U.S. HFCS export fell 2 percent in 2018

USITC data for December show the U.S. exported 73,330 MT (dry weight) of HFCS during the month: 3,375 MT of HFCS-42 and 69,955 MT of HFCS-55, which raised cumulative 2018 HFCS exports to 1.046 MMT, slightly lower than annual exports in 2016 and 2017. [...]

Fonterra’s biweekly auction shows continued strength

Fonterra's Feb. 19 Global Dairy Trade auction for dairy products registered its sixth consecutive increase in prices across a broad range of products. Prices continue to trend higher after their early December reversal. Functional dairy protein exhibited strength with a 2.8 percent increase in skim milk powder [...]

U.S. AJC imports rebounded in November

With import/export volumes being reported again, we now know that the U.S. imported over 5.5 million gallons of 70˚ Brix apple juice concentrate in November, up more than 15 percent from the small volumes imported in September and October but still below levels seen [...]

Nutmeat exports doing all right despite trade tension

U.S. almond and walnut exports moved briskly during Q4 2018. Almond exports totaled 498.5 million pounds (shelled and in-shell basis), which was down less than 1 percent from Q4 2017’s record volume and was 26 percent higher than the five-year average for Q4. The [...]

Corn acreage expected to rise, soybeans to fall in 2019

Looking ahead to 2019/20 corn, the consensus is U.S. acreage will increase, but the extent of the increase is a hot topic right now. A recent survey of growers conducted by Farm Futures puts new-crop corn acreage at 90.3 million acres, up just over [...]

Has weekly ethanol production hit a winter low point?

Since October, weekly ethanol production has followed last year’s pattern, although on average at about 1 to 2 percent lower daily production rates. The similar year-over-year volume makes sense given that U.S. gasoline consumption in 2018 was nearly unchanged from the year before, and [...]

Update on genetically modified sugar in the U.S. & for key world markets

Almost all sugar beets harvested in the U.S. are grown from genetically modified (GM) seed, and the beet industry had feared that the National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard would be applied to beet sugar as a result. Arguing that beet sugar, like soybean oil [...]