Commodity pricing

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WASDE report ‘brings few surprises’

By Aerin Curtis

US corn continues to have export strength as South American producers see challenges, but doubts remain about the US agency’s predictions for US soybean exports, says economist.

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US tax change cited for lower Cargill Q3 earnings

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Cargill reported a 24% drop in third-quarter earnings saying it was hit by a charge of $161m related to the recent change in US tax laws. The Minnesota-based agro-giant, however, reported a strong performance for its animal nutrition, grain origination...

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Reports from Feed Protein Vision 2018

Waitrose, McDonald's and WWF see partnerships as vital for sustainable feed

By Jane Byrne

The retailer, fast food company, and NGO took part in an interactive panel debate during a workshop style event, at our conference, Feed Protein Vision 2018, last month. They were asked to explain why sustainable animal feed protein is relevant for the...

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The fallout from US China tariff spat

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Short-term implications of China’s newly proposed 25% tariffs on soybeans, sorghum and several other products may be making market waves, but long-term considerations also bring concerns, says economist.

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Chinese tariffs target swine producers, feed use

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

China is imposing 15 to 25% tariffs on several US products as part of an ongoing trade disagreement, and the focus of new import duties may bring lasting disruption for feed grain markets and use.