Ag Perspectives

Ag Perspectives

Daily News and Analysis

  • Strikes at Argentine port halt soy and grain exports
  • Japanese pork imports increasing
  • U.S. soybean exports sales soar

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

    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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  • Closing Future Prices

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

    Soybean futures turned higher at the opening bell this morning on more USDA soybean sales announcements. Wheat futures turned sharply...
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  • Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

    While India has been challenged over its recently enacted Food Security Act that is viewed by developed nations as a...
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  • Bring on the Heat

    Extended forecasts released yesterday continue to point toward cooler than normal temperatures for most of the Corn Belt. This means...
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  • Laughing; Ukraine; Hopeful and Concerning

    It is Republicans who would be on the defensive in November if they are blocking a TPP agreement that has...
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  • APHIS Withdraws GE Information Sharing Rule

    The purpose of the rule was to help state and tribal governments better review and comment on the notifications and...
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  • Next Week

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  • Closing Future Prices

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

    Corn futures closed fractionally higher in consolidating trade on both sides of yesterday's closes. The Malaysian plane disaster lit up...
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  • Trading Market Spreads 101

    The strategy of buying a futures contract in a nearby time frame, then selling it just before that contract expires...
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  • Oilseed Highlights

    Germany's biofuel industry association today said a new greenhouse gas reduction scheme passed yesterday is likely to result in reduced...
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  • FSIS Proposes Retailer Traceability for Ground Beef

    USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) has proposed new regulations to provide more information on the beef that is...
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  • Look Out; Expensive Straw

    Given that the EU has refused to adopt science-based SPS measures and Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht has just promised...
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  • Friday

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  • Closing Future Prices

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

    Wheat reluctantly followed corn higher overnight, but Chicago and KC contracts gave it all back by the end of the...
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  • Mercosur Regional Analysis

    An interesting development is occurring in Brazil with the Paranagua paper market, which is normally used as a hedge and...
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  • Black Sea Regional Analysis

    Harvesting is difficult in the eastern regions of Ukraine where the anti-terrorist operation is in progress, and some areas in...
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  • Awaiting Default; Miscellany

    USDA's Economic Research Service looked at mandatory and discretionary SPS measures for imported fruits and vegetables versus actual trade flows...
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  • Thursday

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