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China forecasts rising soy imports to make up for less canola

Beijing | Reuters — China on Friday raised its forecast for soybean imports during the 2018-19 crop year to 85 million tonnes, up from 83.65 million in last month’s outlook, after the country’s customs agency suspended some imports of rival oilseed canola. China’s ministry of agriculture and rural affairs said in its monthly forecast on […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Soybeans, corn watching trade talks

Movement in grain and oilseed futures at the Chicago Board of Trade remains highly dependent on developments in trade talks between the U.S. and China. China-U.S. trade negotiations have provided some sporadic support for the futures, but there have yet to be any concrete developments. While confirmation of an actual deal would change the outlook, […] Read more

SunOpta sheds U.S. Midwest organic corn, soy business

Organic food firm SunOpta Inc. has stepped out of the U.S. organic corn and soybean business in a $66.5 million deal with Minnesota-based organic startup Pipeline Foods. Mississauga-based SunOpta announced Monday it closed a deal with Pipeline last Friday for the Canadian firm’s organic and “specialty” soy and corn operations, which include five plants in […] Read more