03 Jun 2020
5 M ha of soft wheat, but rapeseed down by 1 Mt - The French ministry of agriculture provided only two production forecasts in its crop report of 11 June. One relates to winter barley with an estimate of 7.2 Mt, up 6.2% on last year when areas had to be…
Threats of reprisals from China - The Chinese authorities were quick to respond following the European Union’s decision to impose duties on solar panel imports from China. Beijing chose wine as its target and called for the initiation of an antidumping and antisubsidy investigation into European wine imports into China. The…
The artificial insemination and reproduction techniques cooperatives UNOG (North West Genetics Union) and the Aigle CIA (Artificial Inseminaton Centre) are to merge on 23 December next. Their aim is to become the 3rd biggest French group offering the highest possible level of genetics, from the best possible international origins. The…
Muriel Gozal has been appointed director general of the national Federation of Safer. An agronomist and chief engineer with the Waterways and Forests Board, she is to succeed Michel Heimann. Muriel Gozal began her career in the management department of the departmental Agriculture and Forests Board, working on the implementation of…
Beans closed closed 4 to 10 cents lower. Weekly export sales of 56,300 MT of old crop and 526,500 MT of new crop were towards the top end of trade estimates of 250,000 to 650,000 MT. The average trade yield estimate for Friday’s USDA report is 45.1 bu/acre, according to…
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