Could dry weather pressure Brazil’s soybean, corn, and cane crops?

With January among the wetter months for Brazil, rains in the weeks ahead will be key to crop development. With Brazil’s growing role as an exporter of corn and soybeans, the trade will be watching the rains closely. Below-average rains have been observed and [...]

Strong U.S. cane crops still possible despite challenging weather

Even after the end of Hawaii cane cultivation and some adverse weather in recent months, U.S. cane sugar output could still hit USDA’s forecast of 4.04 million STRV, a 19-year high. Despite poor rains, Florida could reach a two- or three-year high on high [...]

California winemakers expect 2018 to be excellent vintage

California grape growers continue to harvest wine and table grapes; picking will last into next month. Raisin grape harvest is complete, and fruit is being sun dried. Vineyards this season benefited from good rain volume in February, and bloom lasted longer than usual due [...]

Livestock affected due to Hurricane Florence

Two million chickens died due to flooding in North Carolina after the storm dumped some 36 inches of rain. Multiple slaughter facilities were shut down, and numerous livestock died. North Carolina is home to 8.9 million swine, 12 percent of the total U.S. herd, [...]

Rains bolster cocoa outlook for Ivory Coast & Ghana

For top-producers Ivory Coast and Ghana, heavier precipitation across cocoa growing regions reported in the last week should help pod setting and growth. Of course, if rains are too heavy, there could be a risk of damage to flowers and pods that would otherwise [...]

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