Tag: UFOP

Argentina and the EU settle dispute over biodiesel imports

Argentina and the EU settle dispute over biodiesel imports

February 10, 2019 |

In Germany, according to the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Crops, European oilseed producers are the losers due to the decision of the representatives of the EU Member States in the Trade Defence Instruments Committee (TDI) of 30th January 2019. The association criticizes the Committee’s approval of the Argentine Government’s proposal for […]

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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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Combining agriculture with market and climate protection policies

Combining agriculture with market and climate protection policies

February 2, 2019 |

In Germany, the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Crops formulated its policy expectations and presents it in their third edition of the Global Market Supply Report. UFOP refers to the generally good global supply situation for the most important agricultural commodities. The updated report also takes into account the raw material requirements […]

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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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EU imports of US soybeans doubled

EU imports of US soybeans doubled

January 19, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that following China’s ban on U.S. soybeans, the U.S. has been in need of new buyers. The EU-28 benefits from this situation as its imports of US soybeans have multiplied. The EU-28 has always depended on oilseed imports from third countries, because EU demand exceeds EU production by around 30 per […]

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Final version of EU RED II published

Final version of EU RED II published

January 13, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the final version of the Directive on the promotion of the use of energy from renewable sources (RED II) was published in the Official Journal of the European Union. Member States must transpose the Directive into national law by End of June 2021. It should be noted that third countries […]

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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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Biodiesel sales increased slightly in 2018

Biodiesel sales increased slightly in 2018

January 6, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that biodiesel sales increased slightly in 2018 compared with 2017, rising by about 0.2 million tons to 2.4 million tons. In the view of UFOP, it should be emphasized that with an anticipated decline in sales of fossil diesel from 36.5 million t in 2017 to 35.3 million t in 2018, […]

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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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