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19 August 2014
Russia Eyes New Food Importers to Sustain Supplies
ANALYSIS - The Russian ban on meat and food products is starting to bite and could have a dramatic effect on the global food market, writes Chris Harris....
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Mixed Tones Across Grains
ANALYSIS - Focus this week is on the Pro-farmer Midwest corn and soybean crop tour, reports Jim Wyckoff. ...
Turkmenistan Cereal Production Forecast Down
TURKMENISTAN - Harvesting of the 2014 winter crops, mainly wheat, is nearing completion, while that of spring crops, mainly maize and rice just started and is expected to continue until the end...
Tajikistan Cereal Production Set to Increase
TAJIKISTAN - Harvesting of the winter crops (mainly wheat and barley) is nearing completion, while that of spring crops (mainly maize and rice) just started and is expected to continue until...
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 5 1/2 cents at $3.71 1/2 Monday. Prices closed nearer the session low after hitting a four-week high early on. ...
18 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Firmer Markets Worldwide
GLOBAL - There is a bit less risk aversion in the market place Monday, as evidenced by generally firmer stock markets worldwide. ...
Small Fall in Chinese Food Prices
CHINA - The prices of major farm produce in China fell slightly last week despite rises in meats and fish according to a survey of prices in 36 medium and large cities by the Ministry of Commerce...
Good Prospects for Haiti Crops
HAITI - Harvesting of the 2014 main season crops is currently underway and will be concluded by the end of September. ...
Dominican Republic Rice Levels Following 2013 Pattern
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Harvest of the 2014 main season rice crop, which accounts for 70 per cent of total production, will be concluded by the end of August. ...
Favourable Prospects for Cuba 2014 Cereal Crop
CUBA - Harvesting of the 2014 main season rice crop is currently underway and will be completed by the end of December....
Deere Announces US Layoffs
US - Deere & Company has announced it will reduce the size of its manufacturing workforce at some agricultural equipment factories in response to current market demand for its products. The action...
Spain's Severe Drought Threatens Olive Harvest
SPAIN - Spain is currently experiencing its worst drought since records began, with olives bearing the brunt of continued heat and lack of moisture....
15 August 2014
B5 Distribution Still Incomplete in East Malaysia
MALAYSIA - Officials recently announced that due to delays in completing blending facilities, B5 biodiesel will not be available in East Malaysia until at least December 2014....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 4 1/4 cents at $3.73 3/4 Thursday....
14 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Less Confidence in Market Place
GLOBAL - In overnight news, the European Union saw more downbeat economic reports, as the bloc’s gross domestic product showed a zero percent growth rate in the second quarter from the first,...
China’s Refusal of Cross-border Rice Shipments has 'Little Impact'
VIETNAM & CHINA - Experts have said China’s cessation of importing Vietnamese rice across the border has 'little impact' on the Southeast Asian country’s rice exporting activities....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 1/4 cent at $3.69 1/4 Wednesday....
13 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: More Risk Amongst Traders
GLOBAL - While there are still geopolitical hotspots in the world that the market place is monitoring, traders this week appear to have a bit more risk appetite. ...
China's Grain Imports Continue to Grow, Ensure Supply
CHINA - Increasing the grain imports through global markets at cheaper prices, China is quick to ensure sufficient domestic stocks, prevent unexpected supply risks and ensure long-term food security....
Soy Accounts for 41 Per Cent of Brazil's Total Agri Exports
BRAZIL - Brazil agribusiness exports reached $9.61 billion in July 2014....
Expert: Corn Ethanol Consumption Rising
US - With expectations of a record large US corn crop in 2014, market attention will soon shift to prospects for corn consumption. The market will follow a number of indicators of potential use...
12 August 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Geopolitics Retains Marketplace Hold
GLOBAL - There are still geopolitical hotspots in the world that have the attention of the market place: civil war in Iraq, in which the U.S. has just injected military force; the Russia-Ukraine...
WASDE Report Bearish for Soybeans, Slightly Bullish for Corn, Neutral Wheat
ANALYSIS - Corn futures initially moved to a new contract low in the wake of Tuesday's USDA supply and demand and crop production report - but mainly due to a sell-off in the soybean futures...
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Bearish USDA Report Expected
ANALYSIS - The markets are anticipating a bearish USDA report for the corn, soy and wheat markets when it is released later today, reports Jim Wyckoff....
Favourable Prospects for Cuba's 2014 Cereal Crop
CUBA - Harvesting of the 2014 main season rice crop is currently underway and will be completed by the end of December....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 4 3/4 cents at $3.68 1/4 Monday. Prices closed near the session high on short covering. ...
08 August 2014
Ryan Martin: How is the Corn, Soy Crop Progressing?
ANALYSIS - As corn pollination rounds up and soybeans move into the crucial development stages, what do we need to look for? ...
FAO Food Price Hits a Six Month Low in July
GLOBAL - Falling grain, oilseed and dairy prices push index to lowest level since January 2014....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closed Lower
US - December corn futures closed down 3 1/2 cents at $3.70 3/4 Thursday. Prices closed near mid-range. ...
07 August 2014
Russia Bans Range of Imports from EU, US, Norway, Canada and Australia
ANALYSIS - Russia's president Vladimir Putin has announced a ban on imports of agricultural and fishery products from the US, EU, Canada, Australia and Norway in reaction to sanctions imposed...
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