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Fast food changes hit fats market – domestic demands for vegetable oils used in fast food restaurants rising, use of tallows down; 1985-86 and 1989-90 statistics

Fast food changes hit fats market – domestic demands for vegetable oils used in fast food restaurants rising, use of tallows down; 1985-86 and 1989-90 statistics – U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service report Just over a year ago, major fast food restaurants announced they would substitute vegetable oils for the edible tallow used […]

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New EC reforms in the wings – European Community agricultural policy for 1991/92; focus on grains and oilseeds

New EC reforms in the wings – European Community agricultural policy for 1991/92; focus on grains and oilseeds – U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service report Michael T. Herlihy The 1991/92 marketing year will see changes in EC policies affecting grains and oilseeds. Large grain stocks and budget outlays led the EC to adopt […]

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Global meat consumption & trade – meat consumption patterns change drastically due to change in lifestyles, incomes and health concerns; growth in meat production and trade expected to decrease by 2% in 1992; poultry leads meat production and trade in growth; per capita consumption of meat grows at slower rate than global production; percentage of meat traded continues to be small share of world output; meat trade continually affected by concerns of livestock disease and chemical residue contamination

Global meat consumption & trade – meat consumption patterns change drastically due to change in lifestyles, incomes and health concerns; growth in meat production and trade expected to decrease by 2% in 1992; poultry leads meat production and trade in growth; per capita consumption of meat grows at slower rate than global production; percentage of […]

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Livestock, dairy & poultry overview – beef supplies forecast to rise in 1992, likely to continue into 1993; hog prices drop after short increase in February, 1992, and producer returns expected to stay below total costs throughout year; egg prices lower for spring 1992 than previous year with increase in table-egg production up 1%; broiler production expansion to slow down from 7% growth of previous year; turkey supplies increase after 14% decline in previous year reflecting decrease in consumer demand

Livestock, dairy & poultry overview – beef supplies forecast to rise in 1992, likely to continue into 1993; hog prices drop after short increase in February, 1992, and producer returns expected to stay below total costs throughout year; egg prices lower for spring 1992 than previous year with increase in table-egg production up 1%; broiler […]

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EC 1992: who will be top banana? – market policy of European Community’s 1992 single internal market initiative may transform tropical produce industry

EC 1992: who will be top banana? – market policy of European Community’s 1992 single internal market initiative may transform tropical produce industry – U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Economic Research Service report Developing countries have an important stake in the European Community’s (EC) 1992 single internal market initiative. Markets for some tropical products may be […]