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| Dairy, Butter, Dairy, Milk, Fluid, Dairy, Milk, Nonfat Dry | 2014 | Dairy and Products | New Delhi | India | 10/20/2014
Calendar year (CY) (January-December) 2015 fluid milk production is projected to increase to 147 million metric tons (MMT) assuming a normal monsoon and continued private and public sector efforts to improve farm management and production through extension services. CY 2015 fluid milk consumption is forecast to increase to 59.75 MMT on population growth and rising incomes, which likely will pressure the formal dairy sector to expand. 
Dairy and Products Annual_New Delhi_India_10-15-2014



| Select | Indonesia Dairy and Products Annual Report 2014 | Dairy and Products | Jakarta | Indonesia | 10/20/2014
Indonesian imports of nonfat dry milk slowed in 2013 due to tight international supplies.  This is expected to continue in 2014, although Post expects a rebound in 2015, dependent on international prices. Post estimates CY 2014 Indonesian whole milk powder imports to decrease to 48,000 MT compared to 50,000 MT in CY 2013, based on the same conditions. Indonesian WMP imports are also expected to rebound in CY 2015 to 50,000 MT. Despite bumps, Indonesian per capita milk consumption is expected to ...
Dairy and Products Annual_Jakarta_Indonesia_10-15-2014



| Select | China's Raisin Production to Increase to 180,000 MT in MY2014/15 | Raisins | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 10/20/2014
The Office of Agricultural Affairs forecasts that China’s MY2014/15 raisin production will increase by 9 percent to 180,000 tons.  This increase is largely attributed to the surge of available grapes as a result of economic disruptions caused by incidents of social unrest in Xinjiang.  In the first three quarters of MY2013/14, the United States remained the largest raisin supplier to China. In MY2013/14, the United Kingdom replaced Japan as the largest buyer of Chinese raisins due to a decline i...
Raisin Annual_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_10-10-2014



| Russian Far East Ag Policy and Situation Update | Agriculture in the News, Agricultural Situation, Agriculture in the Economy | Vladivostok | Russian Federation | 10/20/2014
Government to Approve Draft of Federal Law on Territories of Priority Development in Russian Far East… Russia to Resume Rice Imports from China... China to Supply Russia with Vegetables and Fruits… Khabarovsk to Import Pork from China… Meat Importers in the Russian Far East to Join Forces and Oppose Food Ban… Primorye Did Not Get Low-Cost Chinese Meat… New Zealand Businesses to Create Milk Production Facility in Primorye… FESCO to Launch a New Regular Train Service from Vladivostok to Tashkent…...
Russian Far East Ag Policy and Situation Update_Vladivostok_Russian Federation_10-15-2014



| Japanese Fresh-Cut Vegetable Market--Recent Changes and Implications | Market Development Reports | Osaka ATO | Japan | 10/17/2014
This report, covering Japan’s fresh-cut vegetable market, examines the implications of sweeping changes taking place in the Japanese fresh produce market and analyzes opportunities and challenges for U.S. agricultural products.
Japanese Fresh-Cut Vegetable Market--Recent Changes and Implications_Osaka ATO_Japan_10-8-2014



| Dairy, Dry Whole Milk Powder, Dairy, Cheese, Dairy, Butter, Dairy, Dry Whole Milk Powder, Dairy, Milk, Nonfat Dry | Annual Dairy Report | Dairy and Products | Brasilia | Brazil | 10/17/2014
Post forecasts fluid milk production to increase by 3 percent in 2014, supported by a relatively strong domestic demand. Post has revised production and export estimates for dairy products for 2014 and forecasts for 2015 to reflect new estimates made by trade sources and official data. These estimates call for more consumption and increase in production of dairy products.
Dairy and Products Annual_Brasilia_Brazil_10-14-2014



| Potato Products, Frozen | 2014 | Potatoes and Potato Products | Ottawa | Canada | 10/17/2014
Post forecasts a reduction in fresh potato production, a modest increase in exports and mild decline in imports based on a weaker Canadian dollar. The frozen french fry sector will continue to remain stable. Planted areas declined once again this year as a result of further reduction in the demand for processing potatoes, and a stable demand for table potatoes. Yields are expected to be good across the country, despite late planting due to wet weather in most of the regions.
Potatoes and Potato Products Annual_Ottawa_Canada_10-10-2014



| Animal Feed Situation 2014 | Grain and Feed | Nairobi | Kenya | 10/17/2014
The use of manufactured animal feeds and feed supplements in Kenya has increased steadily over the last ten years.  Data by Kenya’s State Department of Livestock estimates that demand for feeds and supplements is about 650,000 tons up from 300,000 tons in 2008. Registered feed manufacturers account for about 60 percent of the demand; while the unregistered small scale manufacturers, home/community-based formulators, and importers account for the balance. Some of the challenges facing the animal ...
Animal Feed Situation 2014_Nairobi_Kenya_10-14-2014



| Changes in Kenya's Agricultural Sector - Update | Agriculture in the Economy | Nairobi | Kenya | 10/17/2014
The Government of Kenya (GOK) has undertaken key changes affecting the regulatory and research functions in a major agricultural sector reform milestone authorized by law. The changes involved the dissolution of eight former regulatory agencies, the creation of a new overarching regulatory agency, the Agriculture Fisheries and Food Authority (AFFA) and the merger of four research institutions to form the Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO). This is an update of the FAS...
Changes in Kenya's Agricultural Sector - Update_Nairobi_Kenya_10-14-2014



| Sugar, Centrifugal, Sugar Cane for Centrifugal | 2014 | Sugar | New Delhi | India | 10/17/2014
Post forecast centrifugal sugar production for marketing year (MY) 2014/15 at 27.3 MMT (raw value), a decrease of 640,000 metric tons (MT).  This revision reflects less-than-anticipated sugarcane acreage in Uttar Pradesh and adjoining states.  Tighter sugar supplies will boost opportunities for imports in MY 2014/15, which are now forecast at 1.0 MMT (mostly raw).  Sugar exports for MY 2013/14 are revised from 1.8 MMT to 2.7 MMT as per the most recent trade estimates.  
Sugar Semi-annual_New Delhi_India_10-14-2014



| Weekly Rice Price Update | Grain and Feed | Bangkok | Thailand | 10/17/2014
TH4092 – Export prices remained unchanged from the previous week.  The government is likely to issue a new public tender next week.
Rice Price - Weekly_Bangkok_Thailand_10-14-2014



| Animal Numbers, Cattle, Animal Numbers, Cattle, Meat, Beef and Veal, Meat, Swine | 2014 | Livestock and Products | Canberra | Australia | 10/16/2014
Drought in major cattle regions in Australia has significantly increased slaughter and production as producers bring forward turnoff, depressing domestic prices but boosting exports. In 2014, total slaughter will exceed 9.6 million and production is expected to be over 2.5 million tonnes. Live cattle exports are expected to reach 1.4 million in 2014 before declining the following year. In 2015, the diminished herd size is likely to impose supply constraints on exports, including to the United St...
Livestock and Products Annual_Canberra_Australia_10-10-2014



| Animal Numbers, Cattle, Meat, Beef and Veal, Animal Numbers, Swine, Meat, Swine | Beef Consumption Drops While Pork on the Upswing | Livestock and Products | Mexico | Mexico | 10/15/2014
Mexican beef consumption continues to fall next year while pork rebounds slightly as the more affordable meat.  Similarly, beef imports are seen falling while pork imports grow.  Cheaper international grain prices mean meat production grows next year.  Mexico’s cattle herd recovery remains 3-5 years out, as feeder cattle exports continue to be pulled north by high U.S. prices.  Over half of Mexico’s beef production now comes from federally regulated plants.  PEDv issues are under control in mos...
LIVESTOCK AND PRODUCTS ANNUAL_Mexico_Mexico_10-8-2014



| Philippine Market Opens to US Potatoes - Trade Doubles | Potatoes and Potato Products | Manila | Philippines | 10/15/2014
In June 2013, the Philippine Department of Agriculture formally allowed the importation of U.S. fresh table stock potatoes for consumption.  Prior to the USDA negotiated market access, all U.S. fresh potatoes entering the Philippine market were restricted to chipping and processing purposes. Following the opening, U.S. fresh potato exports to the Philippines nearly doubled in 2013 to 10,161 MT (compared to 5,289 MT in 2012).  Industry and trade contacts estimate total 2014 U.S. potato exports wi...
Philippine Market Opens to US Potatoes - Trade Doubles_Manila_Philippines_10-10-2014



| GB6975-2013 Cotton Baling | FAIRS Subject Report | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 10/15/2014
On December 31, 2013, China’s National Standardization Technical Committee on Cotton Processing published the final version of National Standard GB6975-2013 Cotton Baling which shall take effect on April1, 2014.  On June 23, 2014, China's General Administration for Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) published a short notice requesting China’s industry associations and importers to notify overseas cotton suppliers of the baling requirements, and additionally, requesting entry ...
GB6975-2013 Cotton Baling_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_10-9-2014



| Russian Ban on Plant Products Re-export from Poland | Trade Policy Monitoring, Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety | Warsaw | Poland | 10/14/2014
On October 6th, 2014 Russia imposed a ban on re-export of plant products from Poland to Russia. Polish phytosanitary certificates for re-export are no longer recognized by the Russian phytosanitary authorities.
Russian Ban on Plant Products Re-export from Poland_Warsaw_Poland_10-9-2014



| Constitutional Court Supports Wine Check-off Program | Wine, Competitor | Berlin | Germany | 10/14/2014
The German Federal Constitutional Court (Bundesverfassungsgericht -BVerfG) rejected a constitutional complaint by 16 German wine-growers against a check-off program called "German Wine Fund" (Deutscher Weinfonds - DWF).  The wine-growers took initial legal action against the DWF in June 2009, because they considered compulsory contributions and mandatory payments as unconstitutional.  The BVerfG’s decision ended a long-term conflict between both parties.
Constitutional Court Supports Wine Check-off Program_Berlin_Germany_9-26-2014



| Select | Enter a Descriptive Report Name | Sugar | Beijing | China - Peoples Republic of | 10/14/2014
MY 2014/15 sugar production is forecast at 13.3 million tons, down one million tons from MY 2013/14 on falling acreage.  MY 2014/15 and M& 2013/14 imports are revised upwards to 3.8 and 4.3 MMT respectively on lower domestic production and falling international prices.
Sugar Semi-annual_Beijing_China - Peoples Republic of_10-9-2014



| Success for US Exhibitors at Natural and Organic Products Expo Asia | Export Accomplishments - Events | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | 10/14/2014
Seven U.S. exhibitors reported over $130,000 in projected sales following a successful participation in the inaugural Natural and Organic Products Expo Asia held in Hong Kong during August 27-29. 
Success for US Exhibitors at Natural and Organic Products Expo Asia _Hong Kong_Hong Kong_10-7-2014



| Regulating Edible Oil Trade | Agriculture in the News, Sanitary/Phytosanitary/Food Safety | Hong Kong | Hong Kong | 10/14/2014
The recent detection of substandard lard produced from recycled cooking oil has caused the recall of hundreds of food products in Hong Kong and generated new proposals to regulate cooking oil waste in Hong Kong.
Regulating Edible Oil Trade_Hong Kong_Hong Kong_10-9-2014



| Russian Agricultural Policy and Situation Bi-Weekly Update | Agriculture in the News, Agricultural Situation | Moscow | Russian Federation | 10/14/2014
Russian Resolution for Preservation of Caspian Sea . . . Russia to Launch Food Aid Assistance Program for Low Income Population . . . Duma Devoted to Improving State Program of Development of Agriculture . . . Government Projects Increase in Food Price Inflation . . . Central Bank Projects Russia’s Inflation to Hit 8% in 2014 . . . The Anti-Monopoly Service Reports Food Price Stabilization . . . Russia Invoked the Grain Intervention Fund . . . Agriculture Minister Announced Distribution of Subsi...
Russian Agricultural Policy and Situation Bi-Weekly Update_Moscow_Russian Federation_10-9-2014