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India Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Ethanol Policy Changes May Not Ease Pressure on Sugar Sector Immediately Changes in ethanol prices, including that of B-Heavy molasses as an input for making the fuel, do not mean that India will become self-sufficient in supplies and fulfil the demand of the Ethanol Blending Program (EBP). Fur...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: July WASDE; U.S. Soy Sales

Key Oilseed Highlights in USDA WASDE Report To say USDA made major changes to its supply and distribution forecasts for the soybean sector in today’s WASDE report is an understatement. Following are key highlights from the report: MY 2017/18 U.S. soybean exports were raised by 20 million...

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Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Ban on Yellow Pea Imports Extended for Three Months India’s Ministry of Commerce has extended the ban on yellow pea imports, first implemented in late April 2018 for a three-month period as the price of chickpeas cotinued to slide, until 30 September 2018. Per the notification, “The...

Tariffs, but It’s NTBs; Measuring War; Other Distortions; Bye-Bye Pruitt

Tariffs, but It’s NTBs Additional retaliatory tariffs were applied by Mexico today, and another round of U.S. tariffs will be applied to China at the stroke of midnight. Soon there will be more retaliatory tariffs and, presumably, counter-retaliatory tariffs. Two-thirds of U.S. agricultur...

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Oilseed Highlights: India’s Higher MSP; Soy Updates for Brazil and China

India Raises Minimum Support Price for Oilseeds and Other Crops The government of India (GOI)yesterday announced new higher minimum support prices (MSPs) for soybeans and other crops. The increases averaged about 25 percent versus only 3-4 percent in past years. Because of upcoming elections in...

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Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Falling Rupee and Higher Input Costs Make Agriculture a Tough Choice Two developments that the government of India (GOI) had not anticipated are higher crude oil prices and the rupee falling against the U.S. dollar. In discussions with the U.S. regarding market access, India moved to impose saf...

Fixing Farm Supports; Not Stumbling; Saving GMOs; De-Globalization

Fixing Farm Supports The best defense is an offense, and China and India are demanding that the rich countries reduce their farm support payments. The demand is rather rich given that producer support estimates (PSEs) have fallen in the rich countries at the same time they’ve skyrocketed...

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Ag Review - June 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of the U.S. grain industry, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. meat industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

Trade Fight Dustup; Transshipping Adds Cost; Wetlands Reform

Trade Fight Dustup Constituencies impacted by retaliatory tariffs imposed by other countries are starting to doubt the wisdom of Trump trade policy. The business community’s angst with Mr. Trump’s aggressive approach is palpable. The U.S. Senate Finance Committee will consider legis...

biofuel

Ag Subsidies Reform; EPA Disappoints; Interstate Wreck

Ag Subsidies Reform China and India are asking the WTO to immediately reduce the Amber Box agricultural subsidies that have been historically utilized by the rich countries but not developing countries. They call for addressing the asymmetry between the developed and developing countries. The l...

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Oilseed Highlights: China’s Tariffs; Brazil’s Soy Area; U.S. Biodiesel, India’s Soybeans; Ukrainian Rapeseed

China Eliminates Animal Feed Tariffs for Five Countries The Chinese government announced today that it will eliminate tariffs on imports of soybeans, soymeal, rapeseed, and fishmeal from Bangladesh, India, Laos, South Korea and Sri Lanka on 1 July. It apparently believes that this will help mee...

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Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Falling Soymeal Prices May Move Up if Exports Continue Soybean and soymeal prices moved lower last week but had some upward movement near its end, and they are stable now due to slow poultry sector demand as well as international cues. However, world prices are still lower. The Indian soybean s...

softs feed-grains biofuel

India Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Ethanol Policy Changes May Not Ease Pressure on Sugar Sector Immediately Changes in ethanol prices, including that of B-Heavy molasses as an input for making the fuel, do not mean that India will become self-sufficient in supplies and fulfil the demand of the Ethanol Blending Program (EBP). Fur...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: July WASDE; U.S. Soy Sales

Key Oilseed Highlights in USDA WASDE Report To say USDA made major changes to its supply and distribution forecasts for the soybean sector in today’s WASDE report is an understatement. Following are key highlights from the report: MY 2017/18 U.S. soybean exports were raised by 20 million...

softs feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Ban on Yellow Pea Imports Extended for Three Months India’s Ministry of Commerce has extended the ban on yellow pea imports, first implemented in late April 2018 for a three-month period as the price of chickpeas cotinued to slide, until 30 September 2018. Per the notification, “The...

Tariffs, but It’s NTBs; Measuring War; Other Distortions; Bye-Bye Pruitt

Tariffs, but It’s NTBs Additional retaliatory tariffs were applied by Mexico today, and another round of U.S. tariffs will be applied to China at the stroke of midnight. Soon there will be more retaliatory tariffs and, presumably, counter-retaliatory tariffs. Two-thirds of U.S. agricultur...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: India’s Higher MSP; Soy Updates for Brazil and China

India Raises Minimum Support Price for Oilseeds and Other Crops The government of India (GOI)yesterday announced new higher minimum support prices (MSPs) for soybeans and other crops. The increases averaged about 25 percent versus only 3-4 percent in past years. Because of upcoming elections in...

farm-inputs soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Falling Rupee and Higher Input Costs Make Agriculture a Tough Choice Two developments that the government of India (GOI) had not anticipated are higher crude oil prices and the rupee falling against the U.S. dollar. In discussions with the U.S. regarding market access, India moved to impose saf...

Fixing Farm Supports; Not Stumbling; Saving GMOs; De-Globalization

Fixing Farm Supports The best defense is an offense, and China and India are demanding that the rich countries reduce their farm support payments. The demand is rather rich given that producer support estimates (PSEs) have fallen in the rich countries at the same time they’ve skyrocketed...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - June 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of the U.S. grain industry, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. meat industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

Trade Fight Dustup; Transshipping Adds Cost; Wetlands Reform

Trade Fight Dustup Constituencies impacted by retaliatory tariffs imposed by other countries are starting to doubt the wisdom of Trump trade policy. The business community’s angst with Mr. Trump’s aggressive approach is palpable. The U.S. Senate Finance Committee will consider legis...

biofuel

Ag Subsidies Reform; EPA Disappoints; Interstate Wreck

Ag Subsidies Reform China and India are asking the WTO to immediately reduce the Amber Box agricultural subsidies that have been historically utilized by the rich countries but not developing countries. They call for addressing the asymmetry between the developed and developing countries. The l...

soy-oilseeds biofuel

Oilseed Highlights: China’s Tariffs; Brazil’s Soy Area; U.S. Biodiesel, India’s Soybeans; Ukrainian Rapeseed

China Eliminates Animal Feed Tariffs for Five Countries The Chinese government announced today that it will eliminate tariffs on imports of soybeans, soymeal, rapeseed, and fishmeal from Bangladesh, India, Laos, South Korea and Sri Lanka on 1 July. It apparently believes that this will help mee...

soy-oilseeds softs biofuel

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Falling Soymeal Prices May Move Up if Exports Continue Soybean and soymeal prices moved lower last week but had some upward movement near its end, and they are stable now due to slow poultry sector demand as well as international cues. However, world prices are still lower. The Indian soybean s...

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