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22 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mainly Lower Overnight
GLOBAL - In overnight news, China’s finance minister said his nation will not offer a more stimulative domestic monetary policy or other economic stimulus measures despite some recent weak...
McDonald's: Sustainability is Job #1, #2 and #3
ANALYSIS - McDonald's sustainability efforts focus on verifiable sustainable coffee, fish, fiber, palm oil and beef with "beef being Priority Number One, Two and Three."...
Myanmar Rice Production Forecast at a Good Level
MYANMAR - Harvesting of the 2014 main (wet) season rice crop, which accounts for about 80 percent of annual production, is expected to start at the beginning of October and continue into December....
19 September 2014
Market Analyst: Grain Pressure Continues
ANALYSIS - Grains are continuing to feel selling pressure from both currencies in the outside markets as well as the impending increase in supplies, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
More Land, Fewer Harvests
GERMANY - Most of the Earth’s agricultural land resources are already under cultivation. Climate change poses a huge challenge to global agriculture, but a new study by geographers at the Lugwig...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December Corn closed down 3 1/2-cents at 3.38 1/4. December corn closed lower on Thursday as forecasts for dry weather that should help the corn crop mature into harvest. ...
18 September 2014
Japan Cereal Production Expected to Remain High
JAPAN - Harvesting of the 2014 paddy crop is currently underway and will continue into November....
Export Customers Commit to Buy $2.3 Billion of US Soy
US - Buyers from China at the second-annual, soy-checkoff-funded US Global Trade Exchange have agreed to buy $2.3 billion of US soy totaling 176 million bushels of US soybeans, marking the second...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December Corn closed down 2-cents at 3.41 3/4. December corn closed lower on Wednesday. ...
17 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Investors Await Interest Rates Decision
GLOBAL - The December NASDAQ 100 was lower overnight as investors await the Federal Reserve's decision regarding interest rates. ...
India’s August Veg Oil Imports Up 76 Per Cent
INDIA - India has recorded a 76 per cent increase in vegetable oils (edible & non-edible) imports during August 2014 at 1.33 million tonnes, consisting of 1.32 million tonnes of edible oils and...
NFU Outlines Priorities Ahead of 2015 General Election
UK - A Government that understands farm businesses, wants agriculture to grow and has the policies that send the right signals to farmers, are the key messages in the NFU’s farming manifesto...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December Corn closed up 3/4-cents at 3.43 3/4. December corn closed fractionally higher due to short covering on Tuesday. ...
16 September 2014
Efforts Made to Reduce Government-imposed Trade Barriers
EU - American Farm Bureau Federation President Bob Stallman is leading a delegation of the organization’s leaders to Europe this week to discuss efforts to increase trade through comprehensive...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December Corn closed up 4 1/2-cents at 3.43. December corn closed higher due to short covering on Monday triggered by wild scale frost across the upper portion of the Corn Belt over the...
15 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Corn Lower Overnight
GLOBAL - The December NASDAQ 100 was lower overnight and posted its lowest level since August 22nd. ...
New Agriculture Commissioner Told to Simplify Greening and Direct Payments
EU - Simplification of the direct payments in the Common Agricultural Policy and greening are two of the issues that have been put top of the list of priorities for the new European Commissioner...
CME Report: 74 Per Cent of US Corn Crop Rated Good/Excellent Condition
US - 74 per cent of the US corn crop was rated in good/excellent condition, unchanged from the previous week and 20 points better than year ago and the five year average for this week, write...
12 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Rare Upbeat Economic Data
GLOBAL - In overnight news, there was a rare upbeat economic report from the European Union. ...
EU Adopts Proposals to Improve Health, Tackle Antimicrobial Resistance
EU - The European Commission has adopted proposals on veterinary medicinal products and medicated feed, to improve the health and well-being of animals, to tackle antimicrobial resistance (AMR)...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 4 1/4 cents at $3.41 1/2 Thursday....
11 September 2014
Market Analyst: Corn, Soybeans Hit Four-year Low
ANALYSIS - December corn and soy prices have made four-year lows this week as record harvests are expected, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
India's Agriculture Developments Praised by FAO
INDIA - Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), director general, Jose Graziano da Silva has met Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh on September 8, 2014. During...
Scientists Named to Agricultural Research Service Science Hall of Fame
US - Four scientists have been named to the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) Science Hall of Fame for discoveries in soybean genomics, sustainable farming, poultry disease control and crop...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 2 cents at $3.46 1/4 Wednesday. ...
10 September 2014
Path Opens to Oil Quality
UK - Steps to improve rapeseed oil quality have been taken as a result of HGCA-supported research....
09 September 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Record Corn, Soy Harvest Likely
ANALYSIS - Grain market bears are still in full command at the start of the week, with a record corn and soybean harvest predicted, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Beware of the Trojan Horse Labelled COOL ‘Reform’
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson argues in a recent Politico op-ed that the opponents of Country-of-Origin Labelling (COOL), having lost their battles on both the ideological...
Progress on Buyback Programme Nutreco Shares
GLOBAL - Further to the share buyback programme announced on 24 July 2014, Nutreco announces that during the period from 1 September 2014 up to and including 5 September 2014, Nutreco purchased...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December Corn closed down 7 3/4-cents at 3.48 1/4. December corn closed lower on Monday as freeze concerns across the northern Plains and upper Midwest have declined. ...
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