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10 May 2012
South African Corn Decreases Due to Weather
SOUTH AFRICA - Post forecasts that the area planted to corn later in 2012 for the 2012/13 MY (market year) (2013/14 MY for South Africa) will be around three million hectares, just down from...
09 May 2012
315 Million Households to Enter Middle Class by 2020
ANALYSIS - In the next eight years, another 315 million households around the world will shift in status to middle class, pushing the limits of food security for many countries, writes Sarah...
07 May 2012
Brazil's Soybean, Corn Feed Prices Headed Higher
ANALYSIS - Informa Economics FNP said severe weather and crop failures in south Brazil and increased consumption demand are driving up corn and soybean meal costs, putting pig and poultry farmers...
27 April 2012
How Does Global Grain Production Affect Feed Costs, Supply?
ANALYSIS - Feed prices account for the highest cost in livestock production and have been volatile over the last year. With unpredictable weather, increased planting costs and competition elsewhere...
25 April 2012
Vietnam's Middle Class Lifts Food, Feed Demand
ANALYSIS - The growth in China has garnered a lot of attention lately, but China's neighbor - Vietnam - is another emerging market that is building our global middle class and increasing grain...
24 April 2012
Local Wheat Demand for Vietnam Animal Feed to Remain High
VIETNAM - USDA estimates the use of feed wheat for the local animal feed industry to remain high in MY 2011/2012 due to the fact that Australia still has a low quality wheat surplus, and because...
23 April 2012
Global Soy Exports Affected by Looming Trade War?
ANALYSIS - On April 16, Argentina nationalized the assets of Spanish oil company Repsol YPF. Spain has promised quick retaliatory action, including trade sanctions, which could halt Argentine...
20 April 2012
EU-27 Grain and Feed: All Eyes on the Weather - Again
EU - In 2012, despite challenging weather, EU27 farmers are expecting another sizeable grain harvest of 284 MMT. If realized, this will be on a par with 2011 but still 29 MMT below the record...
19 April 2012
ASAJA Encourage Argentinian Import Restrictions
SPAIN & ARGENTINA - The agricultural organisation ASAJA of Castile and Leon will support the Government of Spain if they pursue the right to impose severe restrictions on imports of food products...
18 April 2012
Colombian Agricultural Industry Concerned About FTA
ANALYSIS - May 15, 2012 is the date set for the start of the Colombia - US Free Trade Agreement (CFTA). While the US agribusiness sector is very pleased, the Colombian sector is less so, writes...
17 April 2012
Thai Soybean Imports on Decline but Likely to Rise in 2012/13
THAILAND - Soybean imports are likely to decline in 2011/12 but rise again in 2012/13 in line with consumption demand from the feed industry. ...
12 April 2012
US DDGS Gains Foothold in Saudi
SAUDI ARABIA - In a country largely dependent on oil exports, the ethanol industry is often maligned and a large target of contention and discomfort in Saudi Arabia. However, as Venezuela overtook...
11 April 2012
Global Soy Industry to Benefit from Vietnam's Aquaculture Surge
ANALYSIS - The robust growth in the aquaculture industry offers an unexpected growth opportunity for soybean growers around the world, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor. ...
02 April 2012
Soybean Imports to Maintain an Upward Trend
CHINA - Soybean imports by China are expected to maintain an uptrend in the next 10 to 15 years with growth being driven primarily by the demand from urban residents, reports China Daily....
Pakistan Wheat Production Down 5 Per Cent
PAKISTAN - Pakistan's wheat production in marketing year (MY) 2012/13 (May/April) is estimated at 23.0 million tons, down five per cent relative to previous year's record harvest of 24.2 million...
30 March 2012
Food Versus Fuel - The Debate Continues
ANALYSIS - Food versus fuel is the alliterative catchphrase we're hearing more often, and as the global population increases, the need for more sustainable sources of fuel rises, writes Gemma...
29 March 2012
Japan Grain, Feed Markets Thrive Despite Earthquake Damage
JAPAN - The Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, 2011 devastated, both physically and emotionally, a country that had already been suffering from a stagnant economy. The so-called “triple...
23 March 2012
US Corn Quality Report Hits Algeria & Morocco
ALGERIA & MOROCCO - In recent training seminars in Algeria and Morocco, the US Grains Council’s first annual US Corn Quality Harvest Report presented regional importers and feed millers with...
21 March 2012
USSEC Promotes Soy in Poultry Diets in SE Asia
SOUTH EAST ASIA - USSEC is collaborating with Novus International on animal science and nutrition activities in Southeast Asia focusing on improving diets for poultry. More than 40 nutritionists...
16 March 2012
Dry Spell Takes Toll on Crops and Livestock
SPAIN - The Spanish grain crop outlook for 2012-13 is at a very critical situation due to the driest winter ever recorded. While April and May rainfalls usually determine the size of the crop,...
Egyptian DDGS Market Makes Room for More Suppliers
EGYPT - An influx of suppliers, including Council members Cargill and ADM, are helping to redefine Egypt’s current DDGS market. ...
Nutreco Increases Shareholding in Brazilian JV
BRAZIL - Nutreco announced this week that it has signed an agreement to increase its shareholding in its Brazilian joint venture Nutreco Fri-Ribe from 51 per cent to 97 per cent. The joint venture...
14 March 2012
New Challenges for Spanish Feed Sector
SPAIN - Due to an extremely dry winter, the Spanish fodder industry is expected to face a few challenges, including lower availability of water for irrigation....
13 March 2012
Feed Alternative to Come from Biodiesel
US - Crude glycerin, a byproduct of biodiesel production, could be an economical ingredient in cattle diets, according to studies by Texas AgriLife Research and West Texas A&M University personnel....
Building an Industry with New Standards
TAIWAN - Taiwan's Council of Agriculture is under pressure from feed millers and poultry producers to establish national mycotoxin standards for grains and feedstuffs....
12 March 2012
Strong Outlook for Korea Oilseed Production
KOREA - Soybean consumption in market year (MY) 2012/13 is forecast to remain steady at 1.3 million MT, of which 920,000 MT will go for crushing and 370,000 MT for food processing....
09 March 2012
China Grain and Feed Forecast Up
CHINA - For MY (market year) 2012/13, corn production is forecast at 190 MMT assuming an above average yield and good temperatures....
Competing for Algeria’s Feed Grain Market
ALGERIA - Algeria imported 3.5 million metric tons of feed grains last year, with corn reaching 126 million bushels and barley topping 17.7 million bushels....
Presence of Phomopsins in Feed & Food
EU - Lupins are the main host for the fungus - Phompsin - with infected stubble being the major source of exposure for animals. Lupin seed is used in food and feed production, but the extent...
Poor Weather Hits India Winter Oilseeds
INDIA - Poor winter rains and lower oilseed area in Rajasthan have not only reduced rabi (winter sown) oilseed planting to 8.1 million hectares, but also reduced the net availability of oilseeds...
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