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09 June 2014
Improved Prospects for Haiti 2014 Spring Cereal Season
HAITI - Planting of the main spring cereal season is mostly concluded. After lower-than-normal precipitation in March, remote sensing data indicate well above-average precipitation since mid-April...
08 June 2014
GeoGrain: US Cash Grain and Futures Report
ANALYSIS - Grain futures dropped again this week with corn and soybean futures shedding 20 ½ cents and 38 ½ cents respectively for the week ending Thursday the 5th, reports GeoGrain analysts....
06 June 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Futures Closed Down Thursday
US - July corn futures closed down 7 3/4 cents at $4.48 3/4 Thursday. Prices closed near the session low and hit a four-month low. ...
Good Prospects for Cameroon's Current Crops
CAMEROON - The main season maize crops will be harvested from June in the bimodal centre and south. Satellite-based information and analysis indicate that crop growing conditions from March to...
05 June 2014
Prospects for Winter Cereals Negatively Impacted by Recent Floods
BOSNIA and HERZEGOVINA - Up to mid-May 2014, owing to a mild winter, winter crops for harvest in June/July were reported to be in satisfactory conditions. Planting of spring crops was proceeding...
Significant Moisture Deficit Affecting Yields
RWANDA - Harvesting of the 2014B season (February-July) beans crops is underway, while the cereal harvest is scheduled to begin in June. ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Futures Closed Down Wednesday
US - July corn futures closed down 1 1/4 cents at $4.57 Wednesday. Prices closed near mid-range and hit another 3.5-month low. The corn bears have the firm overall near-term technical advantage....
04 June 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Futures Closed Down Tuesday
US - July corn futures closed down 8 1/4 cents at $4.57 1/4 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session low and hit a 3.5-month low. ...
Timing, Product Choice Important for Postemergence Herbicide Applications
US - Weather has prevented Indiana corn farmers from applying herbicides before much of the crop emerged from the ground. But that doesn't mean it's too late, a pair of Purdue Extension weed...
Favourable Weather Conditions for Planting of Paddy and Maize Crops
THAILAND - Planting of the 2014 main season cereal crops, including rice and maize, is currently ongoing. Remote-sensed data indicate that rainfall since mid-April has been above average over...
Jim Wyckoff's Weekly Grains Outlook
ANALYSIS - Grain analyst Jim Wyckoff said the grain market could see seasonal weakness during the month of June now that corn is in the ground. ...
03 June 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Futures Closed Up Monday
US - July corn futures closed up 1 1/4 cents at $4.67 Monday. Prices closed nearer the session high today on tepid short covering in a bear market after hitting a three-month low early on....
Armyworm Showing Up in Specific, At-Risk Cornfields
US - While armyworm captures haven't been as high in Indiana as they have in other states to the south, Purdue Extension entomologists say there has been some concentrated armyworm egg-laying...
02 June 2014
Mexico's Maize Crop Forecast to Remain Relatively Unchanged
MEXICO - Harvesting of the 2014 autumn-winter is well underway. Initial estimates point to a sharp decline in production due to a 15 percent reduction in plantings, in response to low white maize...
EWG Ethanol Study Seriously Flawed
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has issued a statement on the Environmental Working Group’s (EWG) recent publication, “Ethanol’s Broken Promise: Using Less Corn...
30 May 2014
Nigeria Cropping Season Started on time in the South
NIGERIA - Seasonal rainfall has started in April in southern parts of the country, where planting of the first maize crop is underway. ...
29 May 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Lower; Soy Higher
ANALYSIS - July corn futures closed up 3 1/4 cents at $4.73 Wednesday, writes analyst Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite. ...
Wyckoff's Weekly Grains Outlook: Planting Close to Complete
ANALYSIS - Corn planting is close to complete and during the short holiday week, markets are trading mixed, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
28 May 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Futures Closed Down Tuesday
US - July corn futures closed down 7 1/4 cents at $4.70 3/4 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session low and hit a nearly three-month low today. ...
Cool, Wet Weather Only Helps Cutworms Thrive
Capture of black cutworm moths in the IPM traps has been above the rolling five year average for the last several weeks, writes Doug Johnson, Extension Entomologist with the University of Kentucky....
27 May 2014
Kaveri Seeds Sign MoU with Haryana Varsity
INDIA - Hyderabad based Ganga Kaveri Seeds has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University (CCSHAU) for marketing seeds, writes Jagdish...
26 May 2014
Argentina's 2014 Maize Production Estimated Above Average
ARGENTINA - Harvesting of the 2014 maize crop is well advanced. Preliminary estimates point to a production of 25 million tonnes, better than earlier expected due to a recovery in precipitation...
23 May 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - July corn futures closed up 2 1/4 cents at $4.76 3/4 Thursday. ...
22 May 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Steady
GLOBAL - July corn futures closed steady at $4.73 1/2 Wednesday....
21 May 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - The economic highlight of the day and arguably of the week is the Wednesday afternoon release of the latest Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) minutes. ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - July corn futures closed down 3 3/4 cents at $4.73 1/2 Tuesday. ...
20 May 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: EU Debt Causes Concerns
GLOBAL - The feature in quieter overnight trading is increasing worries about the European Union countries that have the most serious debt problems—namely Italy and Spain. ...
India Food Output Target Up by 1 million Tonnes
INDIA - India is likely to produce 264.38 million tonnes of food grains during 2013-14 (includes kharif 2013 and rabi 2013-14 crops), according to the Indian agriculture ministry, writes Jagdish...
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: All Eyes on Weather
ANALYSIS - Looking ahead, all eyes are on US weather in the coming weeks, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - July corn futures closed down 6 1/2 cents at $4.77 Monday....
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