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Inflation Blame-Shifting; India’s Un-Reform

Inflation Blame-Shifting President Joe Biden has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the major oil companies for raising the cost of the fuel they sell. Now the Washington Post reports that attacking private companies for inflation may be a broader strategy. A large majority of Am...

GM Advantage

Eggplant (Brinjal) is one of the more important vegetables consumed in South Asia. It is low in nutrients but provides bulk and fiber while also being highly absorbent of flavorings. It is also subject to attack by the eggplant fruit and shoot borer, which reduces yields on a large share of the...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

The U.S. season-average soyoil price for 2020/21 is unchanged at 65.0 cents per pound...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat Rallies on ADM Delivery Receipt Cancellation; Soy Complex Under Pressure

The CBOT was mixed to end the week with wheat surging to new highs and helping put a bid under corn futures as well. The soy complex was weaker due to soyoil, which was pulled lower after Malaysian palm oil futures posted a huge reversal Thursday.  The biggest reason for the KCBT rally was...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: Soy Stocks; Another Soy Crush Plant; China Vegoil Imports; India Tariffs

USDA WASDE Report Substantially Loosens Soy Supply/Demand Situation Only a few days after USDA raised its estimate for U.S. soybean ending stocks in 2020/21, it again raised its estimates for stocks in 2021/22 with its 12 October WASDE crop production report. By increasing its forecast for the...

Land Rents Smooth Sector

There is much angst that more than half of cropland in the U.S. is rented, with the usual opprobrium involving farmers at the mercy of landlords, and landlords reaping the benefits of government subsidies. Researchers at the IMF, Princeton, and the University of Toronto studied the farmland ren...

India’s Opportunity; Mexico’s Loss; Meat of the Issue

India’s Opportunity Sometime next year India will promulgate its next five-year Foreign Trade Policy (FTP). Based on the past five years, India has been operating an anti-trade policy. Average tariffs on industrial goods have risen from an average 13.3 percent to 17.6 percent, and in agri...

MFN Hurdle; Sovereign Losers; Trade Policy Movement

MFN Hurdle German Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner is urging the European Commission to ensure that third countries with a trade agreement with Europe have the same sustainability standards. Basically, imports must be held to the same standards as internal EU production methods. The pro...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Sales; China Soy Stocks; Argentina Soy Crush; India Soymeal

U.S. Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s USDA/FAS export sales report for the week ending 16 September indicated exporters of U.S. soybeans and soymeal had reasonably good success selling soybeans and soymeal for export during the week. However, as expected export sales and exports of soy...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

The soybean oil price forecast is unchanged at 65 cents per pound...

wheat

WASDE Wheat

USDA’s outlook for 2021/22 U.S. wheat this month is for reduced supplies, slightly higher domestic use, unchanged exports, and decreased ending stocks.  Projected 2021/22 ending stocks are reduced 12 million bushels to 615 million and are 27 percent below last year and the lowest in...

Getting Competitive; Big to Rescue India

Getting Competitive President Joe Biden rationalized the withdrawal from Afghanistan yesterday by first saying it was “no longer in our national interest,” and then adding that we need to “shore up the nation’s competitiveness to meet the challenges of China and Russia.&...

Inflation Blame-Shifting; India’s Un-Reform

Inflation Blame-Shifting President Joe Biden has asked the Federal Trade Commission to investigate the major oil companies for raising the cost of the fuel they sell. Now the Washington Post reports that attacking private companies for inflation may be a broader strategy. A large majority of Am...

GM Advantage

Eggplant (Brinjal) is one of the more important vegetables consumed in South Asia. It is low in nutrients but provides bulk and fiber while also being highly absorbent of flavorings. It is also subject to attack by the eggplant fruit and shoot borer, which reduces yields on a large share of the...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

The U.S. season-average soyoil price for 2020/21 is unchanged at 65.0 cents per pound...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat Rallies on ADM Delivery Receipt Cancellation; Soy Complex Under Pressure

The CBOT was mixed to end the week with wheat surging to new highs and helping put a bid under corn futures as well. The soy complex was weaker due to soyoil, which was pulled lower after Malaysian palm oil futures posted a huge reversal Thursday.  The biggest reason for the KCBT rally was...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: Soy Stocks; Another Soy Crush Plant; China Vegoil Imports; India Tariffs

USDA WASDE Report Substantially Loosens Soy Supply/Demand Situation Only a few days after USDA raised its estimate for U.S. soybean ending stocks in 2020/21, it again raised its estimates for stocks in 2021/22 with its 12 October WASDE crop production report. By increasing its forecast for the...

Land Rents Smooth Sector

There is much angst that more than half of cropland in the U.S. is rented, with the usual opprobrium involving farmers at the mercy of landlords, and landlords reaping the benefits of government subsidies. Researchers at the IMF, Princeton, and the University of Toronto studied the farmland ren...

India’s Opportunity; Mexico’s Loss; Meat of the Issue

India’s Opportunity Sometime next year India will promulgate its next five-year Foreign Trade Policy (FTP). Based on the past five years, India has been operating an anti-trade policy. Average tariffs on industrial goods have risen from an average 13.3 percent to 17.6 percent, and in agri...

MFN Hurdle; Sovereign Losers; Trade Policy Movement

MFN Hurdle German Agriculture Minister Julia Klöckner is urging the European Commission to ensure that third countries with a trade agreement with Europe have the same sustainability standards. Basically, imports must be held to the same standards as internal EU production methods. The pro...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Sales; China Soy Stocks; Argentina Soy Crush; India Soymeal

U.S. Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s USDA/FAS export sales report for the week ending 16 September indicated exporters of U.S. soybeans and soymeal had reasonably good success selling soybeans and soymeal for export during the week. However, as expected export sales and exports of soy...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

The soybean oil price forecast is unchanged at 65 cents per pound...

wheat

WASDE Wheat

USDA’s outlook for 2021/22 U.S. wheat this month is for reduced supplies, slightly higher domestic use, unchanged exports, and decreased ending stocks.  Projected 2021/22 ending stocks are reduced 12 million bushels to 615 million and are 27 percent below last year and the lowest in...

Getting Competitive; Big to Rescue India

Getting Competitive President Joe Biden rationalized the withdrawal from Afghanistan yesterday by first saying it was “no longer in our national interest,” and then adding that we need to “shore up the nation’s competitiveness to meet the challenges of China and Russia.&...

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