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December 31, 2021

Industry Roundup


Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures edge lower on Dec. 29, although concerns about adverse weather slowing production in top exporter Brazil keeps prices near their highest level since August; corn and wheat futures rise
Reuters (12/29)

Chicago Board of Trade soybean futures rise slightly on Dec. 28 on technical trading, keeping prices at multi-month highs as dry weather in South America continues to raise supply concerns; wheat and corn prices fall
Reuters (12/29)


Russia's grain harvest expected to total 120.6 million tonnes in 2021, down from previous forecast of 120.7 million tonnes and down from 133.5 million tonnes in 2020, according to government statistics
Itar-Tass (12/29)

Commentary: Analysts project grain prices in 2022 will retreat as global supplies catch up with demand; IHS Markit forecasts farmers will plant 230 million acres of soybeans, wheat and corn in 2022, up 2 million acres from 2021's record levels
CE Noticias Financieras (12/28)

Soybeans/Soybean Meal

Farmers in Mato Grosso, Brazil's top soybean-producing state, reportedly start harvesting in the fields, marking an early start to an expected record crop of more than 140 million tonnes
Reuters (12/29)

Chinese government reportedly looking to increase production of soybeans and may also soon approve more domestic GMO corn varieties
Iowa Farmer Today (12/29)


International wheat price peaks in December, could end month at its highest level for 2021, while global corn price reverses downward trend since May; higher costs push up price of bread and chickens in Peru
CE Noticias Financieras (12/28)

Cannabis/Hemp/Marijuana Farming

New Zealand contributes NZ$1.3M to New Zealand Natural Fibres research project to explore potential of using hemp fibre in products ranging from soft flooring to food packaging
TendersInfo - News (12/29)

Curaleaf enters agreement to acquire Bloom Dispensaries, a vertically integrated cannabis operator in Arizona, for US$211M; transaction includes four retail dispensaries, two cultivation and processing facilities
PR Newswire (12/28)

Fruit Farming

California citrus forecasts for 2021-2022 season down 20% from prior season, as huge crop of navel and Mandarin oranges in 2020-2021 takes a toll on production
Delta Farm Press (12/28)

Regenerative Agriculture

US government eyes mostly carbon banks for agriculture's role in carbon trading, but environmentalists are pushing to include regenerative agriculture; even with farmers already doing many of the recommended practices, monetizing them could take time
Delta Farm Press (12/28)

Agricultural Products & Raw Foods

Fitch: Some 2022 elections in Americas will impact agribusiness sector; loss of Brazil president Bolsonaro could lead to tighter environmental measures; US midterm elections could result in political deadlock that makes it harder to pass next farm bill
Fitch Solutions Sector Intelligence (12/29)

Rabobank: Agricultural commodity prices up average of 28% in 2021, and unlikely to drop to pre-Covid levels over coming 12 months; food commodity prices supported by inflation in general economy, reinforced by higher shipping, energy and fertilizer costs
Grocer (12/28)

Russia sees record harvest of oil seeds in 2021, expects to increase exports of higher value products; gross harvest of main oil seeds--sunflower, soybeans, rapeseed--reached 23 million tonnes in net weight
TendersInfo - News (12/28)

 Food & Beverage

Fresh Produce

Thirty-eight percent of US shoppers say they have purchased fresh mushrooms in the past year, about even with avocados and just behind fresh peaches, research shows
The Packer (12/29)

Netherlands-based organic specialist Eosta will now offer all of its fresh fruit and vegetables in plastic-free packaging; Eosta now has paper flowpacks and boxes in different sizes as new plastic-free options
Eosta BV (12/29)

Fresh Foods

Convenience store chain Kwik Trip to open its 800th store; 9,000-sq-ft location will feature a car wash and grocery market with fresh food delivered daily
Associated Press (12/29)

Fruits, Vegetables & Salads

El Pollo Loco announces limited-time offering of new Dos Locos Salads, available in three varieties: Cheesy Quesadilla, Chicken Taquito and Unwrapped Burrito; each salad comes with cilantro dressing
Chew Boom (12/29)


Scientists develop biodegradable and antimicrobial food packaging that could extend shelf life of fresh fruit; the waterproof packaging is made from corn protein, starch and other biopolymers, plus antimicrobial compounds from thyme and citric acid
Nanyang Technological University (12/28)

Meat & Poultry

Vegans are using false arguments about climate change to support their animal rights agenda, says the UK’s top adviser on tackling global warming, adding that pro-vegan activists are wrong to argue that eating meat is not environmentally friendly
Daily Telegraph (12/29)

UAE eases prohibition on import of eggs and other poultry products from India ahead of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to the country in January
Krishijagran.com (12/29)


Arby's announces limited-time returns of its Crispy Fish Sandwich And White Cheddar Mac ‘N Cheese; both menu items available on the fast-food chain's 2 For US$6 Everyday Value menu
Chew Boom (12/29)

Meat Alternatives

Israeli food tech firm SavorEat launches plant-based burger system personalized to each customer, one of the first companies to use 3D printing technology to cook food; typically, vegan burgers are frozen and later cooked on a grill
Jerusalem Post (12/29)

Israeli fast food chain BBB offers personalized veggie burger that is prepared, cooked by robot that adapts cooking, ingredients to customers' app-based orders; 'chef robot' is the size of a large oven, can make three different burgers simultaneously
CE Noticias Financieras (12/28)

Dairy Products/ Dairy Alternatives

PlantBaby launches Kiki Milk, a plant-based milk designed specifically for children, available in original, chocolate flavors, packaged in shelf-stable 8-oz. cartons; dairy-free milk made from oats, sprouted pumpkin seeds, hemp seeds, coconut, Aquamin
Entertainment Close - Up (12/28)

Royal A-ware Food Group recently switches some of its cream products to Elopak’s Pure-Pak Mini cartons from plastic pots; the cartons are fully recyclable and support a low carbon circular economy, says Elopak official
Elopak AS (12/28)


Beverage manufacturer Niagara Bottling building new 1.2 million-sq.-ft. production facility in Hazle Township, Pennsylvania, set to be operational in spring 2022; company to invest more than US$157M, create at least 79 new jobs, ramp up to 200 new jobs
Pennsylvania Governor's Office (12/28)

Packaged Foods

Hearthside Food Solutions completes acquisition of Weston Foods' Ambient Division assets first announced on Nov. 15; assets being acquired includes six North American locations producing cookies, crackers, cones, wafers and related baked products
Business Wire (12/29)

Beef consumption in Brazil totals 26.5 kg/person in 2021, down from its peak of 42.8 kg/person in 2006 and the lowest level in 25 years, hindered in part by rising prices, according to government statistics
Valor International (12/29)

Non-Alcoholic Beverages

Euromonitor: Bottled water in Germany facing severe problems amid discourse on single-use plastic waste; there are still opportunities ahead, as seen with revival of liquid concentrates, and soda machines are expected to increase penetration in Germany
Euromonitor International Ltd. (12/29)

Oatly announces that Bjorn Oste will step down from the company's board of directors on Dec. 31; following Oste's departure, the board will consist of 12 directors, 10 of whom are independent
Business Wire (12/29)

Alcoholic Beverages

Big Rock Brewery secures new three-year co-pack agreement with an existing partner to produce its beers and ready-to-drink alcoholic beverages at its brewery in Calgary, Alberta
Canada Newswire (12/29)

Distilled spirits producer, bottler Sazerac to build new manufacturing facility on 1,400 undeveloped acres in Clark County, Indiana; company to invest over US$408M in first phase, create up to 369 new full-time positions over five years
One Southern Indiana (12/28)

 Tobacco & Cannabis

Cannabidiol (CBD)/Cannabigerol (CBG)

Natural dog treat company Buddie's Bites introduces Buddie's Bites treats infused with CBD to help lower stress and anxiety for dogs; treats boast only seven non-GMO ingredients and claim to reduce anxiety in under 26 minutes
M2 PressWIRE (12/29)

Tobacco, Cannabis & Derivatives

New Mexico introduces new rules to streamline prices for cannabis businesses to get licensed; state aims to launch recreational sales in the coming months
Associated Press (12/29)

Colorado's total marijuana sales exceeded US$2.19B in 2020, including US$1.75B in recreational marijuana; average price per gram of retail marijuana increased from US$3.99 in 2019 to US$4.80 in 2020
Colorado Watchdog (12/28)


Latest: Dec, 30 2021

Latest Value Prev Chg YOY Chg
Archer Daniels Midland (ADM) 66.86 67.01 -0.22% 33.96%
CHS Inc (CHSCP) 30.80 30.77 0.10% 4.41%
Farmland Partners (FPI) 12.00 12.09 -0.74% 40.19%
Fresh Del Monte Produce (FDP) 27.42 27.73 -1.12% 13.73%
JBS SA (JBSS3) :BVMF 38.05 37.47 1.55% 58.48%