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| Live Cattle Exports | Livestock and Products, Grain and Feed, Trade Policy Monitoring | Canberra | Australia | 8/3/2015
Australia is a leading international exporter of live cattle and Indonesia has been its main market for over two decades. However, an unexpectedly low Indonesian import quota for live cattle for the second quarter of 2015 recently shocked exporters. The lower quota reflects Indonesia’s move towards self-sufficiency, although it may be revised. In response to access issues, Australia has sought to diversify export markets and seven new markets have agreed to export protocols. The latest is China ...
Live Cattle Exports_Canberra_Australia_7-30-2015



| Wheat, Corn, Rice, Milled | Grain & Feed Update | Grain and Feed | Caracas | Venezuela | 8/3/2015
Post expects wheat, corn and rice imports to be tight due to availability of foreign exchange.  Domestic production of corn and rice for MY 2015/16 are forecast to fall as a result of delayed planting and lack of agricultural inputs. 
Grain and Feed Update_Caracas_Venezuela_7-28-2015



| Cochran FY 2014 Success Story | Climate Change/Global Warming/Food Security | Pretoria | South Africa - Republic of | 7/31/2015
In FY2014 FAS Pretoria selected eight South African private and government officials to participate in the Farm Management training under the Cochran Fellowship Program.  The program designed in Conjunction with Colorado State University, Department of Agriculture & Resource Economics was held May 13-25, 2014 in Denver.  The focus and emphasis of the training was skills transfer and empowering the emerging farm sector officials and managers with exposure and implementation of effective policies ...
Cochran FY 2014 Success Story_Pretoria_South Africa - Republic of_7-20-2015



| Food and beverages trade show | Trade Show Closing | Pretoria | South Africa - Republic of | 7/31/2015
The Africa’s Big Seven (AB7) trade show took place from June 21-23, 2015 at the Gallagher Convention Centre in South Africa’s Midrand area of Greater Johannesburg. Companies introduced their products, evaluated consumer demand, networked, and negotiated business deals during the event. As for FAS/Pretoria, post attended on June 22nd with the purpose of forming and maintaining relationships with the private sector and government representatives, as well as recruiting for upcoming trade missions t...
Food and beverages trade show_Pretoria_South Africa - Republic of_7-30-2015



| UN Talks Shape Financial Development Framework | Market Development Reports, Trade Policy Monitoring | Addis Ababa | Ethiopia | 7/31/2015
The 3rd Financing for Development (FfD) Conference established the development financing framework for the post-2015 development agenda.  The framework, among other things, recognizes international trade as an ‘engine for development.’ In particular, WTO members were asked to implement the Bali package, conclude Doha, prevent trade restrictions and market distortions, and provide duty- and quota-free market access to developing countries.  At several FfD side events, the USG declared its contin...
UN Talks Shape Financial Development Framework_Addis Ababa_Ethiopia_7-28-2015



| Weekly Rice Price Update | Grain and Feed | Bangkok | Thailand | 7/31/2015
TH5091 – Export prices increased around 1 percent as upward pressure on domestic prices more than offset the weakening Thai baht.  The Government will likely begin to issue public tenders for non-food grade rice next week.
Rice Price - Weekly_Bangkok_Thailand_7-21-2015



| July 2015 | Grain and Feed | Buenos Aires | Argentina | 7/31/2015
Argentine wheat production for 2015/16 is forecast down at 10.2 million tons (mmt), 1.3 mmt lower than USDA.  This is a result of an adjusted smaller area as the crop is unprofitable in most cases and to a lesser use of inputs.  Exports are projected at 5 mmt, significantly lower than USDA official exports at 6.7 mmt.  Barley production for 2015/16 remains unmodified.  Non-feed use is set at 1.3 million tons, 100,000 tons lower than official USDA estimates.  Corn production for 2015/16 is estima...
Grain and Feed Update_Buenos Aires_Argentina_7-28-2015



| Wheat, Barley, Sorghum, Rice, Milled | July 2015 | Grain and Feed | Canberra | Australia | 7/31/2015
The outlook for winter grains production in Australia from mid-2015 and beyond has been improved by more reliable rainfall. In 2015/16, the harvested area for wheat in Australia is expected to be stable at around 14 million hectares while the harvested area for barley is forecast to rise slightly to 4 million hectares. Wheat production is expected to be around 25 million metric tons; while barley production is expected to be 8.6 million tons. The outlook for summer crops is more difficult to for...
Grain and Feed Update_Canberra_Australia_7-28-2015



| Rice, Milled, Corn | August 2015 | Grain and Feed | New Delhi | India | 7/31/2015
Timely and adequate 2015 monsoon rainfall through early July has supported planting of grains, including rice and corn, in the ongoing MY 2015/16 kharif season (fall/early winter harvest).  MY 2014/15 and MY 2015/16 rice exports estimate has been raised higher to a record 11.7 MMT and 10.0 MMT, respectively.   Consumption has been revised lower to account for higher exports.
Grain and Feed Update_New Delhi_India_7-28-2015