AI Import Ban of Livestock Products Extended

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INDIA – The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying, and Fisheries (DADF) in India, last month issued a Gazette notification extending its ongoing ban on imports of specified live animals and livestock products from all countries reporting Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) and Low Pathogenic Avian Influenza (LPAI), for an unspecified period. According to the USDA…


FYR Macedonia’s grain production is expected to reach about 300.000 tones this year

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Providing 40,000 tones of wheat for stock reserves, conditioning the import of one kg of flour by purchasing at least four kilos of domestic wheat, tightening the control of mills and bakeries, as well as wine cellars are the new measures, adopted by FYR Macedonia’s government at their session. The FYR Macedonia government put the…


China corn imports to jump 50%, IGC says

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SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)–The International Grains Council Friday revised upward its forecast for China’s corn imports in the year to June 30, 2012 by 50%. The increase in the forecast is significant as there has been widespread speculation in recent months that China may have purchased dozens of cargoes of U.S. corn, with the reports, helping…


Indonesia continues importing Vietnamese rice

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Indonesia has negotiated to import 400,000-600,000 tonnes of rice from Vietnam in the third quarter of this year, said Indonesian mass media. The local media on July 10 quoted Indonesian Economic Minister Hatta Rajasa as saying that the country was ready to resume rice imports to ensure supplies during the Ramadhan, the Fasting Month for…


Potato farmers suffer 2nd dismal season

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BEIRUT: Potato farmers looking to recover losses made during an unseasonably dry harvest season last year have had their hopes dashed, as prices of the produce plummet to below total costs by roughly LL150 per kilogram. The year’s first potato harvest, which runs from early June to late August, has seen yields that are “exponentially…


China increases import of Vietnam’s agro-products

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China has stepped up buying farm products from Vietnam, including coffee, rice and rubber as it grapples with harsh crop weather, but higher prices could stoke inflation in the Southeast Asian nation, government data and local media said. Rising Chinese imports of Vietnamese agricultural produce, which has seen robust growth in the past decade, will…


Chinese produce falls from favour

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Vietnamese farm produce and foodstuff are wresting back the domestic market share they lost to Chinese products in the last five years. In HCM City for instance, consumers who used to prefer farm products imported from China due to their cheap prices are now choosing Vietnamese products. This is mainly due to the improvement in…


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