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US Senate passes revised NAFTA trade deal

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Following up on Wednesday’s trade agreement progress with China, the US Senate approved the revised trade agreement with Canada and Mexico (USMCA) on Thursday [January 16]. The development was welcomed the US feed sector.

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US feed industry welcomes US, China phase one trade deal

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

US feed industry members are applauding progress on the US and China trade relationship as a new phase one trade deal looks to improve agricultural exports and streamline the approval process.

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Special edition: Novel Proteins

A look back at novel feed protein developments

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Our January special edition is focused on protein innovation in animal feed, a topic that we also explored extensively in 2019. The photogallery provides highlights of that earlier coverage.

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Challenges for US crop data collection

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Delayed US feed crop harvests create challenges for feed crop production data collection and raise questions about corn and soybean yields and corn usage, say experts.

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More work to do in South America’s soy industry, says Cargill

By Jane Byrne

Cargill has moved to clarify what its current trading relationship is with Nestlé, following the report in the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) that the leading food and beverage company had stopped buying Cargill’s Brazilian soy because of concerns about the...

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Nutreco gets behind Dutch cultured meat pioneer

By Jane Byrne

Dutch animal nutrition and fish feed group, Nutreco, has announced a strategic partnership with Mosa Meat, the company behind the world’s first cell-based or cultivated hamburger.

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Nestlé ceases to source Brazil soy from Cargill

By Jane Byrne

The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) recently reported that the world’s largest food and beverage company, Nestlé, has stopped buying Cargill’s Brazilian soy because of concerns about the link to deforestation.

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US: Novel wheatgrass provides perennial forage, grain

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

A novel perennial crop aims to provide a more sustainable forage for livestock production along with a grain cash crop while reducing soil erosion and protecting water quality, says researcher.

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Market expansion top of mind for US Grains Council in 2020

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The US Grains Council (USCG) is focusing on supporting trade in current markets and expanding into others over the coming 12 months. The US soy sector, among other priorities, is looking to address infrastructure challenges.

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Slow harvest leads to drying challenges, fire prevention focus

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

A wet and delayed feed crop harvest season in the US is being punctuated with reports of fires in grain dryers; however, there are ways to help prevent incidents and reduce the cost of drying, says industry expert.