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TURKEY; OIL SEEDS AND PRODUCTS ANNUAL

Turkey’s total production of oilseeds covered in this report (soybean, sunflowerseed and cottonseed) in MY 2021/22 is projected to increase around 18 percent to 3.1 MMT compared to MY 2020/21. This increase assumes improved yields because of adequate rain and an increase in planted area. Turkey’s sunflowerseed oil imports and …

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“IMPORTANCE OF CEREALS AND LEGUMES HAS EMERGED WITH THE PANDEMIC”

Mahsum Altunkaya, Chairman of Turkish Exporters’ Assembly (TIM) Cereals, Pulses, Oil Seeds and Products Sector Board, stated that 2020 was a difficult year for all exporters and they wished that everything would return to normal in 2021. Altunkaya said, “We achieved the highest monthly sector exports of all time in …

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MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE APPROVES 3 EVENTS FOR FEED USE…

Scientific Risk Assessment Committee and Socio-Economic Evaluation Committee within the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry approved 2 soybean and 1 corn gene with GMO (Genetically modified organism) for 10 years provided that they are used in animal feed. The committee revoked permits for use for 3 soybean genes that expired …

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GLOBAL AGRICULTURAL BIOTECHNOLOGY ANNUAL REPORTS…

Indonesia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual This report updates the 2019 Agricultural Biotechnology Annual Report. The U.S. exported over $1.8 billion in genetically engineered (GE) products to Indonesia in 2019, including more than $860 million of soybeans. Despite completing biosafety assessments for various GE products, Indonesia has yet to finalize monitoring guidelines …

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NIGERIA IMPORTS PALM OIL VALUED AT 500 MILLION DOLLARS…

Nigeria, one of the West African countries, imports palm oil worth of 500 million dollars annually. Benard Okata, Director of the Federal Department of Agriculture of the Nigerian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, said at the National Palm Oil Symposium that the country generally needs 3 million tonnes of …

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EXPORTS OF TURKISH CEREALS, PULSES AND OILSEEDS SECTOR REACH TO 5.9 BILLION DOLLARS IN 10 MONTHS…

The exports of the cereals, pulses and oilseeds sector increased by 6.8 percent annually, becoming the third sector with the highest increase in foreign sales. Turkey in January-October period has sold 7.7 million tonnes of cereals. Among the products of the sector, the product with the highest export on value …

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“OUR AIM IS TO REACH 1 MILLION TONNES IN COTTON PRODUCTION”

Aegean Exporters’ Associations (EİB) Coordinator Chairman Jak Eskinazi stated that the aim of the next season is to reach 1 million tonnes of cotton production thanks to the recently announced subsidy support. Bekir Pakdemirli, Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, had declared the subsidy in cotton last week. Accordingly subsidy amount …

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TÜRKŞEKER STARTS PURCHASING MAIZE AND SUNFLOWER…

TÜRKŞEKER (Turkey Sugar Factories) started purchasing maize and sunflower within the scope of contracted agriculture that it put into practice this year in the cereals and food sector as well as beet. According to the statement made by TÜRKŞEKER, it was reported that the company’s target in sugar production approached …

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VEGETABLE OIL INDUSTRIALISTS CALL FOR ‘STRATEGIC STOCK’

Tahir Büyükhelvacıgil, President of the Vegetable Oil Industrialists’ Association (BYSD), said, “The import-dependent vegetable oil sector is affected by the production yields and price fluctuations in the world markets. It is necessary to create a ‘strategic stock’ in oil seeds and derivatives by taking urgent measures. When the stock decreases, …

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KARADENİZBİRLİK DETERMINES THE PRE-PURCHASE PRICE OF SUNFLOWER AS 3.20 LIRAS…

Ünal Erarslan, Director General of KARADENİZBİRLİK, said that the Board of Directors of their Association made maximum effort in favour of the producer considering the current conditions and determined the pre-purchase price of sunflower as 3.20 liras. The Black Sea Oil Seeds Agricultural Sales Cooperatives Association (KARADENİZBİRLİK), headquartered in Samsun …

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