Global Markets: Rice – Brazil Reasserts Role as Top South American Exporter

🕔Oct 12, 2018Brazil is the top Western Hemisphere rice producer and consumer. It is also a significant import market, and in fact a net importer as recently as 2016 and 2017. However, […]

Grain Sorghum: Advanta Breaks New Ground With Herbicide-Tolerant Technology

🕔Oct 2, 2018Advanta Seeds has launched igrowth, a proprietary non-GMO imidazoline-tolerant trait in grain sorghum. The igrowth commercial launch was held in Argentina where growers, agronomists and distributors had the opportunity to […]

Wheat: Weather Continues to Affect Global Production

🕔Sep 20, 2018USDA expects global wheat production to fall to the lowest level in 5 years at 733 million metric tons (MMT), down 3 percent from the record high of 758 MMT […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Australian Exports Forecast Lowest in a Decade

🕔Sep 12, 2018Australian 2018/19 wheat exports are forecast at 14.0 million tons (July-June trade year), the lowest since 2009/10, due to less production from drought-stricken Queensland and New South Wales. Wheat production […]

Ag Trade: European Drought Offers Potential Opportunities for U.S. Wheat

🕔Aug 24, 2018Reuters writer Gus Trompiz reported on Wednesday that, “European farmers are counting the cost of a summer heatwave that has shrunk cereal harvests and shriveled pastures, leaving some farms struggling […]

Wheat Production: Drought Takes Toll on EU and Australian Crops

🕔Aug 14, 2018In its August Grain: World Markets and Trade report on Friday, USDA’s Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS) stated that, “Combined wheat production in the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine is forecast down […]

Wheat: Heat Wave Impacting Outlook, Prices

🕔Aug 7, 2018Last week, Financial Times writer Emiko Terazono reported that, “The wheat market is feeling the heat, with key global producers sweating over a drought that has curbed output. After several […]

Palmer Pigweed: Increased Resistance Doesn’t Reduce Plant Fitness

🕔Aug 7, 2018Resistant weeds have a range of fitness levels. In some cases, the resistance mechanism weakens the plant and it doesn’t grow quite as well as it once did. In other […]

Ag Trade: Dispute with China Continues to Escalate

🕔Aug 6, 2018Keith Bradsher and Cao Li reported in Saturday’s New York Times that, “China threatened on Friday to tax an additional $60 billion a year worth of imports from the United States if […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Exporter Stocks Tighten to Satisfy Record Import Demand

🕔Jul 13, 2018Global wheat trade for 2018/19 is forecast at a record, driven by strong demand resulting from rising incomes and shifting diets largely in Asia and Africa. While Argentina, Australia, Canada, […]

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