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Market Commentary: Wheat Hits New Highs on Smaller Russian Crop; Corn, Soy Fall on Planting Progress

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with corn and the soy complex finding pressure after Monday’s Crop Progress report reflected better-than-expected planting progress. That reduced concerns about late plantings negatively impacting yields or, for soybeans, unplanted corn acres being switched t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 24 Corn closed at $4.58/bushel, down $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Wheat closed at $6.975/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soybeans closed at $12.3625/bushel, down $0.1175 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soymeal closed at $372.3/short ton, down $1.8...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) hopes to reach an agreement with the government that would guarantee the purchase of 650,000 MT of KRG wheat production. In 2023, Iraq bought 500,000 MT of KRG wheat...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat Hits New Highs on Smaller Russian Crop; Corn, Soy Fall on Planting Progress

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with corn and the soy complex finding pressure after Monday’s Crop Progress report reflected better-than-expected planting progress. That reduced concerns about late plantings negatively impacting yields or, for soybeans, unplanted corn acres being switched t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 24 Corn closed at $4.58/bushel, down $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Wheat closed at $6.975/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soybeans closed at $12.3625/bushel, down $0.1175 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soymeal closed at $372.3/short ton, down $1.8...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) hopes to reach an agreement with the government that would guarantee the purchase of 650,000 MT of KRG wheat production. In 2023, Iraq bought 500,000 MT of KRG wheat...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Market Commentary Market Commentary: Wheat Leads the Way on Weather Worries; Soyoil Rallies on China SAF Plans

Reports of frost damage in Ukraine sent CBOT futures higher to start the week with wheat once again leading the way. Weather conditions remain challenging for wheat seemingly across the entire Northern Hemisphere, which has created the meteoric rise in values. Now, concerning weather forecasts...

Soy & Oilseeds

Soy & Oilseeds

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Market Commentary: Wheat Hits New Highs on Smaller Russian Crop; Corn, Soy Fall on Planting Progress

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with corn and the soy complex finding pressure after Monday’s Crop Progress report reflected better-than-expected planting progress. That reduced concerns about late plantings negatively impacting yields or, for soybeans, unplanted corn acres being switched t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 24 Corn closed at $4.58/bushel, down $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Wheat closed at $6.975/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soybeans closed at $12.3625/bushel, down $0.1175 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soymeal closed at $372.3/short ton, down $1.8...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) hopes to reach an agreement with the government that would guarantee the purchase of 650,000 MT of KRG wheat production. In 2023, Iraq bought 500,000 MT of KRG wheat...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat Hits New Highs on Smaller Russian Crop; Corn, Soy Fall on Planting Progress

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with corn and the soy complex finding pressure after Monday’s Crop Progress report reflected better-than-expected planting progress. That reduced concerns about late plantings negatively impacting yields or, for soybeans, unplanted corn acres being switched t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 24 Corn closed at $4.58/bushel, down $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Wheat closed at $6.975/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soybeans closed at $12.3625/bushel, down $0.1175 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soymeal closed at $372.3/short ton, down $1.8...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) hopes to reach an agreement with the government that would guarantee the purchase of 650,000 MT of KRG wheat production. In 2023, Iraq bought 500,000 MT of KRG wheat...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Market Commentary Market Commentary: Wheat Leads the Way on Weather Worries; Soyoil Rallies on China SAF Plans

Reports of frost damage in Ukraine sent CBOT futures higher to start the week with wheat once again leading the way. Weather conditions remain challenging for wheat seemingly across the entire Northern Hemisphere, which has created the meteoric rise in values. Now, concerning weather forecasts...

Wheat

Wheat

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat Hits New Highs on Smaller Russian Crop; Corn, Soy Fall on Planting Progress

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with corn and the soy complex finding pressure after Monday’s Crop Progress report reflected better-than-expected planting progress. That reduced concerns about late plantings negatively impacting yields or, for soybeans, unplanted corn acres being switched t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 24 Corn closed at $4.58/bushel, down $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Wheat closed at $6.975/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soybeans closed at $12.3625/bushel, down $0.1175 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soymeal closed at $372.3/short ton, down $1.8...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) hopes to reach an agreement with the government that would guarantee the purchase of 650,000 MT of KRG wheat production. In 2023, Iraq bought 500,000 MT of KRG wheat...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat Hits New Highs on Smaller Russian Crop; Corn, Soy Fall on Planting Progress

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with corn and the soy complex finding pressure after Monday’s Crop Progress report reflected better-than-expected planting progress. That reduced concerns about late plantings negatively impacting yields or, for soybeans, unplanted corn acres being switched t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 24 Corn closed at $4.58/bushel, down $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Wheat closed at $6.975/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soybeans closed at $12.3625/bushel, down $0.1175 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soymeal closed at $372.3/short ton, down $1.8...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Iraq’s Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) hopes to reach an agreement with the government that would guarantee the purchase of 650,000 MT of KRG wheat production. In 2023, Iraq bought 500,000 MT of KRG wheat...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Market Commentary Market Commentary: Wheat Leads the Way on Weather Worries; Soyoil Rallies on China SAF Plans

Reports of frost damage in Ukraine sent CBOT futures higher to start the week with wheat once again leading the way. Weather conditions remain challenging for wheat seemingly across the entire Northern Hemisphere, which has created the meteoric rise in values. Now, concerning weather forecasts...

Livestock

Livestock

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat Hits New Highs on Smaller Russian Crop; Corn, Soy Fall on Planting Progress

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with corn and the soy complex finding pressure after Monday’s Crop Progress report reflected better-than-expected planting progress. That reduced concerns about late plantings negatively impacting yields or, for soybeans, unplanted corn acres being switched t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 24 Corn closed at $4.58/bushel, down $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Wheat closed at $6.975/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soybeans closed at $12.3625/bushel, down $0.1175 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soymeal closed at $372.3/short ton, down $1.8...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Market Commentary Market Commentary: Wheat Leads the Way on Weather Worries; Soyoil Rallies on China SAF Plans

Reports of frost damage in Ukraine sent CBOT futures higher to start the week with wheat once again leading the way. Weather conditions remain challenging for wheat seemingly across the entire Northern Hemisphere, which has created the meteoric rise in values. Now, concerning weather forecasts...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat Hits New Highs on Smaller Russian Crop; Corn, Soy Fall on Planting Progress

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with corn and the soy complex finding pressure after Monday’s Crop Progress report reflected better-than-expected planting progress. That reduced concerns about late plantings negatively impacting yields or, for soybeans, unplanted corn acres being switched t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 24 Corn closed at $4.58/bushel, down $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Wheat closed at $6.975/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soybeans closed at $12.3625/bushel, down $0.1175 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soymeal closed at $372.3/short ton, down $1.8...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Market Commentary Market Commentary: Wheat Leads the Way on Weather Worries; Soyoil Rallies on China SAF Plans

Reports of frost damage in Ukraine sent CBOT futures higher to start the week with wheat once again leading the way. Weather conditions remain challenging for wheat seemingly across the entire Northern Hemisphere, which has created the meteoric rise in values. Now, concerning weather forecasts...

livestock

Bye Bye Black Sheep

New Zealand famously is a country with more sheep than people, but the competition is slipping in favor of humans. The problem is the economics of wool, which is no longer an economically supportive coproduct. Wool is less needed in a warming world with many man-made alternative fibers, and lan...

Biofuels

Biofuels

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CFTC COT Report Analysis

The attached PDF offers graphical depiction and seasonal analysis of managed money and commercial traders' net position in key agricultural commodity markets. The data is, of course, taken from the CFTC's weekly Commitment of Traders report, using the futures only data. WPI recently completed a...

wheat soy-oilseeds feed-grains

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The surprise in this week’s CFTC report is that – through Tuesday’s data reporting deadline - funds were more aggressive covering grain/oilseed shorts than expected. The headline number is that funds bought back over 111,000 contracts and are now only short about 30,000 contra...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The attached PDF offers graphical depiction and seasonal analysis of managed money and commercial traders' net position in key agricultural commodity markets. The data is, of course, taken from the CFTC's weekly Commitment of Traders report, using the futures only data. WPI recently completed a...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The attached PDF offers graphical depiction and seasonal analysis of managed money and commercial traders' net position in key agricultural commodity markets. The data is, of course, taken from the CFTC's weekly Commitment of Traders report, using the futures only data. WPI recently completed a...

wheat soy-oilseeds feed-grains

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The surprise in this week’s CFTC report is that – through Tuesday’s data reporting deadline - funds were more aggressive covering grain/oilseed shorts than expected. The headline number is that funds bought back over 111,000 contracts and are now only short about 30,000 contra...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The attached PDF offers graphical depiction and seasonal analysis of managed money and commercial traders' net position in key agricultural commodity markets. The data is, of course, taken from the CFTC's weekly Commitment of Traders report, using the futures only data. WPI recently completed a...

biofuel

Updated GREET Model and Treasury Guidance Released

The Treasury Department released its guidance on an updated Greenhouse Gases, Regulated Emissions and Energy Use in Transportation (GREET) model for sustainable aviation fuel (SAF) today. SAF would be eligible for a tax credit known as 40B for the section of the Inflation Reduction Act that cre...

Farm Inputs

Farm Inputs

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Feast or Famine

The COVID supply chain meltdown created anxiety over the availability of agricultural inputs. This compelled many operators to look forward and lock in their needs for 2023, often at elevated prices. This buy-high insurance marker has been met with ammonia prices that have now fallen by 50 perc...

farm-inputs

Similarities of Farming and Manufacturing

Debate around the reauthorization of the U.S. farm bill is focused on the legislation’s two major functions, domestic food assistance and farm price supports. The former involves Republicans trying to reduce the most generous portions of what amounts to 81 percent of farm bill spending, a...

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Black Sea Grain Initiative: One and Done?

The uncertainty that Russia’s invasion has brought to agricultural markets continues. Roughly 32.9 MMT of grain has been exported from Ukraine since the Black Sea Grain Initiative (BSGI) began in July 2022. Russia refused to extend it Monday, siting the continued sanctions that target Rus...

farm-inputs

Feast or Famine

The COVID supply chain meltdown created anxiety over the availability of agricultural inputs. This compelled many operators to look forward and lock in their needs for 2023, often at elevated prices. This buy-high insurance marker has been met with ammonia prices that have now fallen by 50 perc...

farm-inputs

Similarities of Farming and Manufacturing

Debate around the reauthorization of the U.S. farm bill is focused on the legislation’s two major functions, domestic food assistance and farm price supports. The former involves Republicans trying to reduce the most generous portions of what amounts to 81 percent of farm bill spending, a...

feed-grains wheat farm-inputs

Black Sea Grain Initiative: One and Done?

The uncertainty that Russia’s invasion has brought to agricultural markets continues. Roughly 32.9 MMT of grain has been exported from Ukraine since the Black Sea Grain Initiative (BSGI) began in July 2022. Russia refused to extend it Monday, siting the continued sanctions that target Rus...

farm-inputs

Green Deal Strategies

It has been a year since the EU released its plan for halving the use of pesticide and slashing fertilizer use and the debate over it is evolving. The farming lobby has stiffened its spine with the Dutch government backing away from some of its strident demands, and now agriculture members of t...

Equities

Equities

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Market Commentary: Bullish End-of-Year Action in Soy Complex, Wheat

The CBOT posted another day of surprising between-holiday trade with multiple markets seeing above-average volume and scoring important technical developments. The major move for Friday’s trade came from soymeal, which boasted an upside breakout from a bull flag on the charts. The market...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 21 Corn closed at $4.2375/bushel, up $0.03 from yesterday's close.  Mar 21 Wheat closed at $5.885/bushel, up $0.1125 from yesterday's close.  Jan 21 Soybeans closed at $11.53/bushel, down $0.09 from yesterday's close.  Jan 21 Soymeal closed at $385.6/short ton, down $4.6 from...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 20 Corn closed at $4.1625/bushel, up $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Wheat closed at $5.98/bushel, up $0.045 from yesterday's close.  Jan 21 Soybeans closed at $11.535/bushel, up $0.055 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Soymeal closed at $389.3/short ton, up $1.2 from y...

wheat soy-oilseeds feed-grains

Market Commentary: Bullish End-of-Year Action in Soy Complex, Wheat

The CBOT posted another day of surprising between-holiday trade with multiple markets seeing above-average volume and scoring important technical developments. The major move for Friday’s trade came from soymeal, which boasted an upside breakout from a bull flag on the charts. The market...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 21 Corn closed at $4.2375/bushel, up $0.03 from yesterday's close.  Mar 21 Wheat closed at $5.885/bushel, up $0.1125 from yesterday's close.  Jan 21 Soybeans closed at $11.53/bushel, down $0.09 from yesterday's close.  Jan 21 Soymeal closed at $385.6/short ton, down $4.6 from...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 20 Corn closed at $4.1625/bushel, up $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Wheat closed at $5.98/bushel, up $0.045 from yesterday's close.  Jan 21 Soybeans closed at $11.535/bushel, up $0.055 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Soymeal closed at $389.3/short ton, up $1.2 from y...

equities

Historical Coronavirus Impacts

While agricultural commodity values have been adversely impacted by the latest coronavirus afflicting human populations, it has been nothing like the beating being taken by the equities markets. In both cases there is a view that the selloff has been exaggerated. In the parlance of Chicago, ove...

Energy

Energy

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Summary of Futures

Jul 24 Corn closed at $4.58/bushel, down $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Wheat closed at $6.975/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soybeans closed at $12.3625/bushel, down $0.1175 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soymeal closed at $372.3/short ton, down $1.8...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 24 Corn closed at $4.605/bushel, up $0.08 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Wheat closed at $6.8875/bushel, up $0.375 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soybeans closed at $12.48/bushel, up $0.2 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soymeal closed at $374.1/short ton, up $5.3 from yeste...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The attached PDF offers graphical depiction and seasonal analysis of managed money and commercial traders' net position in key agricultural commodity markets. The data is, of course, taken from the CFTC's weekly Commitment of Traders report, using the futures only data. WPI recently completed a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 24 Corn closed at $4.58/bushel, down $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Wheat closed at $6.975/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soybeans closed at $12.3625/bushel, down $0.1175 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soymeal closed at $372.3/short ton, down $1.8...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 24 Corn closed at $4.605/bushel, up $0.08 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Wheat closed at $6.8875/bushel, up $0.375 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soybeans closed at $12.48/bushel, up $0.2 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soymeal closed at $374.1/short ton, up $5.3 from yeste...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The attached PDF offers graphical depiction and seasonal analysis of managed money and commercial traders' net position in key agricultural commodity markets. The data is, of course, taken from the CFTC's weekly Commitment of Traders report, using the futures only data. WPI recently completed a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 24 Corn closed at $4.525/bushel, down $0.045 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Wheat closed at $6.5125/bushel, down $0.12 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soybeans closed at $12.28/bushel, up $0.1175 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soymeal closed at $368.8/short ton, up $1.1 fro...

Softs

Softs

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The attached PDF offers graphical depiction and seasonal analysis of managed money and commercial traders' net position in key agricultural commodity markets. The data is, of course, taken from the CFTC's weekly Commitment of Traders report, using the futures only data. WPI recently completed a...

softs

Milking Future Demand

U.S. and Mexican dairy industry representatives met and renewed their commitment to “collaborate and advocate for mutually beneficial dairy policies. This was a policy initiative begun back in 2016. At first glance, the effort seems surprising given that Mexico exports more than three tim...

wheat soy-oilseeds feed-grains

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The surprise in this week’s CFTC report is that – through Tuesday’s data reporting deadline - funds were more aggressive covering grain/oilseed shorts than expected. The headline number is that funds bought back over 111,000 contracts and are now only short about 30,000 contra...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The attached PDF offers graphical depiction and seasonal analysis of managed money and commercial traders' net position in key agricultural commodity markets. The data is, of course, taken from the CFTC's weekly Commitment of Traders report, using the futures only data. WPI recently completed a...

softs

Milking Future Demand

U.S. and Mexican dairy industry representatives met and renewed their commitment to “collaborate and advocate for mutually beneficial dairy policies. This was a policy initiative begun back in 2016. At first glance, the effort seems surprising given that Mexico exports more than three tim...

wheat soy-oilseeds feed-grains

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The surprise in this week’s CFTC report is that – through Tuesday’s data reporting deadline - funds were more aggressive covering grain/oilseed shorts than expected. The headline number is that funds bought back over 111,000 contracts and are now only short about 30,000 contra...

softs

Meeting with the Cotton Hopeful

Although many small developing countries produce cotton, about five countries produce most of the fiber. China and India alone account for nearly half the global output of cotton. Four small African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Chad, and Mali) formed the Cotton-4 or C-4 consortium many years...

Macroeconomics

Breaking Eggs with Poor Math

Activists have been pressuring the Biden Administration to take more action against Big Ag. The latest is an attack on egg production. Opponents are blaming the spread of avian influenza (AI) and the high cost of eggs on what they claim is 110 billion eggs produced on just 347 farms. They asser...

Status of Global Ag

USDA’s Economic Research Service has produced an expansive study entitled, World Agricultural Production, Resource Use, and Productivity, 1961–2020. Its authors examined the period and despite activists calling the food system broken, the researchers emphasized some key successes:&n...

Ultra-Processed Dog Food; Antidumping is Legal

Ultra-Processed Dog Food The number of pets spiked during COVID but the overall trend has been more domestic animals and fewer human babies. Pets are lower cost than children but the pet industry knows there is still a lot of disposable income to be made off the furry members of the family. Whi...

Breaking Eggs with Poor Math

Activists have been pressuring the Biden Administration to take more action against Big Ag. The latest is an attack on egg production. Opponents are blaming the spread of avian influenza (AI) and the high cost of eggs on what they claim is 110 billion eggs produced on just 347 farms. They asser...

Status of Global Ag

USDA’s Economic Research Service has produced an expansive study entitled, World Agricultural Production, Resource Use, and Productivity, 1961–2020. Its authors examined the period and despite activists calling the food system broken, the researchers emphasized some key successes:&n...

Ultra-Processed Dog Food; Antidumping is Legal

Ultra-Processed Dog Food The number of pets spiked during COVID but the overall trend has been more domestic animals and fewer human babies. Pets are lower cost than children but the pet industry knows there is still a lot of disposable income to be made off the furry members of the family. Whi...

China Retaliation?; WTO Dispute System Not Urgent

China Retaliation? The assumption is that China will retaliate against U.S. agriculture for any new tariffs applied to Chinese goods by President Biden under Section 301. But at least one American expert on China doesn’t think that is a given. Under this construct, Beijing views the new t...

Pulses

Year of the Pulse

The International Grains Council (IGC) announced that it will include pulses in its definition of grains and expand market information on these products. Trade in pulses has been increasing as they grow in stature as a staple food and plant-based protein. The pod-based seeds of the legume famil...

livestock

An IPO-Level Look at the Veggie Burger Sector

Beyond Meat, the maker of a vegetable protein meat alternative product, is preparing for an IPO. It will be offering 8.75 million shares at $19-21, which would raise $175 million at the mid-point price. The company’s cornerstone product is the Beyond Burger, which is now available at a nu...

softs soy-oilseeds wheat

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Higher Early Sugar Production and Slow Exports Could Pressure Prices Due to the early start of the 2018/19 sugarcane crushing season, Indian sugar mills were able to produce 21.93 MMT of sugar as of 15 February 2019 versus 20.36 MMT at the same point a year ago, an increase of 7.71 percent. Ano...

Year of the Pulse

The International Grains Council (IGC) announced that it will include pulses in its definition of grains and expand market information on these products. Trade in pulses has been increasing as they grow in stature as a staple food and plant-based protein. The pod-based seeds of the legume famil...

livestock

An IPO-Level Look at the Veggie Burger Sector

Beyond Meat, the maker of a vegetable protein meat alternative product, is preparing for an IPO. It will be offering 8.75 million shares at $19-21, which would raise $175 million at the mid-point price. The company’s cornerstone product is the Beyond Burger, which is now available at a nu...

softs soy-oilseeds wheat

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Higher Early Sugar Production and Slow Exports Could Pressure Prices Due to the early start of the 2018/19 sugarcane crushing season, Indian sugar mills were able to produce 21.93 MMT of sugar as of 15 February 2019 versus 20.36 MMT at the same point a year ago, an increase of 7.71 percent. Ano...

softs feed-grains

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Sugar Production Estimates Lowered Based on new satellite survey data from the Indian Sugar Mills Association’s (ISMA’s) satellite survey of sugarcane plantings, the sugar production estimate has been decreased from 31.5 MMT to 30.7 MMT. That is 4.3 MMT or 12.28 percent lower than t...

Freight

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 16 May)

Ocean Freight Comments - 16 May 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry-bulk freight markets remain choppy and volatile albeit with a generally higher trend. Rates took a step back this week amid weaker cargo demand in the Atlantic and Pacific markets, which created a surplus of ship availability. Time cha...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 16 May)

Ocean Freight Comments - 16 May 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry-bulk freight markets remain choppy and volatile albeit with a generally higher trend. Rates took a step back this week amid weaker cargo demand in the Atlantic and Pacific markets, which created a surplus of ship availability. Time cha...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Egypt’s Ministry of Supply expects to receive 3.5 MMT of local wheat during the 2024 harvest that begins in April. In 2023, about 4 MMT was received by the government. Egypt has increased the purchase price...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 16 May)

Ocean Freight Comments - 16 May 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry-bulk freight markets remain choppy and volatile albeit with a generally higher trend. Rates took a step back this week amid weaker cargo demand in the Atlantic and Pacific markets, which created a surplus of ship availability. Time cha...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 16 May)

Ocean Freight Comments - 16 May 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry-bulk freight markets remain choppy and volatile albeit with a generally higher trend. Rates took a step back this week amid weaker cargo demand in the Atlantic and Pacific markets, which created a surplus of ship availability. Time cha...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Egypt’s Ministry of Supply expects to receive 3.5 MMT of local wheat during the 2024 harvest that begins in April. In 2023, about 4 MMT was received by the government. Egypt has increased the purchase price...

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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 26 February–1 March 2024 Russian grain markets remained bearish following the global trend exports are the key driver. For several weeks in a row, Russian pea prices have climbed higher and higher and as long as there is no export duty for peas, this commodity will...

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