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14 November 2014
How Are the Wheat Markets Faring?
GLOBAL - Despite a forecast rise in global stocks, US markets have resumed their upward trend, supported by strength from neighbouring soy and corn markets, writes David Sheppard, Gleadell’s...
13 November 2014
Average Yemen Cereal Crop Forecast for 2014
YEMEN - Harvesting of the 2014 main season wheat crop was concluded in September while that of sorghum is ongoing and will continue until the end of November. ...
Call for Cooperation to Rebuild Markets
GERMANY - A call has been sent out to build cooperation between Germany and Russia to rebuild markets in the face of the current ban on agricultural exports from the EU....
12 November 2014
Several Years of Lower Crop Prices Predicted
INDIA - Grain producers should consider cutting costs to prepare for what could be several years of lower crop prices, Purdue University agricultural economists say....
11 November 2014
USDA Reports Provide Some Surprises for Corn
US - Based on the worn adage that "big crops get bigger", analysts generally expected the USDA's November Crop Production report to contain larger forecasts for the size of the current US corn...
10 November 2014
What's in Store for 2015? Farm Economics Summit Scheduled
US - Record yields, pork virus and drought-ravaged beef all had a major impact on markets this year. How might this affect the outlook for next year?...
Favourable Prospects for Burundi 2015A Season Crops
BURUNDI - The A season crops represent about 35 per cent of the total annual crop production and and planting of the 2015A season crops, for harvest from December, has just been completed....
Maize Prices Above Average Despite Decline
US - Chicago maize prices (May-15) have declined by $19.2/t since 1 July this year. May-15 maize futures closed at $154.6/t on Thursday (6 November), down $1.2/t since last Thursday’s close...
07 November 2014
Market Analyst: Grains Find Support Towards End of Week
ANALYSIS - Grains find their support towards the end of this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
06 November 2014
American Feed Conference to Discuss Imports/Exports
US - Time is running out to register at a discounted early-bird registration rate for the American Feed Industry Association's 2014 Import/Export Seminar. ...
05 November 2014
Bihar Posts 30 Per Cent Growth in Agriculture Production
INDIA - With attaining number one position in eastern region, Bihar state has recorded 30 per cent growth in agricultural production at 15.1 million tonnes....
Delayed, Erratic Monsoon Rains to Reduce Cereal Production
INDIA - Harvesting of the 2014 main “kharif” season crops, including rice and maize, is currently underway. Late and below-average monsoon rains over the main cereal producing areas in June...
04 November 2014
What Challenges Face Ukraine?
ANALYSIS - The trouble-torn country of Ukraine is facing more challenges than the political unrest that is being seen on televisions and in news reports around the world, writes Chris Harris....
Kyrgyzstan 2014 Cereal Production Estimated to Decline
KYRGYZSTAN - Harvesting of 2014 cereal crops (mainly wheat, barley and maize) is almost complete. FAO’s latest estimates put this year’s wheat production at 670,000 tonnes, 16 per cent down...
Planting of Rwanda's 2015 Crops Almost Complete
RWANDA - Planting of the 2015A season crops (which represent about 30-40 per cent of total crop production) started in August with the early onset of the short rainy season (September-December)...
Favourable Outlook for Eritrea Crops
ERITREA - Harvesting of the 2014 main season crops is expected to start at the beginning of November and, according to satellite-based monitoring, production prospects in main agricultural areas...
Afghan Ambassador Meets India's Agriculture Minister
INDIA - In order to take cooperation between the two countries to the next level, Afghanistan's Ambassador, Shaida Moh. Abdali met Indian Agriculture Minister, Radha Mohan Singh in Delhi last...
03 November 2014
Putting October’s Grain Price Gains in Perspective
GLOBAL - October has been associated with the first bullish sentiments for the global grain market in the season to date, writes Brenda Mullan, Analyst, AHDB/HGCA Market Intelligence....
Comeback for Russian Wheat into Export Market
RUSSIA - After being conspicuous in it’s absence from the export market for several weeks, Russia has returned to the world wheat market, writes Brenda Mullan, Analyst, AHDB/HGCA Market Intelligence....
Tajikistan Cereal Levels Decline from Last Year's Levels
TAJIKISTAN - Harvesting of 2014 winter and spring crops, mainly wheat, barley and maize was completed by the end of September....
31 October 2014
Strong Soymeal Demand Supports US Prices
US - US soyabean futures have been on an upward trajectory since late September, supported by delays to the US harvest and growing concerns about planting conditions in Brazil, writes Helen Plant,...
Market Analyst: Rallying Continues in US Markets
ANALYSIS - Difficulty sourcing soybeans has caused rallying to continue in the US grains markets this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
Solid Showing by Miratorg
RUSSIA - Russian meat and agrifood giant, Miratorg, has recorded solid operational results for the first nine months of the year....
Bangladesh Rice Production Forecast at Record High
BANGLADESH - Harvesting of the 2014 Aman season rice crop is expected to start in early November and continue until mid-December....
Bumper 2014 Paddy, Maize Production Expected for Pakistan
PAKISTAN - Harvesting of the 2014 “kharif” season crops, including rice and maize, is currently underway and will continue until early December....
30 October 2014
Timor-Leste 2014 Cereal Output Forecast to Increase
TIMOR-LESTE - Harvesting of the 2014 secondary off-season rice crop is well underway, while that of the main season was completed earlier in the year. ...
Watch: Corn Prices Expected to Edge Up, Could Pressure Fed Cattle Bids in 2015
US - Recent lower prices in corn could translate into fewer planted acres in 2015, potentially putting pressure on bids for beef cattle next year. ...
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Continue to Fall
CHINA - The prices of major farm products in China fell slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
29 October 2014
EU Maize Price Stays Below Wheat, Barley
EU - Prices for maize delivered to Rotterdam (a key commodities hub of the EU) have maintained a discount to feed wheat and feed barley for the second consecutive week - but only just, reports...
All Eyes are on Maize
UKRAINE - Export data from UkrAgroConsult confirms that maize shipments from Ukraine totalled a record 19.87Mt in 2013/14, 58 per cent higher year-on-year, reports Dr Amandeep Purewal, Senior...
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