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20 August 2013
Identifying Southern Rust in Corn: Producers Should Evaluate fields now
US - Southern corn rust, a fungal disease caused by the Puccinia polysora pathogen, begins to show up in Kansas around August 1 each year, according to K-State Research and Extension plant pathologist...
19 August 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Dry Weather Supports Corn, Soy
ANALYSIS - Corn market bulls need to work a little harder to suggest a long-term upward price trend, according to grains analyst Jim Wyckoff....
16 August 2013
Will Corn, Soybean Crops Get Finished?
US - Late planting and cooler-than-normal temperatures continuing into August have many wondering if the corn and soybean crops will reach maturity and harvest moisture within a reasonable time...
Early Year Weather Conditions Delay French Harvest
FRANCE - The French harvest has been delayed by between 10 and 15 days because of bad weather conditions earlier in the year. ...
15 August 2013
Drought-Tolerant Varieties Offer Solutions for Any Growing Season
GLOBAL - Producers selecting corn hybrid products for corn-on-corn fields face special challenges with trash on top of the soil and root mass underneath. ...
14 August 2013
Variable Precipitation Patterns Across Alberta
CANADA - During the first week in August, precipitation patterns across the agricultural areas of Alberta have been highly variable....
13 August 2013
Grain Analyst: Reports Slow Downside Momentum
ANALYSIS - Rich Nelson, chief strategist with Allendale, Inc., shares results from Monday's USDA reports. He also discusses acreage estimates for frost risk, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite...
Dry Weather Blamed for Reduced Western Canadian Winter Cereals
CANADA - The executive director of Winter Cereals Canada blames the extremely dry weather last fall for the low survivability of this year's fall seeded cereal crops....
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Corn May Have Hit Bottom
ANALYSIS - Jim Wyckoff, grain analyst for TheCropSite, said that given Monday's bullish USDA supply and demand report, the corn market may have seen its low. ...
12 August 2013
Special Report: Monthly USDA Data Bullish for Corn, Soybeans
US - Corn futures rallied at midday Monday, in reaction to USDA's latest monthly supply and demand report for August. The government data showed a lower-than-expected US corn crop forecast, writes...
09 August 2013
Structural Changes Emerging In Mexico's Corn Market
MEXICO - Rabobank has published a new report identifying structural changes that are emerging in the Mexican corn market, resulting from constraints in the growth of corn production....
Helping Countries Reduce Agricultural GHGs
GLOBAL - With the consequences of climate change for the world's food production systems becoming increasingly clear, more needs to be done to capitalize on agriculture's potential to mitigate...
Global Food Price Index Falls Again
GLOBAL - The monthly Food Price Index from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for July has fallen for the third consecutive month. Prices for poultry and pig meat were lower than...
07 August 2013
Above Average Iran Wheat Production Forecast in 2013
IRAN - The 2013 wheat harvest is nearing completion. The final production estimates are not yet available, however, preliminary forecast puts the 2013 wheat production at 14.5 million tonnes,...
Civil Conflict Disrupts Agricultural Activities
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - The main 2013 maize harvest is currently underway in the southern bimodal rainfall area, while in the unimodal northern area millet and sorghum crops are being sown...
Experts Offer Analysis of USDA Crop Report
US - A panel of experts from Purdue University, the US Department of Agriculture and the Indiana State Department of Agriculture will be on hand at the Indiana State Fair August 12 to analyse...
06 August 2013
Short Corn Crop, Long Price Tail - Are We There Yet?
US - The drought reduced US corn crop of 2012 created expectations that corn prices would follow a "short crop, long tail" price pattern characterized by a price peak early in the marketing year,...
05 August 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Price Pressure Continues
ANALYSIS - Improved weather conditions have boosted the outlook for corn and soybeans across the US this past week, according to grain analyst Jim Wyckoff....
Austrian Drought Triggers Emergency Support
AUSTRIA – Farmers battling against a heatwave will receive disaster funding to alleviate the pressure higher costs and mounting crop and livestock losses....
02 August 2013
USDA Weekly Grain Update: Corn, Soy See Sharp Declines, Wheat Higher
US - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids closed lower with wheat trading higher....
31 July 2013
Texas Rains Make a Difference but Drought Far From Over
US - July rains gave a boost to many crops, and producers in some parts of the state were readying equipment to harvest corn and other crops, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service...
Flood Resources for Agricultural Producers
CANADA - As Albertans continue to recover from the worst flooding in our province’s history, the Government of Alberta has been providing resources to help affected Albertans and their communities...
30 July 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Tuesday Closing Grains: Soybeans Hits Fresh 2.5-Year Low
US - December corn futures closed up 3 1/2 cents at $4.76 3/4 Tuesday. Prices closed near mid-range and saw short covering in a bear market. ...
India Main Rice Crop Planting Up Seven Per Cent from Last Year
INDIA - India’s main (Kharif) rice crop planting area has increased to around 19.6 million hectares, up around seven per cent from around 18.4 million hectares rice planting area seen during...
29 July 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Monday Closing Grains: No Bottom In Sight for Corn
ANALYSIS - December corn futures closed up 2 3/4 cents at $4.73 1/4 Monday. Prices closed nearer the session low and hit another fresh 2.5-year low. ...
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Cool Midwest Temps Bring Bearish Start
ANALYSIS - Grain analyst Jim Wyckoff said the cool temperatures in the Midwest are giving the grain markets a bearish start to the week, although short-covering is expected in the near-term,...
Optimal Weather Contributing to High-yielding Forages
US - Plentiful rainfall that gave way to warm sunshine during the weeks leading up to Indiana's second and possibly third forage-cutting should lead to high yields despite a low-quality first...
26 July 2013
Survey Shows A Mixed Picture for UK Crops
UK - The total cereals and oilseeds harvest area in Great Britain has fallen by an estimated four per cent on 2012 to just over 3.68 million hectares, according to the 2013 AHDB/HGCA Planting...
Chinese Food Prices Affected by Weather
CHINA - Last week hot and rainy weather in China had an effect on agri-food prices in China. ...
25 July 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Thursday Closing Grains: Bear Market Continues to Roll
US - December corn futures closed down 2 cents at $4.78 1/4 Thursday. Prices closed near mid-range today and hit another fresh 2.5-year low. ...
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