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Spring storms, wet fields may delay US planting

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The planting pace remains slow for corn and other feed grains as weather considerations raise questions about the potential for acres to switch to crops with shorter growing times, says analyst.

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News in Brief

China launches probe into alleged methionine dumping

By Jane Byrne

China's Ministry of Commerce has just announced anti-dumping investigations concerning the import of the essential amino acid, methionine, from Japan, Malaysia and Singapore.

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WASDE report in line with expectations

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Although the WASDE report brought bearish news for feed crop producers, there was little change in the commodity markets, said Chad Hart, associate professor of economics, crop markets specialist and extension economist with Iowa State University.

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Cargill sees leadership shuffle

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Cargill Animal Nutrition and the company’s agricultural supply chain segment are set to see new leadership starting in June.

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Chile turns to feed imports to support expanding meat production

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The USDA expects production of broiler chicken and pork to keep growing in Chile this year as international demand for its meat products keeps increasing, with the agency also seeing a hike in imported feed grains to support this expansion as domestic...

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Cargill Q3 sees net income rise, challenges from ASF, market uncertainty

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

African swine fever hampered animal feed sales and soy crush operations, and trade disruptions and uncertainty created challenges across the company even as cost-cutting measures boosted quarterly net earnings, according to Cargill’s third-quarter results.