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News Flash: January 14, 2016

INDUSTRY


US feed crops see drops in yield and price, but some record ending stocks remain
Corn crop yields and prices dropped in Tuesday’s World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report , but ending stocks rose. The report was put out by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) and offered a look at both domestic and international supply and exchange. Feed Navigator

BIOFUEL


New Biofuels Could Cut Emissions and Preserve Land Used to Grow Food
Hear the word “biofuel,” and you probably think one of two things: restaurant grease (and cars that smell like french fries), or ethanol made from corn. But according to new research, the time may be right for a second-generation of biofuels, these ones made from grass. Not only could they reduce greenhouse gas emissions—they could make economic and ecological sense. Pacific Standard

Biomass database to help farmers
Local farmers could benefit from a new database being developed by the Rural Industries Research & Development Corporation which will map out the locations of existing and potential biomass that could be purchased for renewable bioenergy generation. Biomass is any organic matter of plant or animal origin and it can be used to generate electricity and heat or to produce liquid fuels for transport. The Northern Star

CANOLA


Canola oil may boost feed intake, limit methane emissions in cattle
Increasing lipid levels in forages may increase cattle feed intake and reduce methane production. A team of international researchers reported results from experiments adding canola oil to forage diets in the journal Livestock Science. Feed Navigator

CORN


Report delivers insight into the global corn oil market forecast to 2021 and key companies
The Global Corn Oil Industry Report 2015 is a professional and in-depth study on the current state of the Corn Oil industry. The report provides a basic overview of the industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain structure. The Corn Oil market analysis is provided for the international markets including development trends, competitive landscape analysis, and key regions development status. Development policies and plans are discussed as well as manufacturing processes and cost structures are also analyzed. Whatech

PALM


Crude palm oil up 0.5% on spot demand
Crude palm oil prices rose by 0.46% to Rs 429.70 per 10 kg in futures market today as speculators indulged in creating fresh positions coupled with rising demand in the spot markets. At the Multi Commodity Exchange, crude palm oil for delivery in February rose Rs 2, or 0.46%, to Rs 429.20 per 10 kg in a business turnover of 252 lots. Business Standard

SOYBEAN


USDA reports excite the soybean market
Soybean bulls were happy to see lower ending stocks! Many in the trade thought we could see an increase from the record large yield of 48.3 bpa raised another .5 bpa with this month’s report. The USDA, in somewhat of a surprise move, lowered yields to 48.0 bpa, although still a record.  Corn and Soybean Digest