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U.S. and Japan reach tariff agreement

U.S. and Japan reach tariff agreement

(Posted on 03/10/19)

The United States and Japan has announced a limited trade deal that includes Japan opening its markets to more than $7 billion in U.S. agricultural products.President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinz? Abe announced the agreement during a meeting on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly meeting in New...

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USDA won’t pursue standards changes

(Posted on 03/10/19)

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) announced last week that it will not pursue changes to the U.S. standards for corn and soybeans under the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA). AMS cited comments from stakeholders, including a joint statement on the soybean standards authored by NGFA and...

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Rio Tinto signs steel MOU

Rio Tinto signs steel MOU

(Posted on 27/09/19)

Rio Tinto, one of the world’s largest iron ore producers, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with China’s largest steel producer, China Baowu Steel Group and Tsinghua University, one of China’s most prestigious and influential universities (the Parties), to develop and implement new methods to reduce...

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Cargill reports results

(Posted on 27/09/19)

Cargill has reported results for the fiscal 2020 first quarter ended Aug. 31, 2019. Key measures include:Adjusted operating earnings were $908 million, up 3% from $883 million last year.Net earnings on a U.S. GAAP basis were $915 million, a 10% decrease from last year’s strong comparative of $1.02 billion.First-quarter revenues...

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Glencore joins agri-trade initiative

Glencore joins agri-trade initiative

(Posted on 24/09/19)

The industry-wide initiative to modernize global agricultural commodity trade operations has announced that another major partner, Glencore Agriculture Limited, has joined the effort.“We’ve been interested in the initiative from the very early days and we’re excited now to join as a full partner,” said Glencore...

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Rio Tinto’s responsibly produced aluminium

(Posted on 24/09/19)

Rio Tinto is now offering independently certified responsibly produced aluminium from all of its Canadian operations, with the extension of the Aluminium Stewardship Initiative’s (ASI) Chain of Custody certification to include the BC Works smelter and Kemano Power Operations in Kitimat, British Columbia.The certification reinforces...

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