Friday, February 19, 2016


Australia turns to agriculture as economy falters

Friday, February 19, 2016

Australia's economy is faced with a double whammy. With the end of the mining boom and a dependence on China, the country is facing risks it hasn't seen in more than two decades. The government is pushing agriculture as the new driver of economic growth - but will it work? The BBC's Asia Business... Learn More →


Automated farming: good news for food security, bad news for job security?

Friday, February 19, 2016

Around the world, but especially in the developing world, food and farming systems continue to rely on 20th century technology. But this is changing. The same information technologies that brought us the internet and transformations in medicine are nowrevolutionising farming. It’s a new era for... Learn More →


US Farmers Allege Deception by Agrochemical Giant: The Case Against Syngenta

Friday, February 19, 2016

From Indiana to Louisiana, a movement among thousands of corn farmers in the United States is trying to hold a Swiss GMO agribusiness giant to account for willful deceit and is making steady progress in court. According to these lawsuits - which may soon become class action - Syngenta, one of the... Learn More →


Perspective: Morning Commentary, 02/19/2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

February 19 – Unwinding of the “carry” trades appeared to be in vogue again overnight, although not with the sense of panic seen earlier this month. Stocks were down more than 1% in Japan with the yen rallying once again. That pressured the dollar, although the greenback regained some strength late... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments, 02/19/2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

General Market News · New Zealand January Milk Solid Collections flat from last year (down just 0.25%) · The Gold Bull Begins to Stir http://goo.gl/U7HRLR · China’s PBOC injects another $1.53 billion · How China’s dairy industry continues to grow http://goo.gl/FrBEmA · Here’s why oil rout is... Learn More →


Soybean Report, 02/19/2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

Mixed trade overnight leads us to the final session before the weekend. Net cancellations for China on beans IF you consider all the unknown cancellations as theirs by almost a 2:1 rate. Loadings to China were good the last week at over 1 MMT. Meal sales are similar with positive total exports, but... Learn More →


Morning Grain Comments, 02/19/2016

Friday, February 19, 2016

The grains are basically just stuck on the low side of even and stuck on the technical charts this morning, with outside markets having reversed course a bit; by far the most anticipated events today are the holiday-delayed export sales report at 7:30 AM and Egypt’s wheat tender after that. The... Learn More →