2018/19 soybean exports should beat August forecast

The U.S. exported 873,260 MT of soybeans during the week ending Aug. 22, down 26 percent from the previous week but still more than a third above the necessary weekly average for the rest of August. Cumulative exports totaled 45.0 MMT (1.65 billion bushels). [...]

AJC imports dropped sharply in June

Apple juice imports in June were just 27.4 million single-strength-equivalent (SSE) gallons, down almost a third from import volume during June 2018. Cumulative 2018/19 imports were 439.0 million SSE gallons, down 6 percent from Aug-Jun 2017/18. Since January, imports from European origins have supplied [...]

Near record high butter stocks defies heat of July

USDA Cold Storage Report released on Aug. 22 is showing a near-record high 330 million lbs of butter in cold storage across the U.S. and is the second highest stock level for this time of the year in nearly two decades. Stocks rose somewhat [...]

U.S. ethanol production at four-year low

U.S. ethanol production averaged 1.02 million barrels per day during the week ending Aug. 16, down 2.1 percent for the week and down around 4.7 percent YOY. Since mid-July, this year’s weekly ethanol production has lagged last year’s volume by around 4 percent. Weekly [...]

New age: Greenhouse, urban, & vertical farming

Consumers are increasingly interested in food that is locally grown, traceable, healthful and fresh tasting, price competitive, conveniently available, and environmentally responsible. Urban greenhouses may be a source for food that meets most or all these demands. Greenhouse technology depends on a transparent structure, [...]