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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS Saudi Arabia’s purchases of farmlands in Australia is causing considerable national concern. According to Australian information, about 13 percent of all farmland is foreign owned. One problem that has come to light is that there seems to be no Australian buyers for large available farmlands, but critics do say that international buyers are willing to pay much higher prices than possible Australian buyers. There was a sale to a Saudi buyer earlier in 2019 for a 200,000 hectares parcel of farmland, mainly grain land, at a reported price of about A$ 60 million. There were no Australian buyers/investors interested in the total parcel. Supporters of foreign sales say that the critics n...

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Market Commentary

CBOT markets opened on a mixed note this morning with some buying interest emerging after the two-day selloff. Soymeal started the day with a strong rally that didn’t stop until the close after Argentina’s Ag Ministry stated it would temporarily halt the registration of new agricult...

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Summary of Futures

Mar 20 Corn closed at $3.705/bushel, down $0.02 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Wheat closed at $5.3575/bushel, down $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soybeans closed at $8.92/bushel, up $0.0375 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soymeal closed at $298.3/short ton, up $5.3 fro...

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China In-Country Analysis

Public Health Covid-19 Under Control in Hubei, Hidden Costs Rise China’s drastic response after the initial delay in shutting down the city of Wuhan and Hubei Province has paid significant dividends in terms of halting the spread of the virus. Although recent events in South Korea and Eur...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

CBOT markets opened on a mixed note this morning with some buying interest emerging after the two-day selloff. Soymeal started the day with a strong rally that didn’t stop until the close after Argentina’s Ag Ministry stated it would temporarily halt the registration of new agricult...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 20 Corn closed at $3.705/bushel, down $0.02 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Wheat closed at $5.3575/bushel, down $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soybeans closed at $8.92/bushel, up $0.0375 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soymeal closed at $298.3/short ton, up $5.3 fro...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

China In-Country Analysis

Public Health Covid-19 Under Control in Hubei, Hidden Costs Rise China’s drastic response after the initial delay in shutting down the city of Wuhan and Hubei Province has paid significant dividends in terms of halting the spread of the virus. Although recent events in South Korea and Eur...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

PM Post - Meal Range Revealed

THE OPEN May beans: 1/2 higher May meal:  .10 higher May soyoil;  steady May corn:  steady May wheat:  1 lower Prices opened on a mixed note with weaker oilshare a major feature of trade, while meal prices rallied sharply.  The meal rally was off the back of an announce...

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Forecasting developments in production agriculture

On behalf of a private U.S. agricultural technology provider, WPI’s team generated an econometric model to forecast the movement of concentrated corn production north and west from the traditional U.S. Corn Belt. WPI’s model has subsequently provided quantitative support to a multi-million-dollar investment into short-season corn variety development. WPI’s methodology included a series of interviews with regional grain elevators and seed consultants. Emphasizing outreach and communication with stakeholders who possess intimate sectoral knowledge – on-the-ground insights – is a regular component of WPI’s methodologies, made possible by WPI’s ever-growing network of industry contacts.

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