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May 12, 2021
Monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide. Sources include reporting from FAS’s worldwide offices, official statistics of foreign governments....
May 6, 2021
Health Canada is seeking feedback on two new pieces of guidance for the Novel Foods Regulations, focused on plant breeding.
April 5, 2021
The 2020 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook provides a statistical summary of U.S. agricultural commodity exports to the world and the United States’ primary trading partners.
March 22, 2021
Canadian grain and oilseed producers are closely monitoring several recent developments related to carbon usage that will impact their cost of doing business.
March 22, 2021
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) set Japan's 2021 recommended table rice production at 6.93 million metric tons (brown rice basis), a 300,000 ton reduction from 2020...
March 12, 2021
Following the February 1, 2021 coup by the Burmese military, agricultural trade has been crippled due to country-wide peaceful protests in opposition to the military’s actions...
March 3, 2021
On February 27, 2021, the Turkish Government published the Biosafety Decisions on import of genetically engineered (GE) soybean and corn events in the Official Gazette.
March 2, 2021
The Ministry of Agriculture has not yet released figures regarding the MY2020/21 grain harvest. The Ministry will allocate 3.5 million hectares to cereal plantings for MY2021/22.
February 18, 2021
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
February 12, 2021
Infographic detailing some of the FAS 2018 accomplishments in the areas of trade policy, market development, and trade capacity building.
January 28, 2021
On January 22, 2021, the European Commission (EC) approved five genetically engineered (GE) crops (three corn and two soybeans) and renewed the authorization for three corn crops used for food...
January 22, 2021
South Asia, which includes Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, accounts for 24 percent of the world’s population, with 1.84 billion people in 2019.
January 14, 2021
Rainfall during the 2020 northeast monsoon season (October-December) was one percent higher (125 mm) than the normal fifty-year average.
January 5, 2021
As part of its package of measures to reduce food prices adopted in December 2020, the Russian government issued a number of decrees to restrict exports of some grains and oilseeds...
December 11, 2020
On November 18, 2020, the Egyptian Cabinet approved a draft bill that exempts importers of key commodities from paying value-added tax (VAT) on shipping costs.
November 9, 2020
Brazil's Agriculture Ministry (MAPA) issued a normative instruction meant to facilitate imports of genetically modified (GMO) corn and soybeans from the United States.
October 20, 2020
This report contains FAS Nur-Sultan’s revised production forecasts for MY2020/21 as well as trade estimates for MY2019/20.
October 19, 2020
On October 16, Brazil announced that it would suspend the import tariffs on corn, soybeans, soy meal, and soy oil from countries outside the Mercosur trade bloc.
September 25, 2020
The harvest of grains and rapeseed in the Czech Republic ended in the first week of September. Estimates are optimistic that the production of grains will reach above the 10-year average.
July 29, 2020
Crop conditions look normal overall, which indicate optimistic forecasts for Algeria’s MY2020/21 grain crop.

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