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 [...]