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Broiler hatches continue to rise year over year

By |July 31, 2018|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Livestock & Poultry|Tags: , , , |

Broiler chick hatches totaled 821.4 million in June, repeating May’s 2 percent year-over-year growth rate. There were 688.9 million broiler-type eggs in incubators as [...]

First decline for world food prices in 2018

By |July 30, 2018|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Global Trade, Market Trends, Sugar, Wheat|Tags: , , , , , |

FAO reported that its Food Price Index fell 2.4 points in June, the first dip since the start of 2018, attributed largely to growing [...]

Higher apple juice concentrate pricing dents recent imports

By |July 27, 2018|Categories: Fruit & Fruit Concentrates|Tags: , , , , |

The U.S. imported 40.4 million single-strength-equivalent gallons of apple juice in May, down 18 percent from May 2017. Average concentrate pricing spiked in May [...]

Bananas under threat of extinction

By |July 25, 2018|Categories: Fruit & Fruit Concentrates|Tags: , , , , , , |

We don’t miss things until they’re gone. The once exotic banana, for example, is not as trendy as those hip super-nutrient-packed berries making headlines, [...]

Asian cocoa bean grind still growing—North American grind retreats

By |July 24, 2018|Categories: Cocoa & Chocolate|Tags: , , |

North America’s Q2 2018 grind was reported at 119,301 MT by NCA, down 3.1 percent from Q2 2017 grind and the lowest Q2 grind [...]

Cattle on feed still up 4 percent as summer begins

By |July 23, 2018|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Livestock & Poultry|Tags: , , , , , , |

U.S. cattle on feed totaled 11.3 million head as of July 1, reflecting the month-over-month decline expected for this time of year but up [...]