Tagged: production

The News & What it Means – China’s Big Appetite & Brazil’s Evolution into an Ag Powerhouse

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – June 13, 2017

 

The news:

“The combination of more mouths to feed with even faster-growing wealth in the world’s most populous nation has made China a magnet for farm goods, especially from the US, which now sells more of its harvest to China than any other country.”

– Bloomberg, June 12, 2017

The News and What it Means – Surprising South American Corn Forecast & Implications of Crude Price Drop

 

By John DePutter and Dave Milne – March 13, 2017

 

The News

USDA raises its forecast for 2016-17 Brazilian corn output by 5 million tonnes from last month, to a whopping 91.5 million. Argentina’s crop is revised up 1 million from last month to 37.5 million tonnes. That’s a new record high for the two countries, up 34.3% from a year earlier.

   —USDA monthly global crop update, released Thursday.