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Weekly Review: Eroding soft wheat supplies send bullish signal

CBOT and other wheat futures markets continue to draw strength from a more bullish constellation continuing to form in the soft milling sector of the world’s leading food grain.

Wheat Exports Imports

Weekly Review: Corn price oscillates on mixed input

Mixed signals for US export and ethanol demand and ongoing uncertainty about the true size of this year’s US supply kept CBOT corn futures oscillating in a fairly narrow price band this week.

Corn Exports Imports

Wheat

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US Futures Review: Wheat ends lower on first winter wheat ratings

Wheat futures settled lower on Tuesday on strong US crop conditions reported by USDA.

Wheat Futures

Covid-19: Ukraine restricts wheat exports

Contrary to previous statements by the government, Ukraine has now joined the list of countries that limit their grain exports amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Wheat Ukraine

US Futures Review: Weather worries support wheat despite ho-hum inspections

Wheat futures settled higher Monday on emerging weather risks in the US and the Black Sea Region.

Wheat Futures

USDA Crop Progress: Winter wheat rated just above year-ago levels

US winter wheat is in better shape than it was one year ago and compared with the final update in November in resumed publication of weekly national updates on crops.

Wheat Sorghum

China grains: International price rise will have little effect on the domestic situation

Last week, the heated discussion on grain supply and price continued with some panic buying in several cities reported. China’s Ministry of Agriculture wasted no time in reassuring the nation. 

China Grains & Feed

UK millers “working round the clock” to meet flour demand

UK mills have been operating 24 hours a day to meet the increased demand for its’ produce in a country which has, until now, been self-sufficient in flour, the association representing British and Irish millers reports.

United Kingdom Wheat Flour
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Corn

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Brazilian soy prices remain neutral, corn dips as harvest looms

The domestic Brazilian soy market witnessed minor price movements this week, while corn slipped as the summer crop approaches.

Soy Corn

US Futures Review: Corn falls despite strong inspections

The corn market put in another negative down day, closing 3 cents lower with May futures finishing the day at $3.27 1/2 per bushel.

Corn Futures

Argentina reduces soy production estimate

Argentina’s soy forecast has been cut by the Buenos Aires Grains Exchange for the 2019/20 season, while the country’s corn ethanol production is estimated to rise.

Argentina Soy

US Futures Review: Corn ends mixed, posts losses for the week

Corn put in a mixed day, closing 2 3/4 lower at $3.30 3/4 on the May contract.

Corn Futures

Covid-19: Spanish grocery retailer to grant liquidity for suppliers

Mercadona, the largest Spanish grocery retailer, has reached a deal with Caixabank, BBVA, Santander and Bankia, the main Spanish banks, to grant EUR2.1 billion (USD2.3 bln) liquidity for its suppliers in the short and mid-term. 

Coronavirus Spain

Weekly Review: Crude slump tightens squeeze on corn ethanol users

A fresh slump in US crude oil below the psychologically key USD20 per barrel mark this week kept the squeeze on corn ethanol producers, pushing CBOT corn futures to new ‘life-of-contract’ lows.

Corn Futures
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Rice

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FAO outlines uncertainties for global rice sector in light of Covid-19

The FAO indicated potential supply and demand impacts on the global rice market following the current Covid-19 outbreak.

Rice Coronavirus

China grains: International price rise will have little effect on the domestic situation

Last week, the heated discussion on grain supply and price continued with some panic buying in several cities reported. China’s Ministry of Agriculture wasted no time in reassuring the nation. 

China Grains & Feed

Italy extends its own origin labelling system for tomato, pasta and rice

The Italian government has extended the current national labelling system obliging processors to declare raw material origin for pasta, rice and tomato products, overriding the EU legislation that entered into force on April 1.

Italy Canned & Tomato Products

Covid-19: Spanish grocery retailer to grant liquidity for suppliers

Mercadona, the largest Spanish grocery retailer, has reached a deal with Caixabank, BBVA, Santander and Bankia, the main Spanish banks, to grant EUR2.1 billion (USD2.3 bln) liquidity for its suppliers in the short and mid-term. 

Coronavirus Spain

World food prices have fallen amid COVID-19 disruptions

The COVID-19 pandemic has driven down the prices for food around the world, a UN agency reported.

Coronavirus Sugar

EAEU has introduced a ban on export on several commodities

The Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC), in connection with the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19), has decided to introduce a second package of measures aimed at establishing a temporary ban on the export of certain types of food products from the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU).

EAEU Fresh Root Vegetables
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Barley

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EU grains production still set for small loss

The European cereal association has released its second output forecast for 2020.

EU Wheat

EU cereal exports continue to increase

The EU is exporting far more wheat, barley and maize than last year, the latest official figures show.

EU Wheat

EU grain production expected to fall

EU wheat and barley production is anticipated to drop slightly this year, while corn production could go up from last year’s volume, according to a new outlook.

Corn Barley

Last minute cancelations wave of Chinese companies exhibiting at Fruit Logistica

So far, around 30% of Chinese companies expected to exhibit at Fruit Logistica have cancelled their participation this year. Further cancellations before the trade fair opens next week in Berlin are expected, a spokesperson told IEG Vu. 

Europe China

UK could lose crop farming if Atlantic currents collapse

A new study examined what would happen to British agriculture if the globe surpasses a specific climate tipping point related to ocean currents.

EU United Kingdom

Global Outlook: High grain stocks fuel market competition

Underpinning the markets for grains in 2019/20 is a general state of abundance. Stocks are high, yields are growing, and even where production concerns have hit major exporters there looks to be enough surplus elsewhere to cover demand.

Europe Middle East and Africa
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Soymeal

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Covid-19: Bolivia focuses on granting exports throughout Chilean port of Arica

The Bolivian government has focused on granting road transport in the border pass with Chile in Tambo Quemado to secure supply network with the Chilean port of Arica. 

Coronavirus Bolivia

China grains: International price rise will have little effect on the domestic situation

Last week, the heated discussion on grain supply and price continued with some panic buying in several cities reported. China’s Ministry of Agriculture wasted no time in reassuring the nation. 

China Grains & Feed

China corn price noticeably higher

As many feed manufacturers are returning to work, China has seen a noticeable corn wholesale price increase for 10 consecutive working days as of April 1. This has triggered some panic buying by vendors and feed processors.

China Corn

Rabobank sees quick recovery in Chinese soy demand

Despite market disruptions in Q1, Rabobank expects China’s consumption of soy products to make a rapid comeback, it outlined in its latest report.

China Soy

Brazilian association maintains soy export estimate despite Covid-19

This season's export estimates for soybean and its by-products from Brazil were left unchanged this month, despite concerns over Covid-19, said the Brazilian Association of Vegetable Oil Industries (Abiove).

Brazil Soy

Argentine soymeal plants hit by drastically lower beans supplies

Argentina’s soybean deliveries to crushing plants have been severely cut, as the country reacts to the coronavirus pandemic, local export chamber CIARA-CEC, outlined. The country is the world’s top supplier of soymeal livestock feed.

Argentina Coronavirus
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Rapemeal

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Olam closed H1 with lower profit despite strong revenues and volumes

Olam International has suffered a profit fall despite growth in revenues, volumes and earnings before interest, taxes and amortisation (EBITDA) for the first half of 2019.

Olam Financial Results

July heatwave cuts yields for EU summer crops - JRC

Unusually hot weather at the end of July further weakened the yield outlook for EU summer crops, the European Commission outlines in its latest crop monitoring report.

Europe Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Russian feed production to hit 40 mln tonnes in 2025

Feed production in Russia is forecast to grow steadily in the next six years, with pork and cattle feed leading increases.

Russian Federation Grains & Feed

EU soybean import lead narrows

The EU’s total imports of soybeans remain higher this season than last, but the lead has narrowed in recent weeks despite relatively cheap prices for the oilseed.

Soy Palm Oil

Indian rapeseed meal exports jump

India’s exports of rapeseed meal and soymeal improved on-year for the April 2018- March 2019 period, according to the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA).

India Iran

Indian oilmeal exports pace slows in December

India’s oilmeal exports in December were provisionally reported at 303,115 tonnes, which is 14% lower than the previous month, the latest data from the Solvent Extractors Association (SEA) showed.

Oils & Oilseeds Grains & Feed
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Sunflowermeal

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July heatwave cuts yields for EU summer crops - JRC

Unusually hot weather at the end of July further weakened the yield outlook for EU summer crops, the European Commission outlines in its latest crop monitoring report.

Europe Fresh Fruit & Vegetables

Russian feed production to hit 40 mln tonnes in 2025

Feed production in Russia is forecast to grow steadily in the next six years, with pork and cattle feed leading increases.

Russian Federation Grains & Feed

EU soybean import lead narrows

The EU’s total imports of soybeans remain higher this season than last, but the lead has narrowed in recent weeks despite relatively cheap prices for the oilseed.

Soy Palm Oil

Dutch feed firm enters Ukraine with acquisition

Netherlands-based Royal De Heus is taking a strategic step into the Ukrainian market by acquiring a majority stake in local feed manufacturer, D-Mix.

Netherlands Ukraine

China top destination for Ukrainian sunflower meal in 2018/19

China was the top importer of Ukrainian sunflower meal during the first two months of the 2018/19 season, but overall shipments of the commodity were down year-on-year.

Oils & Oilseeds Sunflowerseed

Fat and Oil Industry 2018: Ukraine meal exports could set new record

Ukraine could set a new record in oilmeal exports this season (2018/19), thanks to strong production growth across all types of meal, APK Inform said in Kiev yesterday (November 6).

Oils & Oilseeds Grains & Feed
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Other Grains & Feed

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USDA Crop Progress: Winter wheat rated just above year-ago levels

US winter wheat is in better shape than it was one year ago and compared with the final update in November in resumed publication of weekly national updates on crops.

Wheat Sorghum

USDA March intentions: US 2020 crop area to post sharp rebound from 2019

US farmers are putting the disastrous 2019 planting season behind them with intentions for 2020 plantings that return acres for key crops in the Midwest back to potentially more-normal levels.

Corn Rice

Covid-19: Spanish retailer partners with grocery delivery service to strengthen online service

The Spanish retailer DIA has reached a deal with the takeaway delivery company Glovo to strengthen its online channel due to its sharp rise in sales during the lockdown to stop the spread of Covid-19. 

Coronavirus Spain

Covid-19: Spanish retailers restrict online sales

Large Spanish grocery retailers such as Mercadona, Eroski, Bon Preu and El Corte Ingles are imposing restrictions or extending delivery timeframes to cope with the booming demand of online sales due to the Covid-19 epidemic spread and restricted opening times. 

Coronavirus Spain

US Futures Review: Corn gains on ‘bargain’ buying after recent declines

Corn futures ended with gains as buyers came into the oversold market.

Corn DDGS

China’s slaughtering sector returns to 80% of previous capacity

China’s agri operation and production is gradually recovering while Covid-19 is rampaging in Europe and the US. Nationwide, 9,700 feed factories and 5,005 slaughtering plants have returned to work, according to the Ministry of Agriculture.

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