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South Korea, Japan halt imports of Canadian wheat

South Korea announced on 18 June 2018 that it has suspended imports of wheat and flour from Canada after Canadian officials revealed last week the discovery of genetically modified wheat in southern Alberta.

This follows Japan’s announcement on June 15 that it has suspended its tenders and sales of wheat from Canada.

Japan corn imports to remain high

Japan corn imports to remain high

TOKYO, JAPAN – With prices on the global market remaining at a low level, Japan is forecast to import 15.3 million tonnes of corn in 2018-19, according to a March 28 Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. […]

Grain shipping costs on the rise

Grain shipping costs on the rise

Ocean shipping costs paid by grain shippers surged in the latter part of 2017 as bulk freight demand spiked and vessel supply growth slowed. While a traditional seasonal slowdown could be in the cards in the first quarter, analysts believe freight rates likely will remain buoyant – at least compared to recent years – for much of 2018. […]

It could help boost yield 10% to 15% relative to conventionally bred varieties.

Wheat gene discovery key in developing high-yielding hybrids

The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – http://www.world-grain.com, October 25, 2017 – by Susan Reidy ADELAIDE, AUSTRALIA – Australian researchers have discovered a gene that could help in the breeding of high-yielding hybrid wheats and radically change the way wheat is bred. The research by the University of Adelaide, in collaboration with DuPont Pioneer, was published […]

Global Low-Level Presence Initiative (GLI) moving forward

Global Low-Level Presence Initiative (GLI) moving forward

With acknowledgement to http://igtcglobal.org/ The 15 government members of the GLI have endorsed a statement on “practical approaches” to LLP in the supply chain, following the acceptance “ad-ref” of the statement at the June 2017 GLI meeting in Rome (document here). The title of the statement is “Principles, Criteria and Practical Approaches for Addressing Low […]

SACOTA elects new Chairman and Board of Directors for 2017-2018

SACOTA Secretariat – The following Directors were elected to the SACOTA Board during the AGM that took place on 12 October 2017: Konrad Keyser (Brisen Commodities), Brendon de Boer (Cargill South Africa), Cornelius Odendaal (Unigrain), Johan Steyn (Seaboard Overseas Limited) and Anton Wienand (ETG World). Konrad Keyser and Brendon de Boer have respectively been elected […]

Ukraine is sprouting as grain export titan

The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – http://www.world-grain.com, LexisNexisArticle, 10 October 2017 Countryman (Western Australia) – The head of a major Ukrainian global grain exporter has issued a warning to Australian wheat producers – his country’s grain will expand its footprint across global markets in years to come. Konstantin Litvinsky, chief executive officer of […]

IGC: World grains output on pace for second highest total

IGC: World grains output on pace for second highest total

The Grain and Grain Processing Information Site – http://www.world-grain.com, October 2, 2017 – by Eric Schroeder LONDON, ENGLAND — The International Grains Council (IGC) on Sept. 28 raised its forecast for total grains production in 2017-18 to 2.069 billion tonnes, up from 2.049 billion tonnes in August, but down from 2.133 billion forecast for 2016-17. […]