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25 September 2013
What's Next for Africa's Export Opportunities?
AFRICA - The booming economies of developing Asia continue to dominate the near term outlook for food and feed demand, but the question of "what next?" is never far from the surface....
Commissioner Calls for Pragmatism over Trade Partnership
EU - Commissioner De Gucht has spoken about the main challenges the EU and the US will face in the negotiations for the EU-US free trade agreement, Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership...
24 September 2013
Algeria Imports US Corn Products for First Time
ALGERIA - The US Grains Council (USGC) has made its first high-value import into Algeria this September since successfully removing the value added and custom taxes on all feed imports to the...
04 September 2013
Trade Agreement with Ukraine Offers Opportunities to Dutch Agriculture
NETHERLANDS - Ukraine is continually increasing its focus on the EU. At present, a ‘Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Agreement’ (DCFTA) between the Ukraine and the Netherlands is being assessed...
03 September 2013
Vilsack: Promising Outlook for US Exports
US - Following the release of its Outlook for US Agricultural Trade, USDA projects that Fiscal Year 2013 agricultural exports will reach $140 billion, which if realized would be a new record....
02 September 2013
MAIZALL: Exporters Alliance Swinging Into Action
GLOBAL - MAIZALL is on the move. Earlier this year, the U.S. Grains Council joined the National Corn Growers Association, and MAIZAR and ABRAMHILO, the leading corn producer's organizations in...
30 August 2013
Expanding South Australia’s GM-free Markets in Japan
AUSTRALIA - Minister for Agriculture Food and Fisheries Gail Gago has discussed further opportunities for expanding South Australia’s non-Genetically Modified (GM) food exports to Japan....
US Expects Record Agricultural Exports
US - US agricultural exports are expected to reach $140 billion during the current financial year. ...
27 August 2013
Tunisia to Import 1.6 Million Tonnes of Grain
TUNISIA - Tunisia is expected to import 1.6 million tonnes of grain, mostly wheat and barley, as a result of drought. ...
15 August 2013
USDA: Developing Countries to Lead Global Rice Import Growth
GLOBAL - Demand for rice in developing countries will drive global rice trade in the next decade until 2022 with about 97.9% of rice import growth coming from countries in Latin America, Asia...
09 August 2013
Structural Changes Emerging In Mexico's Corn Market
MEXICO - Rabobank has published a new report identifying structural changes that are emerging in the Mexican corn market, resulting from constraints in the growth of corn production....
06 August 2013
Harper Government Celebrates Success of Wheat and Barley Check-Offs
CANADA - Ted Menzies, Member of Parliament for Macleod, on behalf of Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, highlighted the success of wheat and barley check-offs over the past year....
02 August 2013
USDA Weekly Grain Update: Corn, Soy See Sharp Declines, Wheat Higher
US - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids closed lower with wheat trading higher....
29 July 2013
EU-Colombia Trade Agreement in Place
EU & COLOMBIA - Trade barriers between the EU and Colombia will be lifted as of 1 August 2013, when a comprehensive and far-reaching trade deal comes into effect. ...
19 July 2013
Four Million Syrians Unable to Produce or Buy Enough Food
SYRIA - Syria's food security situation has significantly deteriorated over the past year and domestic agricultural production will further decline over the next 12 months if the present conflict...
18 July 2013
Sorghum Checkoff, USGC Host Colombian Trade Group
GLOBAL - The Sorghum Checkoff, US Grains Council and Texas Grain Sorghum Board hosted a trade group from Italcol, a Colombian animal-feeding company. ...
Jordan Cereal Import Requirements to Remain High
JORDAN - Jordan’s domestic cereal production is negligible owing to climatic and geographic conditions....
16 July 2013
Minister Warns of Tax Implications of Bumper Soybean Crop
PARAGUAY – The Minister of Agriculture, Rody Godoy, has tentatively supported recent grain tax changes following bullish soybean harvest forecasts....
15 July 2013
South African Team Surveys HRW Crop in Kansas
US - A South African trade team is visiting Kansas this week to obtain a firsthand glimpse of the 2013 hard red winter (HRW) crop....
12 July 2013
Nigeria Can Strengthen Economy via Wheat Trade Liberalization
NIGERIA - Nigeria remains a huge export market for wheat with export value of US wheat averaging $1 billion, about 85 per cent share of the wheat market. The high demand is mostly pressured...
04 July 2013
China Expected To Import More Wheat
CHINA - Chinese flour mills bought wheat from France in June, a rare purchase that highlights China’s concerns about its low-quality harvest amid recent declines in global prices....
US Asks Japan to Consider Resuming Wheat Imports
JAPAN - Japanese farm minister Yoshimasa Hayashi has reported to have received a letter from the US Secretary of Agriculture asking Japan to consider resuming wheat imports which were suspended...
02 July 2013
Detection of Khapra Beetle Pushes Mexico to Ban Pakistan Rice
GLOBAL - Following the detection of the Khapra beetle in some rice shipments from Pakistan, Mexico has chosen to suspend rice imports from Pakistan the USA Rice Federation said citing trade sources...
Australia Farm Exports to Ease, but Remain Strong
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s farm exports are forecast to be around A$35.8 billion in 2013-14, 3.2 per cent lower than the estimated A$37.0 billion in 2012-13, according to the Australian Bureau...
19 June 2013
Extra Australian Agricultural Voices Deployed Across Globe
AUSTRALIA - Australian food producers and exporters will benefit from new strong Australian voices to be deployed to Vietnam, Malaysia and China, with extra agricultural specialists being sent...
13 June 2013
Ecuador Trade Team Visit Focuses on US Wheat Industry
GLOBAL - In an increasingly competitive world wheat market, US Wheat Associates (USW) must be positioned to help US wheat farmers take advantage of any market opportunity. ...
11 June 2013
Canada Lists US Products for Retailiation of COOL Dispute
CANADA - The Canadian Government has published a list of products imported from the US that could be targeted for retaliatory action because of the US failure to comply with the World Trade Organisations...
06 June 2013
Canola Producers Regain Access to Chinese Market
AUSTRALIA - Australian canola producers can look forward to new market opportunities in the huge Chinese market with the resumption of bulk shipments of canola now underway....
German Agricultural Exports Rise
GERMANY - German exports of agricultural goods and food rose by 8.1 per cent to €15.4 billion in the first quarter of this year compared to last year. ...
04 June 2013
Agribusiness Logistics in Brazil – the Road to Ruin?
BRAZIL - 2013 is likely to be a very difficult year for agribusiness logistics in Brazil. Transport costs in the country have risen significantly due to three factors: new legislation impacting...
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