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21 July 2014
Favourable Prospects for Brazil Second Season Maize
BRAZIL - Harvest of the main 2014 second season “safrinha” maize crop is well advanced. Production forecasts have been revised upwards, due to a lower than earlier anticipated decline in...
Recommended List Responds to Changes in Winter Barley Market
UK - The Recommended List for winter barley will take two key steps to make sure it provides the best possible information to growers. ...
18 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets React to Malaysia Airlines Plane Crash
GLOBAL - Geopolitics is back on the front burner of the market place late this week, and with a double-barrel blast. ...
Copa-Cogeca Calls for Stronger Action to Combat Unfair Practices
EU - European agriculture sector organisation Copa-Cogeca has welcomed the fact that the European Commission has recognised that abusive and unfair practices are present in the food chain....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Steady
US - December corn futures closed steady at $3.86 3/4 Thursday. Prices closed nearer the session low....
17 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Tensions Increase Between Russia and West
GLOBAL - In overnight news, the U.S. and European Union have slapped new and tough sanctions on Russia. ...
MEPs Commit to Backing British Farming
UK - NFU President Meurig Raymond has visited Strasbourg to rally support from MEPs to sign the ‘Back British Farming EU Pledge.’ ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 4 cents at $3.85 3/4 Wednesday. ...
16 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: No Concerns in Marketplace
GLOBAL - The somewhat surprising lack of concern in the market place regarding geopolitics has prompted better risk appetite in the market place this week. ...
15 July 2014
What Could Climate Change Mean for Agriculture?
GLOBAL – World agriculture must create short and long term adaptation strategies to cope with climate change accelerating the water cycle....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed up 3 1/2 cents at $3.88 1/4 Monday. Prices hit another contract low today and then rebounded to close nearer the session high on tepid short covering in a bear...
14 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Slightly Weaker Overnight
GLOBAL - It was an uneventful trading affair overnight and to begin the trading week as the concerns about the European Union’s sovereign debt have quickly waned after a flare-up last week....
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Short-covering Across Grains Markets
ANALYSIS - Starting on Monday there's some short-covering evident across all the grains futures, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Promising Outlook for Brazil 2014 Crops
BRAZIL - The production outlook for many of Brazil's most important agricultural crops in 2014 is extremely good, with the possibility of record-breaking levels for some, according to Rabobank's...
11 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - The market place is more at ease Friday morning, following the keener risk aversion that occurred Thursday due to renewed worries about the health of the European Union’s financial...
India’s Food Grains, Oilseeds Estimates 264.4 MT in 2013-14
INDIA - Indian agriculture sector will see a record production of food grains and oilseeds in the year 2013-14, according to the Economic Survey for 2013-14, released on July 9, 2014....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 5 1/2 cents at $3.92 1/2 Thursday. ...
10 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - World stock markets are under selling pressure Thursday due to several new developments: Weak economic data from the European Union, including Italy’s industrial output dropping 1.2%...
India’s Agri Exports Up 5.1 Per Cent in 2013-14
INDIA - India’s agricultural exports (including marine) has recorded a 5.1 per cent growth to $37.29 billion in 2013-14, compared to the same period last year, according to the Economic Survey...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 6 3/4 cents at $3.97 1/2 Wednesday. Prices hit another contract low today and closed nearer the session low. ...
09 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Weaker Overnight
GLOBAL - A feature on Tuesday was the sell-off in the U.S. stock market that has many wondering if the long-anticipated downside correction is finally at hand for the major and mature bull market...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3 cents at $4.03 1/4 Tuesday. Prices hit another contract low today and closed nearer the session low....
08 July 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Lower Prices Across Grains
ANALYSIS - There's solidly lower prices across the grain markets at the start of this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 8 3/4 cents at $4.06 1/2 Monday....
07 July 2014
Another Fall for FAO Food Price Index
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index has fallen for a third consecutive month, mainly on lower cereal and vegetable oil prices. The Dairy Index is also down slightly, while the Meat Index has risen...
04 July 2014
Do Strong Land Prices Help or Hinder Farming?
ANALYSIS – Land values are underpinning much of UK agriculture in an era of huge market volatility but there may be a detrimental effect further down the line....
Retail Chain Allowed to Source Produce from Farmers Directly
INDIA - The research-based policy advocacy industry body, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) has asked the Uttarakhand state government to allow retail chain to procure agri produce...
01 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Extraordinary Day For Trading
GLOBAL - Monday was an extraordinary trading day in the markets. It was the last trading day of the month, of the quarter and of the first half of the year. ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Futures Close Down 22 Cents
US - December corn futures closed down 22 cents at $4.25 1/4 Monday. ...
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Decidedly More Bearish Tones in Grain Markets
ANALYSIS - The release of yesterday's USDA Supply and Demand data saw the technical posture of corn, soy and wheat markets turn decidedly bearish, reports Jim Wyckoff....
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