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Brazil's agriculture sector opens European Union representative office

CNA will now have representation in its members' main export market
The Brazilian Agriculture and Livestock Confederation, CNA, opens a representative office in Brussels in June. The office will function under the name of Espaco Agro Brasil, and its purpose will be to grow the market share of Brazil's agricultural products in the European market, as well as promote more partnerships between Brazil and the region's agricultural sector, among other things. 
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World Dairy Expo to feature top dairies in virtual farm tours

Designed for dairy producers and industry partners, the 2013 World Dairy Expo will showcase some of the best dairy farms in the industry as well as offer industry-leading seminars.
The World Dairy Expo invites dairy producers and industry professionals from around the globe to experience the “Center of the Dairy Universe” on October 1 through October 5, 2013, at the Alliant Energy Center in Madison, Wis. More than 65,000 dairy industry enthusiasts and 1,000 dairy exhibitors are expected to attend the five-day event.
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Despite slow corn planting, record crop in US still possible

USDA figures indicate 14 billion acres can be harvested
Weather conditions have slowed the 2013 planting season, but the United States Department of Agriculture is still expecting a record corn harvest. According to the figures released June 12 in the agency's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, the 2013 forecast calls for just more than 14 billion bushels havested.
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Feed industry expected to grow slowly, ag economists say

This comes in contrast to USDA predictions.
Agricultural economists with a leading international provider of banking and financial services believe that the U.S. Department of Agriculture may have been too optimistic in its forecasts about the speed at which the American demand for feeds is likely to recover. While a recovery in the U.S. feed demand is within sight, they suggest, quantities will come back slowly.
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Production of corn, soybeans projected to increase in 2014

Forecast for this year also indicates gains in worldwide soybean production
Corn and soybean production both in the U.S. and worldwide are expected to increase in 2014, as the U.S. Department of Agriculture has offered its first look into the year ahead. The projections, released in the USDA's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, show a bright spot for livestock and poultry producers, who rely on the grain supply for feed.
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Adisseo names director of marketing and business development

Robert Scott Oler will supervise marketing efforts in North and Central America.
Robert Scott Oler has joined Adisseo North and Central America as director of marketing and business development. Oler has extensive experience in swine and dairy operations, sales, marketing, business development, and industry publications.
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Livestock, poultry groups warn House energy committee of Renewable Fuel Standard’s harmful impact

Organizations share study on standard’s impact on food, fuel prices
Seven livestock and poultry groups submitted comments to the House Energy and Commerce Committee on the negative effects the federal Renewable Fuels Standard has had on agriculture, including the high cost of feed facing livestock and poultry producers. The comments answer several questions posed by the Committee on the impact of the Renewable Fuel Standard.
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European Commission approves lactic acid as decontaimnant

The use of lactic acid as a decontaminant for beef carcasses has been approved in the U.S. for some time.
Purac, a food preservation supplier, announced its support of the European Commission's approval this of the use of lactic acid as a decontaminant for beef carcasses, half carcasses and quarters. Already used to reduce microbial surface contamination in the U.S. for some time, the use of lactic acid for this purpose in beef will be permitted in Europe starting February 25.
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Specialty ingredient supplier launches new website

The website for Laboratoires Phodé features news and access to technical documents.
Laboratoires Phodé, a specialty ingredient supplier, announced the launch of its new website. This new website supports Phodé sustained growth and worldwide expansion, and reflects its recent developments into three fields of expertise: animal care, human care and olfactic.
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Animal nutrition CEO speaks at global feed conference

Thad Simons of Novus International spoke on feeding a growing population.
Helping to feed the world affordable, wholesome food while achieving a higher quality of life: this is the vision of Novus International, said the company's CEO, Thad Simons, during the Fourth Global Feed and Food Congress at Sun City, South Africa. Simons was part of the Global Leaders Outlook Panel, discussing the theme "safe feed and food for all."
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