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Soybean importers fight back - by growing their own

China and the European Union are increasing their own soybean production, encouraged by financial incentives and seed developments

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Algae and bacteria - the future for protein production?
Algae and bacteria farming pose the potential for easing pressure on the likes of soybeans for protein. But how realistic is it?
Anticipation grows over dairy auction - as butter rally creates paradox
GlobalDairyTrade will be closely watched for signals on whole milk powder, and on butter prices which in the UK are cheaper at stores than wholesalers
Rising US yield hopes spur scepticism over much-watched crop data
Traders puzzle over a "disconnect" between official US crop condition scores and yield estimates. Do some ratings data have "no credibility"?
Parachute pants help throw light on butter price surge
Why have butter prices hit record highs? EU dairy policy is part of the answer. But so is the story of break dancing, mullets and power dressing
Sugar takes centre stake in clash between Bcom, SocGen analysis
History suggests rising sugar futures, says Bcom - but SocGen risk analysis shows falls on the way. Neither throw light on a cotton price conundrum...
How to react to soaring butter prices? Dairy Crest hacks ad spending
Butter prices hit a fresh record high at GlobalDairyTrade. How should dairy groups and retailers respond?
From bacon to blockchain - China's changing pork sector
China's pork industry is not just huge - it is also developing fast, in areas from technology to trading, as Agrimoney.com discovers
Spring wheat futures hit multi-year top. How much higher can they go?
SocGen calls time on a bullish bet on spring wheat's premium over lower quality winter grain. But others take a different lesson from history
Ribeye prices hit record, as quest for fat spreads to meat from dairy
Ribeye steak prices follow butter in soaring as "consumers vote for more flavour" - as long as it comes from fat rather than sugar
Wheat quirk questions case for getting bearish on feeder cattle
Feeder cattle supplies may not be as strong as they appear from bumper feedlot placements - which reflect a knock-on effect of low wheat prices
Farming could yet prove a winner of UK election May-hem
Theresa's May's decision to call a snap election has backfired on her. But for UK farmers, some good could come from the result
As sugar goes out of fashion, fat comes back in
... in dairy at least, where Dairy Australia flags "strong and growing demand for butter", which may force "structural" industry change
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Algae and bacteria - the future for protein production?

Algae and bacteria farming pose the potential for easing pressure on the likes of soybeans for protein. But how realistic is it?

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