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New twist in US vitamin C anti-trust battle

By Jane Byrne

Two US companies may have a chance of collecting $148m in damages as a US Supreme Court ruling deems that the Chinese firms targeted in a vitamin C price fixing lawsuit were not compelled to follow China’s trade laws.

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USDA cuts its Russian wheat harvest estimate

By Jane Byrne

The US Department of Agriculture’s World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), published yesterday, lowered its forecast for world wheat production for 2018/19 largely due to forecasts for Russia being down by 3.5Mt from May estimates, to a...

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China ratchets up sunflower seed meal imports

By Jane Byrne

Historically, global sunflower seed meal consumption has been dominated by the leading sunflower seed producers and processors, such as the EU, Russia, Ukraine, and Turkey, but other countries have recently emerged as growing users.

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New grain terminal for Québec

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

La Coop fédérée is putting $90m into a new grain transfer terminal as part of a project to expand the export market for Canadian grains to regions including Asia and Europe, says VP.

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Canada sees multiple pathways to sustainable beef

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Technology, third-party audits, multiple stakeholders and financial incentive are all elements playing a role in developing a sustainable beef industry in Canada, says VP.