September 22, 2015

22/09/2015: More Soyatech News

Grain and baking groups fighting FDA fund user fees
Sixty four grain and baking groups have communicated their opposition to Washington, DC regarding funding the Food Safety Modernisation Act through user fees.

The National Soybean Checkoff five-year strategic plan
The National Soybean Checkoff has created its new five-year strategic plan focusing on innovation driving maximum profitability for the industry.

Liverpool palm oil refinery expanding under new Sime Darby ownership
Under new Sime Darby ownership, New Britain Palm Oils Liverpool refinery is increasing production to meet growing demand.
      
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Western Australian organic farmer loses GM appeal
The Western Australia Court of Appeal upheld the previous decision against organic farmer, Steve Marsh in GM canola contamination case.   


Glencore considers selling down its agricultural unit to reduce debt
Glencore Plc is examining the possibility of a sell-down of its agricultural unit to reduce the group’s debt by US$10.2 billion.

USDA launches first weekly price report for non-GMO corn and soybeans
Understanding the growing demand for non-GMO corn and soybeans, the US Department of Agriculture’s Agriculture Marketing Service has launched its first weekly price report for non-GMO corn and soybeans.
    
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Indian edible oil producers hit hard by cheap palm oil imports
After decades of booming demand, Indian edible oil producers and processors are shuttering operations as the market is flooded with cheap palm oil imports from Malaysia and Indonesia.

Bayer CropScience announces 2016 national availability of Credenz Soybean seed
Bayer CropScience has announced the nationwide availability of its Credenz soybean seed for the 2016 growing season.
 

We have heard:
Ukraine’s agriculture minister, Oleksiy Pavlenko, announced September 2 that Ukraine has exported 5.8 million tons of grain in the first two months of the 2015/16 July-June season.

Grain storage licenses issued this year in North Dakota are up by more than 24 million bushels, according to the State Public Service Commission. Officials report that the state has 381 licensed grain facilities and 76 roving grain buyers.

CBS News reports that more than 9000 cases of frozen corn produced by Brockport, New York-based Bonduelle USA Inc are being recalled due to concerns of possible contamination with Listeria.

The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced on September 1 that 448 million bushels of corn were used in July in ethanol production, up from 441.2 million bushels in June.

        
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Devil's Trumpet (Image: free photos)
Devil’s Trumpet, a prohibited and extremely poisonous weed to livestock and humans, was discovered in three Alberta canola fields in Westlock, Barrhead, and Leduc Counties during harvest on August 27 and 28, according to provincial weed specialist, Nicole Kimmel.

Some 60 percent of the UK combinable crop area has been harvested including 100 percent of winter barley, 98 percent of oilseed rape, 60 percent of winter wheat and 30 percent of spring barley, according to the weekly report issued on September 1 by the scientific group, Adas.

Treated soybeans that have been dyed pink were sold to Wilbur-Ellis seed customers in Chester, South Dakota, raising US$10,000 for breast cancer research and awareness. “To distinguish between treated and non-treated soybeans, it is normal practice to colour dye the treated seeds, and we were able to create an almost-pink colour for this campaign,” Wilbur-Ellis branch manager, Mike Roberts said.

In honour of the significant contribution soybeans make to the state’s economy, Wisconsin's governor, Scott Walker, has issued a proclamation declaring September as Soybean Month. Wisconsin grew 78.8 million bushels of soybeans in 2014 worth US$795 million.


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