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10 September 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Tuesday Closing Grains: Corn Higher Amid Shortcovering
US - December corn futures closed up 5 1/2 cents at $4.69 Tuesday. Prices closed near the session high on short covering in a bear market. ...
09 September 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Monday Closing Grains: Lower, Weather Factored In
US - December corn futures closed down 4 1/2 cents at $4.63 3/4 Monday. Prices closed nearer the session low. ...
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Thursday's USDA Reports Key to Watch
US - Jim Wyckoff, grain analyst for TheCropSite, said to expect choppy trade Tuesday and Wednesday, but Thursday is primed for price action after this week's key USDA reports are released, writes...
05 September 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Thursday Closing Grains: Corn Bears Back in Command
US - December corn futures closed down 8 1/2 cents at $4.61 Thursday. Prices closed nearer the session low and hit a three-week low. ...
03 September 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Tuesday Closing Grains: Soybeans Closed Sharply Higher
US - December corn futures closed down 6 3/4 cents at $4.75 1/4 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session low and scored a bearish “outside day” down on the daily bar chart. ...
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: Hot, Dry Weather Impacts Soybeans
ANALYSIS - Grain analyst Jim Wyckoff says a return to higher Midwest temperatures this week with little chance for precipitation is expected to be bullish for soybeans this week, writes Sarah...
02 September 2013
Nutrient Expert™ Decision Tools for Maize, Wheat Launched in India
INDIA - The International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI) launched the Nutrient Expert™ decision support tools for maize and wheat crops in India at the National Agricultural Science Center...
28 August 2013
Indiana's Farmland Values Up Again in 2013
US - Last year's drought did little to slow the pace of rising farmland values and cash rents. They are up this year in a big way again, according to a Purdue University study....
27 August 2013
Wyckoff's Weekly Grain Forecast: All Eyes on Friday for Price Predictions
ANALYSIS - All eyes are on Friday's prices as an indicator for grain price action over the coming weeks, according to grains analyst Jim Wyckoff....
22 August 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Thursday Closing Grains: Lower; Rain Makes Grain
ANALYSIS - December corn futures closed down 18 1/2 cents at $4.65 Thursday. Prices closed near the session low today. ...
21 August 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Wednesday Closing Grains: Corn Closes Higher
ANALYSIS - December corn futures closed up 7 3/4 cents at $4.83 1/4 Wednesday. Prices closed nearer the session high today. ...
20 August 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Tuesday Closing Grains: Lower on Profit-taking, Corrective Pull-back
US - December corn futures closed down 9 cents at $4.76 1/2 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session low today on profit taking and a corrective pullback from recent strong gains. ...
19 August 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Monday Closing Grains: Higher on Dry Forecast
US - December corn futures closed up 22 cents at $4.85 1/2 Monday. Prices closed near the session high today and hit a fresh four-week high on heavy short covering and more bargain hunting. ...
18 August 2013
Have The Soft Commodities Bottomed?
ANALYSIS - Cotton futures continued their bullish momentum settling last Friday at 88.93 and going out this Friday at 93.40 up 450 points for the week, writes Michael Seery of Seery Futures....
17 August 2013
USDA Weekly Grain Update: Demand, USDA Report Offer Support
US - Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids closed mixed, but the market saw support from the bullish USDA report. ...
16 August 2013
GeoGrain: Rising Barge Rates Limit River Basis
US - Cash market volatility continued this week as tight near-term supplies combined with an outlook for ample production in the coming months keep buyers moving basis erratically....
15 August 2013
Wyckoff's Thursday Closing Grains: Corn Has Fresh Upside Momentum
US - December corn futures closed up 17 cents at $4.72 1/4 Thursday. Prices closed near the session high today on heavy short covering and fresh bargain hunting. ...
NFU Announces Support for AWB Transition
UK - NFU members are being urged to avoid being caught out by new employment legislation by referring to a new NFU post-AWB employer information pack which was published yesterday (14 August)....
14 August 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Wednesday Closing Grains: Corn Closes Higher
US - December corn futures closed up 7 1/4 cents at $4.54 1/4 Wednesday. Prices closed near the session high today on short covering. ...
ISU Economists Have Cautious Message for Farmers
US - Iowa State University economists are cautioning farmers to be prepared for a potential downturn in the values of commodities and land....
13 August 2013
Jim Wyckoff's Tuesday Closing Grains: Corn Hits Fresh 2.5 Year Low
US - December corn futures closed down 16 3/4 cents at $4.47 1/4 Tuesday. Prices closed nearer the session low and hit another 2.5-year low. ...
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...
Purdue Experts: USDA Predicts Bin-busting Corn, Soybean Yields
US - The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Monday (Aug. 12) predicted the nation's largest corn crop in history and the third largest soybean crop - a stark contrast from a year ago when crops...
WASDE Report: Rice Yield Forecast Increased
US - US total rice supplies for 2013/14 are projected at 238.4 million cwt, up 2.9 million from last month, according to Monday's World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report....
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
Jim Wyckoff's Monday Closing Grains: Grains Rally off USDA Report
US - December corn futures closed up 11 1/2 cents at $4.64 3/4 Monday. Prices closed nearer the session high after hitting another 2.5-year low early on. ...
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....
05 August 2013
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....
31 July 2013
Corn Harvest Begins in Southern US
ANALYSIS - Grain futures were mixed to start the day with spreading a dominating market mover. Buying old crop, selling new crop corn is again being supported by tight supplies, writes Paul Georgy,...
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