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Mercaris launches new initiative to see if organic farmland can support higher real estate values 

By Jessie Bovay, Mercaris director of business development United States farmland is a major asset class and its value is important for various players along the agriculture supply chain. Both public and private institutions have conducted extensive research into the financial value of farmland in general; however, very little work has been focused on the […]

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2019 Midwest Shippers Association/Specialty Soya & Grains Alliance member commodity grower contracts now available

Midwest Shippers Association/Specialty Soya & Grains Alliance recently announced that their 2019 listings of grower contracts for identity preserved, organic, non-GMO, and specialty grains and oilseeds are now available. The contracts are offered by MSA/SSGA’s member commodity companies and include a range of crops including soybeans, corn, wheat, sunflowers, flax, borage, peas, pulses, and lentils. […]

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Demand rises for non-GMO, EU-sourced feed

Feed compounders and dairy farmers in Germany, Switzerland, and Austria are looking for locally sourced and produced ingredients for feed—that are not genetically modified. “We see steady growth for these fats, we expect that demand for non-GMO and regional sourced feed components will only increase,” said Dr. Tobias Gorniak of Berg & Schmidt, Hamburg-based feed […]

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Global non-GM soybean demand to rise, driven by EU: Rabobank

By Rei Geyssens Demand for “specialized” beans, such as organic, certified or plain non-GM beans, are expected to rise as consumers want to verify the sustainability of food production and to be able to track its origin, Rabobank said in a Grain & Oilseeds update published in May. The biggest increase in demand is coming […]

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China reportedly not buying any U.S. soybeans

Amid trade tensions between the U.S. and China resulting from President Trump’s proposed tariffs on steel, aluminum, and electronics from China, the world’s largest importer of soybeans is no longer importing from the United States, according to a Bloomberg report. Soybeans are the second-largest U.S. crop—and in 2017, China bought $14 billion of it. “Whatever […]

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