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16 November 2013
Grain Hedge: Markets Turn Focus to Demand after USDA Reports
ANALYSIS - Last Friday, the USDA released its production and supply/demand estimates for the month of November, writes analysts at Grain Hedge. ...
Rising Barge Rates Hammer Soybean Basis on River System
ANALYSIS - This week, GeoGrain saw basis across the US stay mostly unchanged for corn, but fall by 2 ½ cents for soybeans. ...
15 November 2013
CME Group Confirms Cyber Attack
US - The CME Group confirmed it was the victim of a "cyber intrusion" in July, and has learned that "certain customer information relating to the CME ClearPort platform was compromised," reports...
13 November 2013
Wyckoff's Grains Outlook: Corn Has a Bullish Key Reversal
ANALYSIS - The key reversal is an early technical clue that corn has put in a market bottom, writes Jim Wyckoff, grain analyst for TheCropSite.com....
08 November 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Traders Await Employment Report
GLOBAL - Traders and investors are awaiting Friday morning’s U.S. employment report for October....
Agritechnica 2013: Ag Digital Unveiled
GERMANY - Ag Digital, the free publication highlighting Agritechnica 2013, is now available to download....
04 November 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Mixed Prices at Start of Week
ANALYSIS - All eyes are on this week's USDA Crop Production report, to gauge the size of the corn and soy crops, reports Jim Wyckoff for TheCropSite....
01 November 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Morning Report: Markets Weaker Overnight
US - A feature in the market place late this week has been the stronger U.S. dollar index and weakening Euro currency....
28 October 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Trade Expects US Corn 50 Per Cent Harvested
ANALYSIS - The markets are under solid selling pressure on Monday, reports 5m market analyst Jim Wyckoff. Today's USDA Crop Progress report is expected to show the corn market 50 per cent harvested...
21 October 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Wheat Prices Hit Four-month High
ANALYSIS - As the US government gets back to business, the return of USDA reports are welcomed by farmers and ranchers, reports market analyst Jim Wyckoff....
18 October 2013
The 2012 Drought, Net Incomes with and without Insurance, and a Policy Concern
US - The 2012 drought dramatically lowered yields on many Illinois farms, leading to large crop insurance payments. Herein, net incomes on Illinois grain farms with and without crop insurance...
17 October 2013
How Should Crop Production Products be Regulated?
ANALYSIS - Concerns are rising in the chemical and crop protection industry that regulations that are starting to be implemented by the European Commission could damage the food and agriculture...
15 October 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Trade Expects US Soybeans 30 to 40 Per Cent Harvested
ANALYSIS - Rumors that China is interested in buying soybeans are tugging bean prices higher. Although with the US government shutdown, there is no confirmation, reports Jim Wyckoff, TheCropSite...
09 October 2013
Ag Industry Moves Forward Despite Government Shutdown
US - Uncertainty looms across the United States as to when the government shutdown will end, and this uncertainty has troubled the agricultural industry and those wanting to make trading decisions...
08 October 2013
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....
30 September 2013
USDA Quarterly Grain Stocks Data Deemed Bearish for Corn, Soybeans
ANALYSIS - Soybean futures prices are leading selling pressure with heavy losses at midday Monday, while corn futures are moderately lower and wheat near steady following bearish corn and soybean...
26 September 2013
Allendale Inc Releases Quarterly Stocks and Small Grains Estimates
ANALYSIS - Allendale, Inc. predicts USDA will lower soybean stocks and increase corn stocks in their release of the Quarterly Grain Stocks report on September 30, 2013 at 11:00 am CST, writes...
25 September 2013
What's Next for Africa's Export Opportunities?
AFRICA - The booming economies of developing Asia continue to dominate the near term outlook for food and feed demand, but the question of "what next?" is never far from the surface....
24 September 2013
Czech Farmers To Receive 850 Million Crowns in State Support
CZECH REPUBLIC – Farmers are set to receive 850 million crowns in funding, to be invested across all food production and land management sectors....
23 September 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Markets A 'Mixed Bag'
ANALYSIS - The marketplace is a bit of a mixed bag as the week kicks off, according to grains analyst Jim Wyckoff, with soybeans under pressure due to harvest progress....
18 September 2013
Is 2013 a Transition Year for Grain Farmers?
US - Last year's drought is having far-reaching consequences on the demand for and prices of agricultural inputs for the 2014 crop, according to Purdue Extension agricultural economist, Alan...
16 September 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Critical Week for Soybean Market
ANALYSIS - After heavy weekend rains and Monday's sharply lower soybean market, Jim Wyckoff, TheCropSite grain analyst, says this is a critical week for soybean price action, and Friday's close...
Grain & Hay Report: International Wheat Prices Down
GLOBAL - International wheat prices are down for the week; futures came back as harvest progresses in the northern hemisphere and their corn crop hits the market. CBOT December 13 wheat futures...
New Production and Consumption Forecasts for Corn, Soybeans
US - The USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released new forecasts of the size of the 2013 corn and soybean crops. ...
13 September 2013
Record Agriculture Production Expected for 2013
MEXICO - The Secretariat of Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fisheries and Food (SAGARPA) announced that there will be record agricultural production in 2013, exceeding 184.7 million...
12 September 2013
Special Report: Monthly USDA Data Bearish for Corn, Mildly Bullish for Soybeans
ANALYSIS - Corn futures slumped to a four-week low Thursday in the wake of a bearish slight rise in the US corn production figure from USDA's latest monthly supply and demand report for September,...
Biggest Surprise from USDA: Only Slight Recognition of Tight Bean Supplies
ANALYSIS - Since February USDA has left their estimate at a "just enough" 125 million bushel estimate, but this month they added 5 million bushels to imports and offset that with a 5 million...
11 September 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Wednesday Closing Grains: Corn Higher in Pre-report Positioning
US - December corn futures closed up 4 cents at $4.73 Wednesday. Prices closed near the session high on more short covering in a bear market and position evening ahead of the key USDA monthly...
Looking Ahead to the September 1 Corn Stocks Estimate
US - The size of the US corn crop will be the most important price factor in that market for the next few months. The market is expecting a crop large enough to meet consumption needs without...
Analyst: If US Grows Big Corn Crop, World Grows Big Corn Crop
ANALYSIS - Mike Zuzolo, grain analyst, says if the US grows a bigger corn crop then the world grows a bigger corn crop because the increase in global ending stocks currently being predicted by...
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