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July 12, 2013
Kazakhstan's draft biotech law could remain stalled until the country's WTO accession. Meanwhile, new Customs Union regulations address labeling and import of biotech products.
July 11, 2013
Recent high-profile activism against biotechnology has created uncertainty among those involved in production and research of biotechnology products in Costa Rica.
July 10, 2013
El Salvador has no legal restriction on the use of agricultural biotechnology. However the country's biotech regulatory framework is still being developed.
July 1, 2013
The Colombian government has communicated no clear vision for biofuels policies despite promises to increase blend mandates as new production facilities come online in 2015.
June 28, 2013
Canadian biofuel production remains below what Post estimates is needed to meet federal standards. Limited production makes it unlikely Canada will become a major player in the global ethanol market.
June 20, 2013
Honduras ranks 1st in Central America, 3rd in Latin America, and 6th globally in coffee exports by volume.
June 13, 2013
Europe's production of citrus (orange juice, oranges, grapefruits, lemons, tangerines, mandarins and other citrus) is expected to decline from the previous year's levels.
May 30, 2013
Post forecasts Egyptian soybean imports to fall in 2013/14, with a decrease in soybean meal consumption due to lingering animal health concerns in the domestic poultry industry and high feed prices.
May 24, 2013
El Salvador's coffee production has declined significantly due to the severe coffee rust outbreak that has affected the Central America.
May 24, 2013
Because of the coffee rust epidemic in Central America, Guatemala's coffee prodution is expected to fall 8 percent in 2014.
May 23, 2013
Post expects a 33 percent drop in Egypt's sugar imports in 2012/13 due to high stocks, temporary anti-dumping measures and strong domestic production. Imports should rebound in MY 2013/14.
May 15, 2013
Preliminary information indicates that Costa Rica’s coffee production is expected to decline 15 percent in 2013/14, leading to sharply lower exports.
May 15, 2013
Despite favorable world market conditions for dairy products, EU-27 milk deliveries will increase only slightly in 2013 because of higher production costs and unfavorable weather conditions.
May 13, 2013
FAS Sao Paulo forecasts Brazilian coffee production for marketing year 2013/14 (July-June) at 53.7 million 60-kilogram bags, a 5 percent decrease.
April 25, 2013
Costa Rica’s sugar cane production forecast to increase by 12 percent in 2012/13 thanks in part to favorable weather conditions.
April 25, 2013
Egypt’s cotton production is expected to decline in 2013/14 in the face of what Egyptian farmers regard as relatively low prices.
April 22, 2013
Brazil’s sugarcane crop is forecast at 640 million metric tons for the 2013/14 marketing year (May-April), up 48.9 million tons from the previous season.
April 22, 2013
The Dominican Republic is not expected to fill the U.S. annual sugar tariff-rate quota (TRQ) for FY 2013 due to the current supply situation in the U.S. market.
April 17, 2013
The EU is plagued by a highly regulated system that has hindered its ability to react to the supply shortfalls seen over the last few years.
April 16, 2013
High international prices continue to provide relief to El Salvador's sugar sector.