USA – Default

USA – Default

Bloomberg writer Megan Durisin reported last week that, “Global food costs jumped last month, extending a march toward a record and piling more inflationary pressure on consumers and governments. “A United Nations index tracking staples from wheat to vegetable oils...
The last few years have been interesting.  Fluctuations with pricing in the industry, the pandemic, and now labour shortages.  I know it’s not just in the swine industry; it’s across the board and to be brutally honest, it’s a...
By Dennis Smith   312-242-7905  Wednesday, December 15, 2021  GRAINS:  Cash palm oil prices were sharply lower overnight. It appears that the March bean oil contract will soon test 5000. I’ll be watching closely and looking to establish a long position at some point. Monthly crush figures come out...
In a report last week, “The Ukraine Conflict and Other Factors Contributing to High Commodity Prices and Food Insecurity,” the USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) indicated that, “A number of factors have converged over the last 18 months to...
he USDA’s December Hogs and Pigs report places the December 1 inventory of all hogs and pigs at 74.2 million head, down about 1% from last quarter and 4% lower than the same time last year, compared to an...
Monday December 4, 2023 GRAINS: The wide-eyed weather bulls are getting their butts kicked this morning. Soybeans have penetrated support. There is rain in N. Brazil. The crop will still be shaved down over time, but they will have a crop, a very good crop. I contend that...
Seasonal infertility continues to be a widespread problem for sow herds across the US. And if you don’t have a problem with seasonal infertility, it may mean you are not recognizing it, reported Daniel Gascho, DVM, with the Four...
Swine ear-tip necrosis (ETN) is a disease found in most pig producing areas of the world. The lesions can range from mild to severe with almost complete loss of the ear. The lesions are quite ugly looking and certainly...
Source: AgUpdate.com Pat McGonegle is the chief executive officer of the Iowa Pork Producers Association, a position he has held since October 2015. McGonegle was formerly with the National Pork Producers Council for 19 years and had served as the vice president...
312-242-7905  Friday, October 7, 2022  LEAN HOGS:  The Sep unemployment rate stands at 3.5% and the U.S. economy created 263,000 jobs during Sep compared with expectations of 275,000. No matter how you slice it, no matter what the stock market does today, this information...
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