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Expectations growing for strong European rapeseed harvest

By Jane Byrne

The EU Commission’s Mars bureau this week nudged its forecast for the EU’s 2023 rapeseed yield higher to 3.34t per hectare, led most likely by an increase in the French crop. Should that be achieved, it would be the highest yield since the high of 3.61t...

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MarinTrust launches consultation on upgrade of its factory standard

By Jane Byrne

MarinTrust, the program dedicated to marine ingredient production factories, allowing them to gain recognition for their sourcing and production of marine ingredients globally, is launching an open public consultation on the revision of its Factory Standard.

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Geopolitics once again impacting grain markets

By Jane Byrne

Grain markets have returned to prior levels following the late March rally after speculation about Russian export bans and the withdrawal of major trading companies from Russia, finds CRM Agri.

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Blue economy impact fund adds €30m to its war chest

By Jane Byrne

The Ocean 14 Capital fund, focusing exclusively on the multi-trillion-dollar ‘blue economy’, has received an investment of €30m (US$32.1m) from Ingka Investments, one of the three core businesses of Ingka Group, the largest owner and operator of IKEA...

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US soybean exports outpacing last season

By Jane Byrne

Soybean markets remained supported in recent days due to dwindling US supply amid incredibly strong export demand, finds a CRM Agri report.

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Higher prices drive profits for BioMar

By Jane Byrne

BioMar says it grew its reported revenue by 41% in Q3, even with slightly lower volume sales than last year, while earnings recovered significantly compared to the same quarter in 2021.

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WASDE: US corn production revised higher

By Jane Byrne

This month’s WASDE saw corn production in the US forecast higher, to 353.84Mt, a slight hike on the 352.95Mt estimated in October, leading to a slightly eased ending stock projection.

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New tools to manage heat stress in cows and rumen acidity

By Jane Byrne

Lallemand Animal Nutrition has developed a tool to predict the negative impact that heat stress has on milk yield and milk quality for dairy cows, milk yield for dairy sheep and goats and growth for beef cattle.

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WASDE: No game changers or dramatic surprises

By Jane Byrne

The was limited revision to soybean and corn estimates in the latest WASDE but the global wheat supply and demand this month has eased slightly, with the report forecasting an increase in global production estimates.

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IGC lowers forecast for world wheat output

By Jane Byrne

Last week saw the IGC amend its projections for global wheat production in 2021-22 to 782m tons, that is 6m tons lower than its July forecast but still an increase of 1.2% from 773m ton in 2020-21.