Food Business News - September 13, 2011 - (Page 53)

INGREDIENTMARKETTRENDS In The Spotlight Winter wheat planting under way except in dry Southwest s the last of the 2011 U.S. winter wheat crop was being harvested in Montana and the Pacific Northwest, seeding of the crop for harvest in 2012 was under way, but not to the extent growers would prefer because of the extreme drought across the southwestern part of the hard red winter wheat belt. In the northern Plains, producers in South Dakota had seeded 6% of their At A Glance C.M.E. 93AA butter prices per lb $2.50 $2.25 $2.00 $1.75 $1.50 Oct. 2010 Dec. Feb. April 2011 June Aug. A Texas/Oklahoma winter wheat production 2011* in thousand bu 52,000 74,800 Oklahoma Texas 127,500 120,900 2010 2009 2008 2007 61,250 77,000 99,000 98,000 166,500 140,600 *August estimate Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture S. winter wheat as of Sept. 4, slightly behind 10% as the 2006-10 average for the date. Nebraska plantings were 10% completed, slightly ahead of 7% as the average. And planting in Wyoming was 4% completed, behind 24% as the average. Washington winter wheat seeding at 16% completed was about average for the date. Weather conditions were near ideal for planting winter wheat (and for catch up of the lagging spring wheat and durum harvests) in the Upper Midwest last week. But it’s a much different story across the southern Plains where wildfires burned out of control in Texas and Oklahoma. Daily high temperatures finally fell below 100 degrees over the Labor Day weekend for the first time in more than three months at many locations. Much of the area had little if any rainfall during that time, and a meteorologist told Kansas City Board of Trade members last week both states “will be dry until further notice.” The region got nothing in the form of meaningful moisture from two tropical storms this summer and little if any was expected from Nate, currently in the Gulf. Topsoil moisture in Oklahoma was 81% very short and 1% adequate and subsoil moisture was 87% very short with none adequate. No wheat had been planted as of Sept. 4 in Texas and Oklahoma, U.S.D.A. field offices said. Typically, about 5% of the crop is planted in Texas by that date. One grain merchandiser in Texas said growers would have to “dust in” the crop, meaning plant in dry soil and hope for rain for the seed to germinate. Whether there would be enough rain to keep plants alive after germination remained in question. In 2010, Texas was the second-largest winter wheat producing state with Oklahoma third. In 2011, U.S.D.A. data indicated Oklahoma fell to fifth place and Texas to tenth, due to dry conditions that have since grown into extreme drought and now inhibit planting of the 2012 crop. FBN California walnut production in thousand tons 600 Californa accounts for 99% 500 of U.S. walnut production. 400 300 200 ‘02 ‘03 ‘04 ‘05 ‘06 ‘07 ‘08 ‘09 ‘10 ‘11 Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture Ingredient Indexes Mayonnaise Commodity Trends Processing vegetable production, 2011 in tons Snap beans Sweet corn Green peas Tomatoes 656,340 2,636,880 302,090 12,749,750 Snap beans Pork Sausage Sweet corn Tomatoes Green peas Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture September 13, 2011 53 FOODBUSINESSNEWS ® 53 FOODBUSINESS NMarch 1, 2011 EWS ®

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Food Business News - September 13, 2011

Food Business News - September 13, 2011
Kraft’s split on schedule
Nonfat dry milk prices drop as milk output rises
Shining a light on sugary drinks
Web Contents
Editorial - Preparing for the rising cost of fresh water
Private label products make gains in salad, sugar categories
Seaboard’s Rod Brenneman to lead Butterball
Limited avocado supply hurts Calavo earnings
PepsiCo outlines path for global snacks growth
F.D.A. initiates projects to trace foodborne illnesses
U.S.D.A. study shows food insecurity down from 2009
McCormick completes acquisition of Kamis
Leadership team set for Sara Lee’s CoffeeCo spin-off
Seneca, Allens terminate merger negotiations
Human milk components the focus of partnership
JBS shifting operations in Brazil
Dannon opens new innovation center
July red meat production down 4% from year ago
Aramark to acquire Filterfresh from G.M.C.R.
Tyson Foods to ramp up prepared foods output
McDonald’s investing $1 billion in Canada
Rowland Coffee integration on track at Smucker
Food trucks transitioning from fad to trend
Kraft’s split on schedule
Restructuring charges weigh on Campbell earnings
Starbucks K-Cup Portion Packs going to grocery stores
Sanderson Farms swings to loss in quarter
Nestle completes production unit for nutrition factory
Restaurant Performance Index falls beneath 100 to 11-month low in July
Washington - Shining a light on sugary drinks
Market Insight - Nonfat dry milk prices drop as milk output rises
Health and Wellness - School lunches get slimmer
Ingredient Innovations - Possible opportunity in immunity
Flavor Trends - Fire and flavor
New Product Trends - Expanding flavors and protein sources in jerky
New Food Products - Dannon introduces Activia Selects yogurt
New Food Products - Balance Bar launches nimble bar for women
New Food Products - Nestle introducing Nescafe LiquiFresh Gourmet Blend
New Food Products - New jerky from Jack Link’s uses Cholula Hot Sauce
New Food Products - Odwalla adds Super Protein Mango smoothie
New Food Products - Frito-Lay introduces Doritos and Cheetos Fiery Fusion
New Food Products - Burger King adds Quaker oatmeal to breakfast menu
New Food Products - Lifestyle Foods launching G2 snack line
INGREDIENT MARKET TRENDS - Winter wheat planting under way except in dry Southwest
Ingredient Markets
Supplier Innovations and News - Soy blend has texture characteristics of meat
Supplier Innovations and News - Sustainable palm oil certifi cation reaches Brazil
Supplier Innovations and News - Grain Processing Corp. promotes scientist
Supplier Innovations and News - Starches offer retort, freeze/thaw benefits
Supplier Innovations and News - Red Arrow launches pot roast fl avor
Supplier Innovations and News - Takasago names v.p. of consumer insight
Supplier Innovations and News - Honey, fig flavors join balsamic vinegar line
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Food Business News - September 13, 2011