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Fewer farms and higher yields per cow: the trends in the U.S.

U.S. farm indicators

The number of farms in the United States continues to shrink, while the farm size is becoming larger. The number of farms in the United States for 2018 is 2,029,200, down 12,800 farms from 2017 and down 70,100 from 2013.

Posted in Farming, Herd, United States

US President Trump increasing import tariffs: would it be a crisis for Italian Cheeses? [Interview]

Attilio Zanetti, vice president of the European Dairy Association, the European federation based in Brussels that brings together all the European dairy associations of the EU Member States, the italian Assolatte included, confides his concerns to us about the commercial

Posted in Cheese, Dairy export, EU, United States

China increases dairy imports, the U.S. are penalised

China’s GDP is expected to slow down in 2019, compared to 2018 (+6.3% against 6.6%), but demand for dairy products remains high in the first four months of the year. Between January and April of this year Chinese imports grew

Posted in China, EU, United States

U.S. dairy exports are slowing, except for Fresh Cheese

The United States shipped, in March 2019, 195,163 tons of dairy products, -10.9% compared to March 2018, influenced by the negative trend in sales of Whey Powder and Skimmed Milk Powder (SMP). The decline in sales of SMP (-9.3%) reflects

Posted in Cheese, China, Dairy export, United States

EU Soybean import continues to be high

Global Soybean production for 2018-19 is estimated at a record level of 360.6 Mio Tons. The slight increase compared to previous estimates, reflects favorable weather in Brazil, the world’s Soybean biggest exporter, in particular in the Rio Grande do Sul,

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Ukraine boosts Corn exports

Global Corn production for the 2018-19 season is estimated at 1107.4 Mio Tons, higher than the previous forecasts and +2.9% from last season. Brazil  Corn  production is raised,  reflecting improved yield prospects for  second-crop corn. Argentina corn is higher based

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Posted in Corn, EU, Feed, United States

EU Soybean import from the US: the boom continues

Global Soybean production for the 2018-19 season is estimated at the record level of 360.1 Mio Tons, although slightly down (-0.3%) compared to last month forecast, reflecting a lower production decline expected in Brazil (-0.5 Mio Tons), given the dry

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Posted in EU, South America, Soy, UE, United States

U.S. Corn and Soy production slips [Corn and Soybean - n°10/2018]

Starting from the report of November 2018, the data show a significative variation, following the large revision for Corn data in China, made by Chinese National Bureau of Statistics. The global Corn production for the 2018-19 season is expected to

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Chinese dairy imports continue to grow, although at a slower pace

After the trade tensions with the U.S., China has stopped all official updates of dairy import data. On the basis of the figures provided by the exporting countries, we can still outline a positive trend in Chinese imports. The first

Posted in China, EU, United States

Corn and Soybean yields increase in the U.S. [Corn and Soybean - n°8/2018]

Global Corn and Soybean production for the season 2018-19 is projected higher in comparison with July estimates, mainly on the higher production expected in the U.S., the world largest producer of Corn and currently also of Soybean. Global production is

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