High feed prices spur India soymeal import approval - USDA attache

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(Reuters) - Following are selected highlights from a report issued by the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) post in New Delhi:

"India's soybean production estimate for marketing year (MY) 2021/22 (October-September) is lowered to 10.8 million metric tons (MMT) on account of delayed and erratic rainfall. Peanut production remains unchanged at 6.2 MMT. On Aug. 25, 2021, the Indian government approved a 1.2 MMT quota for soybean meal derived from genetically modified soybeans to address high animal feed prices impacting the industry. Cumulative oil meal exports in the October 2020 to July 2021 period grew 80% over the same period last year, with soybean meal exports alone climbing 168%. Peanut oil exports for the current MY are estimated at 260,000 metric tons, primarily to China despite a 3% reduction in total edible oil imports."

To read the full report, click: https://bit.ly/2VmKqFo

(Reporting by Julie Ingwersen in Chicago; Editing by Aurora Ellis)

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