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USDA works with Bangladesh on ‘climate-smart livestock’

The USDA is working to promote a ‘Climate Smart Livestock project’ worth USD 34 million in Bangladesh. “The project, over five years, aims to...

Indonesia’s pkm production and consumption on the rise

In 2024/25, USDA forecasts that Indonesia’s palm kernel meal (pkm) production will reach 6.45mt based on 12.23mt of palm kernel crushed from 6.4mt from...

Demand for Indonesia’s copra meal to rise slightly

The USDA forecasts that Indonesia’s copra meal consumption will reach 250,000 tons in 2024/25, slightly higher than the previous year based on limited growth...

Global pork production to hit 114mt in 2024

The USDA predicts that global pork production will reach 114.2mt in 2024, 1% lower than the October estimates. This is mainly due to lower...

Indonesia’s sbm imports to reach 5.6mt

Indonesia soybean meal (sbm) imports are forecast to hit 5.6mt in 2023/24 on sustained demand from feedmillers, the USDA said in a report. In...

Scientists confirm only six unique ASF genotypes

USDA scientists have reduced the number of ASF virus (ASFv) strains from 25 to only six unique genotypes. “Most ASF virus genotypes originally identified...

New USDA finding may cut number of ASF vaccines needed

USDA researchers have found fewer ASF virus (ASFv) genotypes than initially believed, reducing the number of strains from 25 to only six unique genotypes. The...

USDA expects Vietnam’s pork production to rebound

Vietnam's pork production for 2024 is expected to rise by 5% to 3.7mt on recovering domestic demand, said the USDA. The agency attributes this...

China’s chicken production to decline in 2024

The USDA forecasts China’s 2024 chicken meat output to fall 3% yoy to 13.9mt. Both white and yellow chicken consumption are expected to fall,...

USDA lowers soybean acreage forecast

The USDA lowered its forecast for soybean acreage in its June Acreage Report to 83.5 million acres from 87.5 million in its March Planting...

Zoetis to commercially develop ASF vaccine from USDA-UConn collaboration

Is there a new ASF vaccine on the horizon? Zoetis has been licensed to commercially develop an ASF vaccine from a candidate developed by...

Thailand’s corn production to shrink

The USDA expects corn production in Thailand at 5.2mt in MY2022/23, down 2% yoy, in anticipation of reduced off-season corn acreage. Corn prices averaged...

Indian sbm to re-enter global exports

Indian sbm will re-enter global markets at a competitive rate in 2022/23, said a USDA report. Domestic stocks are building up and now trading...

USDA receives USD0.5m for ASF vaccine research

The Foundation for Food & Agriculture Research (FFAR) has granted USD 500,000 to USDA and USD 150,000 to Kansas State University to develop ASF...

Wheat futures cool with new USDA report

Wheat futures cooled down this week as the USDA estimated higher global production in the November World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates. Demand is...

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