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The federal government opened consultations on two initiatives to advance the goal of zero plastic waste by 2030: on rules for recyclability and compostability labelling; and on establishing a federal plastics registry for producers of plastic...
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Brazil: Oilseeds and Products Update

For 2022/23, Post forecasts soybean planted area at 42.5 million hectares (ha), and production at 144 million metric tons (MMT), based on a yield of 3.39 mt per ha. The estimate was raised, as Brazil has managed to secure sufficient fertilizer...
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Chile: Stone Fruit Annual

Chilean area planted with cherries is growing consistently and will reach 52,000 hectares in marketing year (MY) 2022/23. Post projects that, due to favorable climatic conditions and abundant rainfall, MY 2022/23 cherry yields will increase. For MY...
In response to widespread protests and road closures, in recent days, Panama established a series of price ceilings, profit margin controls, and subsidies that affect consumers goods. These include ceiling on the gross profit margin on 11 imported...
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Argentina: Biofuels Annual

Argentine bioethanol consumption for 2022 is forecast at a record 1.1 billion liters due to the combination of increased gasoline demand and a higher blend rate, close to the maximum official blend rate. Biodiesel production in 2022 is projected to...
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Chile: Raisin Annual

Raisin production in Chile relies almost exclusively on table grape production. For marketing year (MY) 2022/23, Post projects 61,850 metric tons (MT) of raisin production, a 1.5 percent decrease from MY 2021/22. Raisin exports will total 59,000 MT, a 1.7 percent decrease from MY 2021/22.
Climate change, the environment, and increased participation of Indigenous Peoples, women and youth will feature alongside more traditional priorities like competitiveness, innovation and international trade in Canada’s future agricultural policy framework. Federal, provincial and territorial agriculture ministers made the announcement on July 22, 2022, while the policy framework will be implemented from April 1, 2023.
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Colombia: Biofuels Annual

In 2022, Colombia's fuel ethanol and biodiesel production are estimated to decrease to 360 million liters and 700 million liters, respectively, as a result of adverse weather conditions and lower blend mandates.
On July 26, 2022 the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) opened a consultation on proposed guidance for registration requirements of gut modifier products under the animal feeds regulations. The consultation will remain open until September 19, 2022.
On July 20, 2022, Canada announced final regulations to amend the Food and Drug Regulations (FDR) to establish detailed conditions for the use of supplemental ingredients in food. The amendments will also establish additional requirements on the labelling of supplemented foods beyond the general requirements in the FDR for prepackaged foods.
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Canada: Grain and Feed Update

Significant rainfall has alleviated severe drought conditions in large regions of Alberta and Saskatchewan but more is required to support wheat growth. Large regions of Manitoba that were waterlogged in June, now have adequate conditions after a heat wave dried up excess water.
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Argentina: Grain and Feed Update

Wheat exports for marketing year (MY) 2022-2023 are forecast at 12.35 million tons, l.15 million tons lower than USDA’s official number as a result of lower production. The wheat and barley crops are suffering very dry weather. Barley exports in MY 2022-2023 are forecast at 3.7 million tons, the same as in MY 2021-2022.