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India Needs Fruit and Vegetable Imports

Unfavorable weather this past summer caused a shortfall in food production that is now reverberating through the Indian economy. Food comprises half of India’s consumer price index and the cost of vegetables in this global number one vegetarian market has reportedly skyrocketed 61 percent...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

USDA’s outlook for U.S. soybean oil prices is raised 3 cents to 34.0 cents per pound...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soymeal

USDA’s outlook for U.S. soymeal price is reduced $5.00 to $305.00 per short ton.  ...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Regional News Western Europe faced wet conditions for much of the fall/early winter, but that trend may be changing. The 15-day precipitation anomaly shows a drying trend for Spain, France, Italy, and the UK. Parts of eastern Europe received above-average precipitation during the past two weeks...

energy

Coming Decade of Asian Growth to “Energize” Global Trade

Since the post-World War II era and the establishment of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and its successor, the WTO, there has been one general rule of thumb: economic growth in developing countries drives commodity demand, be it for energy, raw materials or agriculture and fo...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: Brazil and Argentine Weather, India Tariffs, Brazil Soy Exports, Pakistan

Parts of Brazil Soybean Area in Need of Rain Most the soybean growing areas of Brazil are apparently in good condition with adequate rainfall. However, in two areas – Northeast Brazil and Rio Grande do Sul - soybeans are suffering from dryness and need rainfall.  In northeastern Braz...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

Summary of USDA’s December 2019 Soybean Estimates:  Soybean supply and use projections for 2019/20 are unchanged from last month.  The U.S. season-average soybean price for 2019/20 is forecast at $8.85 per bushel, down 15 cents.   Global 2019/20 oilseed production is f...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - November 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. There are articles covering the next farm bill, the future of ag technology from artificial meat to drones, potential shifts in production to different crops, the outlook for U.S. – Chinese rel...

Scale and Sustainability

Sustainability has become an important attribute for agricultural systems with many activists falsely asserting that extensive farming has a smaller environmental footprint. Now research by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (ICTA), an organization focused on making small farms i...

biofuel soy-oilseeds feed-grains

Policy Round Up

India Trade The Ministry of Commerce and Industry is reporting that progress is being made in trade negotiations with the U.S. and details could be forthcoming within a couple of weeks.   In fact, India is stepping up their trade agenda across the board. India moved this week on a tra...

SOE Reform, Maybe; BRICS Hypocrisy

SOE Reform, Maybe The Trump Administration has been decrying the dominance of state-owned enterprises (SOE’s) in China’s economy and now that nation’s State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission has released guidelines for reform. But the Commission is looking...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: Increased Brazilian Soymeal Exports, U.S. Domestic Soymeal Demand

U.S. Soymeal Exports to Face More Competition from Brazil The U.S. has faced aggressive competition in exporting soymeal from Brazil and Argentina for at least two decades. However, it appears the competition will intensify if the government of Brazil moves ahead with its plan to boost biodiese...

India Needs Fruit and Vegetable Imports

Unfavorable weather this past summer caused a shortfall in food production that is now reverberating through the Indian economy. Food comprises half of India’s consumer price index and the cost of vegetables in this global number one vegetarian market has reportedly skyrocketed 61 percent...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

USDA’s outlook for U.S. soybean oil prices is raised 3 cents to 34.0 cents per pound...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soymeal

USDA’s outlook for U.S. soymeal price is reduced $5.00 to $305.00 per short ton.  ...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Regional News Western Europe faced wet conditions for much of the fall/early winter, but that trend may be changing. The 15-day precipitation anomaly shows a drying trend for Spain, France, Italy, and the UK. Parts of eastern Europe received above-average precipitation during the past two weeks...

energy

Coming Decade of Asian Growth to “Energize” Global Trade

Since the post-World War II era and the establishment of the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) and its successor, the WTO, there has been one general rule of thumb: economic growth in developing countries drives commodity demand, be it for energy, raw materials or agriculture and fo...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: Brazil and Argentine Weather, India Tariffs, Brazil Soy Exports, Pakistan

Parts of Brazil Soybean Area in Need of Rain Most the soybean growing areas of Brazil are apparently in good condition with adequate rainfall. However, in two areas – Northeast Brazil and Rio Grande do Sul - soybeans are suffering from dryness and need rainfall.  In northeastern Braz...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

Summary of USDA’s December 2019 Soybean Estimates:  Soybean supply and use projections for 2019/20 are unchanged from last month.  The U.S. season-average soybean price for 2019/20 is forecast at $8.85 per bushel, down 15 cents.   Global 2019/20 oilseed production is f...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - November 2019

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. There are articles covering the next farm bill, the future of ag technology from artificial meat to drones, potential shifts in production to different crops, the outlook for U.S. – Chinese rel...

Scale and Sustainability

Sustainability has become an important attribute for agricultural systems with many activists falsely asserting that extensive farming has a smaller environmental footprint. Now research by the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (ICTA), an organization focused on making small farms i...

biofuel soy-oilseeds feed-grains

Policy Round Up

India Trade The Ministry of Commerce and Industry is reporting that progress is being made in trade negotiations with the U.S. and details could be forthcoming within a couple of weeks.   In fact, India is stepping up their trade agenda across the board. India moved this week on a tra...

SOE Reform, Maybe; BRICS Hypocrisy

SOE Reform, Maybe The Trump Administration has been decrying the dominance of state-owned enterprises (SOE’s) in China’s economy and now that nation’s State-Owned Assets Supervision and Administration Commission has released guidelines for reform. But the Commission is looking...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: Increased Brazilian Soymeal Exports, U.S. Domestic Soymeal Demand

U.S. Soymeal Exports to Face More Competition from Brazil The U.S. has faced aggressive competition in exporting soymeal from Brazil and Argentina for at least two decades. However, it appears the competition will intensify if the government of Brazil moves ahead with its plan to boost biodiese...

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