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21 September 2017
Conflicts Drag Down Food Security Amid Growing Global Food Output
GLOBAL - Robust harvests in Latin America and rebounding agricultural conditions in Southern Africa are on course to improve the global food supply situation, but ongoing civil conflicts and climate-related...
18 September 2017
GB Pig Prices Face Corrections Late Last Week
UK - All the signs were there earlier in the week that prices would be facing something of a correction today, and they did, writes Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary for 15 September 2017....
15 September 2017
Saskatchewan Crop Yields Looking Better as Harvest Advances
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture reports crop yields are looking better than had been feared as the harvest moves forward, Bruce Cochrane writes....
12 September 2017
Global Cereal Output Heading for New Record
GLOBAL - Global food prices dipped in August, mainly as the prospect of bumper cereal harvests pushed up expectations for larger grain inventories....
Livestock Production Much Smaller Challenge to Global Food Security
GLOBAL - Humans face mounting challenges when it comes to finding ways to sustainably feed an exploding population. As populations become wealthier and more urbanised, the demand for animal products continues...
11 September 2017
SPP Continues to Drift Downwards
UK - The SPP continues to drift downwards albeit at a fairly slow rate dropping by .49p this week to 164.17p, reports Peter Crichton in his "Traffic Lights" commentary for 8 September....
08 September 2017
Study Reveals Whole Grains Decrease Colorectal Cancer Risk; Processed Meats Increase Risk
GLOBAL - Eating whole grains daily, such as brown rice or whole-wheat bread, reduces colorectal cancer risk, with the more you eat the lower the risk, finds a new report by the American Institute for Cancer...
01 September 2017
Coalition Calls on Ottawa to Drop Federal Tax Changes for Small Businesses
CANADA - 35 organisations from across the country have come together to form the Coalition for Small Business Tax Fairness -a unified voice to oppose the federal government's tax proposals that would dramatically...
30 August 2017
World Pork Expo: Consumer Perceptions About Food, Food Safety
ANALYSIS - How do consumers really feel about their food and beverage choices in the supermarket and restaurants?...
28 August 2017
UK Pig Cull Quotes Move Up
UK - Although the SPP rose by 0.13p to 164.66p and the influential German producer price stood on at €1.70, EU prices may come under pressure in the weeks ahead, reports Peter Crichton in his "Traffic...
21 August 2017
Steam Out of Pig Market in Past Few Weeks
UK - In his "Traffic Lights" commentary for 18 August, Peter Crichton reports that some of the steam has come out of the pig market in the past few weeks with extra pigs around as well as a slightly more...
18 August 2017
CME: USDA Adjusts Corn, Soybean Harvest Forecasts to Modest Levels
US - Despite much talk of deteriorating conditions and the potential for lower yields in several parts of the Corn Belt, USDA made some very modest adjustments to its corn and soybean harvest forecasts...
14 August 2017
Mixed Dish as Far as Buyers, Sellers are Concerned
UK - Something of a mixed dish as far as buyers and sellers are concerned, with the SPP falling by .21p for the first time in 23 weeks, but its current value of 164.54p still makes a pleasant comparison...
11 August 2017
Global Meat Prices Plateau in July
GLOBAL - In July the FAO food price index rose for the third consecutive month to 179.1 points, 2 per cent higher on the month and 10 per cent up on the year, according to Millie Askew, Senior Analyst...
09 August 2017
CME: Latest 'Crop' Report to be First to Incorporate Extensive Survey For Farmers
US - Participants in the livestock sectors will be paying attention to this Thursday’s "Crop Production" report from USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS), reports Steiner Consulting...
07 August 2017
SPP Moves Up to Stand at 164.75p
UK - Although the SPP moved up another .32p to stand at 164.75p, a few more pigs seem to becoming available and spot buyers were slightly quieter than they have been in recent weeks, with most deals in...
CETA Expected to Ultimately be Worth Up to $1.5b to Canadian Ag-Food Exporters
CANADA - The President of the Canadian Agri-Food Trade Alliance is confident, once fully implemented, the trade agreement involving Canada and the European Union will be worth as much as one and a half...
Cargill, Southern States Cooperative, Inc. Enter into Purchase Agreement for Animal Feed Business
US - Cargill has reached an agreement to acquire the animal feed business of Richmond, Virginia-based Southern States Cooperative, Inc., a move that will help the company better serve its customers in...
03 August 2017
Millions May Face Protein Deficiency Due to Human-caused CO2 Emissions
GLOBAL - If CO2 levels continue to rise as projected, the populations of 18 countries may lose more than 5 per cent of their dietary protein by 2050 due to a decline in the nutritional value of rice, wheat,...
31 July 2017
Spot Quotes a Gnat's Crochet Easier Than Recently
UK - Although the SPP put on a further .23p this week to stand at 164.43p, spot quotes were a gnat’s crochet easier than recently, with most quotes in or around the 170p mark and a few more pigs coming...
25 July 2017
Nutritional Value of Soybean Meal Varies Among Sources from Different Countries
US - Research from the University of Illinois is helping swine producers know what they're getting when they buy soybean meal from different countries....
24 July 2017
SPP Continues Long Running Rally
UK - Although some spot prices have eased back a shade, most stood on and the SPP continues its long-running rally, putting on a further .34p and now stands at 164.2p, and weekly contribution prices also...
21 July 2017
North Korean Food Production Hit by Worst Drought Since 2001
NORTH KOREA - DPR Korea's crop production for 2017, including staple rice, maize, potatoes and soybean, has been severely damaged by prolonged dry weather conditions, threatening food security for a large...
18 July 2017
Agricultural Imports in 2017 Rise Rapidly
CHINA - China's imports of major agricultural products continued to increase fast in the first five months of the year, driven by price gaps between domestically produced products and imported products,...
17 July 2017
Pig Prices on a Plateau?
UK - Although the SPP put on a significant 1.43p this week to stand at 163.86p, signs are emerging from the other side of the Channel that prices are levelling off, according to Peter Crichton in his...
13 July 2017
Women Officially Leading the Way in Canadian Agriculture
CANADA - The Canadian Agricultural Hall of Fame represents the leading lights of the country’s farming industry. What’s so special about this year’s inductees? As Angela Lovell reports, it just so...
12 July 2017
Establish Offshore FMD Vaccine Bank, Urge Veterinarians
US - Warning of the dire economic consequences of an outbreak of Foot-and-Mouth Disease (FMD), swine veterinarians from around the country during Capitol Hill visits yesterday and today will urge congressional...
11 July 2017
OECD, FAO See Slower Growth in Demand Keeping World Food Prices Low
GLOBAL - Global food commodity prices are projected to remain low over the next decade compared to previous peaks, as demand growth in a number of emerging economies is expected to slow down and biofuel...
06 July 2017
Extreme Weather Conditions, Climate Change Account for 40% of Wheat Production Variability
GLOBAL - The European Commission's Joint Research Centre (JRC) scientists have proposed a new approach for identifying the impacts of climate change and extreme weather on the variability of global and...
FAO Food Price Index Raised by Wheat, Meat in June
GLOBAL - Global food commodity prices rose in June, led by wheat and meat prices....
 
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