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Urner Barry Releases August Soy & Wheat Report

In the latest WASDE report, the USDA stated the outlook for 2022/23 wheat for August is increased supplies, domestic use, exports, and reduced stocks. Supplies were raised on higher production, with the all wheat forecast at 1,783 million bushels, up 2 million from July. Also, the all wheat yield is projected at 47.5 bushels per acre, a slight increase from last month. The season-average farm price is currently estimated at $9.25/bu, surpassing the 2012/13 record of $7.77/bu.

Globally, the 2022/23 wheat outlook calls for higher supplies, greater consumption, and increased trade. Supplies were increased by...

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Aug 17 4:47 PM, Plant Protein



Urner Barry Releases August Pulse Protein Report

As of August 8, Ethiopia remains in the top spot of the dried pea export value chart. China still holds the fourth spot, and a 90% decrease in value year-over-year was noted. Meanwhile, Canada is in the first spot for lentils again, however with a 19% decrease in value. Peru is maintaining the fifth-place spot for lentils, keeping India out of the top five countries in the export value chart. Pakistan continues to hold the top spot for dried chickpea exports this August, with an 84% decline in value year-over-year.

The U.S. exports to over 70 countries and has been a net exporter of dry peas and lentils for at least three decades. However, the 2021/22 marketing year is anticipated to be...

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Aug 11 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


NCC Statement in Response to FSIS Announcing its Plans to Declare Salmonella an Adulterant 

The National Chicken Council today released the following statement in response to FSIS announcing its plans to declare Salmonella an adulterant in frozen, raw, breaded, stuffed, chicken products. Attributable to Ashley Peterson, Ph.D., senior vice president of scientific and regulatory affairs.

“As these products often appear ready to eat, but contain raw chicken, we recognize their nature raises special considerations that merit additional attention. The National Chicken Council (NCC) and our member companies have invested millions of dollars and have worked for more than a...

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Aug 4 8:00 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases July Emerging Plant Protein Report

The USDA projects rice exports to total 79.0 million cwt, a 5% decrease year-over-year, and the lowest level since 1996/97. However, the U.S. rough-rice export forecast is up almost 10% from a year earlier. Currently, the United States is facing increasing competition from South American rough rice exporters in key Latin American markets that is preventing any long-term increase in these shipments. U.S. milled rice exports are forecast at 45.0 million cwt, 14% below a year prior. These are the lowest milled-rice exports since...

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Jul 29 10:53 AM, Plant Protein


Urner Barry Releases July Soy & Wheat Report

Projected 2022/23 global wheat trade is expected to total 205.4 million metric tons, an increase of 0.2 million from a month ago. While India's exports are reduced due to their trade restrictions, they are more than offset with increases for Argentina, Russia, and Uzbekistan. Argentina has continued to export large volumes in 2021/22 as they have remained competitive and are anticipated to continue to be able to compete in the global market into the 2022/23 trade year.

According to the agriculture ministry, Ukraine's grain exports plunged 68.5% year-over-year to 165,000 tons in early July. Also, grain exports for the 2021/22 season ended June 30 rose...

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Jul 21 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Webinar Symposium to Discuss Small Tick Causing Big Problems for Cattle

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA), in conjunction with the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), is hosting a two-day webinar symposium to address concerns regarding the Asian Longhorned Tick and the pest’s possible impact on the U.S. cattle industry. The free virtual event will be held Aug. 23-24 from noon to 3:45pm (Eastern) each day.

“Our goal is to inform and educate cattle producers across the country about this potential threat,” said Dr. Kathy Simmons, NCBA’s chief veterinarian.

The two-day webinar is designed to...

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Jul 15 8:42 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases July Pulse Protein Report

Dry pea supplies in 2021/22 are tight with production down 60% year-over-year. The USDA reported that dry pea stocks were down by about 50% in December from the previous year, the lowest levels since 2012. Lentil supplies are also lower than the year prior, with production down 55%.

According to the National Weather Service, a massive heat wave is engulfing much of the Midwest and into the Southern tier of the United States. Excessive heat warnings were in effect last week, with...

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Jul 14 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


USDA Data, Climate & Weather Driving Markets

The June webinar covered domestic weather patterns and predictions, global events in crop and livestock markets and the most recent USDA Hogs and Pigs Report.

The National Pork Board uses Pork Checkoff funds to provide operational value to pork producers, crop farmers and other stakeholders through educational materials and other resources, which includes a webinar series.

On June 29, NPB welcomed experts Andrew Thut from IBM, Erin Borror from U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) and Altin Kalo from Steiner Consulting Group to speak to producers about domestic weather patterns and predictions...

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Jul 11 8:47 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases June Emerging Plant Protein Report

According to the latest USDA WASDE, the outlook for 2022/23 U.S. rice this June is for higher beginning and ending stocks. No other changes to the 2022/23 balance sheet were noted for this month. The season average farm price for all rice remains unchanged at $17.80/cwt, up $1.90 year-over-year.

The USDA also noted that despite a slow start to plantings this year in the South because of rain, progress of the 2022/23 crop was reported...

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Jun 30 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


Urner Barry Releases June Soy & Wheat Report

According to the Ukraine Grain Association, grain silos in Ukraine are about half full leading up to this year's harvest, which means crops could be left in the ground if Russia continues blocking ports. Without access to its Black Sea ports, Ukraine would be able to export 20 million tons of grains next year at best. These exports would likely be more sunflower seeds than corn and wheat. Currently, Ukraine is attempting to ship its crop via...

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Jun 23 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


NAMI: Special Investigator to Cost Taxpayer $9 Million; is Redundant

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives approved H.R. 7606, the Lower Food and Fuel Cost Act, a bill that establishes a special investigator for meat and poultry at the U.S. Department of Agriculture:

"We are disappointed the House voted to waste $9 million in taxpayer dollars on a redundant special investigator when that money would be much better spent helping Americans seeking assistance from record inflation," said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the Meat...

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Jun 17 8:07 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases June Pulse Protein Report

Dry bean exports during the current marketing year were at a record low for the first 6 months of the September-February timeframe. Exports are currently averaging 44% below the previous year at 278 million pounds. Historically, the 2021/22 volume is 36% below the 32-year average. Also, the six-month export volume in 2004/05 was the only marketing year that was lower than the current one over the past 32 years.

Although slightly improved from the pandemic-related conditions of 2020, international trade markets remain hindered by port congestion, internal shipping delays, container availability, and trade route challenges stemming from the Russia-Ukraine war. Meanwhile, pea producers in some Russian regions face losing...

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Jun 16 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


Nominations Now Open for the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee

Today, the U.S. Departments of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Agriculture (USDA) announced the public call for nominations to the 2025 Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee. The committee will review scientific evidence to help inform the Dietary Guidelines for Americans, 2025-2030. The departments will seek to appoint a committee that is balanced in expertise, experience, and education, and is reflective of the racial, ethnic, gender, and geographic diversity within the United States. Members of the public are invited to submit nominations for themselves...

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Jun 16 7:58 AM, General News


USDA to Invest up to $65 Million in Pilot Program to Strengthen Food Supply

President Biden joined leaders from across the Western Hemisphere to present the Los Angeles Declaration on Migration and Protection at the Summit of the Americas. The Declaration seeks to mobilize the entire region around strong actions to bring the historic migration crisis under control. The Declaration is organized around three key pillars: (1) stabilization; (2) legal pathways and protections; and (3) humane migration management. In preparation for the Summit, the United States and other countries in the region developed a suit of bold new...

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Jun 14 7:30 AM, General News


NCBA Congratulates Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young on Confirmation as USDA Under Secretary

Today, National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) Vice President for Government Affairs Ethan Lane released a statement on the confirmation of Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young as Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

“NCBA congratulates Dr. Chavonda Jacobs-Young on her confirmation as Under Secretary for Research, Education and Economics. The Research, Education and Economics arm..."

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Jun 9 8:00 AM, General News


North American Meat Institute: Meat and Poultry Industry is Resilient

The North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today released the following statement in response to a U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service report on Agricultural Competition and the first in a series of rules changes the Administration is proposing under the Packers and Stockyards Act:

“Despite what the White House says, the meat and poultry industry proved to be remarkably resilient during the pandemic,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the Meat Institute. “Following the challenges of the spring of 2020, the industry acted immediately to reduce..."

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May 27 8:06 AM, General News


USDA Announces New Regulatory Burdens on Chicken Industry

The U.S. Department of Agriculture today announced a proposed rule under the Packers and Stockyards Act that would do nothing to lower food prices, increase competition or reduce inflation, which is a result of policies like these from the Biden administration.

“This is a solution in search of a problem,” said NCC President Mike Brown. “The last thing the Biden administration should be doing is pushing increased regulations, red tape and costs onto businesses at a time of record inflation and input costs, threatening food security and potentially raising grocery bills even..."

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May 27 8:00 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases May Emerging Plant Protein Report

As of May 23, Canada still holds the top value spot on the sunflower seeds export value chart but a decrease of 44% in value year-over-year was noted. Canada also holds the top value spot for sunflower oil, with an increase of 79% in value compared to a year ago. For rice, Mexico has gained 33% in value year-over-year, remaining in the top spot on the chart this month.

The USDA projects rice exports to total 82.0 million cwt, a decrease of 3.0 million from a year prior. Meanwhile, rice from the U.S. is becoming uncompetitive as prices rise. Imports are expected to total...

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May 26 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


Silver Fern Farms Celebrates Launch of Net Carbon Zero Beef in NY with New Zealand Prime Minister

Today, Silver Fern Farms, New Zealand's leading red meat producer and exporter, celebrated the launch of its USDA-approved Net Carbon Zero by Nature 100% Grass-Fed Angus Beef at a New York City event attended by New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.

"It's great to see NZ exporters like Silver Fern Farms bringing their own initiatives to sustainability and our regenerative future," said New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern at the event. "It's a wonderful example of how Aotearoa New Zealand prides..."

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May 25 1:00 PM, General News


Urner Barry Releases May Soy & Wheat Report

In the latest WASDE report, the USDA stated that the outlook for 2022/23 wheat this May is reduced supplies, lower exports, and higher prices. U.S. 2022/23 wheat supplies are projected down 3%, as lower beginning stocks more than offset a larger harvest. All wheat production is estimated at 1,729 million bushels, up 83 million from a year ago. Also, all wheat yield is projected at 46.6 bushels per acre, a slight increase from last year. The USDA's first survey-based forecast for 2022/23 winter wheat production is down 8% from last year, with abandonment for Winter Wheat at the highest level since 2002. However, Spring Wheat production is expected to rebound significantly from last year's drought-reduced Hard Red Spring and Durum crops primarily on return-to-trend yields.

Globally, the 2022/23 wheat outlook is for lower supplies, increased trade, and reduced ending stocks. Production is forecast at 774.8 million tons, 4.5 million lower than a year prior. Reduced production in Ukraine, Australia, and Morocco was partially...

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May 19 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


NCBA Blasts Overreaching, Political Special Investigator Bill

Today, the National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) condemned the unfunded and duplicative Meat and Poultry Special Investigator Act of 2022, which was marked up this morning by the House Agriculture Committee.

“Cattle producers strongly support effective oversight of the meatpacking sector, but the special investigator bill does nothing to accomplish that goal. Rather than focusing on adequate staffing and funding for the woefully under-resourced Packers and Stockyards Division at USDA, this hasty proposal was rushed through the legislative process without consideration of the confusing bureaucratic mess it would create..."

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May 19 8:00 AM, General News


NAMI Applauds Nomination of Alexis Taylor to be USDA Undersecretary for Trade

The North American Meat Institute today applauded the nomination of Alexis Taylor to be the Undersecretary for Trade at the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

“Alexis’ experience working in Congress, in the Department and as Oregon Secretary of Agriculture make her uniquely qualified for this role,” said Julie Anna Potts, President and CEO of the North American Meat Institute. “She is the right..."

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May 17 8:07 AM, General News


USMEF Statement on USDA Undersecretary for Trade Nominee

Today the White House announced the nomination of Alexis Taylor to serve as USDA undersecretary for trade and foreign agricultural affairs.

U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom issued this statement in support of the nomination...

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May 16 8:47 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases May Pulse Protein Report

For pulses like dry edible beans, prospective area declines are anticipated to continue in 2022. Spring weather is an important factor and is posing threats again this year with dry conditions across several dry bean growing regions. April 2022 marked the seventh month of the 2021/22 dry bean marketing year which began in September 2021 and will end in August. Although planting decisions have been made, a variety of factors can influence the final crop mix well into the spring and early summer.

In addition to dry spring weather, key economic factors affecting reduced dry bean area include surging input costs for items like fuel and fertilizer, and elevated prices for...

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May 12 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


USDA Data Reveal: Cattle Sale Revenues Grew 16% in 2021

Following two Congressional hearings on the beef and cattle markets largely focused on prices producers receive for their cattle, the North American Meat Institute (Meat Institute) today said the latest USDA annual report on livestock income clears up misconceptions about the state of cattle markets and shows cash receipts for the sale of cattle and calves increased 16 percent, from $63.1 billion in 2020 to $72.9 billion in 2021.

“As our members said in their testimony, prices are improving for cattle producers due to supply and demand reflecting..."

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May 2 8:25 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases April Emerging Plant Protein Report

As of April 26, Canada holds the top value spot on the sunflower seeds export value chart with a decrease of 47% in value year-over-year. Canada also holds the top value spot for sunflower oil, with an increase of 120% in value compared to a year ago. For rice, Mexico has gained 39% in value year-over-year, remaining in the top spot on the chart this month.

In April, the USDA reported that rice exports remain projected at 86.0 million cwt, more than 8% below a year ago and the smallest since 2000/01. World trade was estimated 1.1 million tons higher at 52.5 million on greater exports by...

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Apr 28 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


Urner Barry Releases April Soy & Wheat Report

Besides drought, this past winter season featured notable extremes. In December, multiple severe weather conditions resulted in more than 200 tornadoes. December also ended with wildfires spreading near Boulder, Colorado, after a derecho swept from the east-central Plains into the upper Midwest. A month later, blizzard conditions along the northern Atlantic coast caused the coldest air movement in 4 years across Florida's peninsula.

For 2022, area for all wheat is estimated at 47.4 million acres, a slight increase from 2021. This would represent the fifth lowest all wheat planted area since records began in 1919. At 34.2 million acres, 2022 winter wheat planted area is up 2% from last year but down less than...

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Apr 22 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


Urner Barry Releases April Pulse Protein Report

The USDA released its Prospective Plantings report on March 31, noting that hopes for drought relief fizzled during the first couple months of 2022. With the generally dry start to the new year, there was little overall change in the western drought depiction. Also, drought coverage across the south continued to climb, reaching 59.2% in March. By March 1, national drought coverage had been greater than 40% for 75 consecutive weeks, a 21st century record.

Besides drought, this past winter season featured notable extremes. In December, multiple severe weather conditions resulted in more than 200 tornadoes. December also ended with...

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Apr 14 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


Biden Administration Expands Ethanol Gas Sales Amid Decades-High Inflation 

On Tuesday, President Joe Biden announced that his administration will allow the year-round sale of E15 fuel, which is normally banned in most states during the summer months due to air pollution concerns.  

E15 is a gasoline blend that uses up to 15 percent ethanola renewable fuel made from various plant materials including corn. The move to lift the summertime ban on E15 could help save consumers money at the pump.

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), E15 is available in 30 states at just over 2,300 stations. Vehicles approved for E15 use include flexible-fuel vehicles and conventional vehicles of the model year 2001 and newer. 

Regular gas currently averages $4.08 a gallon, up from $2.86 a gallon a year ago, according to AAA. The national average for a gallon of regular gas is likely to decline if oil prices remain below $100 per barrel, notes AAA. 

Yesterday, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that consumer prices gained 8.5% since last March, the largest increase since December 1981. Inflation has achieved fresh 40-year highs for five consecutive months...

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Apr 13 8:17 AM, UB Newswires


AgriLife Extension Resources to Help Texas Producers Navigate Disease Outbreaks

Texas livestock producers will soon have new resources to help them navigate challenges associated with mass animal losses that can occur during outbreaks of chronic disease or highly pathogenic viruses like avian and swine flu.

A $147,719 grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service National Animal Disease Preparedness and Response Program will fund a two-year project designed to create educational materials and resources to help producers correctly dispose of animal carcasses.

Specifically, the project will develop animal mortality...

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Apr 11 8:17 AM, General News


NCBA and PLC Welcome Expansion of ELAP

The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association (NCBA) and the Public Lands Council (PLC) welcome the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) decision to expand the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) to cover a portion of the costs incurred from the transportation of livestock to feed sources.

“We are appreciative that the USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA) listened to requests from producers who are suffering through the continued impact of multiple years of unprecedented drought and skyrocketing input costs. We are also grateful for the efforts of Senator..."

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Apr 4 8:41 AM, General News


U.S. Considers Vaccines to Protect Poultry from Deadly Bird Flu

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is looking into vaccines as an option to protect poultry against deadly bird flu, the agency's chief veterinary officer said as the country faces its worst outbreak since 2015.

Supporters say vaccines could help keep poultry alive, prevent financial losses and control food costs, though shots would be too late to stop the current outbreak that has wiped out 22 million chickens and turkeys in commercial flocks since February.

Previously, the United States has eschewed vaccines, worried that importers will ban U.S. poultry shipments because...

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Apr 4 8:00 AM, General News


Pork Industry Priorities Included in Spending Bill

Congress in early March approved a $1.5 trillion fiscal 2022 budget bill, which keeps government programs running through Sept. 30 and has $730 billion for non-defense spending, including $25.1 billion for agricultural programs, mostly for USDA, with significant amounts dedicated to addressing foreign animal diseases (FADs).

Thanks to the advocacy efforts of NPPC — literally hounding lawmakers about appropriating adequate funds to prevent, prepare for and respond to FADs and arguing for other priorities — Congress listened, giving the pork industry almost everything it requested.

It’s been a difficult Congress to...

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Mar 31 8:00 AM, General News


United States and Japan Reach an Agreement to Increase Beef Safeguard Trigger Level

United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai and United States Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack today announced that the United States and Japan have reached an agreement to increase the beef safeguard trigger level under the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement. The new three-trigger safeguard mechanism will allow U.S. exporters to meet Japan’s growing demand for high-quality beef and reduce the probability that Japan will impose higher tariffs in the future.

“This agreement is a great win for our two countries that ensures American farmers and ranchers...,”

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Mar 25 8:02 AM, General News


USMEF Statement on Adjustments to Japan’s Beef Safeguard

Today the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced changes to the safeguard on Japan’s imports of U.S. beef. More details are available in this joint press release.

U.S. Meat Export Federation (USMEF) President and CEO Dan Halstrom issued this statement:

“USMEF greatly appreciates the efforts of USTR and USDA to adjust Japan’s safeguard on U.S. beef. The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement was a tremendous breakthrough for the U.S. meat industry, including the significant reduction in Japan’s tariffs on U.S. beef, but the playing field has..."

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Mar 24 8:23 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases March Emerging Plant Protein Report

According to the latest USDA WASDE, the outlook for 2021/22 U.S. rice this March is for stable supplies, unchanged domestic use, reduced exports, and higher ending stocks. Projected 2021/22 all rice ending stocks were increased slightly to 34.5 million cwt, 21% lower than last year. The season-average farm price for all rice is forecasted at $15.90/cwt, a $0.20 increase on higher projected U.S. wheat, corn, and soybean prices.

The global rice outlook for 2021/22 is for larger supplies, higher consumption, increased trade, and higher stocks. Rice supplies were raised by 4.9 million tons to 701.6 million, mainly on...

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Mar 24 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program Eligibility Broadened

USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) today announced it has modified the Spot Market Hog Pandemic Program (SMHPP) eligibility requirements to capture more hog sales. The program — announced last year — provides payments to pork producers who made spot market transactions between April 16 and Sept. 1, 2020.

The clarified eligibility requirements expand the agency’s interpretation of “spot market sales” and “sale to a packer” to better reflect the nontraditional types of transactions made during that period, including sales to dealers, cull markets, meat lockers, intermediaries and others.

“The changes to SMHPP..."

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Mar 18 8:29 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases March Soy & Wheat Report

In the latest WASDE report, the USDA stated that the outlook for 2021/22 U.S. wheat this March is lower supplies, unchanged domestic use, reduced exports, and higher ending stocks. Projected 2021/22 ending stocks were raised by 5 million bushels to 653 million, but 23% lower than a year ago. The season-average farm price was raised $0.20 to $7.50/bu based on NASS prices and expectations for prices in the remainder of the marketing year. Despite the sharp increases in futures and cash prices recently, a significant majority of U.S. wheat has already been marketed this year, limiting the season-average farm price increase.

Globally, the 2021/22 wheat outlook is for higher production, decreased trade, lower consumption, and larger ending stocks. The 2021/22 global use forecast was lowered by...

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Mar 17 7:56 AM, Plant Protein


Urner Barry Releases March Pulse Protein Report

On March 1, the USDA reported an average $41.00/cwt for U.S. #1 garbanzo beans which is a slight increase from the previous month. U.S. whole green peas averaged $23.75/cwt as of early March, steady with February’s rates. Prices for yellow peas declined by $0.83 from a month ago, totaling $26.67/cwt.

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is stressing an already strained global supply chain and its economic impact is likely to be felt by consumers and manufacturers. While an increase in costs trickles down from producers to consumers, short term consequences have already arrived. Grain markets recently hit...

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Mar 10 8:00 AM, Urner Barry


USDA Announces Initiative to Build a Better Food System in America

Advanced Container Technologies, Inc., announced it is ideally suited to help meet the needs of the new USDA initiative to build a new and more equitable food system.

The "Build Back Better Food System Transformation Initiative" is striving to expand access to nutritious food in rural, tribal, and other currently underserved areas.

"One of the lessons from COVID-19 is that the current food system is too rigid, consolidated and fragile," the USDA stated.

ACTX can be an integral part of this effort by providing GrowPods - transportable controlled environment...

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Mar 10 8:00 AM, General News


NCBA Pleased to See Next Steps in Processing Capacity Funding

Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced the availability of up to $215 million in grants and resources as part of a continued effort to strengthen the meat and poultry processing sector and create a more resilient food supply chain. NCBA appreciates the Administration’s efforts to expand and diversify processing capacity and looks forward to working with USDA to ensure proper implementation of the funds...

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Feb 25 8:00 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases February Emerging Plant Protein Report

In February, the USDA reported that total rice exports are projected at 87.0 million cwt, 1.0 million cwt below the previous forecast and 7% lower than a year earlier. The downward revision was based on monthly U.S. Bureau of the Census trade data through December, shipment and outstanding sales through end-January, and expectations regarding shipments and sales the remainder of the 2021/22 marketing year.

Global rice trade in calendar year 2022 is projected at 50.9 million tons, up about 1.5 million tons from the previous forecast. India and Pakistan accounted for most of the...

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Feb 24 7:57 AM, Plant Protein


Frickenschmidt Foods LLC Recalls Ready-to-Eat Beef Stick Products Due to Misbranding

Frickenschmidt Foods LLC, a Lockwood, Mo. establishment, is recalling approximately 5,795 pounds of ready-to-eat beef stick products due to misbranding, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced today. The product contains and declares wheat as an ingredient but has an incorrect statement of “gluten free” on the label.

The ready-to-eat teriyaki beef stick items were packaged on Nov. 30, 2021, Dec. 1, 2021, and Jan. 28, 2021. The following products are subject to recall:

- 1.5 oz. individually sealed...

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Feb 23 8:05 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases February Soy & Wheat Report

In the latest WASDE report, the USDA stated that the outlook for 2021/22 U.S. wheat this February is stable supplies, lower domestic use, reduced exports, and higher ending stocks. Food use was lowered by 3 million bushels to 959 million with durum accounting for the entire reduction. Seed use was revised down 2 million bushels to 64 million based on NASS seed use data for the first two quarters of the marketing year. Projected 2021/22 ending stocks were raised by...

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Feb 17 8:00 AM, Plant Protein


Sysco Joins the USDA and EPA List of U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions

Sysco Corporation, the leading global foodservice distribution company, has been added to the list of U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The U.S. Food Loss and Waste 2030 Champions are businesses and organizations that have made a public commitment to reduce food loss and waste in their own operations in the United States by 50% by the year 2030.

Sysco has committed to diverting 90% of operations and food waste from landfills...

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Feb 15 8:34 AM, General News


Urner Barry Releases February Pulse Protein Report

As of February 8, Ethiopia has bumped China from the top spot of the dried pea export value chart. A 78% increase in value year-over-year was noted for Ethiopia, and China holds the fourth spot with a 51% decrease year-over-year. Meanwhile, Canada holds the first spot for lentils with an 18% increase in value. India is no longer one of the top five countries in the export value chart for lentils, losing the fifth-place spot this month to Peru. Pakistan remains in the first spot for dried chickpea exports for the second consecutive month, with an 18% decrease in value year-over-year.

The USDA reported that U.S. export volume in 2020/21 for chickpeas, dry peas, and lentils varied. Export volume of chickpeas decreased about 15%, for a total of...

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Feb 10 8:00 AM, Plant Protein







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