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WASDE Soyoil

USDA soyoil estimates: The soybean oil price forecast is unchanged at 29.5 cents per pound...

Aggressive New EU Leadership; USMCA Labor Solution; Indian Ally

Aggressive New EU Leadership Under John Claude Juncker, the EU seemed confused on how to deal with Donald Trump, never having previously experienced such antagonism from an American leader. There was even a nonsensical trade agreement letter that was supposed to reduce the transatlantic tension...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; Crop Tour; Too Much Rain in India; China's Soyoil; Canadian Oilseeds

U.S. Soy Export sales Highlights Today USDA released the weekly export sales report for the week ending 15 August. It indicated net sales of soybeans totaled 25,900 MT for MY 2018/19 shipment. Sales to Germany (68,500 MT), Indonesia (56,000 MT), Bangladesh (53,100 MT), Portugal (35,000 MT), Ita...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

USDA reports for August 2019: Global oilseed supply and demand forecasts include lower production, trade, and stocks compared to last month. Lower soybean, rapeseed, and peanut production are partly offset by higher sunflowerseed output. Rapeseed production is lowered for the EU mainly on a low...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soymeal

USDA reports for August 2019: Changes for 2018/19 include reduced soybean crush, reflecting lower domestic use and exports of soybean meal. Soybean ending stocks are projected at 1.07 billion bushels, up 20 million. China’s soybean imports are lowered 2 million tons to 85 million reflecti...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

USDA reports for August 2019: U.S. oilseed production is projected at 111.5 million tons, down 4.5 million from last month mainly due to a lower soybean production forecast. Soybean production is forecast at 3.68 billion bushels, down 165 million on lower harvested area. Harvested area is forec...

A New Normal for U.S.-China Trade?

The modern U.S.-China trade relationship has always been strained. President George W. Bush addressed this challenge by bringing China into the WTO to force its compliance with global trading rules. However, that didn’t work. While two-way trade did grow significantly, so did China&r...

biofuel feed-grains

Focus on New Products/Markets

Brazil has the largest fleet of cars converted to use the highest blends of ethanol, and the government is reportedly debating whether to remove duties on imports of the U.S.-sourced fuel. As is usual in many countries, the agriculture ministry opposes such a move, but others in the government...

EU-Mercosur Wreck; No Indian Epiphany

EU-Mercosur Wreck EU leaders proudly announced a trade agreement with the Mercosur group of countries last month, but that is now in political jeopardy. Environmentalists have joined with farmers in opposing the plan. French Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume says that his country will not p...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S.-China Trade Update; Monsoonal Effect on India’s Soy Crop; U.S. Soy Sales

Hope for Breakthrough in Next Week’s U.S.–China Negotiations It is now confirmed that USTR Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin will meet next Tuesday in Shanghai with top Chinese trade negotiators to continue discussions aimed at ending the ongoing trade dispute. According to...

feed-grains wheat livestock

Feeding the World

The current global population is estimated to total around 7.5 billion. By most measures, the world creates or produces enough food to feed them all. In theory, the world’s food security has never been higher. Nevertheless, it is estimated that around 800 million people – more than...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; Higher Brazil Freight Rates; EU Rapeseed; India’s Monsoon Issue

Not Much Improvement in U.S. Soy Export Sales Last Week Today’s USDA export sales report indicated the week ending 11 July was another challenging one for the U.S. soy complex. However, soybean exports last week were the highest since the week ending 21 March 2019. The report indicated ne...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

USDA soyoil estimates: The soybean oil price forecast is unchanged at 29.5 cents per pound...

Aggressive New EU Leadership; USMCA Labor Solution; Indian Ally

Aggressive New EU Leadership Under John Claude Juncker, the EU seemed confused on how to deal with Donald Trump, never having previously experienced such antagonism from an American leader. There was even a nonsensical trade agreement letter that was supposed to reduce the transatlantic tension...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; Crop Tour; Too Much Rain in India; China's Soyoil; Canadian Oilseeds

U.S. Soy Export sales Highlights Today USDA released the weekly export sales report for the week ending 15 August. It indicated net sales of soybeans totaled 25,900 MT for MY 2018/19 shipment. Sales to Germany (68,500 MT), Indonesia (56,000 MT), Bangladesh (53,100 MT), Portugal (35,000 MT), Ita...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

USDA reports for August 2019: Global oilseed supply and demand forecasts include lower production, trade, and stocks compared to last month. Lower soybean, rapeseed, and peanut production are partly offset by higher sunflowerseed output. Rapeseed production is lowered for the EU mainly on a low...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soymeal

USDA reports for August 2019: Changes for 2018/19 include reduced soybean crush, reflecting lower domestic use and exports of soybean meal. Soybean ending stocks are projected at 1.07 billion bushels, up 20 million. China’s soybean imports are lowered 2 million tons to 85 million reflecti...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

USDA reports for August 2019: U.S. oilseed production is projected at 111.5 million tons, down 4.5 million from last month mainly due to a lower soybean production forecast. Soybean production is forecast at 3.68 billion bushels, down 165 million on lower harvested area. Harvested area is forec...

A New Normal for U.S.-China Trade?

The modern U.S.-China trade relationship has always been strained. President George W. Bush addressed this challenge by bringing China into the WTO to force its compliance with global trading rules. However, that didn’t work. While two-way trade did grow significantly, so did China&r...

biofuel feed-grains

Focus on New Products/Markets

Brazil has the largest fleet of cars converted to use the highest blends of ethanol, and the government is reportedly debating whether to remove duties on imports of the U.S.-sourced fuel. As is usual in many countries, the agriculture ministry opposes such a move, but others in the government...

EU-Mercosur Wreck; No Indian Epiphany

EU-Mercosur Wreck EU leaders proudly announced a trade agreement with the Mercosur group of countries last month, but that is now in political jeopardy. Environmentalists have joined with farmers in opposing the plan. French Agriculture Minister Didier Guillaume says that his country will not p...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S.-China Trade Update; Monsoonal Effect on India’s Soy Crop; U.S. Soy Sales

Hope for Breakthrough in Next Week’s U.S.–China Negotiations It is now confirmed that USTR Lighthizer and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin will meet next Tuesday in Shanghai with top Chinese trade negotiators to continue discussions aimed at ending the ongoing trade dispute. According to...

feed-grains wheat livestock

Feeding the World

The current global population is estimated to total around 7.5 billion. By most measures, the world creates or produces enough food to feed them all. In theory, the world’s food security has never been higher. Nevertheless, it is estimated that around 800 million people – more than...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; Higher Brazil Freight Rates; EU Rapeseed; India’s Monsoon Issue

Not Much Improvement in U.S. Soy Export Sales Last Week Today’s USDA export sales report indicated the week ending 11 July was another challenging one for the U.S. soy complex. However, soybean exports last week were the highest since the week ending 21 March 2019. The report indicated ne...

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