Contributors

Rob Hatchett

Senior Economist
Doane Advisory Services

Animal Feed

Chinese Officials Signal Rebound from African Swine Fever

Rob HatchettDec 10, 2019

The African swine fever (ASF) epidemic that has decimated Chinese pig populations by an estimated 40 to 60 percent appears to show some signs of…

Harvest

Recapping the 2019 U.S. Soybean Crop Results

Rob HatchettDec 5, 2019

Plantings and Crop Ratings The 2019 U.S. soybean crop has been one that many growers likely won’t soon forget. According to the U.S. Department of…

Exports

Egyptian Official Calls for Doubling Domestic Soybean Plantings

Rob HatchettNov 27, 2019

News services reported that Alaa Khalil, the head of the Egyptian Agricultural Ministry’s Field Crops Research Institute, aims to more than quadruple the area of…

Demand

Funds Adding to Net-Long Position in Soybean Oil Market

Rob HatchettNov 22, 2019

According to the latest Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Disaggregated Commitments of Traders report, the managed money group has been building on their sizeable net-long…

Crushers

U.S. Soybean Crushings Surge to Record Levels in October

Rob HatchettNov 20, 2019

The National Oilseed Processor Association (NOPA) issued October soybean crush and stocks data on Friday, November 15. According to the data, NOPA member soybean processing…

Demand

FAS Post Sees Steady Soybean Imports Despite Rising Chinese Hog Margins

Rob HatchettNov 9, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) Post in Beijing issued its latest Oilseeds and Products Update in late October. In the…