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Sabine Crook

Sabine covers the markets for rapeseed/canola and sunflower seed for IEG Vu, as well as analysing company developments. She regularly reports from European grains and oilseeds events.

Having joined the The Public Ledger team in 2012, Sabine previously worked on various Informa food and drink titles, including a stint as editor of Chocolate & Confectionery International. She is a fluent German speaker.
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Grain traders fined over illegally produced Brazilian soybeans

Five grain trading houses, including Cargill and Bunge, have been fined by Brazil’s Environment Ministry agency IBAMA for purchasing around 3,000 tonnes of soybeans produced on illegally deforested land.

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German cherry imports set new record in 2017

Germany imported a record volume of 51,400 tonnes of sweet cherries last year, according to the federal statistics office (Destatis).

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Indonesia to raise biodiesel mandate to 25%

The Indonesian government is drafting a regulation to raise the level of biodiesel in fuel to 25% from the current 20% next year, the country’s energy minister has said.

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MARS slashes EU rapeseed yield after hot April

An “exceptionally warm and drier-than-usual” April that negatively affected rapeseed plants in many EU producers prompted the bloc’s crop monitoring unit MARS to slash its rapeseed yield forecast by 4%.

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Barry Callebaut to invest in Ivory Coast cocoa grinding capacity

Swiss chocolate giant Barry Callebaut plans to boost its cocoa grinding capacity in Ivory Coast over the next few years, its chief executive said.

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Germany’s 2018 rapeseed harvest forecast cut

The German co-operatives association DRV has cut its forecast for the 2018 rapeseed harvest by 0.5 million tonnes due to problems with the crop’s development.

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