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08 August 2014
FAO Food Price Hits a Six Month Low in July
GLOBAL - Falling grain, oilseed and dairy prices push index to lowest level since January 2014....
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
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 7 cents at $3.74 1/4 Wednesday. Prices closed near the session high on short covering in a bear market. ...
06 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Sell-off in World Stock Markets
GLOBAL - The feature in the market place Wednesday morning is the sell-off in world stock markets, following the U.S. lead Tuesday afternoon, as investors and traders exhibit keener “risk-off”...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 2 1/4 cents at $3.67 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session high....
05 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets 'Lethargic' Through Summer
GLOBAL - The “dog days” of summer are approaching and with much of Europe on vacation during August, the market place feels a bit lethargic at present. ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December Corn closed up 7-cents at 3.69 1/4. December corn closed higher due to short covering on Monday as it consolidated some of this summer's decline. ...
04 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Corn Market Higher Overnight
GLOBAL - The September NASDAQ 100 was higher due to short covering overnight as it consolidates some of last week's decline. Stochastics and the RSI are neutral to bearish signaling that sideways...
Pressure Remains on Global Grain Prices
GLOBAL - Rising Black Sea crop estimates, good US spring wheat yield potential and near-ideal weather for corn development have all combined to keep the pressure on global grain prices as US...
Updated Expected Price Distributions for Corn and Soybeans in 2014
US - Crop price expectations have generally trended downward throughout the growing season as conditions have been very favorable for large production of corn and soybeans, writes Bruce Sherrick....
01 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Global Stock Markets Under Strong Selling Pressure
GLOBAL - This is no ordinary summertime Friday. World stock markets were under strong selling pressure overnight, following the U.S. stock market lead from Thursday. ...
Farmers, Fishermen at Risk as Emergency Funds Dry Up
SOUTH SUDAN - Continued efforts to provide farmers, fishers and pastoralists in South Sudan with life-saving emergency livelihood kits are at risk due to a funding shortfall, aggravating the...
31 July 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 1/2 cent at $3.71 1/2 Wednesday. Prices closed near mid-range and saw tepid short covering in a bear market. ...
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...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 5 1/2 cents at $3.71 1/4 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session low....
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....
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. ...
25 July 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 2 cents at $3.68 3/4 Thursday. Prices hit another new contract low and closed near mid-range....
24 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Further Plane Mystery Unsettles Markets
GLOBAL - Geopolitics is still in play in the market place Thursday. Unsettling to traders and investors are reports just out that an Air Algerie jetliner with 110 passengers on board went missing...
Global Initiative for Agricultural Education Formed
GLOBAL - India, Africa and the USA have formed an international partnership across the countries to revitalizing global agricultural education, capacity building and technology transfer....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 2 cents at $3.70 1/4 Wednesday. Prices hit another new contract low and then rebounded on some tepid short covering to close near the session high. ...
23 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Slightly More Confident
GLOBAL - There is a bit more investor and trader risk appetite in the market place at mid-week as there have been no major new developments on the geopolitical scene the past 48 hours. ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3 1/2 cents at $3.68 Tuesday. Prices hit another new contract low and closed nearer the session low. ...
22 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: How Damaged are US-Russia Relations?
GLOBAL - There is a bit more investor and trader risk appetite in the market place Tuesday, as U.S. and some other major world stock indexes traded higher. ...
Farmers Applaud Carbon Tax Repeal
AUSTRALIA - Australian farmers have applauded the Coalition Government for delivering on its election promise to repeal the carbon tax....
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...
£18M of Agri-Tech Funding for UK-led Projects
UK - The Agri-Tech Catalyst, in which BBSRC is a major investor, has awarded 15 agricultural innovation projects a share of £18M to help accelerate agricultural innovation and their commercial...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 6 cents at $3.72 1/2 Monday....
21 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Still Wary of Russian Tensions
GLOBAL - Geopolitics remains on the front burner of the market place early this week. Last week’s downing of a Malaysian airliner on the Russia-Ukraine border and Israel’s ground offensive...
Favourable Prospects for Brazil Second Season Maize
BRAZIL - Harvest of the main 2014 second season “safrinha” maize crop is well advanced. Production forecasts have been revised upwards, due to a lower than earlier anticipated decline in...
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