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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 rape prices could see improvement in the coming months, despite winter planting figures revealing an exit from the crop. AHDB’s winter planting figures for December last year showed English OSR areas had declined 10 per cent, while Scottish areas were down 18 per cent compared to the previous year. There were also declines in the total UK area of winter crops. FG Insight

BIOFUEL


Biofuel trade groups ask for multiyear tax credit extensions
On April 5, six biofuel trade associations sent a letter to leaders of the U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, Senate Committee on Finance, and House Ways and Means Committee asking for a multiyear extension of advanced biofuel tax credits. Biomass Magazine

CANOLA


Double-resistant canola variety now available
A new hybrid canola cultivar that offers double resistance to clubroot has been registered and is now available to farmers. Proven Seed PV 580 GC was developed by University of Alberta canola breeder Habibur Rahman and Crop Production Services (CPS). Alberta Farmer

CORN


Corn, soybeans rise with crude oil, equities
Corn and soybean futures are higher near midday and are getting some support from the higher crude oil market. A government report showed declines last week in crude oil and ethanol production and stocks. Wheat futures are lower after USDA’s first nationwide crop report of the season late on Tuesday showed most of the winter wheat to be in good to excellent condition. Farm Futures

PALM


Converting palm oil wastes into bio-protein
Palm oil wastes could provide an alternative, low cost and locally available source of bio-proteins for animal feed, according to a recent study published in the Pertanika Journal of Tropical Agricultural Sciences (JTAS). Science Daily

SOYBEAN


Sales Surge for Monsanto’s New Intacta Soybeans Monsanto Co.’s new Intacta soybeans are not only killing bugs on Brazilian farms. They’re crushing demand for insecticides made by competitors DuPont Co. and FMC Corp. Intacta soybeans, which are genetically engineered for the Latin America market to produce their own insecticide, will be planted on 35 million acres during the current growing season, St. Louis-based Monsanto said Wednesday on a conference call to discuss fiscal second-quarter results. Ag Web