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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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US seeks formal talks in Mexican GM corn dispute

By Jane Byrne

The US is looking for formal trade talks with Mexico over the country’s plans to restrict imports of genetically modified corn and other agricultural biotechnology products.

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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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MarinTrust launches public consultation

By Jane Byrne

MarinTrust is inviting feedback from stakeholders as it evaluates the effectiveness and impacts of its review system for its program aimed at improving the global responsibility of the sourcing and production of marine ingredients.

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Brazil expected to export record level of soybeans

By Jane Byrne

A USDA attaché report for Brazil has increased the 2022/23 forecast for the country’s soybean production to 153 million metric tons (MMT). It also revises upwards its soybean export estimate to 97MMT, a new record.

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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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Protenga gets funding boost from The Yield Lab Asia Pacific

By Jane Byrne

The Yield Lab Asia Pacific is the latest investor in Asian insect ingredient developer, Protenga. The Singapore-based company’s most recent funding round also saw participation from SEEDS Capital and JBI Innovations.

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EU agrees deforestation law

By Jane Byrne

A provisional political agreement has been reached between the EU Parliament and the Council in relation to EU regulation on deforestation-free supply chains.