Ag Perspectives

Ag Perspectives

Daily News and Analysis

  • Ukrainian sea ports see increase in grain exports
  • Argentine grain and oilseed exports down significantly
  • EU's broken biotech system

Inside Ag Review

Inside Ag Review

July 2014

  • China's Broad Developments
  • China's Expanding Crop Insurance Sector
  • Questioning China's Current DDGS Policy

On the Road

On the Road

Speaking Engagements

See where World Perpectives Staff are speaking and travelling in the upcoming months.

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  • Closing Future Prices

    Today's grain, oilseed, cattle and hog prices.
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  • Market Commentary

    Wheat turned positive, corn tried to get back to unchanged and soybeans cut their losses significantly by mid-morning. All of...
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  • Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

    While India's monsoon has somewhat rebounded, farming communities have been impacted by the delayed rains. Rural demand is diminishing with...
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  • More Things to Keep You Up at Night

    Credit Suisse announced this week that it will exit its commodity trading business after reporting a second quarter loss of...
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  • Horseless; Knowledge

    Europe stymies beef imports while concurrently shorting the animal feed market, which collectively makes meat higher-priced for consumers and also...
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  • Republicans and Democrats Versus EPA

    Two sets of U.S. senators met with administration officials this week to discuss actions pending at U.S. EPA and came...
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  • Next Week

    See what USDA has on its calendar next week.
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    Do you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding our market and policy analysis? Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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  • Closing Future Prices

    Today's grain, oilseed, cattle and hog prices.
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  • Market Commentary

    The increased trading activity overnight carried over into the day session, especially in the soy complex. However, the enthusiasm over...
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  • How Big is Big and the Consequences

    As the growing season has progressed, discussions about potential yields and crop sizes have come to dominate markets. However, it...
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  • Oilseed Highlights

    While many in the Indian soybean industry have hopes the country's crop yields and planted area will rise in the...
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  • Global Pork Overview: Tale of Two Markets

    While those countries most impacted by the Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus (PEDv) are seeing record-high pork prices, others are experiencing...
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  • Meaning?; RFS; Correction

    Antagonists on both sides of the Atlantic have complained about a lack of transparency in the TTIP negotiations. Now a...
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  • Friday

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  • Contact Us

    Do you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding our market and policy analysis? Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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  • Closing Future Prices

    Today's grain, oilseed, cattle and hog prices.
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  • Market Commentary

    Markets have been greatly oversold, as we have observed before, and were due for a bounce. So when the soy...
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  • Mercosur Regional Analysis

    South American producers have more problems and less financial support than their North American counterparts, and such difficulties could easily...
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  • Black Sea Regional Analysis

    The Russian Ministry of Agriculture announced that 1.007 MMT of grain were exported as of 16 July 2014 and from...
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  • Pests; Broken; Sequence; Data

    Brussels continues to rebut U.S. complaints about its biotech approval system, but not a single approval has occurred this year...
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  • Thursday

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    Do you have any questions, comments, or concerns regarding our market and policy analysis? Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
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  • Closing Future Prices

    Today's grain, oilseed, cattle and hog prices.
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  • Market Commentary

    Yesterday afternoon's weekly crop condition report set the tone for today's corn market. The 76 percent good/excellent rating so late...
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  • Middle East and Mediterranean Regional Analysis

    In light of recent large fines levied by the U.S. government on financial institutions for avoiding strict Sudanese trade sanctions,...
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  • World Wheat Outlook

    Wheat is still considered politically significant, especially in certain countries where it is the principal agricultural crop or a principal...
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  • Oilseed Highlights

    China's soymeal exports rose to 301,731 MT in June, a 128 percent increase over a year ago. The sharp rise...
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  • A Bore; Reality

    India commercially exports rice, soymeal and wheat, invests in a space program and has now committed billions to a BRICS...
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  • CBO Releases Long-Term Budget Outlook

    The 2011 and 2014 budget deals and the 2013 sequester have made a significant difference in total federal spending, mostly...
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  • Wednesday

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  • Closing Future Prices

    Today's grain, oilseed, cattle and hog prices.
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  • Market Commentary

    It is worthwhile noting that index funds are reportedly still holding about 300,000 long corn contracts. Corn condition ratings were...
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  • China In-Country Analysis

    The latest USDA 30 June Acreage Report helped push down soybean futures significantly. As a result, Chinese soybean trading companies...
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  • Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

    The weather remained unstable in Romania and Bulgaria last week, impacting the harvest. Exporters in Bulgaria are only offering feed...
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  • Projected Returns Drop below Break-Even Levels

    The implication going forward is that corn acres are in jeopardy for the 2015 crop year under the current market...
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  • TTIP Angst; Local Joke

    Those on the U.S. agriculture side express disappointment that Brussels is still pushing geographic indicators in TTIP discussions, while bringing...
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  • More Scrutiny for EPA’s Waters of the U.S. Rule

    To date, the one EPA action that has triggered a complaint by the National Farmers Union (NFU) is the setting...
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  • Tuesday

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