Peanuts: Argentina’s Crop Taking A Hit From Drought, Heat

🕔Feb 14, 2018Agronomists in the field report that a lack of recent rainfall, combined with a heat wave throughout central Argentina, has pushed at least part of the peanut crop into moisture stress […]

Oil Crops Outlook: Soybeans Rally as Drought Grips Argentina

🕔Feb 13, 2018U.S. soybean exports for 2017/18 are forecast down 60 million bushels this month to 2.1 billion based on a substantial lag in shipments and sales commitments. The poorer prospects for […]

Global Markets: Corn – U.S. Export Prospects Brighten

🕔Feb 9, 2018The global corn market is primarily supplied by four countries – Argentina, Ukraine, Brazil, and the United States. Combined, they account for nearly 90 percent of all global exports. While […]

Fertilizer: Argentina Might be the Next Big Market – DTN

🕔Jan 26, 2018Argentina’s soil fertility is degrading because farmers do not apply enough fertilizer as needed. This problem will affect productivity in the future; in the meantime, this indicates a potential fertilizer […]

Drought: Argentina Corn and Soybean Producers Need Rain – DTN

🕔Jan 26, 2018The 2017-18 growing season in South America has not been perfect, but up to now, crop development has been satisfactory. That may change, however, with needed rain in the central […]

Ag Trade Update: Trans-Pacific Partnership, China, and NAFTA

🕔Jan 24, 2018Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), China, and Soybeans Jacob M. Schlesinger reported on Tuesday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Eleven Pacific Rim nations agreed to forge a new trade bloc [TPP] […]

Grain Markets: USDA Reports Provided Some Surprises

🕔Jan 16, 2018The USDA released a set of reports on January 12 containing information with implications for corn and soybean prices in 2018. The National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) released the final […]

Grain Markets: Updating Corn and Soybean Export Pace

🕔Jan 8, 2018On January 12, the USDA will release a flood of reports that will provide some clarifying information for corn and soybean markets in the 2017-18 marketing year. At present, the […]

Genetically Modified Crops: 28 Countries, 18 Mln Farmers, 10 Species

🕔Dec 14, 2017Genetically modified crops were planted on a record 457.4 million acres globally in 2016, up 3 percent from the 444 million acres planted in 2015, according to statistics released by […]

Wheat Market: Futures Tumble, While Protein Premiums Soar

🕔Dec 14, 2017As the Dec. 12 World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) confirms, global wheat supplies are at a record high this year. USDA increased its estimate for 2017/18 global wheat […]

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