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US grain lobby ponders on how much exports matter

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The economic contributions of grain exports, feed production’s “ripple effect” and the importance of trade for more than producers were topics that featured prominently in recent feed and grain sector analysis.

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FarmLead expands to offer pricing data, info

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The online grain sales platform FarmLead is expanding its services to offer users a richer picture of market prices, and historical trends for grains and feed ingredients, says CEO.

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China to cut import VAT on US DDGS

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

US Grains Council sees positive first step in the removal of a value-added tax on US DDG; however, more work remains to improve the market, says CEO.

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Bunge reduces earnings guidance for 2017

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Bunge reported lower income for the third quarter on the same period in 2016 though it anticipates momentum in the fourth quarter and start of 2018.

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Harvey may have caused $200m ag loss in Texas

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Hurricane Harvey hit Texas in August and may have left upwards of $200m in agricultural related losses in its wake, including in feed, animals and infrastructure, say economists.

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IFFO: Chinese fishmeal imports see a boost

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Environmental protections and feed sector consolidation are playing roles in the growth and development of the aquaculture industry in China, says regional expert.

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Special Edition: e-commerce trends

Online grain marketplace launches grain testing service

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

To help farmers improve the marketability of their feed and food grains, FarmLead is now offering a grain testing service which provides 24-hour access to labs and results, says CEO.

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US: Slow pace to corn harvesting

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Only about 28% of the corn crop is harvested thus far in the season, compared to 47% of the crop this time last year, said the USDA.