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23 December 2014
Demand Keeping Up Support for Oilseed Prices
US - While the grains market has been undergoing a period of volatility recently, the general trend for oilseed prices is that of support....
18 December 2014
Chinese Farm Produce Prices Rise Slightly
CHINA - Farm produce prices rose slightly in the first week of December, according to a Ministry of Commerce survey of prices in 36 large and medium sized cities....
16 December 2014
Oilseed Prices Take a Tumble on US Crush Data
US - Chicago soyabean prices moved lower at yesterday’s close after the US National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) published their latest crush data....
Corn Price Strength Continues
US - March 2015 corn futures traded to a high of $4.115 on December 15, the highest level since July 10 and $0.80 above the low reached on October 1, writes Darrel Good. ...
15 December 2014
Russian Export Concerns Diminish
GLOBAL - Markets have re-traced off the recent high as concerns over the threat of Russian export restrictions diminish, writes David Sheppard, Gleadell’s managing director....
12 December 2014
Survey: Market Volatility Taking Toll on Farmers
UK - After the last two NFU survey results revealed a largely positive outlook within agriculture, latest results show a marked dip in short term confidence among farmers and growers....
Market Analyst: Wheat Use, Corn Exports Fall
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
11 December 2014
Russia Snow Impacts Markets
RUSSIA - Fears around winter crop condition in parts of Russia and Ukraine look to be subsiding for now as forecasters project less harsh temperatures and greater snow cover in the coming days....
UK Finally Becomes Net-exporter of Wheat
UK - The latest data from HMR&C shows that in October the UK exported more wheat than it imported – the first time since May 2012....
10 December 2014
Honduras Crops at 'Uncertain' Levels
HONDURAS - Harvest of the 2014 second de postrera season crops, mainly beans, is almost concluded....
India’s Oilmeals Export Down by 45 Per Cent During April to Nov 2014
INDIA - India’s oilmeals export has recorded a whopping 45 per cent drop at 1.42 million tonnes during April to November 2014....
Australian Farm Output Forecast Down for Next Year
AUSTRALIA - Following an estimated increase of 10 per cent in 2013-14, the gross value of Australian farm production is forecast to fall by five per cent in 2014-15, according to the latest forecast...
09 December 2014
How Will December 1 Corn Stocks Estimate Be Interpreted?
US - It is always a challenge to anticipate the USDA's quarterly estimate of corn stocks, but the estimate of the December 1 inventory, to be released on January 12, 2015, is a special challenge,...
Strong US Soybean Exports Provide Price Support
US & CANADA - Although, the latest production estimates from Statistics Canada were bearish and the initial price reaction saw a dip in Canadian canola futures, this was short-lived. ...
05 December 2014
Market Analyst: How Are Markets and Weather Affecting Grains?
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
Milestone Sets Up Canola for Tariff-free Access to Korea
CANADA & KOREA - Ratification of the Canada Korea Free Trade Agreement (CKFTA) by the Korean and Canadian Parliaments will give canola exporters tariff-free access to the South Korean market....
04 December 2014
FAO Food Price Index Broadly Stable
GLOBAL - Food and Agriculture Organisation's monthly food price index was stable in November, as vegetable oil and grain prices inched up and offset ongoing declines in dairy prices....
03 December 2014
India’s Rabi Area Coverage Down to 36.09 Million Hectare
INDIA - India has recorded a drop in rabi area coverage at 36.09 million hectares as oF November 28, as per rabi crops data released by directorate of economics and statistics, Indian agriculture...
Farm Incomes to 'Fall Sigficantly' in 2015
IRELAND - Following a relatively stable 2014, a new report from Teagasc economists suggests a mixed bag in terms of possible income developments across Ireland’s farming sectors during the...
Slight Rise for China Farm Produce Prices
CHINA - The prices of produce in 36 of China's large and medium-sized cities edged up slightly last week ending 30 November compared with the previous week, said the Ministry of Commerce....
02 December 2014
What is the Pace of Corn Consumption?
US - The pace of corn consumption remains mixed relative to the current USDA projections for the marketing year, writes Darrel Good....
28 November 2014
Saskatchewan Premier Meets Indian Agriculture Minister
INDIA - In order to increase cooperation in the field of agriculture, a Canadian delegation led by Premier of Saskatchewan Brad Wall met Indian agriculture minister, Radha Mohan Singh recently....
27 November 2014
Lower Ukrainian Barley Crop Could Help UK Exports
UKRAINE & UK - The total planted area for barley in Ukraine fell by 16 per cent this year in comparison to 2013/14 according to the Agricultural Ministry. ...
26 November 2014
Argentina Expects Record Maize Production
ARGENTINA - Harvesting of the 2014 maize crop is concluded. Early estimates put this year’s production at 30 million tonnes, marginally above the 2013 harvest and record reflecting high yields...
25 November 2014
Japan 2014 Cereal Production Forecast to Remain High
JAPAN - Harvesting of the 2014 paddy crop is currently underway and will continue until the end of November....
24 November 2014
Weekly Global Markets Round Up
GLOBAL - US markets have weakened during the past week as the advancing corn/soy harvests and prospect of record supplies weigh on prices, reports David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director....
21 November 2014
Market Analyst: How is Harsh US Weather Affecting the Markets?
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo discusses the major market developments this week....
Are Farmland Values Due for a Slight Decline
US - With crop prices at multiyear lows and interest rates expected to inch up over the next few years, a Purdue University agricultural economist believes the decade-long increase in farmland...
20 November 2014
Will Snow Decrease the US Winter Wheat Area?
US - Winter wheat planting progress in the US is now behind last year’s pace, and at around the slowest pace seen since 2009, writes Jack Watts, Lead Analyst, AHDB/HGCA Market Intelligence....
USDA Helps Open and Expand Export Markets
US - The US Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service has awarded funding to more than 60 US agricultural organisations to help expand commercial export markets for American...
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