As the incoming Trump administration talks about piling on new tariffs to discourage imports and protect American jobs, the Canadian government quietly moved in the opposite direction over the holidays: eliminating tariffs.
The FAO Food Price Index (FFPI) averaged almost 172 points in December 2016, unchanged from November. For 2016 as a whole, the index averaged 161.6 points, down 1.5 percent from 2015, representing the fifth consecutive annual decline.
Agribusiness giant J. R. Simplot is seeking receivership over two of its vegetable suppliers, claiming mismanagement of the $400-million-grossing companies threatens 2,000 jobs and could end in bankruptcy without court intervention.
Coöperatie AVEBE U.A. realiseerde dit jaar een prestatieprijs van 77,10 euro per ton. Dat is iets lager dan het record van vorig jaar (78,41 euro) en behoort tot de top drie hoogste prestatieprijzen ooit.
This year Coöperatie AVEBE U.A. achieved a performance price of 77.10 euros a ton. That is slightly lower than last year's record amount (78.41 euros) and is one of the top three performance prices of all time.