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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...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

Soybeans – USDA reduced the estimated yield from 53.3 to 51.9 bushels per acre.  Beginning stocks for the 2020/21 season were also reduced.  Ending stocks are projected at 460 million bushels, down 150 million from last month.  Lower U.S. stocks are partly offset by higher...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; India Wants Biotech Oilseeds and Higher Oil Tariffs

Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s USDA export sales report was both positive and somewhat disappointing. Sales of soybeans for the upcoming marketing year were large, but not for 2019/20. Sales of soymeal and soyoil were disappointing. However, exports of soybeans and soymeal last week...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; Highlights of WASDE for Soy

U.S. Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s USDA export sales highlights confirmed the week ending 6 August was a fantastic one for exporters of U.S. soybeans and a good one for export sales of U.S. soymeal. The large sales and exports of soybeans of last week have been followed by additiona...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

  The soybean oil price is forecast at 30.0 cents per pound, up 1 cent...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

USDA forecasts U.S. soybean production at 4.425 billion bushels, up 290 million on higher yields.  Harvested area is forecast at 83.0 million acres, unchanged from the July projection.  The first survey-based soybean yield forecast of 53.3 bushels per acre is raised 3.5 bushels from l...

farm-inputs

Exporting Water

The latest mantra from development specialists is concern about the future availability of water. It is an old topic but a durable one given the preciousness of the resource. Since 70 percent of the withdrawals of freshwater around the world are for agriculture, and 60 percent more food must be...

Currency Manipulation; Phase One Intentions; India Recognizing Ag Policy Constraints

Currency Manipulation Goldman Sachs is warning that the U.S. dollar’s dominance as the global reserve currency is at risk. Threats include inflation, political uncertainty and debt/slow economic growth related to the coronavirus. The U.S. dollar has fallen over 10 percent in value since t...

livestock

Cattlemen Dinged on Leather

The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed demand for fashion generally and this has reverberated to the leather industry. The hide, which is the largest component of slaughter’s byproducts, only adds about 3 percent to a rancher’s income but has nonetheless been important. A glut of hides in...

Phase One Status; Small Beer

Phase One Status China’s Foreign Ministry yesterday said it remains committed to the Phase One trade deal it reached with the U.S. but warned it will respond to “bullying” from Washington. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) calculates that China has purch...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

The 2020/21 global oilseed supply and demand forecasts include lower production, lower exports, higher crush, and lower ending stocks compared to last month.  USDA reduced global oilseed production by 2.0 million tons to 604.2 million on lower rapeseed, cottonseed, and soybean production.&...

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...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

Soybeans – USDA reduced the estimated yield from 53.3 to 51.9 bushels per acre.  Beginning stocks for the 2020/21 season were also reduced.  Ending stocks are projected at 460 million bushels, down 150 million from last month.  Lower U.S. stocks are partly offset by higher...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; India Wants Biotech Oilseeds and Higher Oil Tariffs

Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s USDA export sales report was both positive and somewhat disappointing. Sales of soybeans for the upcoming marketing year were large, but not for 2019/20. Sales of soymeal and soyoil were disappointing. However, exports of soybeans and soymeal last week...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; Highlights of WASDE for Soy

U.S. Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s USDA export sales highlights confirmed the week ending 6 August was a fantastic one for exporters of U.S. soybeans and a good one for export sales of U.S. soymeal. The large sales and exports of soybeans of last week have been followed by additiona...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

  The soybean oil price is forecast at 30.0 cents per pound, up 1 cent...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

USDA forecasts U.S. soybean production at 4.425 billion bushels, up 290 million on higher yields.  Harvested area is forecast at 83.0 million acres, unchanged from the July projection.  The first survey-based soybean yield forecast of 53.3 bushels per acre is raised 3.5 bushels from l...

farm-inputs

Exporting Water

The latest mantra from development specialists is concern about the future availability of water. It is an old topic but a durable one given the preciousness of the resource. Since 70 percent of the withdrawals of freshwater around the world are for agriculture, and 60 percent more food must be...

Currency Manipulation; Phase One Intentions; India Recognizing Ag Policy Constraints

Currency Manipulation Goldman Sachs is warning that the U.S. dollar’s dominance as the global reserve currency is at risk. Threats include inflation, political uncertainty and debt/slow economic growth related to the coronavirus. The U.S. dollar has fallen over 10 percent in value since t...

livestock

Cattlemen Dinged on Leather

The COVID-19 pandemic has slowed demand for fashion generally and this has reverberated to the leather industry. The hide, which is the largest component of slaughter’s byproducts, only adds about 3 percent to a rancher’s income but has nonetheless been important. A glut of hides in...

Phase One Status; Small Beer

Phase One Status China’s Foreign Ministry yesterday said it remains committed to the Phase One trade deal it reached with the U.S. but warned it will respond to “bullying” from Washington. The International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) calculates that China has purch...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

The 2020/21 global oilseed supply and demand forecasts include lower production, lower exports, higher crush, and lower ending stocks compared to last month.  USDA reduced global oilseed production by 2.0 million tons to 604.2 million on lower rapeseed, cottonseed, and soybean production.&...

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