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U.S. puts duties on phosphate from Morocco, Russia

Reuters — The U.S. Department of Commerce said Tuesday it would set preliminary duties on phosphate fertilizer imports from Russia and Morocco, after launching an investigation to determine if producers in these countries were receiving unfair subsidies. The department set preliminary duties of 23.46 per cent on imports from Morocco’s OCP Group and other producers […] Read more

File photo of a durum wheat field in Idaho. (Craig Morris photo courtesy ARS/USDA)

Late North American durum faces quality downgrades

MarketsFarm — Cool and wet conditions delaying harvest operations across North America’s durum-growing regions are cutting into the quality of the crop in both the U.S. and Canada, with widening price spreads likely going forward. “It’s been a challenging harvest,” said Erica Olson, marketing specialist with the North Dakota Wheat Commission. “We did have some […] Read more









Morocco loves Canadian durum

Morocco loves Canadian durum

Reading Time: < 1 minute If you grow durum, some of it probably ends up in Morocco, which is why provincial agriculture officials recently visited the North Africa country for the first time. The mission’s primary goal was to assess potential for grains and pulse sales, said Aarij Bashir, a trade and relations officer. The country subsidizes flour for lower-income […] Read more