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In 2021, Chinese imports of alfalfa pellets hit record levels of 52,254 metric tons (MT) and $13.66 million by value, increases of 62 percent and 70 percent respectively. The market is dominated by Spanish-origin pellets.
As the 14th largest export destination, the United Kingdom (UK) has been an important and growing market for U.S. agricultural products. Shared heritage and cultural ties have continued to bolster U.S.-UK trade. The United States is the second largest UK agricultural supplier, behind the European Union (EU). The market presents many opportunities for intermediate and consumer-oriented products.
On January 11, 2021, the Indian Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced that India and the United States agreed to a framework that will implement market access for agricultural products from both countries.
China: Group Standards on Alfalfa Meal Quality Classification and Timothy Hay Quality Grade Proposed
On November 16, 2021, China Animal Agricultural Association (CAAA) proposed group standards for Alfalfa Meal Quality Classification and Timothy Hay Quality Grade. The standards were published for public feedback and will take effect after revision based on feedback received.
On January 1, 2021, the Government of India’s (GOI) Food Safety and Standards Authority of India extended the compliance date for stakeholders to adopt standards established by the Bureau of Indian...
In 2019, Japanese production of forage crops accounted for 77 percent of demand.
Timothy hay was among a number of U.S. agricultural products that received new or expanded access under the U.S.-China Economic and Trade Agreement, which was signed on January 15, 2020.
Post anticipates a larger supply for MY2020/21, as a wet spring boosted fodder yields in non-irrigated land. Spanish fodder continues consolidating its presence in Asian markets.
The West African nations of Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria, and Senegal are home to some of the largest cities in the region...
The United States continues to be a top supplier of forage to South Korea.
On March 4, 2019, Indonesia and Australia officially signed the Indonesia-Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (IA-CEPA).
The prolonged and ongoing drought in Northern Europe and the Baltics is significantly affecting arable crop and animal feed production in the EU.