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News Flash: June 12, 2014

INDUSTRY U.S. grains: Corn falls to 3-1/2 month low as weather favours crops U.S. spot corn futures fell to a 3-1/2 month low on Monday as very favorable weather in the U.S. Midwest raised expectations for record production, and China reported that it would halt import permits for a corn-based feed ingredient. In addition to […]

News Flash: June 5, 2014

INDUSTRY Vegetable oil may cool on excess supply The global vegetable oil market is at a crossroads. The short-term fundamentals are weak, with consumption lagging behind production and stocks rising. Prices apparently have no upside in the next two to three quarters because of an anticipated rebound in the production of palm oil as well […]

News Flash: May 29, 2014

INDUSTRY Global mapping can help reduce El Nino crop losses New global mapping techniques will help to better track and predict the effects of El Nino and La Nina on crop yields, say Japanese researchers. El Nino and La Nina weather anomalies have adversely affected global yields of many major crops, including corn. Food Navigator […]

News Flash: May 22, 2014

CORN Corn Prices on the Defensive The USDA’s May WASDE report projected that stocks of U.S. corn at the end of the current marketing year would total only 1.146 billion bushels, about 100 to 150 million bushels less than predicted. Since the release of that small forecast, corn prices have declined about $0.40 per bushel, […]

News Flash: May 15, 2014

CORN Corn Slumps as USDA Projects Bigger Crop, Supplies The USDA forecast a record corn crop this autumn and said global supplies next year would be higher than analysts predicted. Farmers will harvest 13.935 billion bushels of corn this year, slightly higher than last year’s record crop, the government estimated in a monthly report on […]

News Flash: May 8, 2014

INDUSTRY   U.S. grain exports to Mexico rise in value to $7.3 billion U.S. exports of grains and oilseeds to Mexico averaged 22.2 million metric tons per year from 2008-2012 with an average annual value of $7.3 billion, according to a report by the Center for North A Quality expanded cialis and levitra which […]

News Flash: May 1, 2014

INDUSTRY Agriculture Still Feels Winter’s Chill The freezing weather of this winter will likely put a chill on the profits of U.S. agricultural companies. Freezing temperatures bogged down U.S. railroads, worsening capacity problems caused by grain and ethanol’s competition with crude oil for space on trains. Now the transportation problems may lead to fertilizer shortages, […]

News Flash: April 24, 2014

INDUSTRY Dependence on imported edible oil to hit new high Despite the increase in oilseed output, India’s dependence on imported edible oil is expected to hit a record high this year. The increasing direct consumption of oilseeds, including soybean, and other edible oils, has reduced their supplies available for crushing. This oil year Shower Tweed […]

News Flash: April 17, 2014

SOYBEAN Louisiana soybean acreage expected to increase in 2014 In a trend mirroring much of the Southern United States, Louisiana farmers are expected to plant more soybeans than they did last year, according to LSU AgCenter soybean specialist Ronnie Levy. He expects growers to plant 1.3 million acres as compared to 1.1 million acres in […]

News Flash: April 10, 2014

INDUSTRY Producing more oil from oilseeds In the UK oilseed rape is the third largest crop after wheat and barley. Around 700,000 hectares are planted each year, producing seed with a value of more than £500 million. In the last decade rapid progress has been made in understanding the metabolic pathway that converts imported sugars […]