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28 May 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Soybean Basis Plummets across the US
ANALYSIS - On average, spot soybean basis dropped 51 cents across the US last week while the corn basis held firm only improving 1 ½ cents on the week, writes analysts at GeoGrain....
21 May 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Corn Planting Makes Record Progress, Bearish for Grains
ANALYSIS - US corn futures were trading solidly lower Tuesday morning, in the wake of a bearish weekly USDA crop progress report issued late Monday. July corn futures were down 13 cents and the...
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Update: US Corn Planting Strong, but Weather Looms in Forecast
ANALYSIS - Jim Wyckoff, grain analyst for TheCropSite, offers this week's futures market outlook for corn, soybeans and wheat. ...
01 May 2013
Crop Industry News from Cuba Cuba's Food, Sugar Production Below Expectations Despite Reforms
ANALYSIS - Obtaining food remains a cause for daily concern in Cuban homes because of insufficient domestic food production despite agricultural reforms and plans of President Raúl Castro’s...
30 April 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Jim Wyckoff: Corn Futures Ignite General Grain Market Rally
ANALYSIS - Corn and wheat futures markets were seeing some mild corrective downside price pressure Tuesday morning, following Monday's solid gains that were led by corn, writes Jim Wyckoff...
29 April 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Wyckoff's Weekly Forecast: May 10 Is Critical Planting Date
ANALYSIS - Prices hit a fresh four-week high as the first major “weather market” of the US planting and growing season has been uncorked. ...
Crop Industry News from European Union EU to Ban Neonicotinoid Pesticides
EU - The EU Commission can today impose a two-year restriction on pesticides containing neonicotinoid chemicals, following a vote amongst EU member states, writes Gemma Hyland....
22 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Mexico Mexico Facing Severe Drought Again in 2013
ANALYSIS - With Mexico facing severe drought conditions again this year, the federal government has announced stringent conservation measures to preserve already tight water supplies, particularly...
16 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff: Boston Terrorist Attack Jolts Already Shaky Investor Attitudes
ANALYSIS - The market place had much going on Monday, and then the afternoon terror attack in Boston jolted already shaky trader and investor attitudes, writes Jim Wyckoff....
10 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Global US Grain Futures Weaken Modestly in Wake of USDA's Supply and Demand Report
ANALYSIS - Grain futures markets were under modest selling pressure in the wake of the latest US Department of Agriculture monthly supply and demand report issued late Wednesday morning, writes...
08 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Market Forecast
ANALYSIS - Jim Wyckoff reports market support stemmed from China's purchase of US wheat. However, the one to watch and potential market mover this week is Wednesday's USDA Supply & Demand report,...
Crop Industry News from Global Allendale Inc. Releases Supply & Demand Pre-Report Estimates
ANALYSIS - Allendale, Inc., an agricultural brokerage and consulting firm in the Chicago area, predicts USDA will lower corn feed and residual use in their release of the World Agricultural Supply...
04 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Canada Climate and Crop Trends Provide 'Downer' Cow 'Perfect Storm'
CANADA - Along with challenges posed from the weather, the developing trend for livestock farmers to increase grain and oilseed plantings is seeing some of the country’s best meadow land cultivated...
02 April 2013
Crop Industry News from Global What Will Weed Resistance Cost You This Year?
ANALYSIS - For farmers in the northern hemisphere, it’s about time for planters to start rolling. While seed decisions were likely made months ago, herbicide decisions are usually a wait-and-see...
01 April 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Special Report: Bearish USDA Reports Continue to Pressure US Grain Futures
Last Thursday’s US Department of Agriculture (USDA) supply and demand and planting intentions reports continued to exert a heavy bearish hand on the grain futures markets Monday, writes Jim...
28 March 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Bearish USDA Corn Stocks Data Leads Grain Markets Sharply Lower Thursday
ANALYSIS - The US Department of Agriculture’s much-anticipated quarterly grain stocks report, released Thursday morning, showed a surprisingly large supply of US corn on hand as of March 1,...
25 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Weekly Grains Forecast
ANALYSIS - Jim Wyckoff, global grain analyst, explains key market drivers for the week of 25 March, 2013. Choppy trade is expected in the grain markets ahead of Thursday's USDA Prospective Plantings...
Crop Industry News from Global Looming Threat of Water Scarcity
ANALYSIS - Last Friday - 22 March - was World Water Day. It is held each year as a means of focusing attention on the importance of freshwater and advocating for the sustainable management of...
21 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Importance of Sustainability Growing for Food Industry
ANALYSIS - Sustainability is becoming a major item for the food industry around the world, as resources become more restricted and demand grows....
18 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Balancing More Food, Energy with Less Pollution
ANALYSIS - As the global population grows to an expected 9 billion people by 2050, the need to produce more food and energy with less pollution is becoming more and more critical, writes Chris...
07 March 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Will Trade Liberalisation Meet Growing Food Demand?
ANALYSIS - World agrifood prices are expected to be 11.5 per cent higher in 2050 compared to 2007 and this increase is driven by stronger global demand stemming from increasing incomes and population...
05 March 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Allendale, Inc Releases March Pre-Report Estimates
ANALYSIS - Allendale, Inc has released their US Ending Stocks and World Ending Stocks estimates. USDA will release several reports starting at 11 am Central Standard Time on Friday, March 8,...
Crop Industry News from United States What Does the Sequester Mean for US Agriculture?
ANALYSIS — President Obama continues to seek a compromise to the latest US Congressional budget battle that will end the sweeping, across-the-board government spending cuts now taking effect,...
04 March 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Why is UK Lagging Behind on On-farm Anaerobic Digestion?
ANALYSIS - The use of on-farm renewable energy and anaerobic digestion is commonplace in Continental Europe, particularly in countries such as Germany and Denmark, but some countries such as...
01 March 2013
Crop Industry News from United States How Sustainable Is the US Soybean?
ANALYSIS - Jim Sutter, CEO US Soybean Export Council, explains why it's important to global export markets that US soybeans are grown in a sustainable manner, reports Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite.com...
27 February 2013
Crop Industry News from United States How Does Walmart Define Sustainability?
ANALYSIS - Walmart Senior Manager of Sustainability Rob Kaplan, spoke at the Bayer CropScience Ag Issues Forum about what sustainability means to Walmart and how important corn is to Walmart,...
26 February 2013
Crop Industry News from United States USDA’s Chief Economist Expects Exports, Yields Up; Feed Prices Down
ANALYSIS - Despite the historic drought, USDA chief economist Joseph Glauber said at the 2013 USDA Outlook Conference that US agricultural exports will have another record-breaking year and the...
23 February 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Case IH Previews Commodity Classic Offering
ANALYSIS - Dan Danford, Case IH, offers a preview of what farmers will see at the CASE IH booth at the 2013 Commodity Classic. Held near Orlando, Florida on 27 February through 2 March, Commodity...
22 February 2013
Crop Industry News from United States Rich Nelson: 'Soil Moisture Not Main Determinant of Yields'
ANALYSIS - US soil moisture needs to be corrected to produce quality yield. True or false? That was the question posed by Rich Nelson, Chief Strategist with Allendale, Inc., at their Ag Leaders...
19 February 2013
Crop Industry News from United Kingdom Renewables Offer Profitable Diversification
ANALYSIS - Diversification into renewables can bring good investment returns for farmers providing a steady and predictable income, writes Chris Harris....
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