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July 28, 2017
Reductions in government support to corn production encouraged Chinese farmers to plant more oilseeds, primarily soybeans.
July 12, 2017
Post estimates Vietnam’s wheat imported volume for MY 2016/2017 at 5.5 million tons due mainly to the competitive price of feed wheat.
July 6, 2017
A number of Cooperators held promotional events in May 2017, including the California Olive Oil Council, which is the most recent Cooperator to arrive in the Japanese market.
July 6, 2017
FAS/Tokyo team visited the largest manufacturing plant of Kewpie Co. Ltd., a major food manufacturer in Japan.
June 12, 2017
Cooperators held a number of promotional events across Japan in May 2017, including the most recent Cooperator to enter the Japanese market, the California Olive Oil Council (COOC).
June 1, 2017
In August 2012, the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) started to work towards completion of a comprehensive Food Labeling Standard (see, e.g., GAIN Reports JA3001 and JA3054).
May 18, 2017
FAS/Japan assisted three delegations from Montana in April, including a group of craft beer and spirits companies, Montana Senator Steve Daines, and Montana’s Director of Agriculture Ben Thomas....
May 10, 2017
U.S Distiller’s Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) has a potential growth market in Malaysia as corn and soybean meal become more expensive....
April 13, 2017
In Marketing Year (MY) 2015/16 (Calendar Year [CY] 2016), the U.S. overtook Brazil to reclaim its position as the largest exporter of soybeans to Vietnam due to more competitive prices.
April 11, 2017
Palm oil production is expected to increase from 17.7 million tons in 2015/16 to 19.4 million tons in 2016/17 and to 21 million tons in 2017/18 due to palm trees recovering from tree stress....
April 5, 2017
Growing feed demand driven by expanding livestock and poultry sectors is expected to generate increased import demand for soybeans in MY2017/18 and soybean meal in MY2016/17 and 2017/18.
April 5, 2017
A planned increase in the price of cooking oil in spring 2017 is not expected to have an impact on consumption.
April 4, 2017
The Philippines is the largest market for U.S. soybean meal (SBM) and the world’s largest coconut oil (CNO) exporter.
April 4, 2017
The United States is the largest supplier of agricultural product imports to South China…Upcoming opportunities for U.S. exporters to meet with South China livestock companies....
March 28, 2017
Taiwan is a mature and stable market. The primary driver behind soybean imports is demand for soybean meal for animal feed.
March 28, 2017
Beginning February 4, 2017, Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety began enforcing biotech labeling requirements that were finalized on February 3, 2016.
March 21, 2017
China continues to be the largest oilseed importer in the world. In MY15/16, China’s total oilseed imports reached 87.93 million tons (MMT).
March 20, 2017
The El Nino weather phenomenon that led to dry conditions throughout 2015 and 2016 has ended.
March 9, 2017
Based on data from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) and United Nations agencies, the estimated net deficiency in food grains and other crops on a grain equivalent basis....
March 7, 2017
Soy is the most important component of the oilseed complex in Korea. Soybean consumption in Korea in MY 2017/18 is forecast to remain relatively unchanged from the current marketing year...

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