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WASDE: Corn, soybean yields climb as corn use grows

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Bearish and bullish surprises in new feed crop production and use data. as the WASDE report shows an increase in corn and soybean yields balanced by a boost to corn feeding, says analyst.

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UK microalgae startup secures £1m in funding

By Jane Byrne

Edinburgh-based biotech startup, MiAlgae, has received investment of £1m (US$1.3m) in total to focus on the commercialization of its microalgae product, targeting the aquaculture and pet food sectors.

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More work to do in South America’s soy industry, says Cargill

By Jane Byrne

Cargill has moved to clarify what its current trading relationship is with Nestlé, following the report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that the leading food and beverage company had stopped buying Cargill’s Brazilian soy because of concerns about the...

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Nutreco gets behind Dutch cultured meat pioneer

By Jane Byrne

Dutch animal nutrition and fish feed group, Nutreco, has announced a strategic partnership with Mosa Meat, the company behind the world’s first cell-based or cultivated hamburger.

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Nestlé ceases to source Brazil soy from Cargill

By Jane Byrne

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently reported that the world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé, has stopped buying Cargill’s Brazilian soy because of concerns about the link to deforestation.

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US: Novel wheatgrass provides perennial forage, grain

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

A novel perennial crop aims to provide a more sustainable forage for livestock production along with a grain cash crop while reducing soil erosion and protecting water quality, says researcher.

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Improving neonatal piglet survival is a key focus for pig farmers

By Jane Byrne

Improving neonatal piglet survival is a key focus for pig farmers today and good farm and health management, along with optimal housing conditions are positively associated with sow and piglet performance parameters, says a leading pig welfare and housing...

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