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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.


Corn Report, 02/02/2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

Corn came out swinging yesterday as fund buying started the day our strong as the bounce off $3.55 was strong enough buy signal, which was also helped with a solid uptick in crude and bean rally. Then the Fed’s decision and review took money out of the USD and into commodities at the close and we... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments, 02/02/2017

Thursday, February 2, 2017

General Market News · The FOMC left rates unchanged but said there was ‘improved’ optimism among the business community and consumers https://goo.gl/wCXEku · Reckitt Benckiser in $16.7 bln takeover bid for Mead Johnson Nutrition https://goo.gl/j2vXv1 · U.S. Senate confirms Tillerson as Secretary of... Learn More →


The Looming Disaster Of A US Bacon Shortage - And The Value Of Futures Contracts

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Whisper it gently--well, OK, don't, scream in horror from the rooftops--but there's a possibility of a looming bacon shortage in the United States. I know, I know, it's almost as bad as the chaos that would follow in my native UK if the Marmite Mines ran out. But this does give us an opportunity... Learn More →


Soybean Report, 02/01/2017

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Lower values as we continue to see excellent weather for the SA crop. The US$ has fallen below the 100 level on the index, but is pushing back up toward that level this a.m. While Trump continues to push for a weaker US$ the Fed could easily blow that plan to pieces with a rate hike. Though one is... Learn More →


Corn Report, 01/31/2017

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Corn felt the pressure of a fund sell off as the market continues to collapse under the pressure of not breaking out of the 5 month range, funds sold off an estimated 6K contracts as corn was down 4.25 for the day. Limited news compounds the issue of the technical failure, with S. America weather... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments, 01/30/2017

Monday, January 30, 2017

General Market News Dow hits 20K mark USD falls below the 100 mark closing down over 400 points Home builders’ sentiment hits highest level since 2005 Mixed bag on earnings this morning but equities look to open steady to slightly higher Caterpillar Inc. showed a decline in sales of 13% during... Learn More →


Wheat Report, 01/30/2016

Monday, January 30, 2017

The wheat market slid six cents in KC and Chicago to close out the week, due to global stocks weighing on the recent rally. Crop concerns have been limited in scope for U.S. HRW so far, as precipitation has been good and temperatures have remained above normal most of the winter, and snow cover in... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments, 01/27/2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

General Market News · Trump wants to pay for border wall with import tax: spokesman http://on.mktw.net/2jCsoqL · Glanbia working with DFA and other partners on new US cheese and whey facilityhttps://goo.gl/FBkXIy · U.S. dairy exports to Mexico now account for a quarter of total dairy exports and... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments, 01/25/2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

General Market News · DOW cracks 20,000 intraday for the first time ever · Australia milk production down 4.1% in December · Farm groups want seat at the table for restructuring NAFTA https://goo.gl/42JHmt · $2 million proposed in funding for dairy relief bill https://goo.gl/Uug4Dk · Banker brought... Learn More →


Soybean Report, 01/25/2017

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Slow night session bleeds lower with nothing to support it short term. OI is at a high for this timeframe in beans. Meal in second place and oil just missed joining beans. The whole complex added OI while volume was weak. Options were pretty active across the complex yesterday with nice OI gains.... Learn More →


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