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China Part 2: Growth of Chinese Imports

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China’s pork industry has led to the explosion of China’s imports of soybeans. As China’s largest agricultural import item, Chinese soybean imports are expected to reach over 70% of global soybean imports by 2023-2024 as China relies on imported soybeans for most of its soybean meal supply.
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China Part 1: Growth of Chinese Pork Production

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Pork is BIG in China. China accounts for half of the world’s production and consumption of pork. China’s annual pork production is 4 to 5 times larger than the U.S. Density in three Chinese provinces exceeds 200 hogs per acre, which compares to only North Carolina in the U.S. Chinese statistics report that 700 million pigs are slaughtered annually—one for every 2 Chinese people.
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Russia: Will history repeat itself?

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With memories of a similar Russian crisis in 1998, some fear the current Russian crisis will follow the same trajectory of 1998 when Russia was forced to default on its debt. Over a 6-month period in 1998, the Russian ruble lost more than 70% of its value; crude oil prices fell below $18; inflation in Russian skyrocketed; banks and enterprises across the country collapsed; Russians were left jobless; and the "Moscow meltdown" infected emerging markets around the globe.
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Meal and Soybean Picture

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Meal and Soybean Picture
Record meal exports loaded against a reluctant farmer with a record bean crop. When the meal is finally produced, we have disruptions with an over capacity rail system.
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What is driving corn and bean yields?

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In the September USDA report, corn and bean yields increased substantially on a updated yield data in 10 corn and 11 soybean growing states that make up just over 83% of production for each.
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Is Today's 167.4 Corn Yield January's 179.0?

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The USDA did not raise corn yields to the level expected ahead of today’s WASDE report although several key corn states are expected to put in new records. All three “I” states are expected to raise corn yield records by as much as 8 bu/acre in Illinois to 188 by/acre followed by Iowa, up 3 bushels to 185 bu/acre and then Indiana, up 2 bu/acre to a new state record of 179 bu/acre. Big corn yields were also expected in Nebraska and Minnesota but not records.
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Roach Ag Marketing Acreage Survey

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Our survey found corn planted acreage was 2.39 million acres less than growers planned in March. Our customers told us the U.S. planted only 89.31 million corn acres, the smallest planted acres since 2010.
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April USDA Cattle on Feed

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United States Cattle on Feed Down 1 Percent Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.9 million head on April 1, 2014. The inventory was 1 percent below April 1, 2013. The inventory included 7.07 million steers and steer calves, up 2 percent from the previous year. This group accounted for 65 percent of the total inventory. Heifers and heifer calves accounted for 3.71 million head, down 6 percent from 2013. ...
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March USDA Cattle on Feed

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United States Cattle on Feed Down 1 Percent. Cattle and calves on feed for slaughter market in the United States for feedlots with capacity of 1,000 or more head totaled 10.8 million head on March 1, 2014. The inventory was 1 percent below March 1, 2013.
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Ukraine Factbook

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Ukraine is a large exporter of coarse grains and wheat and the current events have raised concerns regarding the world grain supply. There are many elements at play in this situation from port logistics to weather and we have put together this Ukraine Factbook to help make sense of everything.
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