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23 October 2014
Second Successive Year of Grain Surpluses
ANALYSIS - This year will see the second successive year of global grain surpluses....
22 October 2014
Favourable Conditions for Swaziland Cropping Season
SWAZILAND - Land preparation and planting of cereal crops, to be harvested from April/May 2015, is underway....
21 October 2014
Record Crops Mean Some Harvest Delays
US - Indiana's projected record corn and soybean crops will likely result in backups at the state's grain handling facilities and delay some farmers from harvesting, Purdue agricultural economist...
Editors Comment: Europe, Ukraine Leading Cereals Harvest
ANALYSIS - This year’s cereal harvest has generally been strong in Europe and Ukraine. Performance in the region was critical to counter some smaller cereals crops in Northern America and look...
20 October 2014
Mycotoxins: Farmers Must Be Vigilant
ANALYSIS - Mycotoxins can wreak havoc on a producer's feeding program, and this year is no exception, given the cool wet conditions across much of the US Midwest, reports Sarah Mikesell, 5m senior...
Above-average Wheat Harvest Estimated for Afghanistan
AFGHANISTAN - An above-average wheat crop, mainly harvested in May/June, of about 5.1 million tonnes is estimated in 2014, similar to 2013 which was one of the highest on record for the last...
South Korea Rice Forecast at Similar Level to Last Year’s Near-average Output
SOUTH KOREA - Harvesting of the 2014 rice crop is almost complete. FAO forecasts the 2014 rice production (in paddy terms) at 5.5 million tonnes, 2 percent below last year’s good outcome....
17 October 2014
Market Analyst: Grain Prices Supported This Week
ANALYSIS - Several market factors have supported grains prices this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
Cambodia Rice Forecast Down
CAMBODIA - Planting of the 2014 main (wet) season paddy crop, which normally accounts for about 80 per cent of annual production, is almost complete....
16 October 2014
World Food Day: How Family Farmers are Improving Food Security in Brazil
BRAZIL - World Food Day on October 16th draws attention to the 805 million people who are chronically undernourished around the globe....
Special Report: How is Ebola Impacting the Global Food Situation?
GLOBAL - In Western Africa, the Ebola virus disease outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has disrupted markets, farming activities and livelihoods, seriously affecting the food security...
How Many Acres of Corn Are Needed in 2015?
US - One of the functions of crop markets is to direct planting decisions of US producers. The market's assessment of the amount of acreage needed of various crops in any production cycle is...
15 October 2014
Grain Market Daily: US Farmers Struggling to Harvest Much Awaited Maize Crop
GLOBAL - The size of this year’s US maize crop has been a big bearish factor for the grain market with current USDA forecasts pointing to a record 367.68Mt or 37 per cent of the total global...
Research Paves Way for New Generation of Fungicides
UK - BBSRC-funded researchers at the University of Exeter have provided novel insights into the mechanisms by which pathogenic fungi avoid the immune responses of the plants they attack. ...
14 October 2014
Automated Imaging System Helping Improve Crops
US - Plant scientists are working to improve important food crops such as rice, maize, and beans to meet the food needs of a growing world population. However, boosting crop output will require...
13 October 2014
2015 Planting Decisions Influenced by Nitrogen Fertilizer Prices
US - Anhydrous ammonia prices averaged $717 per ton in Illinois according to the October 2nd edition of the Illinois Production Cost Report, reports Gary Schnitkey....
10 October 2014
Grain Storage Bags Could be Solution for Surplus Corn
US - This year’s projected record corn crop has many farmers looking for alternatives to traditional storage bins and silos, which are expected to fill up quickly now that the harvest is underway....
Market Analyst: Fight Returns to Grain Futures
ANALYSIS - This week saw corn have it's first higher close in five weeks, following wheats first higher close in six weeks, last week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
08 October 2014
Utilising Cornstalks Despite Wet Weather
US - Besides the obvious delay in harvest, additional moisture is negatively affecting grain and cornstalk quality for cattle producers that normally utilize the crop residue to extend the grazing...
07 October 2014
Allendale Expects USDA Will Lower Acreage
ANALYSIS - Analysts at Allendale Inc. expect to see USDA lower acreage in Friday's reports. ...
06 October 2014
Does China Really Impact the Global Grain Price?
ANALYSIS - Does China really have a strong impact on the US and global commodity prices? No, says economist Kel Kelly. ...
03 October 2014
Cargill to Open Corn Milling Unit in Karnataka
INDIA - In order to increase its presence in India, US based Cargill’s Indian arm is setting up a corn milling unit in Davenagere, Karnataka....
Prepare Now for Corn Post-Harvest Drying, says Expert
US - The nearly ideal weather that has been credited with helping produce an expected record corn crop in Indiana also is yielding concerns that some of the grain will be harvested wetter than...
02 October 2014
CME: Shockingly Small Year End Soybean Stocks
US - Today is grains day, precipitated by yesterday’s quarterly Grain Stocks report from USDA and the 2014 harvest moving into a higher gear, write Steve Meyer and Len Steiner....
01 October 2014
BPEX: Cereal Growers and Pig Producers Should Work Together
UK - Breeding cereals specifically for pig production will be the focus of a meeting to be held in November....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 5 3/4 cents at $3.20 today. ...
30 September 2014
Madhya Pradesh Signs Three MoUs at Krishi Expo
INDIA - In order to provide agricultural equipment to its farmers, Madhya Pradesh (MP) government has signed three memorandum of understandings (MoUs) at the Haldhar Krishi Expo....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 1 1/2 cents at $3.24 1/2 today. ...
29 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Will Hong Kong Protests Affect Markets?
GLOBAL - China is celebrating a week-long national holiday this week, which could make for quieter trading in many markets. The market place is also keeping a wary eye on a big pro-democracy...
Help for Farmers Selecting New Farm Bill Programs
US - Farmers across the country making important decisions on new Farm Bill created safety net programs can consult a new online resource from this week....
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