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25 million tonnes of US soybeans will go unsold this year as a direct consequence of the trade war with China

  • 23 Feb, 2019
  • United States

The trade war between Washington and Beijing has had a major impact on the US agricultural space over the past two years with the latest US department of agriculture (USDA) figures shining a light on the difficulties faced by farmers during the dispute. Robert Johansson, the chief economist of the USDA said on Thursday that close to 25 million tonnes of US soybeans will go unsold in 2019, as a direct consequence of the trade war. The United States exported 13.5 million tonnes less soybeans

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Imports killing poultry industry in South Africa

  • 21 Feb, 2019
  • South Africa

Durban - Increased chicken imports from overseas are hitting the local poultry industry hard. In a statement, the South African Poultry Association said there were 538 434 tonnes of chicken imported. Izaak Breitenbach, General manager of the Broiler division of SAPA said there was a dip in imports due to avian flu in Europe, but the shortfall was picked up by Brazil. “A table produced by SAPA shows that total frozen broiler imports rose from 368 201 tons in 2015 to 538 434 tons in 20

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Skill devp centres to boost poultry production in Bengal

  • 20 Feb, 2019
  • India

Kolkata: State technical Education, Training and Skill Development minister Purnendu Bose said government would soon set up training centres for people working in poultries across the state to develop their skills for increased production. On Tuesday, during 7th Kolkata International Poultry Fair (KIPF) organised jointly by state Animal Resource Development (ARD) department and West Bengal Poultry Federation (WBPF), Bose said at present, the poultry yield in the state was not sufficient.

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Macau overturns 14-year poultry import ban

  • 20 Feb, 2019
  • Macao

Macau’s government has announced it will revoke a ban on poultrymeat from some Asian countries that has been in place since 2004. A chief executive order posted by the country’s Official Gazette announced the relaxation of the long-standing ban as it considered the risk of avian influenza to be reduced. Checks and controls In 2004 most types of poultrymeat, eggs and hatching chicks were banned from a broad range of countries including Korea, Vietnam, Japan, Thailan

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India accounts for 3 percent of global consumption of antibiotics in poultry, cattle: Vardhan

  • 19 Feb, 2019
  • India

Union Science & Technology Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday said estimates of global antibiotic use in poultry, swine and cattle in 2010 indicate that India accounts for three percent of global consumption and is among the top consumers worldwide, along with China, the United States, Brazil and Germany. The conference plans to launch India's new One Health Initiative - an intersectoral approach to tackling the most urgent health threats in India as well as in low andmiddle income co

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Soft Commodities Forum members commit to common framework supporting transparent and traceable soy supply chains in Brazil

  • 17 Feb, 2019
  • Switzerland

The Soft Commodities Forum (SCF) members, a global platform for leading soft commodities companies convened by the World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD), have committed to a common framework for reporting and monitoring progress on transparent and traceable supply chains for soy in Brazil’s Cerrado region.  The Cerrado region of Brazil plays a significant role globally for both people and nature, including climate change mitigation, biodiversity, fresh water sy

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WTO Will Rule On India Revised Restrictions On US Poultry

  • 15 Feb, 2019
  • India

A World Trade Organization panel will decide by the end of June whether India has successfully changed its import rules for U.S. poultry to line up with an earlier decision faulting the rules as discriminatory, according to a WTO document published Tuesday. India was faulted by both a WTO dispute panel and the Appellate Body for its effective ban on U.S. chicken following scattered outbreaks of avian influenza. The adjudicators said New Delhi had been too blunt in shutting out all U

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India 2018-19 mustard output seen at 7.3 mln tn

  • 15 Feb, 2019
  • India

India's mustard output is seen at 7.33 mln tn in 2018-19 (Jul-Jun), according to the average of the estimates of 12 market participants. The projection is 6.2% higher than last year's estimate of 6.90 mln tn, primarily due to higher acreage and largely favourable weather conditions.  The view of the market participants is less optimistic than the government's target of 8.50 mln tn for 2018-19. The government's fourth advanced estimate for the must

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China January soybean imports slip 13 percent on year, tariffs on U.S. cargoes weigh

  • 15 Feb, 2019
  • China

China’s soybean imports fell 13 percent in January from the same month a year earlier, customs data showed on Thursday, as a hefty duty imposed on shipments from the United States, its second-largest supplier, curbed purchases. China brought in 7.38 million tonnes of soybeans in January, down from 8.48 million tonnes a year earlier, preliminary data from the General Administration of Customs showed. January’s imports were up 29 percent from 5.72 million tonnes in December.

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India Grain: Maize up on lean supply, wheat rises on firm demand

  • 14 Feb, 2019
  • India

NEW DELHI – Prices of maize across key spot markets rose today, as arrivals fell due to a sharp decline in prices over the last few days, traders said.  Prices had been on a decline for the last few days after the Telangana government decided to sell 400,000 tn of maize at 1,850 rupees per 100 kg to poultry units in the state. "Arrivals fell as traders are holding back stocks on hopes of prices rising in coming days due to extreme tight supply," Nizamabad-base

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