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10 October 2014
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....
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. ...
06 October 2014
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. ...
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...
01 October 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 5 3/4 cents at $3.20 today. ...
30 September 2014
Canadian Governments Invest in Agrifoods and Garden Show
CANADA - The annual Agrifoods and Garden Show, the largest agriculture event in the province, will receive c$150,000 in funding from the Canada-Newfoundland and Labrador Growing Forward 2 Agreement,...
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...
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....
Extension to Dual-use Announced
UK - Defra’s decision to keep existing dual use arrangements for all environmental stewardship schemes will give farmers and growers the flexibility and certainty they need, said the NFU....
Minimum Wage Increase for Agricultural Workers
UK- A rise in the minimum wage rate for agricultural workers has been confirmed by the Scottish Agricultural Wages Board (SAWB)....
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. ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed 4 Cents Up
US - December corn futures closed up 4 cents at $3.29 1/2 today....
24 September 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 4 1/2 cents at $3.25 3/4 Tuesday. ...
Indian Agriculture Minister Calls for Canadian Investment
INDIA - In order to promote agriculture trade between two countries, Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh has met Gerry Ritz, Canadian Minister for Agriculture and Agri-Food in New...
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...
19 September 2014
Market Analyst: Grain Pressure Continues
ANALYSIS - Grains are continuing to feel selling pressure from both currencies in the outside markets as well as the impending increase in supplies, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
Corn Growers Advised to 'Keep Crops Close to Home'
US - With a record amount of corn likely headed to market in the next few weeks and corn prices still very low, a Purdue University agricultural economist is advising growers to consider storing...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December Corn closed down 3 1/2-cents at 3.38 1/4. December corn closed lower on Thursday as forecasts for dry weather that should help the corn crop mature into harvest. ...
18 September 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December Corn closed down 2-cents at 3.41 3/4. December corn closed lower on Wednesday. ...
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