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07 November 2014
India’s Soybean Kharif Yield Up 21.70 Per Cent in 2014
INDIA - India’s soybean yield has recorded a 21.70 per cent growth during 2014 at 959 Kg per hectare as compared 788 Kg per hectare during Kharif 2013....
Market Analyst: Grains Find Support Towards End of Week
ANALYSIS - Grains find their support towards the end of this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
UK Farm Buisness Innovation Expo Returns to Olympia
UK - Farm Business Innovation exhibition and conference returns to Olympia London from 27 to 28 November, promising new ways for farmers, smallholders, land owners and estate managers to use...
04 November 2014
What Challenges Face Ukraine?
ANALYSIS - The trouble-torn country of Ukraine is facing more challenges than the political unrest that is being seen on televisions and in news reports around the world, writes Chris Harris....
03 November 2014
Putting October’s Grain Price Gains in Perspective
GLOBAL - October has been associated with the first bullish sentiments for the global grain market in the season to date, writes Brenda Mullan, Analyst, AHDB/HGCA Market Intelligence....
Comeback for Russian Wheat into Export Market
RUSSIA - After being conspicuous in it’s absence from the export market for several weeks, Russia has returned to the world wheat market, writes Brenda Mullan, Analyst, AHDB/HGCA Market Intelligence....
Tajikistan Cereal Levels Decline from Last Year's Levels
TAJIKISTAN - Harvesting of 2014 winter and spring crops, mainly wheat, barley and maize was completed by the end of September....
31 October 2014
Strong Soymeal Demand Supports US Prices
US - US soyabean futures have been on an upward trajectory since late September, supported by delays to the US harvest and growing concerns about planting conditions in Brazil, writes Helen Plant,...
Market Analyst: Rallying Continues in US Markets
ANALYSIS - Difficulty sourcing soybeans has caused rallying to continue in the US grains markets this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
Solid Showing by Miratorg
RUSSIA - Russian meat and agrifood giant, Miratorg, has recorded solid operational results for the first nine months of the year....
30 October 2014
Speculation Surrounds Russia's 2015 Wheat Crop
RUSSIA - Concerns have been sparked by uncertainties over the establishment of the autumn planted wheat crop for the major exporter, which has been reported as being in ‘extremely weak condition’...
Watch: Corn Prices Expected to Edge Up, Could Pressure Fed Cattle Bids in 2015
US - Recent lower prices in corn could translate into fewer planted acres in 2015, potentially putting pressure on bids for beef cattle next year. ...
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Continue to Fall
CHINA - The prices of major farm products in China fell slightly last week according to a survey of 36 large and medium-sized cities carried out by the Ministry of Commerce....
29 October 2014
EU Maize Price Stays Below Wheat, Barley
EU - Prices for maize delivered to Rotterdam (a key commodities hub of the EU) have maintained a discount to feed wheat and feed barley for the second consecutive week - but only just, reports...
Experts to Address Changing Ag Market Conditions on Friday
US - Agricultural economists from Purdue University will offer farmers and livestock producers some timely guidance on rapidly changing market conditions and a look ahead to the 2015 season in...
28 October 2014
Editors Comment: Till or No-till? That is the Question
ANALYSIS - In the past week there has been a seeming U-turn on the ongoing tillage debate, with new research suggesting no-till farming is the way to go, writes Gemma Hyland....
Market Analyst: Buy Fertilizer in the Fall
CANADA - Nine times out of 10 it pays to pre-buy fertilizer in the fall/winter season as opposed to the spring, according to Jennifer Stoby, market analyst-agriculture inputs, Alberta Agriculture...
24 October 2014
Market Analyst: Markets Boosted by Weather
ANALYSIS - Markets have improved this week, supported by US harvest weather and Brazilian planting weather, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
23 October 2014
£5 Million Boost for Food Security
UK - £5 million is being invested in UK businesses and universities to combat some of the world's greatest agricultural challenges such as food security and sustainability, weed control and...
22 October 2014
Chicago Soybean Prices Ease as US Harvest Advances
US - Delays to the US soybean harvest last week provided some support for the market and Chicago Nov-14 futures prices rallied $18.28/t between 1 and 16 October, peaking at £355.09/t last Thursday...
21 October 2014
India’s Oilmeals Exports Down 43 Per Cent
INDIA - India’s oilmeals export has recorded a drop of 43 per cent for the first half ended September 30, 2014 (April to September) at 950,599 tonnes....
20 October 2014
EU Export Commitments Escalate
EU - This week has seen a substantial increase (945Kt) in EU soft wheat export commitments, with the 2014/15 season cumulative total now at 8.4Mt, according to the HGCA Grain Market Daily....
17 October 2014
Market Analyst: Grain Prices Supported This Week
ANALYSIS - Several market factors have supported grains prices this week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
Chicago Soybeans Futures Feeling Pressure as Harvest Gathers Pace
US - On Wednesday, the Nov-14 Chicago soybean futures price declined by almost $5/t on the previous day, settling at $349.95/t and is also, down from $354.45/t on Monday....
16 October 2014
Call For Innovation on Family Farms
GLOBAL – Family farming underpins food security on a world level and must be led by innovation going forward....
Special Report: How is Ebola Impacting the Global Food Situation?
GLOBAL - In Western Africa, the Ebola virus disease outbreak in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone has disrupted markets, farming activities and livelihoods, seriously affecting the food security...
15 October 2014
Grain Market Daily: US Farmers Struggling to Harvest Much Awaited Maize Crop
GLOBAL - The size of this year’s US maize crop has been a big bearish factor for the grain market with current USDA forecasts pointing to a record 367.68Mt or 37 per cent of the total global...
New ‘Grain Market Daily’ Update Announced
UK - The AHDB/HGCA Cereals and Oilseeds Market Intelligence team has announced a new market product providing daily markets information....
13 October 2014
Pakistan Announces Cotton Support Price
PAKISTAN - The Government of Pakistan has announced a seed cotton support price of 34 cents per pound for the upcoming harvest, a significant increase over the prevailing farm price of 26 cents...
10 October 2014
Market Analyst: Fight Returns to Grain Futures
ANALYSIS - This week saw corn have it's first higher close in five weeks, following wheats first higher close in six weeks, last week, reports Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
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