Commodity pricing

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Barley feed usage jumps in the UK

By Jane Byrne

UK barley demand is seeing a hike as higher wheat prices meant buyers sought a more cost effective grain for animal feed.

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Drought leads Argentina to buy US soybeans

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Drought conditions are leading Argentina to import US soybeans, however, in-country production is expected to improve in the coming marketing year, say analysts.

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Traders, farmers fined over links to deforestation in Cerrado

By Jane Byrne

Five traders and multiple soy farmers have been penalized to the tune of 105.7 million reais (US $29 million) in total for soybean cultivation and purchasing that is connected to illegal deforestation, the Brazilian environmental authorities reported...

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Soybean meal shortage keeps protein prices high

By Jane Byrne

Despite the sharp increase in US and Brazilian soybean crushings, the world will remain short of soymeal at least until September, meaning protein prices will remain elevated, says CRM AgriCommodities.

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NAFTA negotiations pass legislative deadline

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The prospect of revising the 24-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) this year appeared to fade yesterday (May 17) as a deadline set by congressional Republicans passed.

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Pace picks up in US soy and corn planting

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Feed crop production for the coming year is starting to catch up to previous years’ levels despite cold and slow start, says economist.

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US: Cattle producers count cost of spring wildfires

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Cattle producers in parts of Oklahoma face more than $2.2m in costs for feed, and from damaged hay and forages following large wildfires that struck the state in April, says economist.

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USDA sees lower US soy, corn and wheat stocks

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its latest World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) on Thursday. The agency expects US soy, corn, and wheat stocks to fall on lower production, but trade and weather bring uncertainty.

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ADM opens new premix production facility

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

ADM says the additional manufacturing base, located in Effingham Illinois, will serve the livestock, poultry and pet food sectors. The factory went live on Monday [May 7].