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NIOP News Flash: July 14, 2016

Welcome Adam Bernstein! Adam Bernstein is an Associate with NIOP. In this role, he helps plan the Annual Convention, participates in committee and Board work, maintains the membership database and website, and assembles the Weekly News Flash. Adam graduated from American University with a degree in government. His background includes multiple roles in government affairs, […]

NIOP News Flash: July 7, 2016

Next Up on GMO Labeling: The House The Senate’s successful cloture vote on the GMO labeling compromise measure, brokered by Agriculture Committee Chairman Pat Roberts and ranking member Debbie Stabenow, sets up an endgame today. Cloture limited debate to 30 hours, so a final vote on passage could come after 10 p.m., though lawmakers could agree […]

NIOP News Flash: June 30, 2016

French politicians have dropped the proposed palm oil tax, leading some politicians to say the country is being blackmailed by producer countries. Last week members of the French National Assembly voted to drop the tax from the country’s Biodiversity Bill during a plenary session. Although this still has to be confirmed by the Senate, which […]

NIOP News Flash: June 23, 2016

Canola futures fall two percent as market sags on good weather The see-saw crop markets fell on Monday, giving up substantial ground in all the main futures contracts. Corn futures fell almost four percent and canola was down about two percent. Markets have risen recently on worries about the hot, dry weather in the United […]

NIOP News Flash: May 5, 2016

INDUSTRY Canada’s Oilseed Production Forecast to Drop Canada’s oilseed production (canola, soybeans and sunflowers) for 2016-17 is forecast to drop to 21.5 million tonnes, down 2 million tonnes from 2015-16, mostly driven by lower canola production, the U.S Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) said in a April 22 report. Total crush is […]

News Flash: April 21, 2016

INDUSTRY GMA Calls on Senate to Stand Up for Agricultural Biotechnology to Protect Farmers and Consumers Pamela G. Bailey, president and CEO of the Grocery Manufacturers Association (GMA), today said that unless Congress passes a uniform national law on disclosure of genetically engineered food ingredients, stigmatization from on-package labels will lead to increased consumer costs […]

NIOP: News Flash April 14, 2016

INDUSTRY European Food Safety Agency – Assessment of new scientific elements supporting the prolongation of prohibition of the placing on the market of genetically modified oilseed rape GT73 for food and feed purposes in Austria Following a request from the European Commission, the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) evaluated the documentation provided by Austria to […]

News Flash: April 7, 2016

INDUSTRY FDA rule on feed, animal food transport sees welcome updates Revisions within the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) final rule on the safe transport of feed and food are supported by the feed sector. Feed Navigator Potential good news for OSR growers as prices are set to improve, according to new figures Oilseed […]

News Flash: March 31, 2016

INDUSTRY Edible oil import bill likely to rise 25% in FY17 The country’s edible oil import bill is likely to jump in 2016-17, due to rising prices and a burgeoning supply deficit from local sources. This import has risen 50 per cent over four years. In the past 13 years, output from domestic sources has […]

News Flash: March 24, 2016

INDUSTRY Back to square one on federal GMO labeling, as Pat Roberts’ bill is defeated in the Senate Sen. Pat Roberts’ GMO labeling bill (S. 2609) has been defeated in the Senate (48:49), as lawmakers proved unable to hammer out a compromise that all stakeholders could get behind in the race to create a federal […]