Private Exporters Report Sales Activity for Costa Rica and Guatemala

WASHINGTON, February 12, 2021—Private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the following activity: Export sales of 195,338 metric tons of corn for delivery to Costa Rica.  Of the total, 135,644 metric tons is for delivery during the 2020/2021 marketing year and 59,694 metric tons is for delivery during the 2021/2022 marketing year; andExport sales of 115,577 metric tons...

SA President

President Cyril Ramaposa sends Covid-19 warning to South Africa as Festive Season approaches

As the festive season approaches, it is critical that ‘we do not become the architects of our own undoing’, says president Cyril Ramaphosa. Writing in his weekly letter to the public on Monday (9 November), the president said that ‘the greatest vigilance’ is required from all citizens to keep the virus at bay. “A resurgence at any scale will not just...

Economic and Food Security Impact of Agricultural Input Reduction Under the European Union Green Deal’s Farm to Fork and Biodiversity Strategies

BY JAYSON BECKMAN, MAROS IVANIC, JEREMY JELLIFFE, FELIX BAQUEDANO, AND SARA SCOTT The European Commission has proposed strategies that would impose restrictions on EU agriculture through targeted reductions in the use of land, antimicrobials, fertilizers, and pesticides. We perform a range of policy simulations to examine the economic implications of several of the proposed targets, finding reduction in global agriculture production, higher prices, less trade,...