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Recent India Analysis

New Trade War Weapon

Only twice has a country filed a challenge in the WTO against another’s required notification of its domestic ag subsidies. The first was in May when the U.S. did so against India’s report on market support for wheat and rice during MY 2010/11-2013/14. The second time was yesterday...

softs soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Pulses Demand, Supply and Prices India has been importing large quantities of pulses/lentils over the years. That slowed in the last year, however, as domestic production has increased because of higher Minimum Support Prices (MSP). Khariff pulses production is expected to rise from 6 MMT in 20...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

USDA’s November estimate for 2018/19 is for South America to capture more of China’s soybean market while the United States is likely to capture more market share in the rest of the world, particularly in the second half of the marketing year when those imports typically trend highe...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soymeal

USDA’s November estimate for 2018/19 protein consumption growth rate for China is reduced, which is reflected in the limited number of U.S. export sales this fall.  Although sales to China are minimal, strong sales to other markets are expected to continue, which is likely to result...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

USDA’s November estimate for 2018/19 U.S. soybean outlook is for lower production, reduced exports, and increased ending stocks.  Soybean production is forecast at 4,600 million bushels, down 90 million on lower yields.  The soybean yield is projected at 52.1 bushels per acre, d...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: Chinese Soy Subsidy; Soy Changes in WASDE; U.S. Soy Export Sales

China’s Heilongjiang Province Doubles Subsidy for Soybeans Heilongjiang Province, China’s top soybean and corn producer, has doubled its subsidy for growing soybeans to 320 yuan/mu ($330/acre or $815/hectare at the current exchange rate) as a way to boost production. To further enco...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Russia and Syria are reportedly about to cooperate on a wheat hub in the latter country for the Middle Eastern wheat import markets. This project will mean an expansion of ports there with added grain storage and transshipment facilities along...

softs soy-oilseeds feed-grains

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

How Much Sugar and Ethanol Will India Produce in Sugar Year 2018/19? It was widely speculated about four months ago that India would produce a huge volume of sugar at 35.5 MMT, adding to its problems of plenty. Following new reports of water scarcity and drought conditions in Maharashtra (as we...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - October 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusiness, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. biofuels 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...

Leveraging India; Defining the Transatlantic Problem; Super Stink

Leveraging India A U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum scheduled for this week has been postponed due to the lack of progress on bilateral trade negotiations. India has bureaucratic, economic and political constraints to granting improved market access for U.S. farm products and pharmaceuticals. Howe...

Demonopolization; Bogeyman Strikes Again; False Metrics

Demonopolization  China steadfastly refuses to reduce the number of state-owned enterprises operating in its economy. This reflects its internal politics and patronage. However, it might want to look at similar demonopolization efforts in other countries. As part of its economic reform, Sa...

softs soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

As India’s Sugar Production Commences, Ethanol Tender Under Scrutiny The sugarcane crush season has started in India with a few mills beginning operations in Maharashtra last week. There are still some issues to be resolved before all mills are crushing, including the labor wages for harv...

New Trade War Weapon

Only twice has a country filed a challenge in the WTO against another’s required notification of its domestic ag subsidies. The first was in May when the U.S. did so against India’s report on market support for wheat and rice during MY 2010/11-2013/14. The second time was yesterday...

softs soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Pulses Demand, Supply and Prices India has been importing large quantities of pulses/lentils over the years. That slowed in the last year, however, as domestic production has increased because of higher Minimum Support Prices (MSP). Khariff pulses production is expected to rise from 6 MMT in 20...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

USDA’s November estimate for 2018/19 is for South America to capture more of China’s soybean market while the United States is likely to capture more market share in the rest of the world, particularly in the second half of the marketing year when those imports typically trend highe...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soymeal

USDA’s November estimate for 2018/19 protein consumption growth rate for China is reduced, which is reflected in the limited number of U.S. export sales this fall.  Although sales to China are minimal, strong sales to other markets are expected to continue, which is likely to result...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

USDA’s November estimate for 2018/19 U.S. soybean outlook is for lower production, reduced exports, and increased ending stocks.  Soybean production is forecast at 4,600 million bushels, down 90 million on lower yields.  The soybean yield is projected at 52.1 bushels per acre, d...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: Chinese Soy Subsidy; Soy Changes in WASDE; U.S. Soy Export Sales

China’s Heilongjiang Province Doubles Subsidy for Soybeans Heilongjiang Province, China’s top soybean and corn producer, has doubled its subsidy for growing soybeans to 320 yuan/mu ($330/acre or $815/hectare at the current exchange rate) as a way to boost production. To further enco...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Russia and Syria are reportedly about to cooperate on a wheat hub in the latter country for the Middle Eastern wheat import markets. This project will mean an expansion of ports there with added grain storage and transshipment facilities along...

softs soy-oilseeds feed-grains

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

How Much Sugar and Ethanol Will India Produce in Sugar Year 2018/19? It was widely speculated about four months ago that India would produce a huge volume of sugar at 35.5 MMT, adding to its problems of plenty. Following new reports of water scarcity and drought conditions in Maharashtra (as we...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - October 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusiness, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. biofuels 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...

Leveraging India; Defining the Transatlantic Problem; Super Stink

Leveraging India A U.S.-India Trade Policy Forum scheduled for this week has been postponed due to the lack of progress on bilateral trade negotiations. India has bureaucratic, economic and political constraints to granting improved market access for U.S. farm products and pharmaceuticals. Howe...

Demonopolization; Bogeyman Strikes Again; False Metrics

Demonopolization  China steadfastly refuses to reduce the number of state-owned enterprises operating in its economy. This reflects its internal politics and patronage. However, it might want to look at similar demonopolization efforts in other countries. As part of its economic reform, Sa...

softs soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

As India’s Sugar Production Commences, Ethanol Tender Under Scrutiny The sugarcane crush season has started in India with a few mills beginning operations in Maharashtra last week. There are still some issues to be resolved before all mills are crushing, including the labor wages for harv...

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