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FROM THE EDITOR

ASF impact goes beyond
pork industry
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s it continues to spread across the
globe, African swine fever's farreaching impact on the pork, feed
and grain markets is still being assessed
by experts.
"ASF is something that's very hard
for the market to understand," said Stefan Vogel, head of commodities for Rabobank U.K. "We have never received
so many calls and questions from clients
on one single topic as we have this one."
What is known at this point is that in
China, which is the world's largest pork
producer and consumer, and where the
outbreak began, Rabobank estimates
the pig herd may shrink by 50% by the
end of 2019. Analysts say it may take
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challenges, including a lack of solutions
to prevent or treat the disease and a lack
of capital, will restrict restocking.
But the outbreak stretches far beyond
the borders of China, with parts of Asia,
Africa and Eastern Europe among the
hardest hit. The virus has been found in
at least 36 countries on three continents
since June 2018, according to the International Organization for Animal Health,
which noted that it had been controlled or
eradicated in half of those countries, most
of them in Africa. As of early September,
18 countries had reported cases of ASF.
What these countries have discovered
is that the virus - which is usually fatal to pigs but does not infect humans
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September, there had been no reports
of the virus reaching the U.S., which
has the third largest hog population behind China and Europe. If ASF were to
spread to the U.S., it would mean the
world's top three pork producing markets, which account for 86% of the planet's pork output, would be impacted.
Besides the obvious impact on the
pork sector, the implications for the
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farmers recognize ASF symptoms and
know how to prevent the virus from
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prison sentences for
travelers transporting
diseased pork. Perhaps
that sounds extreme,
but it really isn't given
what's at stake. Eradicating this disease
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Arvin Donley
Editor

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World Grain - October 2019
Contents
FROM THE EDITOR - ASF impact goes beyond pork industry
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
IPPE evolves to meet needs of attendees, exhibitors
News Review - ADM opens largest U.S. mill ever built
ForFarmers opens newly expanded feed mill
Scoular taps Gasparian for Asia-Pacific role
Chinese feed producer to build feed mill in Vietnam
P&H acquires 10 LDC grain elevators
Ardent Mills creates chief growth officer position
Grimaldi to head Gavilon do Brasil
ISU breaks ground on new feed mill and grain science complex
CHS increases soybean capabilities with expansion
Bunge buys stake in Brazilian grains and inputs company
Interflour receives loan from CBH, Salim Group
GRAIN MARKET REVIEW - Rice
COUNTRY FOCUS - Iran
FEATURE: MAASS SEEKS BOTH CHANGE AND GROWTH
Scoular’s pillars for growth
For new career chapter, Maass returns to his roots
FEATURE: SHIP LOADER, UNLOADER SUPPLIERS FOCUSING ON EFFICIENCY
FEATURE: CHINA ON THE MINDS OF AGIC ATTENDEES
GRAIN OPERATIONS - Grain elevator of the FUTURE
FEATURE: STUDY: U.S. WATERWAYS NEED UPGRADING
FEED OPERATIONS - PELLETING system points
FEATURE: BEWARE OF BEETLES
FEATURE: BÜHLER COLLABORATION NEEDED TO FEED WORLD SUSTAINABLY
SUPPLIER NEWS
PRODUCT SHOWCASE
WORLD GRAIN ARCHIVE
ADVERTISER INDEX
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World Grain - October 2019 - Contents
World Grain - October 2019 - FROM THE EDITOR - ASF impact goes beyond pork industry
World Grain - October 2019 - 7
World Grain - October 2019 - IPPE evolves to meet needs of attendees, exhibitors
World Grain - October 2019 - 9
World Grain - October 2019 - News Review - ADM opens largest U.S. mill ever built
World Grain - October 2019 - ForFarmers opens newly expanded feed mill
World Grain - October 2019 - Chinese feed producer to build feed mill in Vietnam
World Grain - October 2019 - P&H acquires 10 LDC grain elevators
World Grain - October 2019 - Grimaldi to head Gavilon do Brasil
World Grain - October 2019 - ISU breaks ground on new feed mill and grain science complex
World Grain - October 2019 - Interflour receives loan from CBH, Salim Group
World Grain - October 2019 - GRAIN MARKET REVIEW - Rice
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World Grain - October 2019 - COUNTRY FOCUS - Iran
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World Grain - October 2019 - FEATURE: MAASS SEEKS BOTH CHANGE AND GROWTH
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World Grain - October 2019 - Scoular’s pillars for growth
World Grain - October 2019 - 27
World Grain - October 2019 - For new career chapter, Maass returns to his roots
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World Grain - October 2019 - FEATURE: SHIP LOADER, UNLOADER SUPPLIERS FOCUSING ON EFFICIENCY
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World Grain - October 2019 - FEATURE: CHINA ON THE MINDS OF AGIC ATTENDEES
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World Grain - October 2019 - GRAIN OPERATIONS - Grain elevator of the FUTURE
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World Grain - October 2019 - FEATURE: STUDY: U.S. WATERWAYS NEED UPGRADING
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World Grain - October 2019 - FEED OPERATIONS - PELLETING system points
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World Grain - October 2019 - FEATURE: BEWARE OF BEETLES
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World Grain - October 2019 - FEATURE: BÜHLER COLLABORATION NEEDED TO FEED WORLD SUSTAINABLY
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World Grain - October 2019 - SUPPLIER NEWS
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World Grain - October 2019 - PRODUCT SHOWCASE
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World Grain - October 2019 - WORLD GRAIN ARCHIVE
World Grain - October 2019 - ADVERTISER INDEX
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