Dry Conditions in California: Reservoir, Snowpack, Drought Monitor Update

Measured in cash receipts, California’s agricultural production surpassed $47 billion in 2015/16. As the top source for many food crops, particularly fruits and nuts, many in the food industry like to keep an eye [...]

McKeany-Flavell’s Hot Commodity Podcast Series!

Since launching our podcast channel in July 2017, we have surpassed one thousand downloads of our Hot Commodity Podcast Series! Recorded and uploaded on Fridays, with periodic episodes in between, these podcasts average ten [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Will hurricane damage compound Florida citrus acreage loss?

Hurricane Irma is headed toward Puerto Rico and Cuba—and may hit the heart of Florida’s citrus belt. Even if the center of the storm follows the southernmost tracking forecast, the region is still likely [...]

Brazil steals corn export demand from the U.S.

U.S. export demand has weakened, as Brazil is taking over the export market. Brazilian exports were unusually low at the beginning of the year due to a small crop last year. However, as Brazil’s [...]