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16 January 2014
Canada Governments Invest C$7 Million into Crop Research
CANADA - Saskatchewan Agriculture Minister Lyle Stewart and Member of Parliament Kelly Block (Saskatoon-Rosetown-Biggar), on behalf of Federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz, has announced nearly...
15 January 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - A better-than-expected reading on monthly U.S. retail sales reported on Tuesday helped to sink the gold and silver markets and boost the U.S. stock market. ...
13 January 2014
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closes Higher
US - March corn futures closed up 1 1/2 cents at $4.32 1/4 Monday. Prices closed nearer the session high and hit a three-week high today....
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - Traders continue to digest last Friday’s much-weaker-than-expected U.S. jobs report, which begins to suggest the Federal Reserve pay have to taper its just-implemented tapering program....
10 January 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - Arguably the most important economic report of the month is Friday morning’s monthly U.S. jobs report. ...
Corn Rallies Sharply, Soybeans Up, Wheat Sinks Following USDA Reports
ANALYSIS - Corn futures rallied strongly after smaller-than-expected grain stocks and production figures, and a record first-quarter usage pace, writes Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite. ...
Grain Analysts Share Outlook of USDA Expectations
ANALYSIS – The CME Group hosted three grain analysts who shared corn, soybean and wheat industry expectations ahead of the slew of USDA reports to be released on Friday, reports Sarah Mikesell,...
09 January 2014
USDA Announces Speakers for 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum
US - The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced speakers for the 2014 Agricultural Outlook Forum, "The Changing Face of Agriculture," to be held from February 20-21 at the Crystal...
08 January 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Mixed Overnight
GLOBAL - The headline risk in the market place picks up Wednesday as the Federal Reserve’s FOMC minutes are released in the afternoon. ...
07 January 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Weaker Overnight
GLOBAL - Traders are still buzzing about Monday morning’s “mini flash crash” in gold futures prices that lasted about one minute. The CME Group said an erroneous trade in Comex gold futures...
Farmers Must Change Mind Set to Grow Food Sustainably
UK - Farmers need a new mind set to be able to grow and produce food sustainably and profitably, writes Chris Harris, from the Oxford Farming Conference....
06 January 2014
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Firmer Overnight
GLOBAL - For many traders and investors, this is their first day back at work after a long holiday break. ...
30 December 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Corn Lower Overnight
GLOBAL - The March NASDAQ 100 was slightly higher overnight as it consolidates some of last Friday’s setback. ...
23 December 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Quiet Pre-holiday Markets
GLOBAL - It’s a quiet, pre-holiday trading environment Monday morning. With the Christmas holiday on Wednesday look for thin volumes and lackluster trading conditions for most of this week...
20 December 2013
Wyckoff's Morning Report: Corn Lower Overnight
GLOBAL - The March NASDAQ 100 was higher overnight and is poised to extend the rally off Wednesday's low. Stochastics and the RSI are bullish signaling that sideways to higher prices are possible...
18 December 2013
Wyckoff's Report: US Federal Reserve Open Market Committee Meeting Wraps Up
GLOBAL - Today is the day. The highly anticipated U.S. Federal Reserve Open Market Committee (FOMC) meeting ends in early afternoon with a statement and then a press conference from outgoing...
Webinar to Give 2014 Financial Insight to Ag Managers
US - Farmers and others in agribusiness will get a better handle on the financial outlook for 2014 by participating in a webinar on Thursday (19th December) led by experts in Purdue University's...
16 December 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: China Bird Flu Rumours Affect Soy Market
ANALYSIS - Reports of a bird flu outbreak in China is limiting buying interest in the US soybean markets, reports Jim Wyckoff....
11 December 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Outlook: Grains Weaker Following USDA Report
ANALYSIS - Grain prices reacted to a mildly bullish USDA supply and demand report for December this week, reports Jim Wyckoff. ...
10 December 2013
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closes Lower
US - March corn futures closed down 1 1/2 cents at $4.36 1/2 Tuesday. Prices closed near mid-range and hit a fresh three-week high early on. Corn bulls could get no traction from a mildly bullish...
Grains Mostly Weaker in Aftermath of USDA Supply and Demand Report
ANALYSIS - Corn futures moved lower at midday Tuesday, after seeing a slight bounce following a mildly bullish USDA supply and demand report for December. ...
02 December 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Corn Bears Maintain Advantage
ANALYSIS - Corn market bears still maintain the solid overall technical advantage as we start the week, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
27 November 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Marketplace Quieter in Thanksgiving Lead-up
GLOBAL - It’s a somewhat quieter market place so far Wednesday, in a pre-holiday trading atmosphere. ...
20 November 2013
European Parliament Approves Budget
EU - After months of complex negotiations, the European Parliament has given its blessing to the EU's long-term budget for 2014-2020....
Government of Canada Helps Grain Industry Explore New Trade Opportunities
CANADA - Canada's seed industry is getting a boost to its efforts to promote trade and reduce non-tariff trade barriers thanks to an investment by the Government of Canada. ...
19 November 2013
Why Should Crop Protection Practices be Recorded?
ANALYSIS - Collecting and recording data on crop protection practices should not just be seen as a legal requirement, writes Chris Harris....
18 November 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Focus Shifts to South America
ANALYSIS - As the US harvest nears it's end, focus shifts to planting in South America, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
Wyckoff's Closing Grains: Corn Closes Lower
US - March corn futures closed down 9 1/2 cents at $4.21 Monday. Prices closed near the session low and hit a fresh contract low....
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: EPA Proposals Bearish Weight on Corn
GLOBAL - Amid a quieter geopolitical front, the economic report highlights for this week appear to be the German ZEW business survey on Tuesday and the U.S. Federal Reserve’s FOMC minutes...
Emergence of New Ccrop Pests: Genetics in Action
UK - BBSRC-funded scientists at Rothamsted Research discover the genetic mechanisms that allow aphids to adapt to a new host plant and provide natural resistance to neonicotinoid insecticides....
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