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Planting

August USDA Inputs Prove Somewhat Supportive for Soybean Market

Rob HatchettAug 16, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) revised its 2019 U.S. soybean planted area estimate to 31.039 million hectares from its June acreage forecast at 32.391…

Transportation

Dry Barge Fleet Consolidation

Alan BarrettAug 9, 2019

Over the near term, the U.S. Coast Guard, due to flood conditions, has reduced barge tow configurations from St. Louis, Missouri to the Gulf, which…

Exports

Summer Heatwave Seen Lowering European Rapeseed Output

Rob HatchettAug 2, 2019

Record-high temperatures have been reported across France and Germany in the waning days of July, making this the second set of new record-high temperatures experienced…

Marketplace

Soybean Stocks at Record Levels

Alan BarrettJul 30, 2019

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) estimated June 1 soybean stocks at 1.8 billion bushels, which is up 571 million bushels from a year ago.…

Demand

Indian Monsoon Improving After a Slow Start

Rob HatchettJul 30, 2019

Earlier this summer, we had highlighted what was a poor beginning to India’s annual Southwest Monsoon season.  As a reminder, India’s Meteorological Department (IMD) tracks…

Aquaculture

New Chinese Feed Mill Breaks Ground

Rob HatchettJul 26, 2019

Groundbreaking ceremonies were held in late May at a new feed mill in China’s Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei economic zone that is expected to begin producing aquaculture feed…