A US Department of Agriculture (USDA) study has revealed that compounds derived from coconut oil are better at repelling blood sucking insects than diethyltoluamide (DEET), the most common ingredient in most insect repellents.
China and the USA have struck a 90-day temporary truce in their trade war and agreed not to impose additional tariffs on each other’s goods that were due to take effect on 1 January, a move which has boosted the futures price of soyabeans.
The new US Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) will bring advancements in managing the trade of grains, oilseeds and their derived products in the North American marketplace, according to the US National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA).
Israel’s Evofuel and Italian agricultural equipment manufacturer Fatini SRL announced on 29 October that the two firms had developed a new mechanical harvester for castor beans to satisfy rising demand for castor oil.
Minnesotan logistical company Cere Global Ag Corp announced on 14 November that it had entered into an agreement with Canadian agricultural commodity merchant London Agricultural Commodities (LAC) to provide it with storage and handling services in Ceres’ export grain elevator in Port Colborne, Ontario, World Grain reports.