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biofuel

Ag as Energy Future

Global trade had a record year in 2022, growing 10 percent above the 2021 level. For the U.S., the growth just was in its major bulk commodities, wheat, corn and soybeans. Geopolitics has China redirecting its imports to South America, and food security concerns cause barriers in many countries...

Spinning the WTO Wheels

India this week blocked a perfunctory motion at the WTO to move surplus WTO funds from 2021 into 2023. All other WTO members agreed that the funds could be used to cover the organization’s “mandatory and unavoidable expenses.” Reportedly, other WTO members characterized India&...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

Domestics U.S. soybean supply and use projections for 2022/23 are unchanged from last month.  USDA explained that due to their review of EPA's recent proposed rule for renewable fuel targets, soybean oil used for biofuel for 2022/23 is reduced 200 million pounds to 11.6 billion.  Soyb...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

USDA increased U.S. soybean ending stocks by 20 million bushels to 220 million.  The U.S. season-average soybean price for 2022/23 is forecast at $14.00 per bushel, unchanged from last month.  Soybean oil price is also unchanged at 69 cents per pound.  The soybean meal price is f...

softs

Blame the Rice Boogey Man

Rice is the top staple food crop in Asia and the third largest global crop after corn and sugarcane. When rice production is in trouble, people pay attention. This year’s crop is suffering from flooding in Thailand, the sixth largest producer and second largest exporter. Plus excess rain...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

USDA’s October WASDE reduced 2022/23 U.S. soybean production to 4.3 billion bushels, down 65 million on lower yields. Soybean exports are reduced 40 million bushels to 2.05 billion with increased competition from South America. Due to lower exports offseting by increased crush, ending sto...

Policy Conflicts and Solutions; India Highlighted

Policy Conflicts and Solutions Policymakers are realizing that the three big issues of climate change, sustainability and food security are conflicting. The Cairns Group is comprised of highly competitive agricultural exporting countries and so their frustration with the conflicts at the WTO is...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

USDA’s outlook for the domestic soybean crop in 2022/23 is reduced in the September WASDE. Harvested area is down 0.6 million from the August forecast. The soybean yield forecast of 50.5 bushels per acre is down 1.4 bushels from last month. Ending stocks are projected at 200 million bushe...

Best Trade Bargain

Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal says that India would be “happy and willing” to negotiate a trade agreement with the U.S. American farmers should be pummeling the White House to pursue such a deal. India runs a large trade surplus with the U.S. and benefits from s...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

SOYBEANS: USDA forecast U.S. soybean production for 2022/23 at 4.53 billion bushels, up 26 million - higher yields more than offset lower harvested area; Harvested area is forecast at 87.2 million acres, down 0.3 million from July.  The first survey-based soybean yield forecast of 51.9 bus...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

USDA’s June 2022 estimate for the seasonal average price of U.S. soyoil in 2022/23 is unchanged at 70 cents per pound.  ...

softs

Dominance in Rice

India is the world’s largest exporter of rice and Refinitiv points out that India’s export rice prices have been consistently lower than that of Thailand and Vietnam for the past two years. India is exporting roughly twice the amount of rice as Thailand and Vietnam combined. India h...

biofuel

Ag as Energy Future

Global trade had a record year in 2022, growing 10 percent above the 2021 level. For the U.S., the growth just was in its major bulk commodities, wheat, corn and soybeans. Geopolitics has China redirecting its imports to South America, and food security concerns cause barriers in many countries...

Spinning the WTO Wheels

India this week blocked a perfunctory motion at the WTO to move surplus WTO funds from 2021 into 2023. All other WTO members agreed that the funds could be used to cover the organization’s “mandatory and unavoidable expenses.” Reportedly, other WTO members characterized India&...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

Domestics U.S. soybean supply and use projections for 2022/23 are unchanged from last month.  USDA explained that due to their review of EPA's recent proposed rule for renewable fuel targets, soybean oil used for biofuel for 2022/23 is reduced 200 million pounds to 11.6 billion.  Soyb...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

USDA increased U.S. soybean ending stocks by 20 million bushels to 220 million.  The U.S. season-average soybean price for 2022/23 is forecast at $14.00 per bushel, unchanged from last month.  Soybean oil price is also unchanged at 69 cents per pound.  The soybean meal price is f...

softs

Blame the Rice Boogey Man

Rice is the top staple food crop in Asia and the third largest global crop after corn and sugarcane. When rice production is in trouble, people pay attention. This year’s crop is suffering from flooding in Thailand, the sixth largest producer and second largest exporter. Plus excess rain...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

USDA’s October WASDE reduced 2022/23 U.S. soybean production to 4.3 billion bushels, down 65 million on lower yields. Soybean exports are reduced 40 million bushels to 2.05 billion with increased competition from South America. Due to lower exports offseting by increased crush, ending sto...

Policy Conflicts and Solutions; India Highlighted

Policy Conflicts and Solutions Policymakers are realizing that the three big issues of climate change, sustainability and food security are conflicting. The Cairns Group is comprised of highly competitive agricultural exporting countries and so their frustration with the conflicts at the WTO is...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

USDA’s outlook for the domestic soybean crop in 2022/23 is reduced in the September WASDE. Harvested area is down 0.6 million from the August forecast. The soybean yield forecast of 50.5 bushels per acre is down 1.4 bushels from last month. Ending stocks are projected at 200 million bushe...

Best Trade Bargain

Indian Commerce and Industry Minister Piyush Goyal says that India would be “happy and willing” to negotiate a trade agreement with the U.S. American farmers should be pummeling the White House to pursue such a deal. India runs a large trade surplus with the U.S. and benefits from s...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

SOYBEANS: USDA forecast U.S. soybean production for 2022/23 at 4.53 billion bushels, up 26 million - higher yields more than offset lower harvested area; Harvested area is forecast at 87.2 million acres, down 0.3 million from July.  The first survey-based soybean yield forecast of 51.9 bus...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

USDA’s June 2022 estimate for the seasonal average price of U.S. soyoil in 2022/23 is unchanged at 70 cents per pound.  ...

softs

Dominance in Rice

India is the world’s largest exporter of rice and Refinitiv points out that India’s export rice prices have been consistently lower than that of Thailand and Vietnam for the past two years. India is exporting roughly twice the amount of rice as Thailand and Vietnam combined. India h...

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