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Iraq buys U.S. Wheat

By John Lee. Iraq has reportedly bought U.S. hard red winter wheat in a direct deal outside the tender process. Sources told Reuters that the product will be supplied by Cargill (300,000 tonnes) and ADM (Archer Daniels Midland) (150,000 tonnes). Separtely, private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture export sales of 100,000 metric […]

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Video: Iran “Reduces Water Supply” over Iraqi Kurd Vote

From Al Jazeera. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. While Iraq has taken measures against its semi-autonomous Kurdish region for last month’s secession vote, Kurdish farmers say they’re also being punished by neighbouring Iran. They say Tehran has stemmed the flow of […]

In Basra, Fighting Rising Temperatures With Trees

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. To fight climate change in Basra, where summer temperatures now regularly rise to over 50 degrees Centigrade, locals plan to plant 16 million trees. The volunteers are on course for […]

Iraqi Farmers fight against Imported Goods, Corruption

By Adnan Abu Zeed for Al Monitor. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.  The Tureibil crossing, or more commonly known as the Karameh border crossing, between Jordan and Iraq reopened in early September in tandem with the opening of another border […]

New Partnership to Revitalise Smallholder Agriculture

In an important step toward financing its first post-war agricultural investment project in Iraq, the UN’s International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) met with a high-level Iraqi delegation in Rome last week. The project will target 20,000 rural households in the poorest southern governorates of Missan, Thi Qar, Qadissiyah and Muthana. The delegation was welcomed […]

Cherkizovo Group Receives Permission to Export to Iraq

By John Lee. PJSC Cherkizovo Group, the largest vertically integrated meat and feed producer in Russia, today announces that its Vasilyevskaya poultry production facility has received permission to export poultry products to Iraq. The Vasilyevskaya poultry farm, which is Cherkizovo Group’s largest poultry production facility, was granted the right to export to Iraq. The permit […]

Iraq lifts Ban on Import of Ukrainian Poultry

By John Lee. The ban on export of poultry products from Ukraine to Iraq has reportedly been lifted. It had been introduced due to outbreaks of avian influenza in Ukraine. Ukrainian egg producer Avangardco had reported a sharp reduction in sales due to the ban. (Source: Ukrinform News)

Kurdish Farmers call out Foul Play by Importers

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. In Iraqi Kurdistan, poultry farmers are calling for tariffs on chicken products imported to the region. Otherwise, they say, the local industry won’t survive. Poultry farmers in the northern region […]

As IDPs Leave Kurdistan, Gap in Agri Labour Market Grows

This article was originally published by Niqash. Any opinions expressed are those of the author, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Displaced Arabs who fled to Iraqi Kurdistan were a boon for village-dwelling farmers. The farmers, who paid low wages to desperate displaced for three years, are now at a loss. […]

Iraq buys 50,000 Tonnes Australian Wheat

By John Lee. Iraq reportedly bought 50,000 tonnes wheat from Australia on Sunday at $312.50 a tonne c&f free out. The tender, which  closed on 31st July, was open to wheat from the United States, Canada or Australia. According to Reuters‘ sources. wheat from the United States was offered lowest at $299.19 a tonne c&f […]