France and Denmark confirmed bird flu cases on Monday days after an outbreak in the Netherlands triggered a massive cull. Hundreds of hens were killed after the virus was detected in a garden centre on the French island of Corsica, and the Danes said more than 25,000 birds would be slaughtered after the virus emerged in the west of the country.
The eastern Chinese city of Jinan said it has found the new coronavirus on beef and tripe, and on packaging for these products from Brazil, New Zealand and Bolivia as China ramps up testing on frozen foods.
Data from SECEX (foreign trade secretariat) compiled by ABIARROZ (Brazilian rice industry association) shows that Brazilian rice exports (husk base) totalled 153,500 tons in October, a volume 84% higher than in the same month of 2019 (83,570 tons).
The loading of five cargo ships in different grains ports in Argentina has been stalled for days due to strikes by port workers, the labour union representing the employees and an industry source said on Wednesday.
Brazil has issued a protocol instruction legally authorizing imports of genetically modified (GM) soy and corn from the United States at a time when Brazil is dealing with low stocks and record prices for these products.
A U.S. grain export terminal near Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is loading about 38,000 tons of U.S. soybeans on a bulk cargo vessel for shipment to Brazil, according to Southport Agencies shipping lineup.
The Brazilian government has announced the launch of a national innovation network focused on artificial intelligence (AI) with the aim of increasing the production capacity and competitiveness of local companies.
Bloomberg has reported that the United States began selling soybeans to Brazil after the Chamber of Foreign Trade (CAMEX) temporarily suspended import tariffs for corn and soybeans. This is a rare event that can be explained because Brazil has taken the lead in the production and export of the oilseed.
Corn production in Argentina is likely to drop to 48 million tons in 2020-21 from 50 million tons in 2019-20, the US Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service in Buenos Aires said in a report released on Thursday.
Chinese imports of meat and offal totaled 830,000 tons in September, 63% higher than the volume recorded for the same month last year, based on information from Beijing's customs office.