Unless the “blend wall” is expanded much sooner than currently envisioned and/or ethanol exports are larger than anticipated, ethanol production is expected to stabilize near current levels, according to a University of Illinois report this week.

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U.S. corn futures in May had their largest one-month selloff since last September as worries surrounding Euro debt fears and the resulting global economic slowdown continue to escalate, according to a Doane Advisory Services report.

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World broiler production in 2020 is forecast to reach 91,947,000 metric tons, 15,956,000 or 21.0 percent more than the 75,991,000 tons produced in 2010, according to a just released study, “World Livestock and Poultry Supply and Demand From 2010 to 2020” by Westside Economic, LLC that was commissioned by Bunge North America.

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In a “News and Events” report this week from USDA’s Agricultural Research Service (ARS) entitled “Treating Poultry Diseases Without Antibiotics,” scientists reported on their progress to find alternative products for using antibiotics to fight poultry diseases.

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The USDA Agricultural Marketing Service’s Commodity Procurement Division of Poultry Programs will be hosting a conference call on Tuesday, June 5th at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, to discuss RFP 2000001061 for frozen cooked diced chicken.

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U.S. total broiler slaughter for the week ending June 2 is estimated by USDA-AMS’s Poultry Market News Service to be 143,450,000 broilers, a 2-percent decrease from the same week a year earlier.

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