Analyst Insights

Farmer Diaries (China): Planting For The New Cane Crop

February is the traditional Chinese New Year, and this year is the Year of the Dragon. I went out and returned to Guangxi during the Spring Festival, and looking back now may not have been a good decision. The number of people traveling during this year’s Spring Festival is particularly high, and I was stuck in traffic for more than ten kilometers on the way back!

Xiaoqing Ke

2 days ago

1 min

Peanuts and Aflatoxin: Myths and Facts

  • Aflatoxin can affect poorly stored and processed peanuts.
  • It is carcinogenic/mutagenic in humans and animals.
  • In recent years Brazil has enhanced its aflatoxin controls for peanuts.

Carla Aranha

3 days ago

2 min

How Can We Make Sure Sustainable Aviation Fuel is Safe?

  • When creating SAF, it is important that the process is standardised.
  • This helps ensure safety and mitigates the risk of extraneous ingredients being added.
  • These specifications also extend to the production process.

John Buxton

4 days ago

2 min

Corn Market Nears Bottom

  • At current prices corn will lose acres to soybeans in many producing regions.
  • The US corn stock to use ratio will be the highest since 2016/17 this year.
  • Russian wheat exports are weighing on the market.

Alberto Carmona

4 days ago

2 min

Brazil’s Soybean Crop Hit by Weather

  • We’ve revised our forecast for Brazil’s 2023/24 soybean harvest lower.
  • Crop yields are low due to scarce rainfall.
  • Low prices and continued high costs are pressuring farm margins.

Leticia Pizzo

5 days ago

3 min