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India allows more than 8,000 tonne raw sugar exports to US under tariff-rate quota

Indian government on Friday permitted export of 8,424 tonnes of raw sugar under its tariff-rate quota (TRQ) to the US, which enables shipments to enjoy relatively low tariff. It is reported by The Economic Times. «The quantity of raw sugar 8,424 MTRV (metric ton raw value) to be exported to the US under TRQ up to September 30, 2021, is notified», &mdash...

 
Brazil does not see U.S. retaliation after end of tariff-free ethanol quota

Brazil’s sugar and ethanol lobby group Unica said on Tuesday it does not expect the United States to retaliate after the Brazilian government did not renew a tariff-free ethanol import quota that was almost entirely used by U.S. producers. It is reported by Reuters. The tariff-free ethanol import quota, for 187.5 million litters of ethanol, expired on Monday. A Brazilian government source said last week that talks between the two cou...


Russia will increase sugar beet sown area by almost 14%

Russian farmers will increase the sugar beet sowing area by 13б6% year on year — to 1б05 million hectares in 2021, signalling higher supply for the domestic market next year. It is reported by press-service of the agriculture ministry. Russian President Volodymyr Putin criticised officials and market players over rising prices for sugar, bread, flour and sunflower...

 
Virus yellows having 'unprecedented impact' on sugar beet — NFU

Virus yellows disease is having an 'unprecedented harmful impact' on Britain’s sugar beet crop this year, the NFU has warned. It is reported by farminguk. There are rising concerns that farmers will not be able to grow the crop in 2021 due to the severity of the disease. Some sugar beet growers have reported yield...


BGU researchers uncover potential bittersweet effects of natural sweetener stevia

According to a new study by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) researchers, the natural sweetener stevia may lead to a gut microbial imbalance. The findings were just published in Molecules, a leading international peer-reviewed journal of chemistry, news-medical reports. Stevia is a natural low-calorie sweetener that is growing...


EFSA plans to examine emergency use of neonicotinoids

EFSA is to assess a number of emergency authorisations granted by Member States for the use of neonicotinoids in sugar beet in 2020. It is reported by press service of EFSA. The request from the European Commission covers 21 emergency authorisations of clothianidin, imidacloprid, thiamethoxam and thiacloprid granted by...

 
UK sugar output will down nearly 25%

The sugar beet harvest is set to see UK sugar production fall nearly 25% this season due to the severe effect on yields from aphid-spread virus yellows disease. It is reported by Farmers Weekly. Sugar beet processor British Sugar said that just over two months into the beet harvesting campaign, white sugar production is forecast at 900,000 tons, some 24.4%...

 
UK extends license for glyphosate 3 years

Speaking at the virtual British Crop Production Council (BCPC) 2020 congress, Darren Flynn, head of active substances delivery for the Chemical Regulation Division (CRD), explained that all active substances due to expire between 1 January 2021 and 31 December 2023 would be granted a three-year extension under the new GB pesticides regulation regime. It is reported by Agropages. «This three-year extension is being provided to allow time for the development of the new GB active substance renewal program, although HSE (the Health and Safety...

 
French sugar beet growers see Brexit risk

Large French sugar and ethanol exports to Britain could suffer under new trade terms between the European Union and its former member, clouding prospects for producers seeking to benefit from a recovery in prices, France’s sugar beet growers’ union said. It is reported by Reuters. France, the EU’s largest sugar producer, usually supplies between 300,000 and 400,000 tonnes of white sugar per year to Britain, accounting for around two-thirds of...

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