Costa Rica: Hurricane Ida Disruption to Corn and Soybean Supplies Drives Significant Losses

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   CS2021-0011

Damage to port facilities in New Orleans during Hurricane Ida caused significant delays to shipments of U.S. feed grains to Costa Rica, where the poultry, pork, and dairy sectors rely almost exclusively on U.S. suppliers. Shortages of corn and soybeans forced animal operations to implement maintenance rations and caused Costa Rica’s only soybean crushing mill to go dark for weeks in October. Costa Rica imported more than $300 million of U.S. feed grains in 2020.

Related Reports

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Thailand: Grain and Feed Update

FAS Bangkok revised its forecasts for MY2022/23 rice production higher to 20.2 million metric tons due to abundant water supplies and attractive farm-gate prices for off-season rice production. Thai rice exports in 2022 were higher than expected at 7...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Mexico: Grain and Feed Update

Corn, rice, and sorghum production forecasts are revised downward in marketing year MY 2022/23, while the wheat production estimate is increased to 3.6 MMT.
The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) Notification No.431 B.E. 2565 (2022) RE: Foods Derived from the Genetically Modified Organisms and Ministerial Notification No.432 RE: Labeling of GM Foods went into force on December 4, 2022.