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China targets pork self-sufficiency rate of 95 per cent

Imported beef increasing in market share

Beijing | Reuters — China is aiming to produce 95 per cent of its pork at home, according to a cabinet document outlining plans for its livestock sector, underscoring a goal to quickly rebuild its huge pig herd after a major disease epidemic. The document, released on Sunday, comes amid a heightened focus on food […] Read more

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U.S. grains: Soy jumps on USDA’s surprising cut in acres

Chicago | Reuters — U.S. soybean futures jumped to a one-week high on Friday after the U.S. Department of Agriculture lowered its domestic production estimate more than analysts had expected. Corn futures touched a two-week low on bigger-than-expected U.S. production and inventory estimates in the agency’s monthly crop reports. USDA surprised traders in both markets […] Read more