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World Food Production Blog

The World Food Production Blog is one of the world’s leading informational resources on global agricultural production and its impact on food prices worldwide.


Morning Dairy Comments, 07/28/2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

General Market NewsEurope’s butter mountain has melted away https://goo.gl/RkaibsDanone signals faster sales growth in 2nd half https://goo.gl/6A2buQU.S. economy expanded at solid 2.6% rate in 2nd quarter https://goo.gl/E2AdSGNZ carbon budgets would provide ‘certainty’ for dairy sector... Learn More →


We Already Grow Enough Food For 10 Billion People — and Still Can’t End Hunger, 7/28/1017

Friday, July 28, 2017

By: Eric Holt Gimenez A new a study from McGill University and the University of Minnesota published in the journal Nature compared organic and conventional yields from 66 studies and over 300 trials. Researchers found that on average, conventional systems out-yielded organic farms by 25 percent... Learn More →


14 surprising stats about global food consumption

Monday, July 24, 2017

1. Poor people in developing countries often spend 60-80% of their income on food.Americans spend less than 10%.Ayme family, Ecuador. Photo credit: Peter Menzel and Faith D’Aluisio.2. 75% of the world’s food is generated from only 12 plants and 5 animal species.Kale is probably not one of them.3.... Learn More →


World’s future food security “in jeopardy” due to multiple challenges, report warns, 7/24/2017

Monday, July 24, 2017

Without additional efforts, the target of ending hunger by 2030 will not be met Empowering small-scale farmers and providing them better access to information, markets and technologies is key to ensuring future food security. 22 February 2017, Rome - Mankind's future ability to feed itself is in... Learn More →


Soybean Report, 07/20/2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Nice export numbers and finally one to help the exceptionally slow NC sales, which continue to lag even the slowest year in the past 5. While OC sales exceeded expectations, I still see some OC being bought with the full intention of rolling into a deferred shipment period. So with a decent export... Learn More →


Corn Report, 07/20/2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

September futures closed 5 ½ higher Wednesday with funds buying a net 11,000 contracts. The market exploded higher Tuesday night in spite of cooler – wetter extended forecast. Farmer selling was very light on this last leg up as their attitudes are becoming more bullish as they see less ideal... Learn More →


Wheat Report, 07/20/2017

Thursday, July 20, 2017

The market stayed on a lower track overnight, with MGEX remaining under pressure, leaving KC and Chicago down 3 cents. Export sales were impressive across the grains last week, with wheat showing 670 TMT, above the high estimate of 450 TMT, as HRW made up almost half of the sales. U.S. weather is... Learn More →


INTL FCStone Dairy Early Morning Update 7-20-17

Thursday, July 20, 2017

General Market NewsMilk fat adds $2.2 billion to farmers’ milk checks https://goo.gl/dNJx4pImmigration amendment may help dairy producers https://goo.gl/JFFGnKBrazil and EU team up to take on food security https://goo.gl/UA4EhLInvestors brace for clues on ECB tapering https://goo.gl/JfEsCJThe... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments, 05/30/2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

General Market News · U.S. bombers carry out drill near North Korean border after Pyongyang’s missile launch · Consumer Spending up 0.4% as expected · A new food label will tell you more about the animals you eat https://goo.gl/FBLfCv · Weaker dollar to boost US dairy exports https://goo.gl/ReHCCE... Learn More →


Wheat Report, 05/30/2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Harvest progress over the holiday weekend has wheat under minor pressure and continuing sideways, as favorable weather allowed harvest to move up into S. OK. Reports show good TW but low protein, so far, with concerns over effects of disease and what it could mean for the Kansas crop. The CFTC... Learn More →


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