Tag: rapeseed

Reduced rapeseed processing

Reduced rapeseed processing

February 3, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that small rapeseed crops in Germany and the EU-28, inadequate third-country supply, unsatisfactory margins and, on top of all that, low water levels in rivers. German oil mills have processed less rapeseed in the running marketing year than a year earlier. Already in the marketing year 2017/18, German oil mills cut […]

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Rapeseed costs less than fuel oil

Rapeseed costs less than fuel oil

January 25, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that for years now, dramatically low prices have defined the level of revenues from rapeseed and soft wheat. The drought year 2018 did not do anything to change this. So anyone who is still talking about an inflationary effect of biofuel production, raises the “food or fuel” conundrum, or time and […]

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2018 drought – small harvest and low prices

2018 drought – small harvest and low prices

January 13, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that although the German rapeseed harvest was the smallest in 15 years, this fact is not reflected in farmers’ proceeds. Rapeseed producers received on average EUR 356 per ton in the first six months of the ongoing marketing year 2018/19. This was up just 2 per cent from the year-earlier period, […]

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UFOP publishes integrated pest management guidelines for rapeseed cultivation

UFOP publishes integrated pest management guidelines for rapeseed cultivation

December 29, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP’s guidelines on rapeseed cultivation describe the implementation of the eight general principles of integrated pest management in accordance with the current phytosanitary legislation in force in the EU. The voluntary development and implementation of such guidelines is enshrined in the National Action Plan for the Sustainable Use of Plant Protection Products (NAPs). […]

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2019/20 world rapeseed production set to be stable

2019/20 world rapeseed production set to be stable

December 22, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the rapeseed area for the 2019 harvest is expected to increase in many countries, whereas in the EU it is anticipated to decline substantially. For this reason, the International Grain Council (IGC) assumes the global area planted with rapeseed to expand minimally by less than 1 per cent. Following an […]

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UFOP says rapeseed oil remains most important biodiesel raw material in EU

UFOP says rapeseed oil remains most important biodiesel raw material in EU

December 9, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that while the availability and price of vegetable and animal oils and fats play a key role in biodiesel production, rapeseed oil continues to be the most important source of raw materials for biodiesel production in the EU. With the lower supply and the resulting increase in the price of the […]

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Rapeseed market goes calmly into winter

Rapeseed market goes calmly into winter

December 2, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that rapeseed prices have moved up slightly in very small steps since rising sharply in the summer due to the smaller rapeseed harvest. Consequently, the gap over soybean prices, which were in decline, widened, although rapeseed failed to reach previous years’ levels. The recently reported price of EUR 359 per tonne […]

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Significantly less GM-free rapeseed meal without biodiesel production

Significantly less GM-free rapeseed meal without biodiesel production

November 25, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the feed market is one of the main beneficiaries of biodiesel production, because rapeseed meal is generated as a by-product of rapeseed oil production. Throughout Europe, rapeseed meal is the primary domestic GM-free source of protein for livestock feeding, concludes the UFOP. German rapeseed processing in 2017 amounted to 9.2 […]

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European rapeseed plantings hit hard by drought and dry autumn

European rapeseed plantings hit hard by drought and dry autumn

November 22, 2018 |

In Germany, with hot, summer weather and droughts already negatively impacting yields of many crops across Europe, Reuters reports that rapeseed planting is seen down drastically in Germany, France and the UK due to dry weather that stretched into autumn, while planting in Poland is on par with last year’s. As a result, imports in […]

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Good soybean supply – rapeseed slightly scarcer

Good soybean supply – rapeseed slightly scarcer

November 18, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the stock-to-use ratios for soybean and sunflower seed have improved due to larger crops globally; rapeseed has gone down slightly. The stock-to-use ratio for rapeseed and sunflower seed has been in decline for years now. The picture is somewhat different for soybeans. Bumper crops are causing supply and stocks to […]

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