Posts tagged "Brazil"

Supply pressure building in major world beef markets

[30 May, Rabobank] There was a positive start to the global beef sector in 2018, however building pressures had the potential to change the export market dynamics. A report by Agribusiness Banking Specialist, Rabobank, said supply pressure was growing in global beef markets due to dry weather conditions in the U.S., a surplus of animal...

Amazon targets French grocery market with Monoprix deal

[28 March/Reuters] Amazon had made further inroads into food retail in France as Casino’s upmarket Monoprix Chain became the first local retailed to sell groceries via Amazon. According to one source, Amazon and Casino were negotiating a deal in Brazil. The deal was to either partner or sell Casino’s appliance and electronics chain Via Varejo....

Trade war rips through farm world; soybean, hog prices fall

[24 March/Bloomberg] Following President Trump’s announcement of tariffs on Chinese imports to the US, China has been quick to implement reciprocal tariffs on U.S. imports which put commodities in the middle of a trade war. Soybean and hog futures fell as a result. Other commodities such as steel, ethanol, almonds, fresh and dried fruits were...

Onion breeding station opened in Pukekohe

[19 February/The Country] An Onion Breeding Station worth $2 million was opened in Pukekohe earlier this month. The facility has state-of-the-art sheds, crop covers and irrigation systems. It supports key markets which include Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Brazil. Monsanto Vegetable Seeds Global Breeding Director for Large Seed/Root & Bulb/Brassica crops, Dr Yossi Shapiro,...