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Rabobank Isolates Seven Long-Lasting Effects of COVID-19 on Grains and Oilseeds



Rabobank has released the report, “The Grain and Oilseed Sector in a Post-COVID-19 World” detailing both the short and long-term impacts of COVID-19 on the grain and oilseed value chains from producers, to suppliers, merchants, processors, and grain-based food manufacturers.


The analyst team identified seven major long-term changes for the industries:

  • More government intervention

  • shifting consumer behavior

  • increased concerns about food security

  • falling biofuel demand

  • deglobalization of supply chains

  • higher investment in digital supply chains

  • and a decline in global feed demand

In the following article, Stephen Nicholson, grain and oilseed analyst with Rabobank and author of the study examines each of these challenges, concluding that the resulting volatility and changes being faced by the global grain and oilseed industries “will demand our imagination, flexibility, and openness to new market possibilities.”


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Lynda Kiernan-Stone is Editor with HighQuest Group Media and of the Oilseed & Grain News. If you would like to submit a contribution for consideration, please contact Ms. Kiernan-Stone at lkiernan-stone@highquestgroup.com.