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The Ministry of Agriculture announced in September that maize grain held by the Agricultural Development and Marketing Corporation (ADMARC), a government parastatal that procures and sells cereals, will be sold [...]
On 4 September, the Government introduced a 12 percent export duty on all products, valid with immediate effect until 31 December 2020 (Decree 793/2018). The measure aims to increase government [...]
On 6 September, the Government introduced a limit on exports of wheat flour made from domestically-produced grain to 1 percent of total exports. No limits were placed on wheat flour [...]
On 31 May 2018, the Secretary of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (Sagarpa) increased the 2018 support prices for maize, sorghum and rice by 20 percent due to [...]
The Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare of India increased the Minimum Support Prices (MSP) for 2018 Kharif crops, now being planted and to be harvested from September onwards (GIEWS [...]
On 19 June, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply approved the new minimum prices of selected agricultural commodities produced in the summer season, including cereals and beans. The minimum [...]
On 7 June, the Government announced it will increase import duties on rice to 28 percent from the previous 2 percent, which was set in August last year, after domestic [...]
The Government increased the import duty on wheat from 20 percent to 30 percent on 24 May, which follows a 10-percentage-point rise in November last year (FPMA Food Policies). The [...]
Expecting a solid cereal harvest, the Government recently approved the restoration of the common wheat import duty at 135 percent from the previous level of 30 percent, effective until 31 [...]
The Government of Brazil announced in late April the sale of 1 million tonnes of maize from its state reserves through auctions. The measure aims to support livestock producers, amidst [...]
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