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15 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Weaker Overnight
GLOBAL - A feature in the market place Monday was the tumble in gold prices. Gold bulls need to recover very quickly to avoid near-term chart damage. ...
Global Diets Are Changing, Increasing in Protein
GLOBAL - Cereals are still at the core of what people eat, but diets are becoming higher in protein, fats and sugar in many parts of the world as incomes rise and urbanisation increases, with...
What Could Climate Change Mean for Agriculture?
GLOBAL – World agriculture must create short and long term adaptation strategies to cope with climate change accelerating the water cycle....
EU Council Meeting Addresses Organic Farming Regulation
EU - At the 3328th Agriculture and Fisheries Council meeting on 14 July, participants discussed the strengthening of the regulatory framework for organic farming, the future of the milk sector...
Cereal Harvest To Be Lower For Czechs
CZECH REPUBLIC – A smaller cereal harvest is expected in the Czech Republic this year, according to initial estimates by the Czech Statistical Office....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed up 3 1/2 cents at $3.88 1/4 Monday. Prices hit another contract low today and then rebounded to close nearer the session high on tepid short covering in a bear...
14 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Slightly Weaker Overnight
GLOBAL - It was an uneventful trading affair overnight and to begin the trading week as the concerns about the European Union’s sovereign debt have quickly waned after a flare-up last week....
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Short-covering Across Grains Markets
ANALYSIS - Starting on Monday there's some short-covering evident across all the grains futures, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Integrated Approach 'Vital' to Reduce Food Waste and Loss
THE NETHERLANDS - Governments, international organisations, businesses and community agencies worldwide must create joint programmes to reduce food loss and waste (FLW), if they want to show...
Promising Outlook for Brazil 2014 Crops
BRAZIL - The production outlook for many of Brazil's most important agricultural crops in 2014 is extremely good, with the possibility of record-breaking levels for some, according to Rabobank's...
Namibia Crop Farming 'Needs A Review'
NAMIBIA - A review of reports and evaluations dating back as far as the early nineties must be carried out for everyone to re-visit the drawing board on crop farming in the northern communal...
11 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - The market place is more at ease Friday morning, following the keener risk aversion that occurred Thursday due to renewed worries about the health of the European Union’s financial...
India’s Food Grains, Oilseeds Estimates 264.4 MT in 2013-14
INDIA - Indian agriculture sector will see a record production of food grains and oilseeds in the year 2013-14, according to the Economic Survey for 2013-14, released on July 9, 2014....
Coveney Launches Annual Review and Outlook for Agriculture, Food and The Marine
IRELAND - Exports of agri-food in 2013 were worth nine per cent more in 2013 than the year before, reaching a record of €10 billion, according to a new report from the agriculture department....
EU Feed Production Slightly Higher in 2013
EU - Compound feed production in the EU-28 was 155 million tonnes in 2013, up slightly from the year before....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 5 1/2 cents at $3.92 1/2 Thursday. ...
10 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - World stock markets are under selling pressure Thursday due to several new developments: Weak economic data from the European Union, including Italy’s industrial output dropping 1.2%...
India’s Agri Exports Up 5.1 Per Cent in 2013-14
INDIA - India’s agricultural exports (including marine) has recorded a 5.1 per cent growth to $37.29 billion in 2013-14, compared to the same period last year, according to the Economic Survey...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 6 3/4 cents at $3.97 1/2 Wednesday. Prices hit another contract low today and closed nearer the session low. ...
09 July 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Weaker Overnight
GLOBAL - A feature on Tuesday was the sell-off in the U.S. stock market that has many wondering if the long-anticipated downside correction is finally at hand for the major and mature bull market...
NFU Urges Continued Support on Renewable Fuel Standard
US - It is crucial that Congress not change the RFS and for the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to improve the 2014 RFS targets in order to provide certainty for farmers and the ethanol...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3 cents at $4.03 1/4 Tuesday. Prices hit another contract low today and closed nearer the session low....
08 July 2014
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Lower Prices Across Grains
ANALYSIS - There's solidly lower prices across the grain markets at the start of this week, reports Jim Wyckoff....
EU Expects Good Cereal Harvest Increased Meat Milk Production
EU - The prospects for 2014 indicate an above average EU cereal harvest for the second year in a row and record level of cereal exports for marketing year 2013/14, according to the Commission's...
Corn Market Fragility Sparks Fears
US - In mid-June, ethanol production climbed to record high levels, largely as a result of the recent corn market instability....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 8 3/4 cents at $4.06 1/2 Monday....
07 July 2014
New Scheme Recognises Compliant Feed Businesses
UK - Livestock authorities in the UK have taken measures to cut the number of inspections for certain feed businesses, based on risk....
Heavy Rains Improve Nicaragua Maize Crop
NICARAGUA - After uncertain planting prospects at the beginning of the sowing period, because of very low precipitation, particularly in the main producing department of Jinotega, above-average...
Favourable Prospects for 2014 Kazakhstan Cereal Production
KAZAKHSTAN - Planting of the 2014 cereal spring crops, mainly wheat, accounting for over 95 percent of annual cereal production, was completed in June. ...
04 July 2014
Retail Chain Allowed to Source Produce from Farmers Directly
INDIA - The research-based policy advocacy industry body, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) has asked the Uttarakhand state government to allow retail chain to procure agri produce...
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