Monday, January 11, 2016


Food prices fall at fastest pace in 7 years amid 'timid demand'

Monday, January 11, 2016

Food prices fell in 2015 for a fourth successive year, and at the fastest pace in seven years - led by the biggest drop on record in the value of meat, the United Nations said. Food prices dropped in December by 1.0% month on month to their lowest since April 2009, the UN food agency, the Food and... Learn More →


Half the World’s People Live on 1 Percent of Its Land

Monday, January 11, 2016

Data viz extraordinaire Max Galka created this map using NASA’s gridded population data, which counts the global population within each nine-square-mile patch of Earth, instead of within each each district, state, or country border. Out of the 28 million total cells, the ones with a population over... Learn More →


Perspective: Morning Commentary, 01/11/2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

January 11 – China captures the headlines once again this morning, with its Shanghai Composite Index down 5.3% to extend last week’s 10% losses. The lack of circuit breakers probably kept the losses from being more significant, but that’s little solace for a market that appears that have lost... Learn More →


Wheat Report, 01/11/2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

The wheat market closed 6-10 cents higher on Friday, to end the week positive, after a very weak start. Traders will continue to watch the cold temperatures that have moved into the Midwest SRW areas, as concerns of winterkill will be on the mind. The condition of the India wheat crop is a concern,... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/11/2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

The cattle markets followed up Thursday’s limit down move with another weaker performance on Friday, which had live cattle posting a near $4 loss on the week and feeders down generally $6-7. Technical weakness is again front and center, as is growing sentiment that the sharp boxed beef rally we’ve... Learn More →


Morning Grain Comments, 01/11/2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

The commodities are under pressure once again this morning, led by sharp losses in China’s stock market that have reinvigorated concerns about the health of the global economy. Letters of credit have finally been issued for three French wheat shipments bound for Egypt. Local analysts are raising... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments, 01/11/2016

Monday, January 11, 2016

General Market News · Chinese stocks tumble again as Beijing remained on the sidelines http://goo.gl/6A9oPL · World food prices record 4th consecutive year of decline in 2015 https://goo.gl/qp7Enf · Crude oil seen heading to $20 by Morgan Stanley · China retreating from U.S. bonds... Learn More →