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.


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 →


Wheat Report, 02/17/2016

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The short-covering rally yesterday took wheat 6 cents higher, following the large short fund positions. Weekly export inspections were 384 TMT for all wheat, a decline from LW and LY. All wheat is 2% behind the pace to reach the USDA estimate mainly due to HRS trailing 7% behind pace, but HRW and... Learn More →


Cattle Report, 02/09/2016

Tuesday, February 09, 2016

USDA state by state reporting shows last Friday’s late cash cattle trade came at $136 in KS and TX, $133 NE, and $132 in CO and IA. All of that would generally be down $2 vs the prior week and a far cry from the steadyhigher levels we’d imagined as recently as midday Friday. Combine that... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/29/2016

Friday, January 29, 2016

Cattle futures turned in a relatively quiet, two-sided session yesterday, officially settling mostly lower, but rallying back toward unchanged by the end of the afternoon hours. We still haven’t seen any real cash cattle trade yet this week and continue to monitor what could be a significant winter... Learn More →


The Second Report on the State of the World’s Animal Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Animal genetic resource diversity underpins the supply livestock products and services across a wide range of production environments. It promotes resilience and serves as a basis for adapting livestock management to changing conditions. It is vital to the livelihoods of many of the world’s poor... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/28/2016

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Live cattle futures staged another impressive rally yesterday, with the nearby Feb16 contract reaching just short of the daily $3.00 limit, before finishing $2.70 higher, amid forecasts for another winter storm for the major cattle areas of eastern CO, southern NE, western and northern KS, and much... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/27/2016

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Live cattle futures opened higher yesterday and staged an impressive rally midday, before settling as much as$1.60 higher in nearby Feb contract and $0.37 to $1.17 higher elsewhere. Once again, “fundamental” news seemed tough to come by and live cattle futures seemed to be heavily influenced by the... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/26/2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Live cattle futures opened roughly $1.00 higher yesterday morning, before slipping lower through the rest of the session and closing as much as $1.00 lower. Friday’s cash cattle trade, which was as high as $135 would have been on the high end of expectations, but I sense the industry is torn... Learn More →


Morning Livestock Report, 01/25/2016

Monday, January 25, 2016

Friday afternoon’s monthly USDA Cattle on Feed report revealed a larger than expected placement total at 99.2% of year ago, above even the high end of the estimate range. However, at 1.525 million head, this is still a historically low placement total and marks the sixth consecutive month of... Learn More →


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