Imports of Mexican sugar in 2016/17 at five-year low

U.S. imports of Mexican sugar are now estimated near 1.09 million metric tons (MMT) for 2016/17, down around 115,000 metric tons (MT) from the previous season, a 9-percent-plus decline. If realized, this import figure for 2016/17 would represent a fall of more than 43 [...]

Record high for quarterly hog and pig population

The U.S. had 73.5 million head of hogs and pigs as of Sep. 1, up 2 percent from a year ago. U.S. pork production this year is forecast to be about 5 percent higher than in 2016 to cover the expected 2 percent increase [...]

The corn crop is huge

It is a fact: The corn crop is huge, and we will most likely see low prices for some time to come. In today’s report, USDA increased corn yield to 169.9 bpa from 169.5 bpa a month ago, despite the widespread expectation in the [...]

The latest from NOAA/NWS on Hurricanes Irma and Katia

The cone contains the probable path but does not show the size of the storm. Hazardous conditions can occur outside the cone. Posted by: Information Services Our Information Services team assists our clients with understanding commodity and ingredient market dynamics. Using our extensive [...]

By |September 19, 2017|Categories: Weather|0 Comments

Lower yield to cut walnut production despite more acreage

The 2017/18 California walnut crop is projected at 650,000 tons (in-shell weight), down 5 percent from last season’s record 686,000 tons. This year’s hot summer in the Central Valley stressed some groves, and yield may fall below 2.0 tons per acre as a result, [...]

By |September 19, 2017|Categories: Nutmeats|0 Comments
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