Ag Perspectives

Ag Perspectives

Daily News and Analysis

  • India's Economic Growth Scenario
  • Changes in U.S. Corn Outlook
  • House Budget Resolution and Farming

Inside Ag Review

Inside Ag Review

April 2014

  • Crimea River
  • Crimea: Present Situation, Impact on Ag Business...
  • Ukraine's Fast-Growing Oilseed Sector

On the Road

On the Road

Speaking Engagements

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

Year of the Snake

Year of the Snake

Future Prospects for China

To read more about the "Year of the Snake" and future prospects for China and agricultural trade, email your request to wpi@agrilink.com and receive a free copy.


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  • Closing Future Prices

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

    Signs indicate that demand for old crop corn remains brisk, and corn exports are holding to a level that appears...
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  • Mercosur Regional Analysis

    Argentina is not as affected as Brazil by the Chinese soybean situation, but its beans have been found to have...
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  • Black Sea Regional Analysis

    Russia exported 194,800 MT of sunflower oil in March 2014 (a 5 percent gain compared to February 2014 and 48...
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  • Trade Convulsions; Reorg

    The EU wants the U.S. Congress to pass Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) as soon as possible, but the European resistance...
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  • Thursday

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  • Contact Us

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  • Closing Future Prices

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

    The soybean market was rife with rumors of Chinese defaults and a Chinese government crackdown on letters of credit, supposedly...
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  • Middle East and Mediterranean Regional Analysis

    Egypt's government has advised that current stocks and orders of wheat will last until 19 June 2014, while the country's...
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  • Citing a Few Potential Market Factors

    The potential for unforeseen internal and external influences to move prices in either direction, short-term and/or long-term, remains at least...
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  • Oilseed Highlights

    China's Ministry of Commerce today raised its forecast for the country's April soybean imports. However, the recent defaults on soybean...
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  • Foreign Assistance: Unneeded Advice

    Indeed, it is hundreds of U.S. domestic programs that fail the government's Program Assessment Rating Tool (PART), but continue to...
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  • USDA Creates Investment Fund

    The industries eligible for this new federally-facilitated investment fund include bio-manufacturing, advanced energy production, local and regional food systems, improved...
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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

    There were reports of a frost/freeze across Argentina that might have done some damage to late-planted corn and soybeans, but...
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  • China In-Country Analysis

    The Chinese government's stricter inspections of imported DDGS is currently affecting the domestic rapeseed meal price and also a factor...
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  • U.S. Soybean Outlook

    We note that every year at this time we have looked at projections for rapidly building soybean ending supplies in...
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  • U.S.–Japan in the Spotlight

    While a complete TPP agreement is not expected, the weights of geopolitics, national security and economics have converged to pressure...
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  • Ethanol Roundup

    Interestingly, as the import window into the U.S. appears to be closing, the Brazilian Sugarcane Industry Association (UNICA) is reporting...
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  • Tuesday

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  • Good Friday

    The markets are closed Friday, 18 April in observance of Good Friday. Please note that our office will be closed...
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  • Closing Future Prices

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

    Today's early trade saw wheat prices firm, while corn and the complex traded mostly with red numbers. Volume was fairly...
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  • The Soybean Puzzle

    Does the fundamental outlook for soybeans as seen right now in April 2014 deserve an old crop/new crop inverse so...
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  • Oilseed Highlights

    Because China is such a dominant soybean importer, the crushers there think they have the upper hand in forcing sellers...
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  • Easter Inflation

    Not since the corn price run-up in 2008 have eggs been as expensive, and their prices are at a six-year...
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  • Currency; TPP Deal; Waste; Bad Seed

    The signals regarding TPP just days before President Obama heads to Japan are mixed and confusing.
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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

    With the Ukrainian/Russian crisis always lurking and the U.S. HRW crop not in good shape, wheat futures prices are moving...
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  • Mercosur Regional Analysis

    Soybean selling by Argentine farmers is projected to substantially increase going into June, potentially to a record level, as a...
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  • Black Sea Regional Analysis

    As of 11 April 2014 and from the beginning of MY 2013/14, Ukraine has exported 28.338 MMT of grain. According...
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  • Italian Reform; Curbing Speculators

    Italy's proposed agricultural policy modifications include some 21st century concepts, while others appear to be more of the same, making...
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  • Thursday

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