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Update on world food trade policies & export bans

By |May 26, 2022|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Dairy & Eggs, Edible Oils, Energy, Global Trade, Livestock & Poultry, Sugar, Wheat|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Following production and shipment exports stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, some countries adopted restrictions or additional duties on exports of some food commodities. In [...]

April soybean oil stocks a bit lower than expected

By |May 25, 2022|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex|Tags: , , , , , , , |

NOPA soybean crush and oil stocks figures for April came in below expectations. Ahead of the processor report, crush was anticipated to be around [...]

Herd number reported unchanged—sort of—in May milk report

By |May 24, 2022|Categories: Dairy & Eggs, Livestock & Poultry|Tags: , , , , , |

Somewhat surprisingly, the USDA May milk production report showed the herd was little changed from the prior month. In fact, while USDA adjusted the [...]

Crude oil, Indonesian trade policy gyrations drive soybean oil prices

By |May 23, 2022|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Edible Oils|Tags: , , , |

Futures activity Jul-22 soybean meal recovered nearly all losses from recent weeks to close at $429.90 per ST. The matching soybean oil contract closed [...]

Yerba mate, an herb from the gods into a drink in your hand

By |May 20, 2022|Categories: Coffee, Market Trends, Spices, Sugar|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Yerba mate is native to parts of South America and has been historically linked to the Indigenous people of that continent. Often referred to [...]

Update on California drought, snowpack, reservoirs

By |May 19, 2022|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Dairy & Eggs, Fruit & Fruit Concentrates, Honey, Livestock & Poultry, Nutmeats, Weather|Tags: , , , |

The 2021 water year was the second driest on record, and the state of California had been hoping for a wet winter. Rains and [...]