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India’s Vegoil Gap

India’s production of major oilseeds increased by around 6 percent over the past decade at the same time its population advanced by 9 percent. Although New Delhi restricts vegetable oil imports, particularly soyoil, to protect its domestic crushing industry, imports are significant and ha...

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WASDE Soyoil

The soybean oil price is forecast at 34.5 cents per pound, up 2.0 cents from last month.  ...

India’s Gain is Competitors’ Losses

India’s monsoon season has been abundant and has boosted hopes for bumper crops that will boost incomes and exports. This contrasts with urban areas that have been hit hard by COVID. There is also hope in New Delhi that the Biden Administration will be more generous than President Trump,...

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Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; India Buys U.S. Soyoil; Shortage of Containers

U.S. Soy Export Sales Highlights Last week was another good one for exporters of U.S. soybeans and soybean products. If the pace of sales and exports continue it could be a record export year for the U.S. soybean sector. Net export sales of soybeans in the week ending 29 October totaled 1,530,5...

WTO Bad/Good/Indifferent; EU Food Fun

WTO Bad/Good/Indifferent Bad: The U.S. Congressional Research Service has concluded that trade war payments and COVID relief payments to farmers have likely exceeded WTO limits on such cash transfers. U.S. officials retort that that they are legal. However, the real problem is that the U.S. has...

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Pasta versus Bread

Wheat is the largest and possibly oldest consumed food grain in the world, but its future is slowing down. Known as the staff of life, about 50 percent more wheat is consumed than rice, though about 18 percent of wheat destruction is from feed use. Bread is a predominant use of wheat, though pa...

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Oilseed Highlights: China Soybean Purchases; Renewable Diesel; NOPA Crush; India Soy

China Continues to Buy U.S. Soybeans Because of the Columbus Day holiday on Monday USDA will not issue its weekly export sales report until tomorrow. However, it is clear Chinese importers have continued to purchase and import U.S. soybeans. Yesterday and today USDA indicated exporters had repo...

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WASDE Soyoil

 The soybean oil price forecast is raised 0.5 cents to 32.5 cents per pound...

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WASDE Soybeans

USDA reduced ending stocks of U.S. soybeans for the 2020/21 season and decreased global ending stocks:  U.S. soybean supplies for 2020/21 are forecast at 4.8 billion bushels, down 96 million on lower production and beginning stocks.  Despite reduced supplies, soybean exports are raise...

Markets are Scary

The government of Narendra Modi is pushing through reforms to make Indian agriculture more market-oriented, but it has become a huge political fight within the country. Since independence, agriculture in India has been largely about government control of supply and thus the price received by hu...

The Daily Onion

Starches and protein are the largest caloric components of the western diet and WPI analyzes them all day long. Notably, the onion is one of the most important components in the Indian diet. Periodically, there is the risk of civil unrest due to production shortfalls of the vegetable. Consequen...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

 The soybean oil price forecast is 32.0 cents per pound, up 2 cents...

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India’s Vegoil Gap

India’s production of major oilseeds increased by around 6 percent over the past decade at the same time its population advanced by 9 percent. Although New Delhi restricts vegetable oil imports, particularly soyoil, to protect its domestic crushing industry, imports are significant and ha...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

The soybean oil price is forecast at 34.5 cents per pound, up 2.0 cents from last month.  ...

India’s Gain is Competitors’ Losses

India’s monsoon season has been abundant and has boosted hopes for bumper crops that will boost incomes and exports. This contrasts with urban areas that have been hit hard by COVID. There is also hope in New Delhi that the Biden Administration will be more generous than President Trump,...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; India Buys U.S. Soyoil; Shortage of Containers

U.S. Soy Export Sales Highlights Last week was another good one for exporters of U.S. soybeans and soybean products. If the pace of sales and exports continue it could be a record export year for the U.S. soybean sector. Net export sales of soybeans in the week ending 29 October totaled 1,530,5...

WTO Bad/Good/Indifferent; EU Food Fun

WTO Bad/Good/Indifferent Bad: The U.S. Congressional Research Service has concluded that trade war payments and COVID relief payments to farmers have likely exceeded WTO limits on such cash transfers. U.S. officials retort that that they are legal. However, the real problem is that the U.S. has...

wheat

Pasta versus Bread

Wheat is the largest and possibly oldest consumed food grain in the world, but its future is slowing down. Known as the staff of life, about 50 percent more wheat is consumed than rice, though about 18 percent of wheat destruction is from feed use. Bread is a predominant use of wheat, though pa...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: China Soybean Purchases; Renewable Diesel; NOPA Crush; India Soy

China Continues to Buy U.S. Soybeans Because of the Columbus Day holiday on Monday USDA will not issue its weekly export sales report until tomorrow. However, it is clear Chinese importers have continued to purchase and import U.S. soybeans. Yesterday and today USDA indicated exporters had repo...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

 The soybean oil price forecast is raised 0.5 cents to 32.5 cents per pound...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

USDA reduced ending stocks of U.S. soybeans for the 2020/21 season and decreased global ending stocks:  U.S. soybean supplies for 2020/21 are forecast at 4.8 billion bushels, down 96 million on lower production and beginning stocks.  Despite reduced supplies, soybean exports are raise...

Markets are Scary

The government of Narendra Modi is pushing through reforms to make Indian agriculture more market-oriented, but it has become a huge political fight within the country. Since independence, agriculture in India has been largely about government control of supply and thus the price received by hu...

The Daily Onion

Starches and protein are the largest caloric components of the western diet and WPI analyzes them all day long. Notably, the onion is one of the most important components in the Indian diet. Periodically, there is the risk of civil unrest due to production shortfalls of the vegetable. Consequen...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

 The soybean oil price forecast is 32.0 cents per pound, up 2 cents...

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