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Corn eases on harvest pressure, COVID-19 concerns

By |September 28, 2020|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Ethanol|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The corn rally may have peaked on Sep. 18 after going six consecutive weeks of higher week-over-week closes. Fears over coronavirus resurgence in Europe, [...]

Hog population stable YOY heading into fall

By |September 25, 2020|Categories: Livestock & Poultry|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

USDA’s quarterly Hogs & Pigs report put the Sep. 1 population at 79.1 million head, up less than 1 percent from Sep. 1, 2019 [...]

Great pumpkin harvest expected for 2020

By |September 11, 2020|Categories: Fruit & Fruit Concentrates, Specialty Ingredients|Tags: , , , , , |

Families looking to hit the pumpkin patch ahead of Halloween and through the fall are in for a treat as 2020 look to be [...]

24.2 MMT of 2020/21 soybean exports already sold

By |September 4, 2020|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Global Trade, Livestock & Poultry|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

As of Aug. 27, the U.S. had pre-sold 24.2 MMT of new-crop soybeans, beating the previous sales record set in 2013/14 of 23.9 MMT [...]

Weak dollar helping boost commodity prices

By |September 1, 2020|Categories: Cocoa & Chocolate, Edible Oils, Fruit & Fruit Concentrates, Global Trade, Honey, Market Prices, Nutmeats, Sugar, Wheat|Tags: , , , , , , |

This past week’s Fed meeting and comments from Chairman Powell hinted at continued low-interest rates and a dovish stance to help the economy regain [...]

Halloween preppers thrill to early candy offerings

By |August 20, 2020|Categories: Cocoa & Chocolate, Market Trends, Sugar|Tags: , , , , |

This year, Halloween falls on a Saturday, which usually engenders a comfy feeling for the confectionery industry. Saturday is clearly the best day for [...]

Technicals signal cocoa futures are overbought

By |August 11, 2020|Categories: Cocoa & Chocolate|Tags: , , , , , |

Commodity fund traders had accumulated a net short position in July amid poor Q2 grind results and the potential influence of COVID-19. Since bottoming [...]