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(Mediterranean Agricultural Information Network) Fostering cooperation and experience sharing among the national information systems on agricultural (cereals) markets in the Mediterranean. The network of 13 countries is coordinated by CIHEAM, and more specifically by its Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (MAI) of Montpellier.
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2019 Trade Policy Outlook

2019 Trade Policy Outlook | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

By Ben Conner, USW Vice President of Policy (US Wheat), 09/01/2019 -  If there is anything we learned from 2018, it is that the trade policy landscape is unpredictable. While many upcoming or ongoing issues are known, there are a range of possible outcomes within each, some of which could drastically alter the trade landscape in the future.

Let us start with China. This week, U.S. and Chinese negotiators met in Beijing to work toward resolving the current trade dispute, which has seen tariffs slapped on over $300 billion in trade. The next couple months could reveal if trade will resume this year, or if the conflict will continue.

The United States has also initiated formal processes for trade negotiations with Japan, the European Union, and the United Kingdom.

The new U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) will likely be submitted to Congress this year to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), but shifting political dynamics in the United States complicate Congressional approval and implementation of the agreement.

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Wheat futures advance, equity markets tumble

Wheat futures advance, equity markets tumble | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

By Foodbusinessnews.net, 13/11/2018.

After Australia's winter wheat production estimates were cut, the U.S. wheat complex moved higher Monday with corn and the soy complex posting small gains and losses. Chicago December wheat added 17¾c to close at $5.19¾ a bu. Kansas City December wheat added 6c to close at $4.93½ a bu, and Minneapolis December wheat advanced 9¼c to close at $5.82½ a bu. December corn was up 1½c to settle at $3.71¼ a bu.

Anxiety over the health of giant technology companies sparked a broad retreat from U.S. equity markets Monday. 

U.S. crude oil futures edged Monday with contract shed 26c to close at $59.93 per barrel. The U.S. dollar is strengthening on Monday.

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CBOT wheat futures higher on US sale to Egypt

CBOT wheat futures higher on US sale to Egypt | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

By Reuters, 28/11/2018

Chicago Board of Trade wheat futures closed higher on Monday as geopolitical tension in the Black Sea region and confirmation of US wheat sales to Egypt sparked a round of short-covering, traders said. CBOT December soft red winter wheat settled up 7-3/4 cents at $5.07-1/2 per bushel. K.C. December hard red winter wheat ended up 3-1/4 cents at $4.64-1/2 a bushel and MGEX December spring wheat rose 2-3/4 cents at $5.77. The US Department of Agriculture confirmed that private exporters sold 120,000 tonnes of US soft red winter wheat to Egypt for delivery in the 2018/19 marketing year. Escalating tension between Russia and Ukraine could slow grain exports from the Black Sea region, analysts said. Russia ignored Western calls to release three Ukrainian naval ships it had fired on and captured near Crimea over the weekend. The USDA reported export inspections of US wheat in the latest week at 252,489 tonnes, below a range of trade expectations for 350,000 to 600,000 tonnes. Ahead of the

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