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18 April 2014
Strong Domestic, International Demand Supports US Grain Prices
ANALYSIS - Strong domestic and international demand for US grains continues to underpin prices at relatively high levels, writes grain analysts at GeoGrain. ...
National Research to Deliver Local Solutions at Cereals 2014
UK - The role of national and independent research in delivering local solutions will be the focus of HGCA’s crop management research plots at Cereals 2014....
16 April 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Russia-Ukraine Continues to Dominate Markets
GLOBAL - The Russia-Ukraine crisis remains in keen focus this week. The latest developments have seen gunfire in eastern Ukraine cities, with Russian war planes buzzing the region. ...
How is Ukraine Unrest Affecting Grain Markets?
ANALYSIS - Unrest and uncertainty in Ukraine and in the Black Sea region as a whole is having a sharp impact on European grain prices and prospects, writes Chris Harris....
China's Tame Inflation Provides Ample Policy Room
CHINA - Increased food prices drove China's inflation at retail level to rise at a faster pace in March than the previous month, but the inflation pressure still remained subdued and gave policymakers...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - May corn futures closed up 3/4 cent at $5.03 3/4 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session high. ...
15 April 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Russia-Ukraine Dominant Market Theme
GLOBAL - The Russia-Ukraine crisis is the dominant market theme this week. ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - May corn futures closed up 4 cents at $5.02 1/2 Monday....
11 April 2014
Cotton Incorporated: Prices Outside China Flat to Lower; CC Index Lower
GLOBAL - Prices outside China were flat to lower last month, while the CC Index decreased in early April....
Venezuelan Grain Production Drops; Strong Imports Expects
VENEZUELA - Venezuela is a net importer of agricultural products and depends on food imports for about 70 per cent of its food supply....
10 April 2014
Irish President Tours FAI Farm During State Visit to UK
UK - The President of Ireland, Michael D Higgins, visited a leading sustainable farming research and innovation centre, the Food Animal Initiative (FAI), in Oxford, as part of a landmark state...
Russian Grain Exports Soar
RUSSIA - Russia has exported nearly 50 per cent more grain in the first three months of the year than for the same period last year....
09 April 2014
USDA Supply, Demand Report: Friendly for Corn, Soybeans; Bearish for Wheat
ANALYSIS - The April USDA supply and demand report contained no major surprises. However, the latest government data was deemed a bit bullish for corn and soybeans, and modestly bearish for wheat,...
EU Vote Paves Way for Government Decisions on CAP - NFU
UK - A positive vote by MEPs means the Government is a step closer in making key decisions on implementing the next CAP reform in England and Wales, the NFU said....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - May corn futures closed up 7 1/2 cents at $5.06 3/4 Tuesday....
08 April 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grains Outlook: Mixed Picture Across Markets
ANALYSIS - There's a mixed bag across the grain markets this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
NFU Names Senate Ag Appropriations Priorities
US - Last week National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson submitted testimony to the U.S. Senate Subcommittee on Agriculture Appropriations, outlining NFU’s priorities for Fiscal...
07 April 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Asian, EU Markets Pressured
GLOBAL - Asian and European stock markets were pressured Monday following Friday’s losses in the U.S. stock market that were led by the Nasdaq index dropping sharply. ...
03 April 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - The European Central Bank is holding its monthly monetary policy meeting Thursday, including a press conference from ECB president Mario Draghi. ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - May corn futures closed down 11 3/4 cents at $4.95 3/4 Wednesday. ...
02 April 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - In overnight news, the European Union’s producer price index dropped 0.2% in February and was down 1.7% year-on-year. ...
01 April 2014
USDA Estimates Reasonably Close to Expectations
US - The USDA's much anticipated estimates of March 1 grain stocks and 2014 planting intentions released today contained a few surprises, but no major shocks, writes Darrel Good....
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: No Major Surprise in USDA Planting Report
ANALYSIS - The USDA’s much anticipated estimates of March 1 grain stocks and 2014 planting intentions released yesterday contained a few surprises, but no major shocks, reports grains analyst...
31 March 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - Monday is the last trading day of the month and of the quarter, which makes it an extra important day from a technical and charts perspective....
BCPC Congress 2014 Programme Well Advanced
UK - Building on the success of last year’s event, the BCPC Congress 2014 is well on track to be another highly informative and stimulating event....
Africa’s Youth Key to Strengthening Agricultural Economy
AFRICA - Getting more African youth involved in agriculture and boosting support for the region's vulnerable family farmers will be pivotal to improving food security and economic well-being...
£4 Million Investment for UK Food Production Innovation
UK - Businesses including an urban farm and spin-outs from Universities across the UK have received a share of £4 million of funding from government and industry to develop their innovative...
Peru's Drought Could Boost Demand for US Rice
PERU - Peru has been a small importer of US rice but that could change in the next few months due to drought conditions in a major rice-producing region....
27 March 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Ukraine Situation Remains Concern
GLOBAL - The markets are still digesting news late Wednesday that some U.S. and world banks, including Citi, failed a government stress test due to inadequate capital plans. ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - May corn futures closed down 1 3/4 cents at $4.84 3/4 Wednesday. ...
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