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

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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

    See what USDA has on its calendar tomorrow.
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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

    See what USDA has on its calendar tomorrow.
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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

    The strength of wheat and soybeans and fear that the Ukrainian situation is escalating probably kept the corn market from...
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  • Middle East and Mediterranean Regional Analysis

    Jordan will need to continue importing close to 100 percent of its needed wheat supply, according to USDA FAS in...
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  • The Potential Impact of U.S. Soybean Imports

    The U.S. 2013/14 soybean year will be unique in a number of ways. One of its most unusual elements will...
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  • Oilseed Highlights

    The National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) today released a surprisingly large soybean crush report for March that was the main...
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  • GAO Reports on RFS Impact on Refineries

    The study was requested by Senators David Vitter (R-Louisiana) and James Inhofe (R-Oklahoma) with the specific topic of how regulatory...
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  • Wednesday

    See what USDA has on its calendar tomorrow.
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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

    Corn tried to tag along with wheat, but never got better than 8-9 higher and actually faded slightly at the...
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  • China In-Country Analysis

    Due to the Chinese government's corn procurement in major production provinces, it seems probable that China's domestic corn prices have...
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  • Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

    With 27 MMT of exports, the EU wheat carryout stocks will be significantly tighter than last year. However, Western Europe's...
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  • More Things to Keep You Up at Night

    There have been several announcements from the Canadian grain trade recently about big new investments in grain handling infrastructure.
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  • Chemophobes; Off-Expertise

    Separating otherwise safe, concurrent uses of chemicals is as wrong a strategy as the Maginot Line. Organic matter is chemical...
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  • UN Publishes Sustainability Guide

    Its premise is that traceability is one of the greatest tools for impacting sustainability. If traceability is going to develop,...
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  • Tuesday

    See what USDA has on its calendar tomorrow.
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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

    It has been a very volatile week with Wednesday's USDA WASDE sandwiched in the middle and providing a bullish burst...
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  • Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

    The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has suggested that it is too early to predict the monsoon pattern and El Niño's...
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  • The Corn Outlook is Changing

    It will now take more than a record yield per acre to again start talking about 2014-15 corn ending supplies...
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  • Trade Negotiations Struggles; Correction

    An American tourist can see the sights in a half-dozen European cities within a week or less, yet USDA will...
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  • House Passes Budget Resolution

    The budget cuts domestic programs by $791 billion in the years 2016-2024, while it increases defense spending by $483 billion.
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  • Next Week

    See what USDA has on its calendar next week.
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