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This Month's Issue:
Volume 29, No.2
Wheat Market Risks and New RealitiesU.S. wheat’s declining global importance gave rise to ongoing battle for price discovery and risk management in EU wheat.
The Next Big Driver of Global Soybean DemandChina has been the main driver of global soybean demand for the last quarter century, but demand growth there is likely to slow in the future. However, there is clear evidence that the next major driver of global soybean demand is likely to be the Asian subcontinent.
The U.S. Biofuels IndustryThe biofuels sector is facing great uncertainty due to energy policy, a shift from its bright and unfettered future in 2006.
The U.S. Meat and Livestock IndustryEconomic growth is boosting consumer demand, allowing packer margins to remain positive with increased throughput. Cow/calf operations are facing reduced profitability in 2017, but the industry will not experience significantly troubling times.
Farm InputsSpring planting demand is met with high inventory levels and large import lineups, casting a shadow on upward price possibilities. However, corn prices suggest urea could move modestly higher.
Policy TrendsThe big shall survive, the new will prosper, evolve or die.
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