September 04, 2015

04/09/2015: More from the Soyatech newsroom
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Drought causes Alberta to declare agricultural disaster 
Drought has caused the province of Alberta to declare an agricultural state of disaster for the first time since 2009. 

ADM expands in Central America
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) is expanding in Central America with distribution and merchandising offices in El Salvador and Guatemala.

Ban on neonicotinoids cost UK farmers millions in 2015
An independent study shows that the ban on neonicotinoids has cost UK oilseed rape farmers millions in 2015.

Nigeria releases two new wheat varieties; plans to cut imports
The nation has released two new varieties of wheat in 2014 suited to warmer climates as the country strives to cut imports by 50 percent by 2017.

We Have Heard:

  • Zimbabwe’s corn crop is down by 53 percent year on year as a result of severe drought leading the World Food Program to forecast that about 1.5 million Zimbabweans will go hungry this year
  • Consumer goods research firm IDG forecasts that China will remain the world’s largest grocery market over the next five years, seeing growth of 33 percent between now and 2020
  • Reuters reports that as a reaction to a sharp decline in grain prices, Asian grain buyers are securing forward grain purchases in a rare move, with some buyers booking shipments up to the middle of 2016
  • For the first time, Iran will not import wheat this year after the state was able to make sufficient purchases from local farmers thanks to an ample harvest, according to Ali Qanbari, the country’s deputy agriculture minister
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