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Oilseed Highlights: Soybean Rust; Argentine Weather and Soy Export Taxes; Monsanto

Growing Soybean Rust Problem in Parana Asian soybean rust can be a devastating pathogen if not adequately controlled, and agronomists in Brazil recommend that farmers spray their crop at least every two weeks as a preventative measure. However, dry periods are required for this process to be ef...

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Ag Review - December 2017

2017 was an eventful year for the U.S. economy and the agricultural markets. 2018 promises to be just as interesting, although perhaps not as bullish.  A few ag sectors look to continue patterns of the current year as the U.S. biofuels industry is under strong political influence. Meanwhil...

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More Things to Keep You Up at Night

Soy complex prices eased a bit this week on better chances for precipitation across the driest parts of southern Brazil and Argentina over the next 10-14 days. Bob Kohlmeyer’s piece about La Nina and Argentine crop production (see Ag Perspectives, 14 December) explained the current situat...

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Ag Review - November 2017

This month's look at the markets around the world. We have seen a lot of activity this month and things are looking up internationally. Check out this month's issue for more detail...

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Friday

WPI provides a list of coming USDA reports that will have market-moving interest to our readers. Reports included in this list span those covering feed grains, wheat, oilseeds, livestock, and soft markets.    Fri 11/03/2017 3:00 pm Latest U.S. Agricultural Trade Data ERS 3:00 pm Peanu...

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Ag Review - October 2017

WPI's monthly publication featuring the following analysis in this issue:  Biofuel’s Long Road Ahead U.S. Farm Profitability Outlook Changing Dynamics in Fertilizer Prices Global Trade’s Changing Winds...

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Mob versus Science

Activists in Europe delivered more than the 1 million signatures required under the European Citizens’ Initiative to compel action on their demand to completely ban glyphosate. However, their petition involves an even bolder change than just banning a singular chemical: “We call on...

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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Kenya is facing a maize shortage while Zambia faces oversupply with the inability to export. Meanwhile, Turkey is looking for a new customs union arrangement with the EU that will benefit both sides while Syria claims to import Russian wheat. Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS...

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Ag Review: Meat Exports and Macroeconomic Opportunities

WPI Agribusiness Subsector Outlook   A brief review of WPI’s past Bull/Bear calls and industry stock price performance. WPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017 A summary and graphical depictions of WPI’s expectations for future agribusiness performance. The U.S. Gr...

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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

USDA and other international agencies are working in Pakistan to address an issue with the wheat crop there. Meanwhile, a recent study indicates maize-producing countries in Africa could lose $2.2-5 billion per year due to yield loss caused by one particular pest. Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/M...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

The Egyptian Company for Agriculture and Rural Development (ECARD), a government agency, will restart its contract growing program with the main focus on one particular crop. It is hoped that this effort will help substantially reduce the need for imported stocks. Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/M...

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Can Technology Play a Role in Organic Production?

This week the National Organic Standards Board discussed emerging ag production systems and their role in organic agriculture – just as they have since 2002.Ever-developing technology poses ever-changing questions about agriculture, policy and regulation. Consider the relatively new boom in ind...

soy-oilseeds farm-inputs

Oilseed Highlights: Soybean Rust; Argentine Weather and Soy Export Taxes; Monsanto

Growing Soybean Rust Problem in Parana Asian soybean rust can be a devastating pathogen if not adequately controlled, and agronomists in Brazil recommend that farmers spray their crop at least every two weeks as a preventative measure. However, dry periods are required for this process to be ef...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - December 2017

2017 was an eventful year for the U.S. economy and the agricultural markets. 2018 promises to be just as interesting, although perhaps not as bullish.  A few ag sectors look to continue patterns of the current year as the U.S. biofuels industry is under strong political influence. Meanwhil...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains farm-inputs

More Things to Keep You Up at Night

Soy complex prices eased a bit this week on better chances for precipitation across the driest parts of southern Brazil and Argentina over the next 10-14 days. Bob Kohlmeyer’s piece about La Nina and Argentine crop production (see Ag Perspectives, 14 December) explained the current situat...

feed-grains biofuel farm-inputs

Ag Review - November 2017

This month's look at the markets around the world. We have seen a lot of activity this month and things are looking up internationally. Check out this month's issue for more detail...

feed-grains wheat energy

Friday

WPI provides a list of coming USDA reports that will have market-moving interest to our readers. Reports included in this list span those covering feed grains, wheat, oilseeds, livestock, and soft markets.    Fri 11/03/2017 3:00 pm Latest U.S. Agricultural Trade Data ERS 3:00 pm Peanu...

feed-grains biofuel soy-oilseeds

Ag Review - October 2017

WPI's monthly publication featuring the following analysis in this issue:  Biofuel’s Long Road Ahead U.S. Farm Profitability Outlook Changing Dynamics in Fertilizer Prices Global Trade’s Changing Winds...

farm-inputs

Mob versus Science

Activists in Europe delivered more than the 1 million signatures required under the European Citizens’ Initiative to compel action on their demand to completely ban glyphosate. However, their petition involves an even bolder change than just banning a singular chemical: “We call on...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Kenya is facing a maize shortage while Zambia faces oversupply with the inability to export. Meanwhile, Turkey is looking for a new customs union arrangement with the EU that will benefit both sides while Syria claims to import Russian wheat. Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST COMMENTS...

equities farm-inputs soy-oilseeds

Ag Review: Meat Exports and Macroeconomic Opportunities

WPI Agribusiness Subsector Outlook   A brief review of WPI’s past Bull/Bear calls and industry stock price performance. WPI Bull/Bear Leanings for Agribusiness in 2017 A summary and graphical depictions of WPI’s expectations for future agribusiness performance. The U.S. Gr...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

USDA and other international agencies are working in Pakistan to address an issue with the wheat crop there. Meanwhile, a recent study indicates maize-producing countries in Africa could lose $2.2-5 billion per year due to yield loss caused by one particular pest. Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/M...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

The Egyptian Company for Agriculture and Rural Development (ECARD), a government agency, will restart its contract growing program with the main focus on one particular crop. It is hoped that this effort will help substantially reduce the need for imported stocks. Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/M...

farm-inputs livestock

Can Technology Play a Role in Organic Production?

This week the National Organic Standards Board discussed emerging ag production systems and their role in organic agriculture – just as they have since 2002.Ever-developing technology poses ever-changing questions about agriculture, policy and regulation. Consider the relatively new boom in ind...

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