Bangladesh’s feed demand set to revive to pre-pandemic levels

Bangladesh’s feed industry, which has been hit by slow demand during a Covid-induced lockdown, is set to return to pre-pandemic levels in the marketing year 2021/22, according to the US Department of Agriculture. Farmers’ cost of production increased for animal feed and fodder, veterinary medicines, labour, and transportation services became difficult to obtain due to disruptions caused […]

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Self sufficiency ‘achieved’ in grain seeds: China

China’s grain output has exceeded 650 million metric tonnes for six consecutive years and the country has basically achieved self-sufficiency in terms of grain seeds, political adviser Wan Jianmin said during an interview to chinadaily.com.cn before the opening of the fourth session of the 13th National Committee of the Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference that will […]

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Corona outbreak may boost India’s agri exports, says Agriculture Ministry analysis

Amid the crisis over the global market due to the Coronavirus outbreak, the centre has identified 21 agricultural products wherein India can grab part of China’s market share. As per reports, these include honey, potatoes, grapes, soya beans, and groundnuts, in which Indian exports could benefit from trade restrictions against Chinese goods across the global […]

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Rain, early snows delay U.S. harvest in latest blow to farmers; exports to Asia to be affected

Excessive rains and an October snowstorm have stalled the harvest in the U.S. grain belt’s northern tier, one more blow to farmers already struggling with the effects of planting delays and a trade war that has pressured commodity prices, reports Reuters. The corn and soybean harvests are especially delayed in North Dakota and Minnesota – […]

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India’s soybean imports hit record high, as domestic supply wanes while China’s exports doubles

India’s soybean imports have hit a record high this year and more buying is expected as domestic supplies tighten following lower production last year, trade sources said. Traders have signed deals to sell up to 100,000 tonnes of the beans to India since December, shipping mainly from the African countries of Ethiopia and Benin which […]

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India’s edible oil imports seen rising to record high on poor domestic oilseeds availability

India’s edible oil imports are likely to reach a record highs during the coming 2017-18 (Nov-Oct) oil year due to a decline in domestic oilseeds output. In the eleven-month period ending September 2017, India imported 14.27 million tonnes of vegetable oil (98 per cent edible and two per cent non-edible), compared to 13.57 million tonnes in the […]

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