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West African cocoa farmers hope for more rains as midcrop begins

By |April 30, 2021|Categories: Cocoa & Chocolate, Weather|Tags: , , , |

In West Africa, growers are hoping that dry weather will be broken by some gains to bolster bean sizing and quality in the midcrop. [...]

Soybean & soybean oil markets explode higher

By |April 26, 2021|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Edible Oils, Weather|Tags: , , |

Futures for soybeans and soybean oil lifted off last week just like the SpaceX rocket that took flight Friday in Cape Canaveral. Soybeans rallied [...]

Argentine corn & soybean harvest lags historical average

By |April 22, 2021|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Weather|Tags: , , , |

As of Apr. 15, Argentina’s corn harvest was up just 2 points on the week to 14 percent harvested vs. a five-year average of [...]

First-quarter cocoa grinds showing signs of green shoots

By |April 21, 2021|Categories: Cocoa & Chocolate|Tags: , , , , , , |

The past year has been tough on everyone, and the confectionery industry has been no exception. Global cocoa grind, a measurement of confectionery demand, [...]