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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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Organic feed demand to achieve double-digit growth again over 2018

By Ryan Koory, Mercaris senior economist In the recently-released Mercaris Annual Organic Commodity Reports, Mercaris reported that the 2017/2018 marketing year will see continued growth in feed demand. Sustained expansion in U.S. organic livestock production is expected to push the demand for organic feed grains up 35 percent this marketing year, as compared to 2016/17. […]

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