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29 October 2014
Experts to Address Changing Ag Market Conditions on Friday
US - Agricultural economists from Purdue University will offer farmers and livestock producers some timely guidance on rapidly changing market conditions and a look ahead to the 2015 season in...
28 October 2014
Editors Comment: Till or No-till? That is the Question
ANALYSIS - In the past week there has been a seeming U-turn on the ongoing tillage debate, with new research suggesting no-till farming is the way to go, writes Gemma Hyland....
24 October 2014
Brazil Soy Forecast Scaled Back as Dry Weather Persists
BRAZIL - Weather has been the main focus for the oilseeds complex of late. Recent weeks have seen wetter than usual weather in the US bringing delays to soyabean harvest progress, writes Brenda...
Market Analyst: Markets Boosted by Weather
ANALYSIS - Markets have improved this week, supported by US harvest weather and Brazilian planting weather, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
India’s Vegetable Oil Imports up 21 Per Cent in September
INDIA - India has recorded a 21 per cent increase in vegetable oil imports for September 2014 at 1.04 million tonnes....
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
Winter Crop Planting Almost Complete in Ukraine
UKRAINE - After earlier delays, 88 per cent of the forecast winter crop area for 2014/15 has been planted in Ukraine (as of 20 October), writes Anna Lockwood, Trainee Analyst, AHDB/HGCA Market...
21 October 2014
India’s Oilmeals Exports Down 43 Per Cent
INDIA - India’s oilmeals export has recorded a drop of 43 per cent for the first half ended September 30, 2014 (April to September) at 950,599 tonnes....
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...
Chinese Food Prices Show Slight Fall
CHINA – Chinese farm produce prices fell slightly in the second week of October, according to a survey of prices in 36 medium and large cities by the Ministry of Commerce....
20 October 2014
EU Export Commitments Escalate
EU - This week has seen a substantial increase (945Kt) in EU soft wheat export commitments, with the 2014/15 season cumulative total now at 8.4Mt, according to the HGCA Grain Market Daily....
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....
How Does Crude Oil Price Affect Vegetable Oil Markets?
ANALYSIS - The fluctuating price of crude oil, including recent falls in price down to around $80 a barrel, are having a direct impact on the oilseed and vegetable oils markets....
Historically High Yields for UK Cereals Confirmed by Defra
UK - Following last week’s release of the provisional UK production figures for wheat and barley, Defra have today published the oat and oilseed rape production figures, as well as provisional...
Recognition for Professionalism in Agriculture
UK - A British professional accreditation for people working in agriculture has been launched by the Institute of Agricultural Management (IAgrM)....
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
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...
15 October 2014
New ‘Grain Market Daily’ Update Announced
UK - The AHDB/HGCA Cereals and Oilseeds Market Intelligence team has announced a new market product providing daily markets information....
14 October 2014
CME Group Cuts Workforce by 5 Per Cent
US - As part of its recently announced restructuring, CME Group said it will reduce the company's global workforce this week by roughly 5 percent or about 150 positions. ...
Challenges and Opportunities for Irish Agriculture
IRELAND - It is an exciting time in Agriculture notwithstanding the challenges currently facing certain enterprises. Teagasc’s integrated research, education and advisory services are providing...
Promising Outlook for Scottish Cereal Harvest
SCOTLAND, UK - Scotland’s 2014 cereal harvest is estimated to be the largest in 20 years, with favourable conditions expected to produce more than three million tonnes of cereals....
13 October 2014
Ebola Threatens Global Food Security
GLOBAL - FAO has launched a new programme to urgently assist 90 000 vulnerable households in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone whose food supplies and livelihoods are threatened by the disruptive...
Pakistan Announces Cotton Support Price
PAKISTAN - The Government of Pakistan has announced a seed cotton support price of 34 cents per pound for the upcoming harvest, a significant increase over the prevailing farm price of 26 cents...
10 October 2014
Mixed Prospects in EU Short-term Outlook for Arable Crop, Meat and Dairy Markets
EU - EU cereal harvest is forecast to set a new record in 2014, with strong exports and stocks expected to increase substantially, according to the latest short-term outlook from the European...
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....
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rise
CHINA - Chinese farm produce prices rose slightly according to the latest survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
09 October 2014
'Be Realistic' When Projecting Success of 2014
CANADA - When it comes to planning it’s important to base projections on realistic numbers, according to an Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development (ARD) specialist....
Strong Potato Yields Expected to Bolster EU Supply
ANALYSIS - The European potato supply is growing, fueled by a 3-4 per cent increase in acres and almost perfect growing conditions, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor. ...
08 October 2014
US Macroeconomic Indicators for Cotton Supply Chain
US - A range of macroeconomic data releases suggest US economic growth will continue at a moderate pace. ...
Cotton Case Agreement Ends Threat of Retaliation on US Wheat Exports
US - The announcement this week that Brazil and the United States have negotiated a settlement in a long-running trade dispute will help US wheat growers remain competitive in one of the world’s...
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