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Regulations on the sulphur content of marine fuels will lead to a freight increase of USD7 per tonne from 2020 and could cause short-term disruption in the run up to implementation.
Trade tension between the US and China has rippled through global markets, but a recent change in tone in Washington could signal the first steps towards a trade deal.
Russia cannot maintain its current export pace for long and monthly volumes may soon drop sharply for the season’s exports to come in at expected levels.
ADM, Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus actively listen to market feedback during development of their blockchain-backed shipping transactions platform.
Crop rotation pressures and an emerging market for rapeseed in Mongolia and China may bring crop diversification in Siberia, while Ukraine targets continued production increases across corn, soybeans and sunflower seed.
A change in farm structure has fueled a rise in Romania's grain output, and local producers are anticipating significant steady growth in production in the coming decade.
Getting 40 million tonnes of wheat out of the door is no small task; Russia's infrastructure coped admirably with its production and export boom last season, but investment will be needed for logistics to keep pace with growth.
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"In a trade war no-one wins, and I think people are coming to understand that more and more. A lot of farmers in the so-called flyover states will be disappointed with what has happened with prices." - @RussianGrainTra on the US-China trade war #GGGeneva
China holds 61% of world corn and wheat stocks. It cannot be exported because it’s at such a high price. Export would require a subsidy. China has lost $26 bln on auctioning its stocks. #GGGeneva@BasseAgResource
Soybean FOB prices have remained stable in Argentina and Brazil, but a two-tier market has emerged since tariffs as US prices tumble on China import tariff @BasseAgResource "The big loser in this trade war is the farmer in North or South Dakota" #GGGeneva