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19 October 2020
Brazil to suspend tariffs on corn and soy until 2021
Brazil will suspend tariffs on corn and soy imports form countries outside the Mercosur trading bloc until early 2021 in a bid to reduce food prices that are contributing to inflation....
14 October 2020
Argentina’s oilseed workers go on strike at key ports
Argentina’s Federation of Oilseeds Workers began open-ended wage strikes on 13 October, with no sign of government intervention that would force members back to work during new contract negotiations....
13 October 2020
What are the key farming issues in the upcoming US election?
Despite President Trump enjoying wide support among US farmers, some have reservations about the impact his trade policies on crop prices and international movement of US farm products....
08 October 2020
Global food price index rises 5 percent year-on-year in September
Data from the FAO’s newly released world food price index shows that food prices rose for a fourth straight month in September....
07 October 2020
Argentine farmers warn that tax cuts favour oilseed crushers and won’t prompt sales
A new export tax regime in Argentina leaves a higher levy on soybeans than processed soy oil and soy meal, prompting claims that the country is subsidising the oilseed crushing industry....
06 October 2020
Secretary Perdue warns that China may not meet farm commitments in Phase 1 trade deal
US Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue says that China may fall short of its agricultural product purchasing commitments made in its Phase 1 trade deal with the United States....
05 October 2020
Argentina’s farm lobby slams “insufficient” grains tax cuts
Argentina’s main farm association says that government measures to temporarily cut export taxes on grains were inadequate and fail to address underlying issues facing farmers....
02 October 2020
CME update: nearby cattle futures sink on profit-taking
US live cattle futures had a mixed trading day on 1 October with nearby contracts lowering on profit-taking after the December benchmark contract reached a six-week high....
Argentina cuts soy export taxes to boost foreign reserves
Argentina has moved to temporarily cut soybean, soymeal and soy oil export taxes by three percent to 30 percent to bolster export revenue....
01 October 2020
CME update: cattle futures falter as grain prices skyrocket
US live cattle futures slipped on 30 September and feeder prices dipped as prices for grain used as animal feed soared....
29 September 2020
Agriculture at the heart of Alberta's economic recovery
Record crop yields and strengthened cattle prices are leading Alberta’s economic recovery after a difficult start to 2020 due to COVID-19 and low energy prices....
25 September 2020
China’s August soybean imports from Brazil jump 22 percent from 2019
China’s August imports of soybeans from Brazil rose 22 percent from a year ago as buyers increased their purchases to capitalise on higher margins in early 2020....
10 September 2020
New research project at Iowa State University builds "genome to phenome" knowledge for crops and livestock
A new federal grant will support an Iowa State University-led effort to spur development of a “genome to phenome” infrastructure for scientific collaboration across crops and livestock....
09 September 2020
China buys 664,000 tonnes of US soybeans, its biggest daily purchase in nearly 7 weeks
USDA data shows Chinese buyers booking 664,000 tonnes of soybeans, the largest daily total since 22 July, for deliver in the 2020/21 marketing year....
03 September 2020
Looming corn shortages in China put agriculture sector on edge
Skyrocketing corn prices in China are raising concerns over food security as food inflation reaches its highest level in a decade....
31 August 2020
Iowa’s crops suffer worst drought since 2013
Iowa, the biggest corn producer in the United States, is facing its most widespread drought since September 2013, compounding problems for farmers after devastating wind storm earlier in August....
28 August 2020
Hurricane Laura largely spares the US agriculture sector
Hurricane Laura largely missed the US grains sector after making landfall, but some animals may be at risk....
25 August 2020
US and China will hold to Phase 1 trade deal after phone call
Top US and Chinese officials reaffirmed their commitment to the Phase 1 trade deal, with China agreeing to meet its obligations to buy American farm and manufactured goods....
24 August 2020
Pro Farmer warns that US corn harvest hit hard after storm
Advisory service Pro Farmer says that chances of a record US corn crop have been dashed after severe derecho storm....
19 August 2020
No new trade talks scheduled between China and the US
The White House Chief of Staff has told reporters that no new high-level trade talks have been scheduled between the United States and China....
17 August 2020
Iowa requests nearly $4 billion in disaster relief after storm
The US state of Iowa is seeking about $4 billion in disaster aid after a major storm tore across the Midwest on 10 August....
11 August 2020
Letting cattle graze on crop fields can aid soil health
Smallholders in Zimbabwe have found a new way to restore soils that have deteriorated after decades of mechanical ploughing and pesticide use....
07 August 2020
Lebanon faces unprecedented food security challenges after explosion destroys its main grain silo
The recent blast in Beirut destroyed Lebanon’s only large grain silo, and few alternative stocks are available....
Weekly global protein digest: China demand remains key driver
Following are the latest developments on the world protein front....
06 August 2020
World food prices extend rebound during July
The world food price index has been updated, showing that prices rose for the month of July....
04 August 2020
Major grains plant in Argentina restarts production after coronavirus shutdown
The COFCO grains plant in Argentina has come back online after 12 cases of COVID-19 have been confirmed among workers....
02 August 2020
Caution urged in US after mystery seed mailings
Agriculture officials are warning American citizens to be wary of unsolicited packages of seeds mailed to them....
28 July 2020
US warns farmers not to plant unsolicited seeds from China
The USDA has warned farmers against planting unsolicited packages of seeds arriving from China, citing environmental concerns....
 
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