New Zealand’s reputation as a clean, safe food exporter is again at risk after police said they are investigating a threat to poison baby formula. Letters sent to Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd., the world’s biggest dairy exporter, and Federated Farmers of New Zealand...

Indonesia tightens corn imports to support domestic producers

Indonesia has stopped issuing import permits for corn used in feedmills and is looking at introducing rules that would only allow state procurement agency Bulog to import corn from next year, an agriculture ministry official said on Monday. Indonesian President Joko...

Extended EU Sanctions Against Russia to Remain Ineffective

Anti-Russian sanctions extended by the European Union over the ongoing conflict in Ukraine on Monday will remain unproductive, President of Athens Institute for Education and Research Gregory Papanikos told Sputnik on Tuesday. Earlier in June, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry...

Iraq bans egg import from Iran following bird flu case reports

Iraq has banned egg imports from the Islamic Republic following reports on outbreak of the highly pathogenic H5N1 bird flu virus in some farms in the country. Farzad Talakesh, the secretary of Iran’s Egg Layer Poultry Breeders Union said that the ban was imposed on...

Indian farm machinery maker to buy into Mitsubishi Heavy unit

Mahindra & Mahindra, an Indian manufacturer of automobiles and farm machinery, will join forces with a unit of Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to ramp up business in Asia and North America. The world's largest tractor manufacturer by volume said Thursday that...

Kubota plans R&D base in Thailand

Kubota will build an R&D center in Thailand as early as April 2016 to develop farm machinery designed for the crops and conditions of the region. By pairing this move with promoting exports to neighboring countries like Cambodia and Myanmar, the Japanese company...

Kazakhstan to Export 9 Million Tonnes of Wheat

Nine million tonnes of wheat will be shipped for export this year, Vice Minister of Agriculture Gulmira Issayeva announced at a Dec. 2 Central Communications Service briefing. “We set a goal to export 9 million tonnes of wheat in 2016. We are working on the shipment...


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