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Drought leads Argentina to buy US soybeans

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Drought conditions are leading Argentina to import US soybeans, however, in-country production is expected to improve in the coming marketing year, say analysts.

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Traders, farmers fined over links to deforestation in Cerrado

By Jane Byrne

Five traders and multiple soy farmers have been penalized to the tune of 105.7 million reais (US $29 million) in total for soybean cultivation and purchasing that is connected to illegal deforestation, the Brazilian environmental authorities reported...

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Soybean meal shortage keeps protein prices high

By Jane Byrne

Despite the sharp increase in US and Brazilian soybean crushings, the world will remain short of soymeal at least until September, meaning protein prices will remain elevated, says CRM AgriCommodities.

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What is stopping responsible soy from reaching scale?

By Jane Byrne

Awareness raising among consumers is needed to stimulate demand among downstream players if the soy supply chain is ever to get the level of palm oil in terms of responsible production and sourcing, says a representative of a French agribusiness group.

Brazilian chicken processor to halt production amid export bans

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Brazilian chicken processor to halt production amid export bans

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The move by the EU Commission to ban poultry meat imports from 20 Brazilian processors would appear to be having a major impact on the sector there. Brazil's third largest poulttry processor, Aurora Alimentos, is set to pause work at one of its eight...

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USDA sees lower US soy, corn and wheat stocks

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) on Thursday. The agency expects US soy, corn, and wheat stocks to fall on lower production, but trade and weather bring uncertainty.