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01 November 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Weaker Overnight
US - A feature in the market place late this week has been the stronger U.S. dollar index and weakening Euro currency....
31 October 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Traders, Investors Uncertain
GLOBAL - After digesting Wednesday’s statement from the U.S. Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee, many traders and investors have now become more uncertain regarding the timing of...
29 October 2013
CropWorld Global 2013: How Do We Feed Our Growing Population?
THE NETHERLANDS - This week, Amsterdam hosts the 4th Annual CropWorld Global 2013 Conference. Leading international experts from the agrochemical and crop industry, key policymakers and regulators...
28 October 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Trade Expects US Corn 50 Per Cent Harvested
ANALYSIS - The markets are under solid selling pressure on Monday, reports 5m market analyst Jim Wyckoff. Today's USDA Crop Progress report is expected to show the corn market 50 per cent harvested...
Australia Weather: Rainfall Restricts Grain Harvest
AUSTRALIA - Much of Australia has recently experienced hot, dry and gusty weather conditions. Bushfires across eastern New South Wales have burnt out significant areas of bushland, forests and...
US Soy Harvest Delivers Better-than-expected Results
GLOBAL - The US soybean harvest continues to deliver better-than-expected yields and was rated as 63 per cent complete last Monday (21 October). The crop rating of good to excellent was increased...
More Fertiliser Use in Denmark Can Cut Soybean Imports
DENMARK - The Danish Government has been urged to relax environment regulations to allow Danish farmers to add more fertiliser to their land. ...
25 October 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Narrowly Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - There were no major overnight developments to impact U.S. trading Friday. Asian stock markets were weaker on concerns of rising short-term interest rates in China....
VIDEO: Higher Corn, Soybean Yields put Indiana Grain Industry Back to Work
US - A return to better crop-production weather and larger corn and soybean yields have combined to give much of Indiana's grain-handling industry a full workload after the 2012 drought left...
23 October 2013
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closes Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 4 1/2 cents at $4.42 3/4 Wednesday. Prices closed near mid-range and saw short covering in a bear market. ...
22 October 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets on Hold Overnight
GLOBAL - Many markets were on hold overnight, awaiting the big U.S. economic report early this week: the employment report for September, which is out Tuesday morning....
Ukraine Ag Exports Worth $10 Billion
Ukraine has exported agricultural products worth some $10 billion USD which is 25 per cent of total exports over the first eight months of the year....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closes Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 5 3/4 cents at $4.38 1/4 Tuesday. Prices closed near the session low....
Extra Funding to Develop Canada's Agri-Food Sector
CANADA - The Honourable Gerry Ritz, Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable François Gendron, Quebec’s Deputy Premier and Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and...
USDA Announces Advanced Biofuels Funding
US - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has announced the availability of $181 million to develop commercial-scale biorefineries or retrofit existing facilities with appropriate technology to...
21 October 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - The flow of backed-up U.S. government economic data starts Monday. The big economic report early this week will be the U.S. employment report for September, which is due out Tuesday...
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Wheat Prices Hit Four-month High
ANALYSIS - As the US government gets back to business, the return of USDA reports are welcomed by farmers and ranchers, reports market analyst Jim Wyckoff....
18 October 2013
Will Wheat Take over from Maize as Grain Market Driver?
ANALYSIS - Wheat is starting to become a major driver in the world grain market, writes Chris Harris. ...
17 October 2013
How Should Crop Production Products be Regulated?
ANALYSIS - Concerns are rising in the chemical and crop protection industry that regulations that are starting to be implemented by the European Commission could damage the food and agriculture...
Argentina Faces Corn, Wheat Shortages
ANALYSIS – Wheat prices have gone sky high in Argentina, while feedlots and poultry producers say there is not enough corn to go around, writes Chris Wright, Senior Editor....
11 October 2013
Multi-million Pound Boost for Innovation in Ag Technology
UK - A new Agri-Tech Catalyst has been launched to help researchers and businesses develop innovative solutions to global challenges in the agricultural technology ('agri-tech') sector....
New Funding to Turn Farm Waste to Energy
UK - Farmers will be able to obtain funding to set up small anaerobic digestion (AD) plants under a government-funded loan scheme which opened yesterday....
09 October 2013
Ag Industry Moves Forward Despite Government Shutdown
US - Uncertainty looms across the United States as to when the government shutdown will end, and this uncertainty has troubled the agricultural industry and those wanting to make trading decisions...
07 October 2013
Uncertainty in Grain Markets Following US Government Closures
ANALYSIS - The partial shutdown in US Government has hampered grain markets in the last week, as prices are affected by the lack of USDA data, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Indiana Fall Weather a 'Dominant Driver' this Year
US - The lack of a developing, dominant weather system coupled with erratic changes over the past year indicate that Indiana could be in for wide swings in weather in the early weeks of autumn,...
02 October 2013
How Does the US Health Reform Affect Farmers?
US - America’s farmers have important decisions to make – both for their families and for their employees – with the Affordable Care Act which went into effect yesterday (1 October)....
Green Stem Syndrome Present in Some Indiana Soybean Fields
US - Some Indiana soybean fields are showing symptoms of green stem syndrome, a Purdue Extension soybean specialist says....
01 October 2013
Protecting Ecosystems While Producing Food
UK - Crop protection systems, declining water resources and the increased use of machinery and technology will all have an increasing bearing on the way the agricultural sector manages the land...
Back British Farming Campaign Kicks Off
UK - The NFU is taking its Back British Farming message on the road in a bid to build on the support already being shown from politicians, retailers and the public....
Support Offered for Agricultural Wages Board Transition
UK - A change in the way terms and conditions for agricultural and horticultural workers in England are governed will come into force today (Tuesday) following the abolition of the Agricultural...
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