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08 September 2014
What are Climate Change's Implications for Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - The effects of climate change on crop and food production, which are already evident in several regions of the world, show that negative impacts are more common than positive ones....
05 September 2014
Markets Pressured by Potential Record US Corn, Supported by Ukraine Tensions
GLOBAL - Global crop markets have been relatively quiet this week, but weaker due to the potential of record US corn output and supported by tensions in Ukraine, reports David Sheppard, Gleadell’s...
Emerson Winter Wheat Shows Good Fusarium Resistance
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada is advising farmers planning to seed winter wheat this fall to secure seed as soon as possible and to choose Emerson....
04 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Await Bank Report
US - Traders are awaiting this week’s big--and arguably the biggest of the month--economic data points--Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting and Friday’s U.S. jobs report. ...
03 September 2014
Above-average Yields for Tanzania Crops
UNITED REPUBLIC OF TANZANIA - In southern and central uni?modal rainfall areas, harvesting of the 2014 main season “msimu” crops was completed in July. ...
Moisture Deficits Affect Burundi Yields
BURUNDI - Harvesting of the 2014B main season crops, which represents about half of annual production, is complete and overall output is estimated at below average levels. ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3/4 cent at $3.64 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session low today. ...
02 September 2014
Armyworm Concerns in Headed-Out Sorghum
US - Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service experts warn grain sorghum producers they should now be ever more vigilant in scouting for armyworms in the coming weeks as the crop heads out....
28 August 2014
Significant Moisture Deficit Affects Rwanda's Crops
RWANDA - Harvesting of 2014B season crops was concluded in July and production is estimated at below average levels. In some eastern agro-pastoral areas, where moisture deficits have been significant,...
22 August 2014
Warm Weather Pushes Alberta Crops Towards Maturity
CANADA - The warm, dry weather during the past week continued to rapidly enhance crop development toward maturity. Outside of spotty showers, the Central and North East Regions reported some...
18 August 2014
Spain's Severe Drought Threatens Olive Harvest
SPAIN - Spain is currently experiencing its worst drought since records began, with olives bearing the brunt of continued heat and lack of moisture....
12 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Geopolitics Retains Marketplace Hold
GLOBAL - There are still geopolitical hotspots in the world that have the attention of the market place: civil war in Iraq, in which the U.S. has just injected military force; the Russia-Ukraine...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 4 3/4 cents at $3.68 1/4 Monday. Prices closed near the session high on short covering. ...
08 August 2014
Ryan Martin: How is the Corn, Soy Crop Progressing?
ANALYSIS - As corn pollination rounds up and soybeans move into the crucial development stages, what do we need to look for? ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3 1/2 cents at $3.70 3/4 Thursday. Prices closed near mid-range. ...
07 August 2014
High Plains Cotton Generally in Good Shape, But Rain Needed
US - Despite a few setbacks, such as cooler-than-normal weather, Panhandle and South Plains cotton is in pretty good shape, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service agronomist....
06 August 2014
Late Rains Affect Prospects for Senegal Crops
SENEGAL - Erratic and insufficient rainfall since the beginning of the rainy season in May/June over most parts of the country have delayed plantings and affected growing crops. ...
05 August 2014
Role of No-till Agriculture in Climate Change Mitigation May be Over-stated
UK - An international group of scientists, led by Professor David Powlson, Lawes Trust Senior Fellow at Rothamsted Research, have published a critical review in the journal Nature Climate Change...
01 August 2014
Excess Moisture Takes Toll on Quality of Fall Seeded Cereal Crops
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada reports excess moisture has taken a dramatic toll on the quality of winter cereal crops planted last fall....
30 July 2014
Partnership to Combat World Hunger
GLOBAL - The Texas A&M University System and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) have agreed to work together to combat world hunger by building capacity for sustainable...
29 July 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Weather Patterns Drying Out
ANALYSIS - Corn belt weather patterns are drying out a bit this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
EU and FAO Partner to Help Flood-Affected Serbian Farms Rebuild
SERBIA - The European Union (EU) will partner with FAO to help small-scale farmers in Serbia recover from the devastating floods of the past spring....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 5 1/4 cents at $3.77 Monday. Prices closed nearer the session high on short covering. ...
23 July 2014
Prospects for Belarus 2014 Cereal Production are Favourable
BELARUS - Harvest of the 2014 winter cereal crops, mainly wheat, is underway, while spring barley is maturing....
22 July 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Downward Pressure Across Grains
ANALYSIS - There's downward pressure across all the grains markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite...
21 July 2014
Addressing Corn Rootworm Disease Before it Takes Hold
ANALYSIS - Although the extent of corn rootworm (CRW) pressure in 2014 is yet to be determined, entomologists say planning this season for future rootworm populations is the best way to control...
North Korea Early Season Crops Affected by Dry Weather
NORTH KOREA - Harvesting of the 2014 early season’s potatoes and minor cereal crops of wheat and barley, is currently underway and will continue until the end of June....
17 July 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 4 cents at $3.85 3/4 Wednesday. ...
16 July 2014
US Corn Ave Yield Could Blow Out Records - 175 Bu/A is Possible
ANALYSIS - Matt Roberts, agricultural economist at The Ohio State University, said the current corn crop has set the foundation for average yields to bust through the record - he believes they...
15 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Weaker Overnight
GLOBAL - A feature in the market place Monday was the tumble in gold prices. Gold bulls need to recover very quickly to avoid near-term chart damage. ...
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