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Global Grain 2018 hub: All the latest from Geneva

Key stories from the largest grain industry gathering of the year

The grain industry gathers in Geneva from November 13-15, follow our latest coverage from the event here.

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Latest updates

November 15

Global Grain Geneva: Fuel rules to raise ocean freight by USD7 per tonne

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.

November 14

Global Grain Geneva: Hopes high for US-China trade deal

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.

Global Grain Geneva: Russian wheat exports expected to fall off a cliff (free to view)

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.

Global Grain Geneva: ABCDs dig deeper on blockchain and trust (free to view)

ADM, Bunge, Cargill and Louis Dreyfus actively listen to market feedback during development of their blockchain-backed shipping transactions platform.

November 13

Global Grain Geneva: Factors to watch in the Black Sea grains market

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.

Global Grain Geneva: Romania targets massive wheat export growth

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.

Global Grain Geneva: Black Sea logistics functional, but in need of investment

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.

Social media

Follow @GaryLeeHoward for updates on twitter:



"The corn market flat prices have bottomed out. The Ukrainian crop stunned a lot of people and continues to" @RussianGrainTra at #GGGeneva. @FryersReports is neutral on corn.


"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

"A lot of people seem to expect that we will get a resolution [to the trade war], but what happens if we don’t? What do we do with plantings to bring balance in the US?" Stefan Vogel @RaboFoodAgri#GGGeneva


"I see a real export opportunity for US wheat as we look forward from December through May/June" - @BasseAgResource at #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

US farm income is down 50% from 2012. Farmer clients are hurting - @BasseAgResource at #GGGeneva

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


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