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2014-06-25 08:28:28

NEW YORK, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As anticipated, global dairy prices softened considerably through Q2. According to Rabobank's Dairy Quarterly Q2: Beyond the tipping point, prices fell as a result of improved milk production in export regions and the easing of forward purchasing by China. These mechanisms freed more product for other buyers and lowered the need to ration demand with international dairy commodity prices falling 10% to 20% in the three months to mid-June. "The pull back...

2014-06-19 12:30:00

NEW YORK, June 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Scotch whisky is currently enjoying a boom due to growing demand in the U.S. and emerging markets. The industry is ramping up production to rebuild the declining stocks of longer aged whiskies. However, while production growth is warranted, a new report from Rabobank, "Now That's Smooth", suggests that a smoother rate of production growth could help reduce the industry's historic shifts between excess supply and shortages. "The long maturation process...

2014-03-25 08:32:05

Net Effect of PEDv on U.S. Pork Production: 6% to 7% Decline in 2014 NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rabobank has published a new report on the impact of the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea Virus (PEDv) on the North American herd, forecasting significant impacts on production and slaughter through 2015, and identifying the opportunity for U.S. poultry to step into the market gap. In the report, published by the bank's Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory team, Rabobank...

2014-02-06 12:29:15

Challenges for Global Industry, But Brighter 2014 for UK Wine Market NEW YORK, Feb. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rabobank has published a new report looking at the global wine industry as of the end of 2013, and forecasting remaining challenges for the industry globally but a more optimistic outlook for the UK wine sector. In the report, published by the bank's Food & Agribusiness Research and Advisory group, Rabobank says that the miserable economic environment in the key UK market...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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