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USDA Foreign Agricultural Services - March 23, 2015: South-South Agricultural Trade on the Rise.

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South-South Agricultural Trade on the Rise Global agricultural trade patterns have changed dramatically over the past several decades, particularly with the emergence of developing country exporters such as Brazil and Argentina. However, in just the past decade, one of the most apparent trends has been the growth in agricultural trade between developing countries (as defined by the World Trade Organization) or so-called “South-South trade.” Click here to read more...

USDA Foreign Agricultural Services: GAIN Reports from Wednesday, March 18, 2015

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The following Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) reports were released on Wednesday, March 18, 2015.   Japan: Grain and Feed Annual The Japanese feed industry relies almost entirely on imported grains. Due to 2013 tight supplies of corn, which traditionally made up 50 percent of feed, the composition of feed ingredients has significantly changed over the last several years. Seeking the most price competitive ingredients, flexibility in feed composition is expected to continue in the future. Use of feed rice has increased notably in Japan Fiscal Year 2014 (April 2014 – March 2015) and is expected to increase further in coming years. Japan’s feed production has been stable at around 24 million metric tons, but in JFY2013, the production was slightly below 24 million metric tons, in line with decreasing livestock numbers. Turkey: Oilseeds and Products Annual