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09 September 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December Corn closed down 7 3/4-cents at 3.48 1/4. December corn closed lower on Monday as freeze concerns across the northern Plains and upper Midwest have declined. ...
08 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: China Trade Hits Record High
GLOBAL - In overnight news, China’s trade surplus hit a record high in August, at $49.8 billion, and well above market expectations. ...
What are Climate Change's Implications for Agriculture?
ANALYSIS - The effects of climate change on crop and food production, which are already evident in several regions of the world, show that negative impacts are more common than positive ones....
Public Knowledge of Fracking Remains 'Persistently Low'
UK - Awareness of carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology remains “persistently low” amongst the British public whereas knowledge of fracking is high and growing, according to a recent...
Plant Diversity in China Vital for Global Food Security
CHINA - With climate change threatening global food supplies, new research claims the rich flora of China could be crucial to underpin food security in the future. ...
Chinese Food Prices Rise
CHINA - The prices of farm produce in China rose slightly in the last week of August. According to a survey of prices in 36 large and medium sized cities by the Chinese Ministry of Commerce....
05 September 2014
Markets Pressured by Potential Record US Corn, Supported by Ukraine Tensions
GLOBAL - Global crop markets have been relatively quiet this week, but weaker due to the potential of record US corn output and supported by tensions in Ukraine, reports David Sheppard, Gleadell’s...
EU Outlines Measures Taken to Help Agriculture Sector Affected by Russian Import Ban
EU - In order to help agriculture and fishing businesses affects by Russia's import ban, the European Commission (EC) is now monitoring carefully the market prices for affected products in each...
Analyst: Fresh Contract Lows for Corn, Soybean Markets
ANALYSIS - There's fresh contract lows for November and December corn and soybeans, according to Mike Zuzolo for Global Commodity Analytics....
UK Government 'Committed to Improving Food Supply Chain'
UK - The UK government is committed to to improving the integrity and assurance of UK food supply networks according to the NFU, following the release of yesterday's report by Professor Chris...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 5 1/2 cents at $3.46 1/2 Thursday....
04 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Await Bank Report
US - Traders are awaiting this week’s big--and arguably the biggest of the month--economic data points--Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting and Friday’s U.S. jobs report. ...
Are Pesticide Risk Assessments Biased?
US - A group of ecotoxicologists argue that the US Environmental Protection Agency's (USEPA) current practices for evaluating pesticide safety are inadequate and likely to result in decisions...
Rise of Women in Agriculture
US - New research suggests that more and more women are taking on leading roles in the agriculture industry....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed 11 cents at $3.52 1/2 Wednesday. Prices closed near the session low and hit a contract low today....
03 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Russia and Ukraine Agree on Ceasefire
GLOBAL - In overnight news, reports said Russia and Ukraine have agreed on a cease-fire from the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine. ...
How is Russia's Ban on Food Imports Affecting the UK?
UK - The UK exports relatively little food to Russia, so how will the ongoing ban impact the UK?...
Changing Diets Vital to Reducing Climate Change
ANALYSIS - If current trends continue food production alone will reach, if not exceed, the global targets for total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions in 2050....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3/4 cent at $3.64 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session low today. ...
02 September 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Big Week for Economic Reports
GLOBAL - It’s a big week for economic data points, with the highlights being Thursday’s European Central Bank meeting and Friday’s U.S. jobs report. ...
Ukrainian Poultry Meat Company Reports Rising Sales
UKRAINE - The new CEO of MHP S.A. reports strong performance by the company in the first half of 2014 as it increased overall output and sales of poultry – both in Ukraine and for export –...
26 August 2014
Drought Affects Iran's Wheat Production
IRAN - The 2014 wheat harvest was completed in July although final production estimates are not yet available. However, preliminary forecast puts the 2014 wheat production at 13 million tonnes,...
Is CAP Info to Farmers Lacking Vital Details?
SCOTLAND, UK - Growers in Scotland have begun planting crops that will be harvested under the new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) regime yet they still have not been told what all the rules...
Young Farmers Urged to 'Seize Golden Opportunity'
UK - The NFU is encouraging young members of the farming industry to apply for the Cereals Development Programme to be in with a chance of gaining a full range of knowledge and experience in...
22 August 2014
India Set to Become World’s Largest Cotton Producer
ANALYSIS - Mumbai based Cotton Association on India (CAI) has said that with cotton crop for the season 2013-14 beginning October 1, 2013 pegged at 40.05 million bales of 170 kg each is set to...
Russia Adjusts List of Banned Agricultural, Fisheries Products
RUSSIA - Russia has amended its list of fishery and agricultural products that have been banned for one year from the EU, US, Australia, Canada and Norway....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 2 1/4 cents at $3.69 3/4 Thursday. Prices closed near mid-range and saw tepid short covering in a bear market. The corn market bears are still in overall...
21 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Will Interest Rates Rise Sooner than Expected?
GLOBAL - The market place is still digesting Wednesday afternoon’s FOMC minutes report. ...
South America Steps in to Meet Russian Food Needs
ANALYSIS - The trade war with between Russia and the EU, US, Canada, Australia and Norway that has flared up because of sanctions imposed over the crisis in Ukraine was stepped up this week....
Scotland Holds Russian Trade Embargo Meeting
SCOTLAND, UK - Work is on-going across Scotland’s food sector to assess the potential market impact that could result from displacement of produce previously destined for the Russia will have...
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