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18 February 2014
Who's Right about Corn Prices?
US - There is considerable difference of opinion about the prospects for corn prices beyond the current marketing year, writes Darrel Good. ...
14 February 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Higher Overnight
GLOBAL - The March NASDAQ 100 was higher overnight as it extends the rally off February’s low. Stochastics and the RSI are overbought but remain neutral to bullish signaling that sideways to...
Forage Aid Eases Unprecedented Flood Woes
UK – Forage aid initiatives are serving as a short term lifeline for farmers in the south of England after the wettest January since 1766 has submerged thousands of acres under water....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closes Higher
US - March Corn closed up a 1/2-cent at 4.40 1/2. March corn closed fractionally higher on Thursday....
13 February 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - World stock markets are in a pause and corrective pullback mode Thursday following recent solid gains that have put the bulls back in near-term technical control. ...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closes Lower
US - March corn futures closed down 1 3/4 cents at $4.39 3/4 Wednesday. ...
12 February 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - The market place is still buzzing about US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen’s inaugural testimony on monetary policy to the Congress Tuesday. ...
Cotton Incorporated: Market Fundamentals and Price Outlook
GLOBAL - Cotton prices outside of China increased last month, with both the New York Nearby (March contract) and the A Index reaching their highest levels in five-months, reports Cotton Incorporated....
The 2014 Farm Bill: Crop Insurance Decisions
US - Passage of the 2014 Farm Bill leads to questions on whether the Farm Bill impacts 2014 crop insurance decisions. Because the 2014 Farm Bill does not change crop insurance programs in 2014,...
11 February 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - The highlight during US trading hours Tuesday will be Fed Chair Janet Yellen’s inaugural testimony on monetary policy to the Congress. ...
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Corn Market 'Shrugs Off' USDA Report
ANALYSIS - Yesterday's USDA report presented a 'mixed bag' according to grain market analyst Jim Wyckoff....
Allendale Says Biggest Surprise from USDA Is Increase in Corn Exports
US - USDA settled the production question with its changes on the January reports; this month was simply an adjustment for demand numbers, reports Rich Nelson, Allendale Chief Strategist. ...
10 February 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - Asian and European stock markets were firmer Monday, to start the new trading week. U.S. stock indexes were a bit weaker in overnight trading. ...
Choosing the Best Hybrid for Your Field
ANALYSIS - Brian Humphries, Wyffels Hybrid national sales manager, shares criteria that should be used to finalize cropping plans. ...
NFU President Outlines Flooding Concerns
UK - Following a visit to flood-hit areas of Somerset, Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire, NFU President Peter Kendall has said Britain needs more resilient and better managed flood defences to...
USDA Market Review - Grains Traded Higher
US - The grain markets saw gains most of last week, with wheat and corn posting slight losses on Thursday. ...
President Obama Signs 2014 Farm Bill
US - National Farmers Union (NFU) President Roger Johnson has said the president’s signature on the 2014 Farm Bill brings closure to a 'long process of negotiations, sacrifice and compromise'....
Excellent Growing Conditions, Beneficial Rains in Western, South Australia
AUSTRALIA - Excellent growing conditions and beneficial rains in Western and South Australia producing areas are expected to result in significant production increases for Australian wheat in...
07 February 2014
Bumper Global Crops Push Down Prices
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index fell in January for the first time in three months as lower prices of cereals, sugars, oils and meat outstripped gains in dairy values....
06 February 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mostly Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - World stock markets have stabilized from their recent sell offs, partly due to the strains on some emerging market currencies easing this week. ...
Minister Welcomes Rise in NI Agricultural Income for 2013
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Agriculture Minister Michelle O’Neill welcomed the rise in agricultural income for 2013 indicated by the latest DARD figures released last week....
05 February 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Bullish Enthusiasm in Corn, Soy Markets
ANALYSIS - There's some concern in the grain markets this week, as we head into the seasonal February break phenomenon, where grain prices often show some weakness, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
US Senate Approves Nearly $1 Trillion 2014 Farm Bill
US - After three long years of starts and stops, the US Senate voted Tuesday in a rare bipartisan agreement to approve the nearly $1 trillion 2014 Farm Bill by a vote of 68-32....
04 February 2014
Increase Reported in 2013 Northern Ireland Farm Incomes
NORTHERN IRELAND, UK - Provisional figures indicate that the ‘Total Income from Farming’ (TIFF) in Northern Ireland increased by 33.7 per cent (31 per cent in real terms) from £223 million...
03 February 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closes Higher
US - March Corn closed up 1 3/4-cents at 4.35 3/4. March corn closed higher on Monday as it extends the rally off January's low....
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - There are still some strains on a few of the emerging market currencies to begin the trading week. ...
EPA Awards Almost $9 Million to Improve Water Quality
US - US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy has announced grants to four research institutions for innovative and sustainable water research to manage harmful nutrient...
HS2 Proposal 'Fails to Consider' Whether Farm Businesses Can Survive
UK - Consultation on Phase Two of the HS2 high-speed rail project has failed to consider the fundamental question of whether farming businesses will be sustainable through the disruption and...
Soybean Could Be The 'Exciting' Market in 2014
ANALYSIS – Strong soybean demand from China will mean growing stocks are bought and a tight market will run through the year, leaving a bearish outlook, writes Michael Priestly, TheCropSite...
31 January 2014
Is There a Problem with USDA Grain Stocks Estimates in Corn?
US - In a farmdoc daily post last week, we summarized the results of a research report that evaluates USDA forecasts and estimates for corn and soybeans. Many of the concerns about the forecasts...
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