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NIOP: News Flash March 3, 2016

INDUSTRY


US feed groups, growers applaud as GMO labeling bill moves into Senate
Several US feed grower and producer groups are supporting the initial process of a voluntary, federal labeling plan for products that have or include bioengineered traits. Feed Navigator

BIOFUEL


Agreement to increase transparency in global biofuel trading
Platts, the leading independent provider of information and benchmark prices for the commodity and energy markets and a division of McGraw Hill Financial, has entered into a strategic agreement with the U.S. Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration (ITA) to provide fundamental forecasting data and in-depth analyses that bring awareness of export opportunities for U.S. ethanol producers. Feedstuffs

CANOLA


Exclusive: China to toughen standard on Canadian canola shipments
China plans to toughen its standard for imported Canadian canola starting April 1, reducing the amount of foreign material it allows per shipment, an industry group warned Canada’s exporters and processors on Tuesday. Reuters

CORN


Corn, sorghum use in ethanol down in January
The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday said 441.3 million bushels of corn were used in January in production of fuel ethanol, down from the 443.9 million bushels used in January of 2015 and the 451.3 million bushels in December. Ag Week

PALM


Malaysia and Indonesia fight palm oil Bill in France
Malaysia is fighting yet another move to smear palm oil in Europe. This time, the Government is joining hands with Indonesia to stop a French Bill, which could result in the domestic tax on palm oil to jump as high as 800% by 2020. The Star Online

SOYBEAN


American Soybean Association welcomes committee passage of GMO labeling bill
The American Soybean Association applauds the Senate Agriculture Committee for its passage earlier today of legislation from Chairman Pat Roberts that would establish a national framework for the labeling of bioengineered food products, or GMOs. SeedQuest