Tuesday, February 02, 2016


Argentina Infested With Swarms of Locusts

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

The recent images and videos of locusts swarming farms and villages in Argentina are not part of a Hollywood movie. These images are very much real. Thousands of locusts are infesting farmlands in Catamarca, Santiago del Estero, Tucuman and Córdoba. The locusts first arrived in Argentina in... Learn More →


Perspective: Midday Commentary, 02/02/2016

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

February 2 – The grain and oilseed sector is attempting to differentiate itself from the broader commodity sector this week. Crude oil remains more than 4% lower on the day, although West Texas Intermediate is back above $30 after hitting a low of $29.81 per barrel earlier this morning. That... Learn More →


Winter Wheat Condition Maps

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

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Perspective: Morning Commentary, 02/02/2016

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

February 2 – China tops the headlines again this morning, but with another twist. Newswires report that China National Chemical Corp. is close to reaching a deal to buy Syngenta, a Swiss pesticide and seeds maker. The reports suggest that the deal would amount to the equivalent of $42.8 billion,... Learn More →


Soybean Report, 02/02/2016

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Beans are attempting to make a rally or maybe a final stand prior to the SA crop harvest really getting started and exports cranked up. We are in day 2 of the USDA initial crop insurance pricing period, it ends on the added day for leap year. US crush came in just slightly below expectations. Not... Learn More →


Morning Grain Comments, 02/02/2016

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

Corn (with fresh highs) and beans showed a little bit of life early this morning but were quickly shut down; wheat has the most fundamental news to trade at this point, but almost none of it is positive as usual... Taiwan’s MFIG bought 65k tonnes of U.S. corn, for April/May, at just over $188/tonne... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments, 02/02/2016

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

General Market News · ***GDT auction this morning*** · Crude oil dips sharply, falling $2.00 yesterday · Surprisingly Ted Cruz wins the Iowa caucus over Trump and Rubio · Clinton and Sanders in virtual tie in Iowa · Alphabet Inc. (Google) saw its price move higher yesterday after a glimpse at its... Learn More →