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30 September 2013
Crop Industry News from United States USDA Quarterly Grain Stocks Data Deemed Bearish for Corn, Soybeans
ANALYSIS - Soybean futures prices are leading selling pressure with heavy losses at midday Monday, while corn futures are moderately lower and wheat near steady following bearish corn and soybean...
27 September 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union How Can Farm Subsidies Be Made Fairer?
ANALYSIS – Member states have agreed on key Commission measures which strive to maintain fair and practical farm subsidies through policy reforms this week. This is an increasing challenge...
26 September 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Allendale Inc Releases Quarterly Stocks and Small Grains Estimates
ANALYSIS - Allendale, Inc. predicts USDA will lower soybean stocks and increase corn stocks in their release of the Quarterly Grain Stocks report on September 30, 2013 at 11:00 am CST, writes...
23 September 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Markets A 'Mixed Bag'
ANALYSIS - The marketplace is a bit of a mixed bag as the week kicks off, according to grains analyst Jim Wyckoff, with soybeans under pressure due to harvest progress....
20 September 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Will $40 Billion Cut to Nutrition Bill Further Delay US Farm Bill?
ANALYSIS - On Thursday, the US House of Representatives approved a three-year nutrition bill on a largely party-line 217-210 vote. The bill is expected to cut about $40 billion over 10 years...
16 September 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Critical Week for Soybean Market
ANALYSIS - After heavy weekend rains and Monday's sharply lower soybean market, Jim Wyckoff, TheCropSite grain analyst, says this is a critical week for soybean price action, and Friday's close...
Crop Industry News from European Union Was European Vote on Biofuels and Land Use a Fudge?
ANALYSIS - The European Parliament this week was divided over its attitude to the production and use of biofuels and the effect they have on land use, writes Chris Harris. ...
12 September 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Special Report: Monthly USDA Data Bearish for Corn, Mildly Bullish for Soybeans
ANALYSIS - Corn futures slumped to a four-week low Thursday in the wake of a bearish slight rise in the US corn production figure from USDA's latest monthly supply and demand report for September,...
Crop Industry News from United States Biggest Surprise from USDA: Only Slight Recognition of Tight Bean Supplies
ANALYSIS - Since February USDA has left their estimate at a "just enough" 125 million bushel estimate, but this month they added 5 million bushels to imports and offset that with a 5 million...
11 September 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Analyst: If US Grows Big Corn Crop, World Grows Big Corn Crop
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo, grain analyst, says if the US grows a bigger corn crop then the world grows a bigger corn crop because the increase in global ending stocks currently being predicted by...
09 September 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Thursday's USDA Reports Key to Watch
US - Jim Wyckoff, grain analyst for TheCropSite, said to expect choppy trade Tuesday and Wednesday, but Thursday is primed for price action after this week's key USDA reports are released, writes...
03 September 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Hot, Dry Weather Impacts Soybeans
ANALYSIS - Grain analyst Jim Wyckoff says a return to higher Midwest temperatures this week with little chance for precipitation is expected to be bullish for soybeans this week, writes Sarah...
29 August 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Farm Progress Show: New Innovations Designed to Get More Yield from Every Field
ANALYSIS - Attendees of Farm Progress Show were feeling hot, hot, hot as temperatures approached 100 F (38 C) today in Decatur, Illinois, USA, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor,...
28 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Global Organic Food Market Growing
ANALYSIS - The global market for organic food grew by more than 25 per cent since the start of the global economic crisis between 2008 and 2011. ...
27 August 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Farm Progress Show: Economist Explains China's Strategy to Feed Population
ANALYSIS - Farmers came out today in the 90 F temperatures to see what information and innovations were on display at the Farm Progress Show, held in Decatur, Illinois, USA, reports Sarah Mikesell,...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: All Eyes on Friday for Price Predictions
ANALYSIS - All eyes are on Friday's prices as an indicator for grain price action over the coming weeks, according to grains analyst Jim Wyckoff....
26 August 2013
Crop Industry News from European Union How to Utilise Food Waste in Better Ways
ANALYSIS - Following reports earlier this year from organisations in the UK and also from the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations highlighting the amount of food that goes...
23 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Markets Driven by Weathers Impact on US Corn
ANALYSIS - Markets have been driven by US weather and its uncertain impact upon US corn production. While dry, warm weather is seen by some as aiding the maturing process, others believe that...
20 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Russian Federation Indications Good for Yield in Russian Harvest
ANALYSIS - The prospects for Russia’s grain harvest this year are good, with the main grain producing areas reporting large harvests, fulfilling predictions earlier this year that the wheat...
19 August 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Dry Weather Supports Corn, Soy
ANALYSIS - Corn market bulls need to work a little harder to suggest a long-term upward price trend, according to grains analyst Jim Wyckoff....
18 August 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Have The Soft Commodities Bottomed?
ANALYSIS - Cotton futures continued their bullish momentum settling last Friday at 88.93 and going out this Friday at 93.40 up 450 points for the week, writes Michael Seery of Seery Futures....
16 August 2013
Crop Industry News from France Early Year Weather Conditions Delay French Harvest
FRANCE - The French harvest has been delayed by between 10 and 15 days because of bad weather conditions earlier in the year. ...
13 August 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Grain Analyst: Reports Slow Downside Momentum
ANALYSIS - Rich Nelson, chief strategist with Allendale, Inc., shares results from Monday's USDA reports. He also discusses acreage estimates for frost risk, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Corn May Have Hit Bottom
ANALYSIS - Jim Wyckoff, grain analyst for TheCropSite, said that given Monday's bullish USDA supply and demand report, the corn market may have seen its low. ...
12 August 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Special Report: Monthly USDA Data Bullish for Corn, Soybeans
US - Corn futures rallied at midday Monday, in reaction to USDA's latest monthly supply and demand report for August. The government data showed a lower-than-expected US corn crop forecast, writes...
08 August 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Striving for Sustainable Consumption
ANALYSIS - Market forces alone will not be enough to deliver sustainable consumption because of commercial tensions in the supply chain, writes Chris Harris. ...
07 August 2013
Crop Industry News from Uganda Planting For Hope: Where Sustainable Agriculture Saves Communities
ANALYSIS - When clean water is scarce and fertiliser and herbicides too expensive, sustainable agriculture is not a fashionable option but a necessity....
05 August 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Price Pressure Continues
ANALYSIS - Improved weather conditions have boosted the outlook for corn and soybeans across the US this past week, according to grain analyst Jim Wyckoff....
Crop Industry News from United States US Policy Expert on Mega Trend Changers, Economy, Immigration Reform
ANALYSIS - Jim Wiesemeyer, senior VP, Farm and Trade Policy for Informa Economics, said that during his 36 years in Washington covering policy, there were two fundamental game changers – what...
02 August 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Do Consumers Really Care about Provenance?
ANALYSIS - This week in the UK a row has erupted between two of the heavyweights in British supermarkets – Tesco and Sainsbury. In the middle is the British Advertising Standards Authority,...
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