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Japan Purchases 67,805 Tons of Feed Wheat in Tender Today

February 15, 2012

(Adds shipment period in second paragraph.)

Feb. 15 (Bloomberg) -- Japan bought 67,805 metric tons of feed wheat today through a tender system introduced to loosen government grain-import controls, the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries said.

Shipment must be made by May 31, Masafumi Otsuka at the ministry’s grain-trade division said today by phone. A breakdown of the countries of origin wasn’t available, he said.

The ministry, which holds feed-grain import tenders every Wednesday, plans to hold its next tender on Feb. 22 for a maximum of 100,000 tons of wheat and 200,000 tons of barley. The tender is held under the so-called simultaneous buy-and-sell system.

--Editor: Jarrett Banks

To contact the reporter on this story: Aya Takada in Tokyo at atakada2@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Richard Dobson at rdobson4@bloomberg.net


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