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USA: Area candidates focus on farmers
DATE 22Sep 2020

Through much of last week, incumbent elected officials and their challengers acted and argued for the support of one specific demographic – farmers. Throughout the week, a particularly great portion of communications coming from area elected officials and campaigns centered on agriculture, particularly corn. That’s because the Environmental Protection Agency, last week, announced that it… Read More »

Jamaica: Health Ministry To Begin Random Product Sampling
DATE 22Sep 2020

The Ministry of Health and Wellness is to begin doing random sampling of hand sanitisers being offered to customers entering business places. The development follows an incident brought to its attention by The Sunday Gleaner last week about a Manchester resident whose hands were harmed after he accepted hand sanitiser at a store or stores in the… Read More »

USA: Novozymes launches Fiberex platform for conversion of corn fiber to ethanol
DATE 22Sep 2020

Novozymes launched Fiberex, a comprehensive platform based on novel enzymes and yeast strains to convert corn fiber into ethanol. Fiberex is specifically aimed at breaking down tough fibers in the corn, providing producers with greater operational flexibility. The technology converts a low-value by-product into high-value, low-carbon fuel while also enabling the production of significantly more corn oil.

USA: Brazilian ethanol production expected to fall 16% in 2020
DATE 22Sep 2020

Brazil is expected to produce 31.35 billion liters (8.28 billion gallons) of ethanol this year, down 16 percent from 2019, according to a report recently filed with the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network. The reduction is primarily attributed to mills diverting more sugarcane to the production of sugar. Of the 31.35 billion… Read More »

USA: Bolsonaro says U.S. to give Brazil extra sugar import quota
DATE 22Sep 2020

The United States will expand a quota for Brazilian sugar to be imported at a lower tax rate by 80,000 tonnes, in exchange for South America’s largest country opening to more U.S. ethanol, Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro said on Monday. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative did not respond to a request for comment.… Read More »