International Trade

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Outlook for animal protein consumption is positive

By Jane Byrne

Rabobank expects animal protein production to increase in all regions next year, with total production growth to surpass the ten-year average; the hike is driven by Brazil, China, and the US.

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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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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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UK election result adding to instability

Global grain market under pressure, prices may go higher: analyst

By Jane Byrne

The UK election result has increased instability in grain markets, and buyers were rightly advised to take precautionary risk measures against political fallout and weather related developments, says an analyst.

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Agriculture lobby has wish list for the incoming UK government

By Jane Byrne

The Agricultural Industries Confederation (AIC), a trade group representing the feed, crop protection, and fertilizer industries in the UK, has produced a manifesto outlining what the UK agri-supply industry wants the next government to deliver.

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EU parliament backs trade deal with Canada

By Jane Byrne

MEPs today backed the CETA trade deal with Canada, with 408 in favor and 254 against, amid protests outside the EU parliament building in Strasbourg.

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ADM Q4 shows profit slump

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) reported a sharp drop in earnings for its fourth quarter. 

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Trump's TPP dump disappoints US feed sector

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

Trump's decision to extract the US from the TPP has angered feed and grain groups in the US who point to their industries need for international trade.

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Outlook 2017

How will the next 12 months play out for the US feed sector?

By Aerin Einstein-Curtis

A US grain commodity analyst sees what is in store, and US feed trade groups weigh up what is likely to unfold in terms of regulatory changes, and interactions with the new US administration over the next 12 months.