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03 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Russia and Ukraine Agree on Ceasefire
GLOBAL - In overnight news, reports said Russia and Ukraine have agreed on a cease-fire from the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. ...
How is Russia's Ban on Food Imports Affecting the UK?
UK - The UK exports relatively little food to Russia, so how will the ongoing ban impact the UK?...
01 September 2014
China Approves Exports of Brazilian Corn and Soy
BRAZIL - China has approved the import of 10 varieties of Brazilian corn and soybean. ...
27 August 2014
Farmers Issue Support Plea After Russian Ban
EU – European farmers have called for extra support from the Common Agricultural Policy in response to Russia’s import ban....
22 August 2014
Russia Adjusts List of Banned Agricultural, Fisheries Products
RUSSIA - Russia has amended its list of fishery and agricultural products that have been banned for one year from the EU, US, Australia, Canada and Norway....
21 August 2014
South America Steps in to Meet Russian Food Needs
ANALYSIS - The trade war with between Russia and the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway that has flared up because of sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine was stepped up this week....
Scotland Holds Russian Trade Embargo Meeting
SCOTLAND, UK - Work is on-going across Scotland’s food sector to assess the potential market impact that could result from displacement of produce previously destined for the Russia will have...
China to Expand Agricultural Produce Trade with Russia
CHINA - Chinese companies exported $2.1 billion worth of agricultural produce to Russia last year, and China is willing to work with Russia to expand two-way agricultural produce trade, said...
15 August 2014
India Inks Agri MoUs with 52 Nations
INDIA - To strengthen its reach in agriculture across the globe, India has signed memorandum of understandings (MoUs) and agreements in agriculture and allied sectors with 52 countries....
Damage to Agriculture in Gaza Will Have Long-lasting Effects
PALESTINE - Violence in Gaza has left agriculture, harvesting and fishing activities in disarray, causing price spikes for key food items....
14 August 2014
EU Bees at Best Health in Years, Overwintering Losses at Record Low
EU - European bees are much healthier than many recent publications appear to suggest. ...
China’s Refusal of Cross-border Rice Shipments has 'Little Impact'
VIETNAM & CHINA - Experts have said China’s cessation of importing Vietnamese rice across the border has 'little impact' on the Southeast Asian country’s rice exporting activities....
13 August 2014
China's Grain Imports Continue to Grow, Ensure Supply
CHINA - Increasing the grain imports through global markets at cheaper prices, China is quick to ensure sufficient domestic stocks, prevent unexpected supply risks and ensure long-term food security....
Soy Accounts for 41 Per Cent of Brazil's Total Agri Exports
BRAZIL - Brazil agribusiness exports reached $9.61 billion in July 2014....
12 August 2014
Common Agricultural Policy Should Protect Farmers from Russian Ban
EU - Following the announcement of Russia's ban on agriculture exports from the EU, the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development Dacian Ciolos has stated that the Common Agricultural...
11 August 2014
India’s Cotton Exports Down by 19 Per Cent in June 2014
INDIA - Delhi based India's export import research company; Infodrive India has announced that Indian cotton exports have recorded a negative growth of 19.09 per cent in value terms during the...
Ireland Set Up Advice Line for Farmers Affected by Russian Ban
IRELAND - Responding to a Russian announcement of trade sanctions against EU and other countries in the agri-food sector, Minister Simon Coveney said that the move is unwelcome, but that it is...
Australia Counts the Cost of Russian Food Import Ban
AUSTRALIA - The Government is currently assessing the likely impact of the Russian Federation ban on imports of certain agricultural products, raw materials and foodstuffs from Australia....
04 August 2014
Farm Bureau Federation Disappointed by Failure of WTO Trade Talks
US - The American Farm Bureau Federation is disappointed that the World Trade Organization has failed to reach an agreement that would have sped the flow of goods through international borders....
Lesotho Average Cereal Harvest Estimated in 2014
LESOTHO - The 2014 cereal crop, which was harvested in May-June, is estimated at a comparable level to the previous year’s near-average output....
28 July 2014
First Oilseed Rape Exports Leave UK
UK - One of the first oilseed rape exports of harvest 2014 left the UK last week in what is expected to mark the start to a busy export season for merchants and traders....
11 July 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 5 1/2 cents at $3.92 1/2 Thursday. ...
10 July 2014
India’s Agri Exports Up 5.1 Per Cent in 2013-14
INDIA - India’s agricultural exports (including marine) has recorded a 5.1 per cent growth to $37.29 billion in 2013-14, compared to the same period last year, according to the Economic Survey...
07 July 2014
Another Fall for FAO Food Price Index
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index has fallen for a third consecutive month, mainly on lower cereal and vegetable oil prices. The Dairy Index is also down slightly, while the Meat Index has risen...
04 July 2014
Brazil Government Defends Decision to Temporarily Drop Wheat Import Tariff
BRAZIL - The Brazilian Minister of Agriculture has encountered criticism regarding the government's decision to temporarily eliminate the 10 per cent import tariff imposed on wheat imported from...
02 July 2014
Taiwan Millers Get Seed-to-Ship Look at US Wheat Industry
TAIWAN & US — Flour millers in Taiwan have relied for years on US farmers to supply most of the wheat they import, but with the competitive global market, US wheat growers are keeping the Taiwan...
EU to Lift Import Restrictions on Sunflower Oil from Ukraine
UKRAINE - Following import restrictions that have been in place since 2008, EU Member State experts' recently endorsed measures to lift import restrictions on sunflower oil from Ukraine....
26 June 2014
Trans-Pacific Partnership Talks Resume Next Week in Canada
GLOBAL - Twelve country officials involved in the US-led Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations plan to meet in Ottawa from July 3 to 12 to iron out outstanding issues like tariffs and intellectual...
25 June 2014
Philippines Close to Extension of Rice Import Barriers until 2017
PHILIPPINES - With all countries interested in accessing the local rice market having assented, the Philippines has practically secured an extension of rice import barriers until 2017, said Agriculture...
24 June 2014
EU Becomes World's Largest Agri-food Exporter
EU - New figures just released show that, in 2013, EU agri-food exports continued to grow as in the previous years and reached a value of €120 billion, which made the European Union the world's...
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