in just five years, according to the agriculture ministry....
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