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January 16, 2017
Costa Rican food processors and consumers trust and value food products that include U.S. raw materials and ingredients. Demand for quality ingredients has been steadily increasing...
January 2, 2017
Post increased its 2016/17 production forecast to 102 million metric tons (mmt), a record.
December 30, 2016
Argentina continues to be the third largest producer of biotech crops, producing 14 percent of the world´s total biotech crops.
December 29, 2016
Negative public perceptions regarding biotechnology have influenced political will. The Mexican Supreme Court and the National Commission on Human Rights established that indigenous groups...
December 27, 2016
In fiscal year (FY) 2016 (October to September) total Colombian food and agricultural imports were valued at $5.5 billion.
December 21, 2016
A historic drought in Bolivia is causing water restrictions in households in the capital of La Paz and reducing grain and oilseed production output by 27 percent in 2016.
December 20, 2016
Brazil is the world's second-largest producer of biotech crops. Post forecasts a 10-percent increase in area planted to biotech crops in the upcoming 2013/14 Brazilian crop year (October-September).
December 13, 2016
Canadian planting of biotech crops is estimated at about 10.3 million hectares for 2016, flat from the previous year. The main biotech crops remain canola, corn and soybeans, with small amounts...
December 7, 2016
Post maintained its 2016/17 production forecast at 101 million metric tons (mmt) due to a larger planted area and higher yields compared to last year.
December 7, 2016
Beginning in mid-November weather conditions improved in growing regions for soybeans and sunflower seed affected by previous heavy rains, allowing producers to reactivate their planting intentions.
December 6, 2016
Peru's 10 year moratorium on genetically improved crops remains in force. The Ministry of Environment tests conventional imported seed shipments upon arrival which has raised concerns from seed...
December 5, 2016
Honduras allows commercial production of genetically engineered (GE) crops. As of October 2016, planted GE corn areas increased by 13 percent to 38,700 hectares from the previous year.
December 1, 2016
There continues to be significant discussion over the short-term effects of the government’s decision to delay the reduction of soybean export taxes and the introduction of a five percent export...
November 23, 2016
On November 3, 2016, the federal government announced the “Transportation 2030” strategy, which includes a plan to introduce legislation to advance a long-term agenda for a more transparent...
November 11, 2016
On October 27, 2016, the Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (GBRV) temporarily (one year) eliminated import tariffs and value added taxes for scarce agricultural products...
November 7, 2016
There continues to be significant discussion over the short-term effects of the government’s decision to delay the reduction of soybean export taxes; and the introduction of a 5 percent export tax...
November 1, 2016
Post forecasts the 2016/17 soybean production at a record 101 million metric tons. The export forecast for Marketing Year 2016/17 is 57 MMT despite the slower pace of commercialization.
October 17, 2016
The Argentine government announced it will delay a previously planned reduction of soybean export taxes until 2018, while implementing a new plan to bolster soybean production in the northern part...
October 6, 2016
A record Brazilian soybean crop of 101 million metric tons (mmt) is forecast for the 2016/17 MarketingYear (MY) as a result of a slight increase in planted area.
August 18, 2016
The Brazilian ethanol-use mandate remains unchanged at 27 percent (E27).

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