Latin America

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Soybean markets continue to face pressure

By Jane Byrne

Soybean markets continue to face pressure as South American supplies enter the market, coupled with lingering concerns about long-term demand.

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BioMar looks to manage stress and boost performance in salmon

By Jane Byrne

In the last 10 years there has been increased use of mechanical and other forms of treatment to help with the challenge of sea lice, increasing the cost of salmon production and also involving stressful events for the fish such as handling.

The EU is Mercosur's (Brazil, Paraguay, Uruguay and Argentina) second-largest trading partner, second only to China. Image: Getty/Adam Gault

‘No time to lose’: EU urged to conclude Mercosur trade talks

By Teodora Lyubomirova

A total of 23 trade bodies have called for the swift approval of the EU-Mercosur free trade agreement, which will make it easier to export EU agri-food products including key dairy commodities to Argentina, Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay and vice versa.

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Agri-commodity market trends

IGC forecasts 7% jump in global soybean output

By Jane Byrne

World soybean production for 2023-2024 is forecast to expand by 7% year on year (y/y) to a record of 395 million tons, chiefly linked to bigger crops in South America, notes the latest update from the International Grains Council (IGC).

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New commodity carbon accounting approach adds up

By Lynda Searby

By combining land conversion data and trade statistics, start-up, AdAstra, claims to have come up with a way of calculating carbon emissions from deforestation for commodities such as soy and corn with greater accuracy.

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Bunge reveals value of CJ Selecta acquisition

By Jane Byrne

Bunge disclosed the value of the CJ Selecta deal during its call with analysts following the company’s Q3 2023 earnings release last week. It is paying out around US$600m to acquire the Brazilian manufacturer and exporter of soy protein concentrate (SPC).