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Japan Quake Destroys Feed Plants, Grain Shipments Unaffected

Animal feed-manufacturing facilities in northern Japan, which accounts for 17 per cent of the country’s annual output, have been severely damaged by the March 11 earthquake, although shipments into the world’s top grain buyer were largely unaffected. Japan, the world’s third-largest consumer of commodities, is battling to avert a nuclear catastrophe in its worst crisis

Canada Offers Wheat, Japan Buys As Planned

Japan bought food wheat from Canada at a regular tender on Feb. 3 and a Canadian Wheat Board memo shows it managed to find scarce high-protein supplies despite a global shortage of top-quality wheat. The wheat board sold Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture 37,110 tonnes of top-grade spring wheat for shipping March 12 to April 11,