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19 December 2013
Holistic Farming Approach to Meet World Food Demand Sustainably
GLOBAL - A holistic long-term approach may be the key to introducing sustainability into the food and agriculture (F&A) equation, according to a new report from Rabobank....
16 December 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: China Bird Flu Rumours Affect Soy Market
ANALYSIS - Reports of a bird flu outbreak in China is limiting buying interest in the US soybean markets, reports Jim Wyckoff....
North African Fertiliser Squeeze Evident Across Markets
GLOBAL - The full impact of the North African supply squeeze has been evident in the urea market over the past week, writes Calum Findlay, Gleadell’s Fertiliser Manager....
12 December 2013
Panama Rice Production Decreases for Second Consecutive Year
PANAMA - Harvesting of the 2013 rice crop was completed in October and production is estimated seven per cent lower than last year and well below the five year average at 230,000 tonnes....
11 December 2013
US Soy Exports Hit Record for Value in 2013
US - The US soy industry has done it again, exporting an eye-popping 1.7 billion bushels of US soy to customers around the world in the 2012-13 marketing year, which ended September 30th. ...
10 December 2013
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closes Lower
US - March corn futures closed down 1 1/2 cents at $4.36 1/2 Tuesday. Prices closed near mid-range and hit a fresh three-week high early on. Corn bulls could get no traction from a mildly bullish...
09 December 2013
Conservation Practices Reduce Runoff of Nutrients in Chesapeake Bay Watershed
US - A record number of voluntary conservation practices adopted by Chesapeake Bay farmers since 2006 have significantly reduced the amount of nitrogen, sediment and phosphorus leaving cultivated...
06 December 2013
Saudi Arabia to Diversify Sources for Wheat Imports
SAUDI ARABIA - Saudi Arabia announced that it will diversify its sources for wheat imports and will not rely on a particular supplier. ...
USDA Lowers Cotton Production Forecast
CHINA - Due to weather impacts which lowered yields in major production regions, Post’s MY13/14 cotton production forecast is lowered to 6.7 million tons....
04 December 2013
Australia Crop Production Increases, with Regional Variations
AUSTRALIA - Winter crop production is forecast to increase by 12 per cent this season to a total of 42.1 million tonnes, according to the December edition of the Australian Crop Report....
03 December 2013
2013 West Africa Cotton and Products
WEST AFRICA - The MY 2013/14 (Aug/July) rainy season started late with irregular rains. Farmers had to replant many times....
02 December 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Corn Bears Maintain Advantage
ANALYSIS - Corn market bears still maintain the solid overall technical advantage as we start the week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Planting of 2014 Crops Benefiting from Favourable Weather Conditions
SWAZILAND - Land preparation and planting of the 2014 cereal crops, mainly maize, began in October. Rains have generally been average since October 2013, which marks the start of the rainy season,...
28 November 2013
Cherkizovo Increases Grain Harvest by Half
RUSSIA - Russian meat and feed manufacturer, Cherkizovo Group has seen its 2013 grain harvest reach 175,000 tonnes, up 51 per cent from 116,000 tonnes in 2012....
18 November 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Focus Shifts to South America
ANALYSIS - As the US harvest nears it's end, focus shifts to planting in South America, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closes Lower
US - March corn futures closed down 9 1/2 cents at $4.21 Monday. Prices closed near the session low and hit a fresh contract low....
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: EPA Proposals Bearish Weight on Corn
GLOBAL - Amid a quieter geopolitical front, the economic report highlights for this week appear to be the German ZEW business survey on Tuesday and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s FOMC minutes...
15 November 2013
Survey Suggests 22 Per Cent Increase in Wheat Area for Harvest 2014
UK - AHDB/HGCA’s Early Bird Survey of farmers’ planting intentions shows a sharp rise in the total area of wheat and winter barley for harvest 2014 compared to last year....
14 November 2013
Erratic Start of Maize Season Rains Affects Crop Establishment
TANZANIA - In northern bi-modal rainfall areas, planting of the 2013 “vuli” crops (to be harvested at the beginning of next year) is well underway. Seasonal rains started by mid-September...
13 November 2013
Increase in Sugarcane Cropped Area, Opportune Monsoon Rains to Yield Record Crop
PAKISTAN - This year’s increase in sugarcane cropped area and opportune monsoon rains will yield a record crop, consequently Post’s forecast for MY 2013/14 sugar production is increased 430,000...
12 November 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: China to Become More Market Orientated
GLOBAL - In overnight news, Chinese leaders at their annual Communist party meeting pledged to enact fiscal and land reforms, ease controls on investment and become more market-oriented, reports...
4.648 Billion Corn Bushels Used for Ethanol Production in 2012/13
US - In the monthly WASDE report released on November 8, the USDA's World Agricultural Outlook Board estimated that 4.648 billion bushels of corn were used to produce ethanol and co-products...
11 November 2013
Corn, Soybean Futures Gain Following Not-So-Bearish USDA Report
US - Corn and soybean futures saw solid short-covering bounces Friday following a midday USDA report that was not as bearish as many grain traders had feared before the report's release....
CME: Corn Futures Closed Higher Friday
US - December Corn finished up 6 1/4 at 426 3/4, 2 3/4 off the high and 11 1/4 up from the low. March Corn closed up 6 3/4 at 438 1/4. This was 11 1/2 up from the low and 2 1/2 off the high....
Corn Crops Expected to Set Record, but Not as Large as Anticipated
US - The U.S. corn crop is projected to reach record production this year but won't be quite as large as initially expected because heavy spring rain in parts of the country prevented some acres...
08 November 2013
Ukraine Notes Significant Drop in Grain Prices
UKRAINE - The new Marketing Year (MY) 2013/14 for Ukraine has started with good production numbers and a significant drop in grain prices....
05 November 2013
Good UK Summer Buoys Supplies but Balance Remains Tight
UK - With some Member States starting to publish provisional harvest estimates for 2013 and with much improved weather in the summer months, the total market year (MY) 2013/14 EU-28 grain crop...
China Soyabean Production Forecast Down
CHINA - MY13/14 soybean production is forecast at 11.8 million tons, down slightly from the previously forecast of 12 million tons, due to lower soybean area and yield in the northeastern provinces....
31 October 2013
COOL Defense Coalition: Interference on Labelling Unwarranted
US - National Farmers Union (NFU), the US Cattlemen’s Association, American Sheep Industry Association and Consumer Federation of America sent a letter to the 2013 Farm Bill conference committee...
29 October 2013
Sugar Beet Purchase Price up from Year Ago
TURKEY - In MY2012/2013 climate conditions were in favor of sugar beets and this led to a higher polarity rate (amount of sugar obtained from the sugar beet) compared to last year....
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