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02 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Big Week for Economic Reports
GLOBAL - It’s a big week for economic data points, with the highlights being Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting and Friday’s U.S. jobs report. ...
Ukrainian Poultry Meat Company Reports Rising Sales
UKRAINE - The new CEO of MHP S.A. reports strong performance by the company in the first half of 2014 as it increased overall output and sales of poultry – both in Ukraine and for export –...
29 August 2014
Uganda in Talks with China to Boost Agricultural productivity
CHINA - The Ugandan government is in talks with China to boost agricultural production in the East African country, Uganda's minister of agriculture Tress Buchanayandi said Thursday....
27 August 2014
Farmers Issue Support Plea After Russian Ban
EU – European farmers have called for extra support from the Common Agricultural Policy in response to Russia’s import ban....
New Gene Technology in Crambe Leads to Better Oil Crop
NETHERLANDS - It is possible to apply genetic modification to the crop crambe so it meets market demands and takes into account what modern society wants. These are the results of research for...
22 August 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 2 1/4 cents at $3.69 3/4 Thursday. Prices closed near mid-range and saw tepid short covering in a bear market. The corn market bears are still in overall...
21 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Will Interest Rates Rise Sooner than Expected?
GLOBAL - The market place is still digesting Wednesday afternoon’s FOMC minutes report. ...
Scotland Holds Russian Trade Embargo Meeting
SCOTLAND, UK - Work is on-going across Scotland’s food sector to assess the potential market impact that could result from displacement of produce previously destined for the Russia will have...
20 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Await Federal Reserve Report
GLOBAL - The Federal Reserve’s FOMC minutes’ release on Wednesday afternoon is the economic report highlight of the day....
EU Commission Move to Support Agriculture Sector Welcomed
EUROPE - Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the move by European Agriculture Commissioner Ciolos to help support the EU farm sector in response to the crisis hitting the sector as a result of the Russian...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 3/4 cent at $3.72 1/4 Tuesday. ...
19 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Increased Risk Appetite in Markets
GLOBAL - There is increased risk appetite in the market place this week, evidenced by firmer stock markets worldwide, including U.S. stock indexes that on Monday hit or are moving in on record...
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Mixed Tones Across Grains
ANALYSIS - Focus this week is on the Pro-farmer Midwest corn and soybean crop tour, reports Jim Wyckoff. ...
Turkmenistan Cereal Production Forecast Down
TURKMENISTAN - Harvesting of the 2014 winter crops, mainly wheat, is nearing completion, while that of spring crops, mainly maize and rice just started and is expected to continue until the end...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 5 1/2 cents at $3.71 1/2 Monday. Prices closed nearer the session low after hitting a four-week high early on. ...
18 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Firmer Markets Worldwide
GLOBAL - There is a bit less risk aversion in the market place Monday, as evidenced by generally firmer stock markets worldwide. ...
Small Fall in Chinese Food Prices
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce in China fell slightly last week despite rises in meats and fish according to a survey of prices in 36 medium and large cities by the Ministry of Commerce...
Good Prospects for Haiti Crops
HAITI - Harvesting of the 2014 main season crops is currently underway and will be concluded by the end of September. ...
15 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Is Russia-Ukraine Tension Easing?
GLOBAL - On the geopolitical front, the market place perceives the Russia-Ukraine tensions might be easing just a bit following conciliatory words from Russian president Putin late this week....
Damage to Agriculture in Gaza Will Have Long-lasting Effects
PALESTINE - Violence in Gaza has left agriculture, harvesting and fishing activities in disarray, causing price spikes for key food items....
Abundant Corn, Soybean Crops Expected
US - The federal government expects Indiana and the nation to grow bumper crops of corn and soybeans for the second consecutive year, adding to already adequate supplies but further holding down...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 4 1/4 cents at $3.73 3/4 Thursday....
14 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Less Confidence in Market Place
GLOBAL - In overnight news, the European Union saw more downbeat economic reports, as the bloc’s gross domestic product showed a zero percent growth rate in the second quarter from the first,...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 1/4 cent at $3.69 1/4 Wednesday....
13 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: More Risk Amongst Traders
GLOBAL - While there are still geopolitical hotspots in the world that the market place is monitoring, traders this week appear to have a bit more risk appetite. ...
China's Grain Imports Continue to Grow, Ensure Supply
CHINA - Increasing the grain imports through global markets at cheaper prices, China is quick to ensure sufficient domestic stocks, prevent unexpected supply risks and ensure long-term food security....
Soy Accounts for 41 Per Cent of Brazil's Total Agri Exports
BRAZIL - Brazil agribusiness exports reached $9.61 billion in July 2014....
12 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Geopolitics Retains Marketplace Hold
GLOBAL - There are still geopolitical hotspots in the world that have the attention of the market place: civil war in Iraq, in which the U.S. has just injected military force; the Russia-Ukraine...
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Bearish USDA Report Expected
ANALYSIS - The markets are anticipating a bearish USDA report for the corn, soy and wheat markets when it is released later today, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 4 3/4 cents at $3.68 1/4 Monday. Prices closed near the session high on short covering. ...
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