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31 January 2014
Ample Grain Stocks, Favourable Weather Dampens Potential Price Rallies
GLOBAL - Markets continue to drift lower, despite severe cold weather entering the US plains. US exports remain routine, although in recent tenders the US has managed to tap into Egyptian business,...
30 January 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - World stock and financial markets have calmed a bit amid the recent strains on some non-major world currencies. ...
29 January 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - The major overnight news comes from Turkey, as its central bank raised its key lending rate sharply, up to 12%, to try to stave off the deflating Turkish lira. ...
NFU Responds to State of Union Address on Energy
US - The National Farmers Union (NFU) is encouraged by the president’s commitment to our country’s energy future, said NFU President Roger Johnson following President Obama’s State of the...
Project Seeks Cropping Systems that Profit Farmers
US - Cropping systems that are profitable for farmers and balance societal needs for food, feed, fuel, energy and clean air and water are the focus and challenge of Iowa State University’s...
28 January 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: World Markets Stabilize
GLOBAL - World stock and financial markets have stabilized Tuesday amid worries about some non-major world currencies being stressed. ...
Is A Slower Pace of Soybean Consumption Needed?
US - The pace of consumption of US soybeans continues to draw a lot of market attention. The pace of domestic soybean consumption accelerated in December 2013 and the pace of export commitments...
27 January 2014
$2.2 Million Project to Strengthen Agriculture, Veterinary Research
GLOBAL - Angola, Brazil and FAO are to work closely together to strengthen food security in the Southern African country by boosting its agricultural and veterinary research....
USDA Announces Investments in Businesses and Rural Economic Development
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced that USDA is investing in rural businesses to help create jobs and spur economic development....
25 January 2014
USDA Grain Market Review: Corn, Wheat Up; Soybeans Sharply Lower
US - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids were mixed. ...
GeoGrain: Soybean Basis Grinds Lower Even as Futures Collapse
US - It was a week of mostly steady to weaker cash grain basis around the country. ...
24 January 2014
Wyckoff: Markets Mostly Lower Overnight Amid “Risk-off” Trading Atmosphere
GLOBAL - For the first time in quite a while, it’s a “risk-off” trading and investing atmosphere in the market place Friday. The feature late this week is the sell-off in the U.S. stock...
Agricultural Commodity Prices Expected to Remain Firm
EU - Based on a number of assumptions, a new report from the European Commission forecasts that agricultural commodity prices will remain firm over the medium term, supported by growing global...
23 January 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mostly Higher Overnight
GLOBAL - In overnight news, China’s flash purchasing managers index (PMI) fell to 49.6 in January from 50.5 in December—the lowest reading in six months. ...
22 January 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closes Higher
US - March corn futures closed up 1 cent at $4.26 Wednesday. Prices closed near mid-range and saw tepid short covering in a bear market. Corn bears have the overall near-term technical advantage....
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed to Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - In overnight news, reports said investor demand for a Spanish 10-year note was strong Wednesday. ...
European Parliament Calls for Crack Down on Food Fraud
EU - European Members of Parliament have called on European countries to fix penalties for food fraud at at least twice the economic gain the fraudster gets from the crime....
Call for Agricultural Action to Fight Global Hunger
GERMANY - An international call has been made for closer links between agricultural and food policies in the fight against global hunger....
21 January 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Lower Overnight
GLOBAL - The feature of a quieter, U.S. holiday-shortened trading week is the annual economic and financial forum held in Davos, Switzerland. ...
Problem of Food Waste: Food for Thought
ANALYSIS - Research by the publicly-funded Waste and Resources Action Programme (Wrap), estimated that British families throw away the equivalent of six meals a week in food waste, writes Hannah...
Falling Dollar Good Timing for Australia's Grain Growers
AUSTRALIA - A weakening Australian dollar is boosting returns for Australian grain producers....
Biofuels Benefits Highlighted at Berlin Green Week
GERMANY - Copa-Cogeca highlighted the major benefits of biofuels for the environment, for the economy, for animal feed, for growth and jobs in EU rural areas and called for a consistant EU policy...
Applications Open for Concessional Farm Loans
AUSTRALIA - Western Australian primary industries’ businesses can now apply for concessional loans through the Farm Finance Concessional Loans Scheme (WA)....
20 January 2014
China to Increase Subsidies to Grain Production
CHINA - The Chinese government will extend greater support to agriculture, including more subsidies to major grain-growing regions, vice premier Wang Yang has said....
18 January 2014
GeoGrain: Aggressive Farmer Selling Pressures Spot Basis
US - Grain basis came under slight pressure this week following USDA's lower corn forecast and strong soybean exports that pushed futures prices higher over the past week. ...
USDA Grain Market Review - Corn, Soy Higher; Wheat Mixed
US - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids were higher, with wheat trading mixed. ...
17 January 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Corn Closes Lower Overnight
GLOBAL - The March NASDAQ 100 was higher overnight as it extends this week’s rally, writes Ken Seehusen....
16 January 2014
Canada Governments Invest C$7 Million into Crop Research
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart and Member of Parliament Kelly Block (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar), on behalf of Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, has announced nearly...
More to Biofuel Production than Yield
US - When it comes to biofuels, corn leads the all-important category of biomass yield. However, focusing solely on yield comes at a high price....
New President Sets Out Key Priorities for Irish Farmers
IRELAND - In his inaugural address to the 59th Annual General Meeting of the Irish Farmers’ Association (IFA) in the Irish Farm Centre, Dublin on Tuesday (14 January), newly-elected President...
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