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The Evolution of the U.S. Dairy Sector

From Andrew M. Novakovic, E.V. Baker Professor of Agricultural Economics Emeritus - Cornell University, New York The U.S. dairy farming sector is a miracle wrapped in a tragedy. It is a story of amazing success. Since the middle of the 20th

Posted in Farming, United States

Soybean: prices and market updates | November 2020 [VIDEO]

World Soybean Production is expected to grow for the new season, driven by the United States and Brazil, while China is confirmed as the main destination for the export of Soybean. Soy prices increased in November in the main global

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Posted in Brazil, China, Soy, UE, United States

Corn: the demand for Ethanol falls down

Global Corn Production Corn production for the season 2019-20 is estimated at 1113.02 Mio Tons, adjusted higher compared to the last outlook. The overall production is expected to decrease by 0.9% compared to the previous season. Global Corn production is

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Posted in Brazil, Corn, United States

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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Posted in China, EU, Soy, United States

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