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25 February 2013
Tight Supplies, High Prices Expected Until Prices Ease
CANADA - A weather and crop specialist with the Canadian Wheat Board (CWB) predicts continued tight global availability of grain and high prices before prices start to ease in anticipation of...
12 February 2013
Strong Australian Crop Forecast Despite Disasters
AUSTRALIA - Australia’s crops are forecast to be above average despite the recent natural disasters. Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, Senator Joe Ludwig, welcomed the release...
06 February 2013
Low Crop Revenue Most Likely Due to Lower Prices
US - Much of the Great Plains and western corn-belt still is in drought, leading to concerns about a drought in 2013. While a drought in 2013 is a possibility, a more likely scenario resulting...
29 January 2013
More Corn in 2013?
US - In the next several months, planting decisions will be finalized, with one of the central question being how much corn will be planted. Herein, the corn versus soybean planting decision...
23 January 2013
Early Focus on the Prospective Size of 2013 US Corn Crop
US - The drought reduced US corn crop of 2012 suggested that corn prices might behave in a pattern generally described as "short crops have long tails." The phrase depicts the expectation of...
22 January 2013
Australia 2012-13 Harvest Above Expectations
AUSTRALIA - South Australia’s 2012-13 grain crop is expected to come in at 6.45 million tonnes from four million hectares, an increase from the previous estimate of 6.19 million tonnes, according...
14 December 2012
Soybean Area Raised due to Reduction in Sunflowerseed Area
ARGENTINA - Soybean area for marketing year 2012/13 is adjusted to 19.8 million hectares, 100,000 hectares above the USDA official estimates, due to additional area previously dedicated to sunflowerseed...
29 November 2012
UK Winter Cereals and Oilseeds Down?
UK - An ‘early bird’ survey of cropping intentions has suggested a significant decline in cereals and oilseeds plantings this autumn compared to last year. ...
19 November 2012
FAO Director-General Says Action Needed to Break Hunger Cycle
GLOBAL - An international conference has discussed food security issues in dryland countries. Conflict, recurrent drought and volatile food prices have been named as reasons why countries in...
16 November 2012
World Barley Production Forecast Down at 130.8 Mt
World barley production is forecast down to 130.8Mt from last year's 134.3Mt, according to the latest USDA report. ...
Grain Production Should Rise 20 Per Cent Next Harvest
BRAZIL - After a period of losses due to drought, the forecast for the grain harvest 2012/13 to the south and east of the country is to increase production up to 20.6 per cent and 19.8 per cent...
Value of Crop Output to Reach $297.9 Billion in 2013
BRAZIL - Expectations have been realised with the Gross Value of production for major crops being announced $233.8 billion. Adjusted for inflation, the increase is 3 per cent higher than the...
Soy Checkoff Research Yields Smartphone App
US - Ever wonder whether it’s worth it to apply a fungicide? How about the most cost-effective seeding rate? The national soy checkoff has put that information in the palm of your hand....
15 November 2012
Plan to Increase Wheat Yields by 50 Per Cent
MEXICO - Through joint research efforts to improve photosynthesis and increase total plant biomass, it is expected that over the next 20 years wheat yields will rise by 50 per cent, said the...
Solutions to Production Plateau
UK - Addressing shortcomings in current agronomic practice is one of the first steps needed to tackle the UK’s yield plateau in winter wheat and oilseed rape, according to a major new study...
08 November 2012
Purdue Conference to Teach Farmers More About Precision Ag
US - Purdue Extension and University of Kentucky Extension will jointly host a conference this month to teach farmers more about how precision agriculture systems could improve their bottom lines....
05 November 2012
John Deere Introduces New HX6 and HX7 Rotary Cutters
US - To provide customers with more finely chopped vegetation and easier maintenance, John Deere introduces the HX6 and HX7 Rotary Cutters. These machines offer new features such as a deeper...
04 November 2012
US Corn Demand Would Drop Significantly Without Ethanol
ANALYSIS - How important is the US ethanol demand growth? Without it, total US corn demand will drop like a rock, writes Sarah Mikesell, TheCropSite senior editor. ...
30 October 2012
New Combine Header from John Deere
UK - A new range of VarioStar cutting platforms, featuring a hydraulically operated extendable knife, is optionally available for all John Deere’s 2013 model year combines....
29 October 2012
Economist: Global Grain Demand - It's All About China
ANALYSIS - Demand from China is currently driving and supporting the global grain market - that was the key message from Richard Pottorff, chief economist for Doane Advisory Services, at Doane's...
26 October 2012
Russia Reports Increased Crop Acres
RUSSIA - In its report from the third quarter of 2012, ABH Miratorg reports significant increases in its crop area and harvest from last year as well as positive developments in its feed, pork,...
25 October 2012
All Lots Hired in Corn Auction
BRAZIL - The auction for the removal of more than 89,000 tonnes of maize grain, sponsored by the National Supply Company (Conab) last Friday, 19 October, had hired all lots offered....
23 October 2012
Ukraine Could Ban Wheat Exports
UKRAINE - There is growing concern that due to drought conditions, Ukraine could ban wheat exports from the middle of November 2012....
China's Autumn Grain Output to Hit Record High
CHINA - China's grain output this autumn is likely to hit a record high and bring a ninth year of consecutive growth in the annual output, an official with the Ministry of Agriculture (MOA) predicted....
Mexican Sorghum Buyers Look at Texan Sorghum Quality
MEXICO and US - En route to the Export Exchange 2012 conference and trade show, a team of Mexican sorghum feed grain buyers get a first-hand look at the quality of sorghum produced in Texas....
22 October 2012
CME: Corn Futures Closed Mostly Unchanged Friday
US - December Corn finished up 3/4 at 761 1/2, 7 1/2 off the high and 3 1/4 up from the low. March Corn closed up 1/4 at 759 1/2. This was 3 up from the low and 7 off the high....
Grain Hedge: Quiet Trade for Macros, Commodities
US - Corporate earnings have driven a relatively quiet week in the macro markets, but the Dow has managed to gain a couple hundred points thus far. ...
GeoGrain: After Harvest Lows, Soybean Basis Rebound Remains Lackluster
US - The basis lows were printed in the last week of September for both corn and soybeans on average throughout the nation. ...
Government Rice Programme Moves to Protect Christmas Crop
PHILIPPINES - The National Rice Programme of the Department of Agriculture has ordered all regional field units nationwide to create El Nino Action Teams to assess and anticipate the effects...
Kansas Ag Secretary to Speak on Drought, Impact on Food Production
US - Kansas Secretary of Agriculture, Dale Rodman, will speak at Kansas State University at 7 p.m. Monday, 5 November, in the K-State Student Union Main Ballroom. The lecture is the fifth installment...
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