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Ann Reus

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DON confirmed in wheat in 3 more US states

Crop progress remains behind average due to wet conditions
Mycotoxins have been confirmed in three additional states, while crop progress remains behind average, according to Neogen’s Monday Mycotoxin and Crop Report from July 9.
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Phibro Animal Health pursues patent for ASF vaccine

Researchers aim to create specific epitope-based vaccine, rather than attenuated live vaccine
Phibro Animal Health Corp. is pursuing patent protection after what it calls a “significant advance in the ongoing development of a vaccine for African swine fever (ASF).”
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USDA: China feed demand, soybean imports down

Researchers develop soybeans that are adapted to thrive in the country’s southern region
While the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports that China’s feed demand and imports of soybeans are down, some analysts say the numbers are still surprisingly high, given the depletion of the country’s pig herd due to the deadly African swine fever (ASF) outbreaks that have plagued it for almost a year.
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Vietnam says ASF vaccine is near, but experts are skeptical

Small-scale testing appears successful, but much more research and larger-scale trials are needed
Vietnam said on Tuesday that a vaccine developed at the National University of Agriculture has shown initial success in fighting African swine fever (ASF), but experts are skeptical and say much more research is needed.
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Indonesian poultry farmers give away chickens to protest prices

The country’s Agriculture Ministry has directed producers to cull 3 million chickens to boost falling prices
Indonesian poultry breeders gave away thousands of chickens for free this week to protest the government’s directive to cull 3 million chickens in an effort to boost falling prices, according to a Reuters report.
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$2.5M awarded to whistleblower in Cargill trades case

US Commodity Futures Trading Commission said reward would have been higher had the whistleblower come forward sooner
The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has awarded $2.5 million to a whistleblower who exposed violations in how Cargill handled trades.
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