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and animal feed industries.

Ann Reus

Ann Reus is an associate editor at WATT Global Media. Contact Reus via email at areus@wattglobal.com.

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Trade war, ASF disrupting US soybean, pork producers

Disease, weather, trade all huge obstacles for US industries
The ongoing trade war between China and the U.S., along with the outbreaks of African swine fever (ASF) in China, has huge potential to affect American soybean and pork producers, according to two economists.
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Feed, biosecurity breaches likely vectors for animal viruses

If African swine fever virus makes it into the US, people and feed ingredients are likely to spread it
African swine fever (ASF) virus could enter and be transmitted in the U.S. through animal feed and feed ingredients, but that is only one of the many potential vehicles for viral transmission, according to Cassandra Jones, undergraduate research coordinator in the Department of Animal Sciences & Industry at Kansas State University.
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3 men sentenced in fraudulent aquaculture venture

Head of the scheme sentenced to more than 3 years in prison
Three men who pleaded guilty this year in connection with a scheme to defraud the EU and Welsh governments while promising “to make Wales a world leader in the aquaculture industry” have been sentenced.
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China launches anti-dumping probes into methionine, DDGS

Investigations will look into possible dumping of methionine from Singapore, Malaysia, Japan; review anti-dumping tariffs of US DDGS
China’s Commerce Ministry said it has launched an anti-dumping investigation into methionine products imported from Singapore, Malaysia and Japan, according to reports. The investigation began April 10 and is expected to last a year.
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3 guilty in fraudulent aquaculture venture

Grants issued to program that falsely promised to boost local economy
Three men have pleaded guilty in Cardiff Crown Court in Wales in connection with a scheme to defraud the EU and Welsh governments while promising “to make Wales a world leader in the aquaculture industry.”
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ADM expects Midwest flooding to negatively affect profit

Company says it expects weather to bring down first quarter results by $50 million to $60 million
As parts of the Midwest cope with flooding from melting snow and heavy rains, Illinois-based commodity trader Archer Daniels Midland Co. (ADM) said its first quarter results are likely to be negatively affected by weather woes.
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