Wheat: World Production Mostly Lower, Increases in Canada, Argentina

🕔Feb 7, 2019U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) reports on global wheat supply and demand to its farmer directors at each of their board meetings. The directors meet in Washington, D.C., the week of […]

Commodity Markets: Do We Need More Futures Contracts?

🕔Dec 3, 2018In the last couple of months, there has been news about a new futures contract for soybeans. The Financial Times and Reuters, among others, reported that the CME Group, the […]

Wheat Market: Increased Price Competitiveness Boosts Exports

🕔Nov 29, 2018The expected turn to U.S. wheat supplies appears to be underway. U.S. wheat exports to price sensitive markets and to typically self-sustaining markets are on the rise due to increased […]

Global Markets: Grains – Chinese Stocks Swell on Production Revisions

🕔Nov 9, 2018Last month, China’s National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) released revised area, yield, and production estimates for corn, wheat, and rice from 2007/08 through 2017/18. This month’s Supply and Demand balance […]

Wheat Market: U.S. Exports Unchanged, Decreasing Global Production

🕔Oct 18, 2018USDA updated its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) on Oct. 11, showing the United States to have the largest exportable supply of wheat in the world in […]

Global Markets: Coarse Grains – U.S. Corn Exports Forecast to Tie Record

🕔Oct 12, 2018Strong foreign demand, a continued lack of competition, and abundant supplies are expected to brighten export prospects well into 2018/19 (Oct-Sep). U.S. exports are currently forecast at 62.5 million tons, […]

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 […]

Global Markets: Corn – Ukraine’s Exports Trend Up

🕔Aug 14, 2018Just in the last 5 years, Ukraine’s corn exports have expanded rapidly with rising acreage and competitive prices. Due to its proximity and acceptability as biotech-free, Ukraine corn has been […]

Global Markets: Wheat – Tightening Supplies Ripple Through Global Commodity Markets

🕔Aug 14, 2018Combined wheat production in the European Union, Russia, and Ukraine is forecast down 12 percent from last year to the lowest level in 5 years. The EU wheat crop is […]

Global Markets: Oilseeds – Soybean Meal Import Prospects Higher, Weather Damages EU Crops

🕔Aug 14, 2018The 2018/19 oilseeds production forecast for the European Union has been reduced significantly since USDA’s first projections published in May. Although prospects for sunflowerseed have improved, lower rapeseed yields are […]

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