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China’s COFCO makes painful cuts in drive to lead global food trade

China’s COFCO makes painful cuts in drive to lead global food trade

Published 12/01/2018

FILE PHOTO: The company logo of China Oil and Foodstuffs Corporation (COFCO) is seen at its headquarters in Beijing, China, November 3, 2016. REUTERS/Thomas Peter/File [more…]

Three years too short to replace glyphosate, French farmers say

Three years too short to replace glyphosate, French farmers say

Published 01/12/2017

French farmer Marc Leprince pulls up a dead weed in an alfalfa field non-treated with weedkillers during an interview with Reuters in Greneville-en-Beauce, France, November [more…]

Low water still hampers Rhine and Danube shipping in Germany

Low water still hampers Rhine and Danube shipping in Germany

Published 17/07/2017

June 30, 2017 - A general view shows The Rhine Tower (Rheinturm) on the Rhine river in Duesseldorf.

Water on the Rhine and Danube in Germany remains shallow and cargo vessels cannot sail fully loaded, traders said on Monday.

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Brazil seeks meeting with USDA chief to discuss beef ban

Brazil seeks meeting with USDA chief to discuss beef ban

Published 07/07/2017

The Brazilian government has requested a meeting with the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to discuss a ban imposed on the country's fresh beef, Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi said on Friday.

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South Korea to extend subsidy on some egg imports as bird flu hits local output

South Korea to extend subsidy on some egg imports as bird flu hits local output

Published 27/02/2017

A South Korean health official disinfects a vehicle to prevent spread of bird flu in Pohang, South Korea, December 19, 2016. Choi Chang-ho/News1 via REUTERS

South Korea is extending a scheme to subsidize up to half the cost of importing eggs by sea for another two months until the end of April, as it grapples with a shortfall in local supply in the wake of its worst-ever bird flu outbreak.

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Barge glut chokes U.S. shipping sector despite record harvest

Published 23/02/2017

A glut of idled river barges is clogging Mississippi River shorelines from St. Louis to New Orleans, leaving U.S. barge companies that haul grain, coal and other bulk goods counting their losses.

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Malawi`s president sacks agriculture minister in maize procurement probe

Malawi`s president sacks agriculture minister in maize procurement probe

Published 22/02/2017

Malawi's President Peter Mutharika has dismissed the agriculture minister after an investigation into claims that the country paid too much for a delivery of maize from Zambia.

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South Korea confirms H5N8 bird flu outbreak at duck farm

South Korea confirms H5N8 bird flu outbreak at duck farm

Published 22/02/2017

South Korea has confirmed an outbreak of the highly contagious H5N8 bird flu virus at a duck farm in a southwestern county, its first such incident in 15 days, the farm ministry said on Wednesday.

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South Korea to import 4.8 million vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease

South Korea to import 4.8 million vaccines against foot-and-mouth disease

Published 13/02/2017

A health officer checks a cattle in a farm in Gimje as a preventive measure against foot-and-mouth disease after South Korea on Monday confirmed a case of food-and-mouth at a dairy farm elsewhere in the country, South Korea, February 6, 2017. Moon Yo-han/News1 via REUTERS

South Korea's agriculture ministry said on Monday it will import 4.8 million doses of foot-and-mouth vaccine by the end of this month in an effort to prevent further spread of the viral disease.

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