World Food Production Blog

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JUST ADDED: Arlan Suderman Joins Food Industry Forum Lineup!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

INTL FCStone’s chief commodities economist, Arlan Suderman, has joined the lineup of expert speakers and panelists slated to participate in our Food Industry Forum event this July 19-21 in Chicago. Arlan will participate in two sessions: In the first, on Wednesday, July 20 at 3:20 pm, Arlan will... Learn More →


Sign Up Today: Food Industry Forum

Monday, March 21, 2016

Commodity price volatility can ruin even the best-laid plans and budgets. The Food Industry Forum aims to help firms minimize the impact of commodity price risk by providing access to the knowledge, products, strategies and market intelligence required for success. Register now for the Food... 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 →


Cargill joins grain traders backing away from fertilizer

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Feb 18 A sharp drop in crop prices has the world's biggest grain traders further distancing themselves from the global fertilizer business to reduce risk. Cargill Inc on Wednesday said it will stop selling fertilizer, along with crop chemicals and seeds, to farmers in Central and Eastern Europe by... Learn More →


Perspective: Morning Commentary, 02/18/2016

Thursday, February 18, 2016

February 18 – Global stocks were mixed overnight as traders try to see through the fog. That’s not necessarily a good thing, as the markets traditionally do not like uncertainty, and that is what they continue to face this morning. Crude oil is firmer again this morning on “hopes” that an agreement... Learn More →


Perspective: Morning Commentary, 02/17/2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

February 17 – Crude oil posts modest gains this morning, despite bearish news from Iran. Iran’s representative to OPEC reportedly stated it would be “illogical” for Iran to participate in a production freeze. This makes an agreement unlikely without concessions to Iran to allow them to ramp up... Learn More →


Perspective: Morning Commentary, 02/16/2016

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

February 16 – The markets are breathing easier this morning as global economic concerns ease; at least for now. The problems still exist, but the markets are a bit more confident that intervention will reduce risks, at least in the near-term. European Central Bank Chair Mario Draghi commented... Learn More →


Perspective: Midday Commentary, 02/12/2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

February 12 – The stock market is strong this morning, with the DOW taking out Thursday’s high. It’s doing so despite modestly bearish economic news out mid-morning. Business inventories showed an unhealthy build relative to sales, which dropped a sharp 0.6% in December. Furthermore, consumer... Learn More →


Perspective: Morning Commentary, 02/12/2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

February 12 – Panic eased and the bears took a break overnight. Many Asian stocks remained under pressure, with the Nikkei 500 down nearly 5% after being closed the previous day. China will reopen Monday following its week-long Lunar New Year celebration. Even so, European stocks bounced amid... Learn More →


Soybean Report, 02/12/2016

Friday, February 12, 2016

Nice rally yesterday on technical buying and some rumors of additional Chinese buying, which I never found confirmation of existing. The minor pull back overnight will take us into the morning trade start and see if we can rally to close the week with green on the screen. Outside markets though are... Learn More →


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