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28 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Quieter Overnight
GLOBAL - It was a quieter overnight trade Monday, amid a lack of major economic data issued overseas and as traders and investors are looking ahead to this week’s U.S. Federal Reserve’s Open...
Crop Industry News from Global US Soy Harvest Delivers Better-than-expected Results
GLOBAL - The US soybean harvest continues to deliver better-than-expected yields and was rated as 63 per cent complete last Monday (21 October). The crop rating of good to excellent was increased...
25 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Narrowly Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - There were no major overnight developments to impact U.S. trading Friday. Asian stock markets were weaker on concerns of rising short-term interest rates in China....
Crop Industry News from Global US Corn Ratings Improve, Dry Weather in Russia Increases Grain Sowings
GLOBAL - US corn crop ratings have improved, supporting earlier anecdotal reports of larger yields, according to David Sheppard, Gleadell’s Managing Director....
Crop Industry News from Global Brazil Needs to Reduce Transport Costs to be Competitive
ANALYSIS - South American soybean production is becoming one of the major factors on the global oilseeds market, but poor infrastructure is hampering efficiency and keeping prices high, writes...
24 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Narrowly-mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - In overnight news, the preliminary HSBC China manufacturing PMI came in better than expected and hit a seven-month high of 50.9 in October versus the final PMI reading of 50.2 in...
23 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global EU-Canada Free Trade Deal to Benefit Fishermen and Farmers
EU & CANADA - A new free trade agreement between the EU and Canada will significantly boost trade and investments and help to create new jobs for the countries involved. Specifically, the agreement...
22 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets on Hold Overnight
GLOBAL - Many markets were on hold overnight, awaiting the big U.S. economic report early this week: the employment report for September, which is out Tuesday morning....
Crop Industry News from Global Hopes for Farm Deal at Bali Trade Talks
GLOBAL - Hopes are running high that a deal in selected agricultural issues will come through at the World Trade Organisation December Bali Ministerial Conference. ...
21 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - The flow of backed-up U.S. government economic data starts Monday. The big economic report early this week will be the U.S. employment report for September, which is due out Tuesday...
18 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: US Shutdown Leaves Implications
GLOBAL - Now that the U.S. government is reopened and U.S. lawmakers have put off for a few months the budget and debt ceiling debacle that had captured the market place’s attention for two...
Crop Industry News from Global Will Wheat Take over from Maize as Grain Market Driver?
ANALYSIS - Wheat is starting to become a major driver in the world grain market, writes Chris Harris. ...
17 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: US Government Reopens
GLOBAL - The U.S. government is open for business after 16 days of partial closure. The U.S. Congress and President Obama came to a last-minute budget/debt ceiling deal on Wednesday and then...
16 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: US Agreement Needed as Treasury Deadline Approaches
GLOBAL - The U.S. government remains partially closed on day 16. The U.S. Congress and President Obama are bumping right up against the Thursday deadline for which the U.S. Treasury says it...
Crop Industry News from Global Ireland and Ethiopia Work Together on Agri-Food Development
IRELAND and ETHIOPIA - The Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Simon Coveney has agreed with his Ethiopian counterpart, Mr Tefera Derbew, to work jointly on agricultural development...
Crop Industry News from Global World Food Day Shows Importance of Food Diversity
GLOBAL – Diversity of food and food production methods is the answer to the undernutrition and micronutrient deficiencies affecting the world’s populations, says the World Food and Agriculture...
15 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: US Congress and President Making Progress on Agreeing a Budget
GLOBAL - As the U.S. government partial closure is in day 15, it finally appears the U.S. Congress and President Obama are making substantial progress on agreeing on a budget measure that...
14 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: US Stock Indexes Seeing Selling Pressure
GLOBAL - The U.S. stock indexes are seeing selling pressure Monday morning as the U.S. Congress and President Obama over the weekend made little to no progress on reopening the government...
11 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global World Cereal Production to Jump Eight Per Cent in 2013
GLOBAL - The outlook for global cereal supply in the 2013/14 marketing season remains generally favourable despite downward adjustments to forecasts for world cereal production and closing stocks,...
Crop Industry News from Global Pakistan, US Jointly Introduce New Wheat Variety
PAKISTAN & US - Scientists from the United States (US) and Pakistan have introduced and tested 'NARC-2011', a new variety of wheat resistant to the feared 'UG-99' wheat variety....
10 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - There is a general “risk-on” attitude in the market place Thursday morning as there is some hope that Democrats and Republicans in the U.S. Congress can very soon agree on a...
Crop Industry News from Global Agricultural Trade Opportunities Expanded in Europe
CANADA & EU - Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz has concluded a successful trade mission to the United Kingdom, Ireland and Germany....
09 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Calls on Countries to Adapt to Food Price Volatility
GLOBAL - The world’s food price problems are not over despite a current market lull, FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva told a ministerial meeting on international food prices attended...
Crop Industry News from Global FAO, IFIF Address Sustainability, Feed Safety and Food Security
GLOBAL - The International Feed Industry Federation (IFIF) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) held their 12th annual meeting at the FAO Headquarters on 3-4...
08 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Unease in Market Place
GLOBAL - The partial U.S. government shutdown drags on and is in its eighth day with still no serious movement from either Democrats or Republicans....
Crop Industry News from Global GrainCorp Foreign Takeover to Test Coalition Government’s Resolve
US & AUSTRALIA - Farmershave likened selling off Australia’s largest agribusiness GrainCorp to a US buyer, to putting all of Telstra’s infrastructure under foreign control....
07 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Narrowly Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - Asian and European markets were mostly weaker overnight, with U.S. stock indexes solidly lower in early electronic trading Monday, as the partial U.S. government shutdown enters...
04 October 2013
Crop Industry News from Global Wyckoff's Morning Report: US Shutdown Continues to Affect Markets
GLOBAL - Asian and European markets were weaker in a subdued atmosphere Friday, as the partial U.S. government shutdown enters its fourth day with no end in sight....
Crop Industry News from Global Can Science and Technology Meet Global Food Production Needs?
ANALYSIS - Future demand for food will define the shape of the livestock, agriculture and farming sectors and their support industries, writes Chris Harris. ...
Crop Industry News from Global FAO Food Price Index Continued to Fall
GLOBAL - The FAO Food Price Index averaged 199.1 points in September 2013, 2.3 points (one per cent) below its August value and down 11 points (or 5.4 per cent) since the beginning of the year....
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