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.

JUST ADDED: Arlan Suderman Joins Food Industry Forum Lineup!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

INTL FCStone’s chief commodities economist, Arlan Suderman, has joined the lineup of expert speakers and panelists slated to participate in our Food Industry Forum event this July 19-21 in Chicago. Arlan will participate in two sessions: In the first, on Wednesday, July 20 at 3:20 pm, Arlan will... Learn More →

Crops Rot While Trump-Led Immigration Backlash Idles Farm Lobby

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

The death of meaningful U.S. immigration reform, done in by Washington partisanship and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s incendiary comments on foreigners, is leaving crops withering in the field and the farm lobby with nowhere to turn as a labor shortage intensifies. Carlos... Learn More →

Future of Food: Growing Global Appetites

Monday, April 4, 2016

In 1798, British economist Thomas Malthus published “An Essay on the Principle of Population” in which he argued that population grows geometrically while food supply, constrained by limited arable land, grows arithmetically. Therefore, he concluded, human population growth would eventually... Learn More →

Sign Up Today: Food Industry Forum

Monday, March 21, 2016

Commodity price volatility can ruin even the best-laid plans and budgets. The Food Industry Forum aims to help firms minimize the impact of commodity price risk by providing access to the knowledge, products, strategies and market intelligence required for success. Register now for the Food... Learn More →

US Farmers Allege Deception by Agrochemical Giant: The Case Against Syngenta

Friday, February 19, 2016

From Indiana to Louisiana, a movement among thousands of corn farmers in the United States is trying to hold a Swiss GMO agribusiness giant to account for willful deceit and is making steady progress in court. According to these lawsuits - which may soon become class action - Syngenta, one of the... Learn More →

Cargill joins grain traders backing away from fertilizer

Thursday, February 18, 2016

Feb 18 A sharp drop in crop prices has the world's biggest grain traders further distancing themselves from the global fertilizer business to reduce risk. Cargill Inc on Wednesday said it will stop selling fertilizer, along with crop chemicals and seeds, to farmers in Central and Eastern Europe by... Learn More →

Perspective: Midwest July Outlook

Monday, February 8, 2016

February 8 – The European forecast model releases a monthly update looking deep into the future. This morning’s monthly release provided a look into the critical pollination month of July. The outlook is actually a compilation of many ensemble members, with forecasters looking for tendencies where... Learn More →

Argentina Infested With Swarms of Locusts

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

The recent images and videos of locusts swarming farms and villages in Argentina are not part of a Hollywood movie. These images are very much real. Thousands of locusts are infesting farmlands in Catamarca, Santiago del Estero, Tucuman and Córdoba. The locusts first arrived in Argentina in... Learn More →

Farm Loan Volumes Remain At High Levels

Monday, February 1, 2016

The Kansas City Federal Reserve reports levels of non-real estate farm lending at commercial banks remained high in the fourth quarter of 2015 despite a modest decline from a year earlier. Loans used to finance current operating expenses remained at record levels, while volumes for most other types... Learn More →

Farmers' mental health survey launched by University of Guelph researchers

Friday, January 29, 2016

A new online survey run by researchers at the Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph is asking farmers to open up about their mental health. Andria Jones-Bitton, one of the researchers on the project, told CBC Kitchener-Waterloo's The Morning Edition they're hoping to get a sense... Learn More →

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