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07 October 2014
RCF Scouting for Partner to Build Plant in Iran
INDIA - Indian government owned fertilizers company, Rashtriya Chemicals and Fertilisers Ltd (RCF) have said that it is looking for partners to build $800 million fertilizers plant in Iran....
06 October 2014
UK Grain Reset for 2015
UK - UK Grain, the specialist event geared to grain handling, drying, storage and marketing, is not taking place at the East of England Showground this autumn, following a significantly easier...
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. ...
Great Risk of Locust Plague Resurgence due to Funding Gap
MADAGASCAR - A locust plague that spread across Madagascar threatening the main staple food crops and pasture in the country has been successfully contained, however, progress is under threat...
Slight Rise in Chinese Food Prices
CHINA - Chinese farm produce prices rose slightly last week according to a survey by the Ministry of Commerce of prices in 36 large and medium sized cities....
Andhra Pradesh to Form Farmers Corporation
INDIA - In order to take care of farm sectors in the state, Andhra Pradesh government will set up Farmers Empower Corporation (FEC) in the state....
Soy Buyers Prefer Predictability of US Shipments
US - Some international buyers prefer US soy to that from top competitors Brazil and Argentina because they can count on it reaching them in a timely manner, according to a new soy-checkoff-funded...
03 October 2014
Endocrine Disruptors – Risk or Hazard?
ANALYSIS - As the European Commission launched its consultation on endocrine disruptors as pesticides, crop protection industry experts spelt out concerns that a catch all hazard based approach...
Public Perception of UK Farming is Increasingly Positive
UK - More of the British public think positively about farmers and farming than last year according to a recent OnePoll survey commissioned by the National Farmers Union (NFU)....
02 October 2014
Is Politics Rather than Science Dictating Crop Protection?
ANALYSIS - Too many regulations regarding chemicals and crop protection products are being made for short-term political expediency rather than being based on solid science....
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
Financial Boost for US Organic, Local Food Sectors
US - USDA has awarded more than $52 million in grants to support organic and local food economies....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 5 3/4 cents at $3.20 today. ...
30 September 2014
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...
Canola Oil on Track for Tariff-free Access to the EU
CANADA - The Canadian canola industry is optimistic that the formal end of negotiations for the Canada-Europe Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) means that the canola industry...
2014 China Cereal Harvest Forecast At Record Level
CHINA - Harvesting of the 2014 early double rice crop was completed at the end of July, while that of single and late double crops will be concluded by November....
26 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Weaker Overnight
GLOBAL - In overnight news, Asian and European stock markets followed Wall Street’s Thursday lead to trade lower Friday. ...
Allendale Inc. Sees Higher Corn, Lower Bean Stocks
US - Allendale Inc estimates end of the marketing year corn, at 1.194 billion bushels, which is higher than USDA's September 11 estimate of 1.181....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3 3/4 cents at $3.25 3/4 today. ...
25 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: US Dollar Surges Against Other Currencies
GLOBAL - A feature in the market place this week has been the surging U.S. dollar versus most of the other major world currencies. ...
24 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Risk Aversion Remains Across Markets
GLOBAL - There is still some risk aversion in the market place Wednesday following this week’s U.S. airstrikes that hit ISIS terrorists at several locations in Iraq and Syria. ...
India’s 2014-15 Cotton Crop Estimated at 46.85 Million Bales
INDIA - India’s cotton output during the 2014-15 has been estimated at 46.85 million bales of 170 kgs each....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 4 1/2 cents at $3.25 3/4 Tuesday. ...
23 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Rocked by US Airstrikes on ISIS
GLOBAL - There is risk aversion back in the market place Tuesday following reports overnight that U.S. airstrikes hit the ISIS terrorists at several locations in Iraq and Syria. ...
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: New Contract Lows in Grain Markets
ANALYSIS - Markets were narrowly mixed in overnight trading. Corn, soybeans and wheat prices are hovering near their recent contract lows. ...
Favourable Rains Forecast for 2014/15 Cropping Season
ZAMBIA - Planting of the 2015 cereal crops is expected to commence in October. ...
HGCA: Largest UK Cereals Stocks Since 2008/09, French Wheat 'Finding its Demand'
GLOBAL - Grain markets ended last week on a very bearish note, partly as production estimates continue to grow, according to the latest HGCA Market Summary Report. ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 1 1/4 cents at $3.30 1/4 Monday. ...
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...
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