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Montevideo, June 25th 2022 - 22:43 UTC

Tag: US Department of Agriculture (USDA)

  • Saturday, February 19th 2022 - 08:14 UTC

    US top leader in revenue from beef exports; Brazil leads in volume

    Brazil, on the other hand, exported 1.867 million tons and brought in US$ 9.236 billion, up 9%, including processed and fresh beef.

    United States keeps breaking records and slowly taking the global beef exports leadership, at least in terms of revenue according to the latest figures from the US Department of Agriculture, USDA. A situation which is having its impact on Brazil, a longtime top of the list in beef exports.

  • Tuesday, August 3rd 2021 - 07:04 UTC

    African swine fever in the Dominican Republic; Army called in to eliminate thousands of pigs

    More than 15,000 pig farmers send to the slaughterhouse about 100,000 pigs per month in the Dominican Republic

    Alert in the Americas after the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Animal Disease Diagnostic Laboratory confirmed African swine fever (ASF) in samples collected from pigs in the Dominican Republic. ASF has forced China to cull millions of pigs since there is no vaccine to prevent the disease which is also highly contagious.

  • Monday, May 27th 2019 - 05:52 UTC

    Trump announces US$ 16billion to help farmers caught in the US/China trade dispute

    Trump claimed that China is paying the 25% tariffs he has imposed on US$ 200 billion imports which economists agree are paid by businesses and consumers.

    US President Donald Trump unveiled a new US$16 billion aid package to help farmers caught in the crossfire of his trade war with China. “The farmers have been attacked by China,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “We're going to help out our farmers and we're giving them that level playing field that is so important.”

  • Friday, July 20th 2018 - 07:35 UTC

    Argentina betting on a 2018/19 record wheat crop to spur the economy

    The Rosario Grains Exchange forecasts a record 20 million ton harvest, topping the current record 18.2 million tons collected in 2016/17.

    A record wheat harvest expected in Argentina this year could arrive just in time to jumpstart the ailing country's economy in the fourth quarter, after growth has been hit by low investment, high inflation and a soy crop devastated by drought.

  • Thursday, July 6th 2017 - 10:17 UTC

    Soybeans and corn record crops challenge Brazil's storage capacity

    Local prices to growers are down 29% from a year earlier, so farmers are stashing soybeans anywhere they can rather than sell, which is creating a storage crunch

    Brazilian farmers are discovering a serious obstacle to becoming one of the world’s top producers of soybeans: they’re running out of room to store all the unsold supply. The biggest harvest in the country’s history is poised to leave domestic inventories at a record, data from the processors’ group Abiove show.

  • Tuesday, August 2nd 2016 - 06:19 UTC

    US and Brazil agree to open each others' beef market

    USDA acknowledged that for the first time since 1999 the U.S. will allow imports of fresh and frozen Brazilian beef.

    The United States and Brazil have agreed to allow access to each other's beef markets after more than a decade of negotiations. Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Food Supply has agreed to imports of U.S. beef for the first time in 13 years, USDA announced today. And the U.S. will accept Brazilian beef for the first time since 1999.

  • Tuesday, June 14th 2016 - 08:32 UTC

    Brazil and Argentina crop problems raise demand for US supplies

    USDA trimmed its 2015/16 Brazil corn harvest outlook by 3.5mmetric tons to 77.50m metric tons and its Brazil soy harvest outlook by 2m metric tons to 97m tons

    Domestic supplies of corn and soybeans will be tighter than expected in the United States as problems with crops in Brazil and Argentina have raised demand for U.S. supplies from overseas buyers, the U.S. Agriculture Department. In its latest monthly supply and demand report, the government cut its new-crop and old-crop ending stocks outlooks for both corn and soybeans by more than analysts had forecast.

  • Monday, February 22nd 2016 - 08:28 UTC

    Brazil heading for a record crop of 100 million tons of soybeans

    March is the main month for harvesting. Soybeans are booming in Brazil, with this year’s crop expected to be 15% larger than two years ago.

    As the soybean harvest gets under way in Brazil, analysts are having a clearer picture of whether the forecast record-setting crop will hit the century mark of 100 million tons despite hot and dry weather in Mato Grosso and northeastern Brazil as pods set and fill.

  • Saturday, January 16th 2016 - 10:00 UTC

    US Dept of Agriculture studying Brazil's success as an agricultural powerhouse

    In recent years Brazil has risen to the number one position as an exporter of soybeans.

    Over the last 25 years, the US farmer has become increasingly aware of the impact of South American agricultural output on the global supply of grains and oilseeds. For example, in recent years Brazil has risen to the number one position as an exporter of soybeans.

  • Saturday, May 2nd 2015 - 07:34 UTC

    Uruguay's meat exports in four months total 550m with beef the main item, 454m

    To 18 April, 674,656 cattle were slaughtered in approved slaughterhouses across Uruguay, an increase of 9% compared to the previous year.

    Uruguay exported meat, offal, meat products and by-products worth 550 million dollars in the year up to 18 April, 8% more than the same period of 2014. Beef exports totaled 454 million in the first months of the year, with the main buyers including China, member countries of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), the European Union, Israel and MERCOSUR countries.

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