Dairy coin lands protein-side head’s up; fat down

New Zealand co-op Fonterra’s latest auction on the Global Dairy Trade portal brought mixed results to the dairy complex. While all protein heavy ingredients like rennet casein and skim milk registered price gains, most of the fat complex trended lower. Casein prices rose 4.6 [...]

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 [...]

Food prices up for first time since 2017

In July, FAO’s Food Price Index (deflated) saw its first YOY increase in 22 months. July’s Index was up 2.3 percent YOY, a considerable difference from the previous 12 months, which saw an average YOY decline of 6.4 percent. Looking at individual subindexes, both Meat and Sugar continued their [...]

Food Price Index finally ticks higher

FAO reported its Food Price Index appreciated by just 0.2 percent YOY in June, the first monthly YOY increase in 21 months. (Note: These figures are adjusted for inflation.) The increase comes courtesy of gains in three of the five subindexes: The Meat, Cereals, [...]

Dairy prices show significant sign of weakness in 2019

Modest bearish moves in dairy auction prices two weeks ago (May 21) gave way to more substantial downward movement in prices this past week. Fonterra’s Global Dairy Trade platform registered a 3.4 percent decrease in its dairy product price index this past week on [...]

U.S. net agricultural export totals adjusted downward

Last Thursday, May 30, USDA released its quarterly Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade, forecasting import and export value totals for the current year. USDA decreased its initial export value forecast by $4.5 billion, from $141.5 billion down to $137 billion. Lower forecasted export shipments [...]