World Food Production Blog

The World Food Production Blog is one of the world’s leading informational resources on global agricultural production and its impact on food prices worldwide.


Soybean Report, 12/20/2016

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Falling on one’s sword seems appropriate for the action overnight. There is no news of major import to move things so the path of least resistance is lower right now. Looking at the US$ one would find little solace. It continues to work higher and with the current world economic situation it seems... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments, 12/19/2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

General Market News · Russia may start to selectively lift counter-sanctions https://goo.gl/wHBIYI · Europe extend sanctions on Russia https://goo.gl/yiAo2g · Trump and Xi’s differences magnify uncertainties between U.S. and China https://goo.gl/26q7io · Dollar, yields, stocks all cool their jets... Learn More →


Corn Report, 12/19/2016

Monday, December 19, 2016

After a strong showing to start the week corn was unable to continue the ride as weather continues to improve in South America, strengthening dollar and money flowing out of commodities and into equities. Funds sold off an estimated 4K contracts on Friday as improving fundamental picture in Brazil... Learn More →


Corn Report, 12/15/2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

Another relatively quiet day in the corn complex as we traded 1 higher closing the day at $3.62 as we had tight 4 cent range with the funds buying an estimated 4K contracts. The big news on the outside markets which was somewhat expected was the Fed decision to lift interest rates .25% for the 2nd... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments, 12/15/2016

Thursday, December 15, 2016

"We act as though comfort and luxury were the chief requirements of life, when all that we need to make us happy is something to be enthusiastic about." – Albert Einstein INTERVENTION TENDER: Provisional information is that the first intervention tender, which closed on Tuesday 13th December,... Learn More →


Wheat Report, 12/14/2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Winter wheat contracts closed ¼ to ½ cent higher, on 6-8 cent ranges on Tuesday, as directionless trade has been the best description this week. The HRW crop is seeing cold, dry conditions across CO, KS and NE, while the northern SRW crop is enjoying a blanket of moisture, as this first major cold... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments, 12/14/2016

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

General Market News · Fed policy statement today at 2pm Eastern · Retail sales up 0.1% in November vs. 0.4% expected UK unemployment is now at a 10 year low of 4.8% with employment at its highest level since it has been tracked at 74.5% of the population. Wells Fargo failed its “living will”... Learn More →


Soybean Report, 12/13/2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Argentine planting is now around 50%, so we definitely are getting a bit ahead of ourselves on the effect of dry weather. It does set things up to be an issue, but damage isn’t really irreversible yet. Wetter weather is almost universally forecast by end of next week, which theoretically will allow... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments, 12/13/2016

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

General Market News · Long awaited Federal Reserve meeting today and tomorrow · Fonterra to expand mozzarella production with new plant https://goo.gl/6P1rTw · Deep freeze to invade central, east US this week https://goo.gl/UrF6cf · OPEC deal to create oil-supply deficit first half of 2017, IEA... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments, 12/12/2016

Monday, December 12, 2016

Link to registration site https://goo.gl/sO3Uel General Market News · Fed expected to raise interest rates this week · Oil prices jump nearly 4% after non-OPEC producers agree to cut output · European stocks pull back from 11 month high · Murray Goulburn tabs Ari Mervis as new CEO ·... Learn More →


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