Tagged: soybeans

The News & What it Means – China’s ASF Problems Impacting Hog Markets and Feed Demand. It’s a HUGE Global Event!

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – April 17, 2019
The news:

“Up to 200 million pigs could be culled or die from being infected as African swine fever spreads through China, Rabobank said, by far the highest such forecast yet and underscoring the gravity of the epidemic in the world’s top pork producer.”

– Reuters, Apr. 12, 2019

The News & What it Means – Expected Drop in Soybean Acres Was Always Going to Happen

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – February 19, 2019
The news:

“After becoming the hot new crop in parts of Canada’s prairies, soybeans are starting to lose their appeal as Donald Trump’s trade war with China drives down prices.”

– Bloomberg, Feb. 16, 2019

The News & What it Means – Difficult Choices Ahead for Ontario Growers

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – January 16, 2019

 

The news:

“Lambton County farmers have a big decision to make following a volatile 2018 that saw corn emerge as a to-be bumper crop, soybean markets take a hit due to the still-running trade war between the US and China, and a “catastrophic” outbreak of mould in corn due to a wet harvesting season.”

– Sarnia Observer, Jan. 9, 2019