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Breaking down supply and demand

USDA’s latest supply and demand estimates were released Wednesday, and Iowa State University Extension economist Chad Hart says there weren’t many revisions from May. He tells Brownfield there are signs soybean demand is improving, with China making recent purchases.  The post Breaking down supply... Read More.

Chinese demand boosts soybean price outlook

Recent Chinese demand is helping improve the outlook for soybean prices. Iowa State University Extension economist Chad Hart says China remains the number one export market for U.S. soybeans. “Seeing them being more active now shows that we’ll likely see that action ramp up... Read More.

Strong demand expected to lift dairy prices

The USDA is forecasting milk production for this year and next to remain unchanged from last month’s estimate. In the latest supply and demand report, the USDA raised its butter, cheese, whey, and nonfat dry milk price forecasts for 2024 because of recent price... Read More.

Growing Demand for U.S. Soybeans

Lawrence Sukalski, a director on the United Soybean Board and the Infrastructure & Connectivity Priority Area Coordinator, says there are many ways a whole soybean can be used. In this Checkoff Chat, Sukalski also talks about growing demand for U.S. soybeans. ...

Growing demand for corn is key

An Ohio farmer says growing demand for U.S. corn plays a crucial role in farmers’ profitability. Denny Vennekotter is chair of the National Corn Growers Association’s Market Development Action team. “We feed about a third of our corn in the US,” he says.  “We... Read More.

Energizing Demand for Soy-based Biofuels

Soybean producers have a bright future in the renewable fuels space. On this week’s episode of Seeds of Success, a leader with the Iowa Soybean Association says demand for soy-based biofuels continues to rise as states set targets and incentives for lowering greenhouse gas... Read More.

Cash hogs close higher as wholesale demand remains solid

Chicago Mercantile Exchange live cattle futures were lower and feeders finished mixed ahead of this week’s direct business. The live pit did see some profit taking, while the firm corn had a minimal impact on feeders. April live was down $.37 at $187.72... Read More.

Growing demand for Indiana soybeans in Indonesia

The Indiana Soybean Alliance is working with buyers in Indonesia to direct-export Indiana-grown soybeans by container.  The 10-person delegation, led by ISA, has been meeting with potential soybean buyers in the country. Ed Ebert, senior director of market development with ISA, says there is... Read More.

US working to increase demand for pork loin in Mexico

U.S. pork exports to Mexico have already set an annual record.  Lorenzo Elizalde with the US Meat Export Federation says pork cuts like bone-in hams and picnics have always been popular in Mexico, but work is being done to improve demand for the loin. ... Read More.

Trends to watch: technology & consumer demand

An agri-food intelligence company says rapidly changing technology in the food system and consumer preferences are two major drivers for the future of agriculture. AimPoint Research Director of Communications Jennifer Coleman tells Brownfield since the pandemic, consumers are shifting toward more of a ‘food... Read More.