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Hedge funds turn sweeter on wheat - just in time
18/01/2017 11:46

Hedge funds turn sweeter on wheat - just in time

Hedge funds turned less downbeat over wheat futures ahead of last week's data showing a surprise slump in US sowings, potentially limiting the prospects of further price rises, but appear caught out in cotton.

Egypt's Gasc turns to Black Sea, again, for wheat order
18/01/2017 11:04

Egypt's Gasc turns to Black Sea, again, for wheat order

Egypt's Gasc began 2017 where it ended off last year - buying 235,000 tonnes of Black Sea wheat at tender, and continuing to accelerate purchases ahead of the year-ago rate.  The state grain authority for the world's top wheat-importing country purchased 235,000 tonnes of the crop on Saturday, mainly from Russia, but with one Romanian cargo ordered too

US winter wheat area hits lowest since 1909 - sending prices higher
13/01/2017 13:19

US winter wheat area hits lowest since 1909 - sending prices higher

Wheat futures touched multi-months highs after the US revealed that its winter sowings of the grain had slumped to the lowest in 108 years, while soybean prices gained on a lower-than-expected stocks estimate.

Wheat futures - will their four-year bear market end in 2017?
13/01/2017 10:11

Wheat futures - will their four-year bear market end in 2017?

Wheat futures suffered, further, losses in 2016, in the benchmark Chicago market, falling for a fourth successive year, this time by 13.2%.

That landed the contract with its lowest finish to a calendar year since 2005, with prices depressed by a fourth successive season of record world production

PM markets: wheat futures rally on Kansas crop damage
05/01/2017 11:37

PM markets: wheat futures rally on Kansas crop damage

Hard red winter wheat futures in Kansas surged, after a sharp cut to winter wheat condition in the US Plains.

US Department of Agriculture crop unveiled a hefty trim to winter wheat condition, particularly in the key hard red winter wheat growing states of Oklahoma and Kansas, after a cold dry December.

Soybean futures - will they outperform in 2017 too?
05/01/2017 11:30

Soybean futures - will they outperform in 2017 too?

Soybean futures outperformed in 2016, rising for the first time in four years, by 14.4%, compared with a 1.9% decline in Chicago corn futures, and a 13.2% drop in wheat.  While the US harvested a record crop, demand has been strong too - supported by Chinese imports which also set a record high, with demand supported by a recovery in the fortunes of the country's important hog producers.

Hedge funds match record in selldown on soft commodities
05/01/2017 11:21

Hedge funds match record in selldown on soft commodities

Hedge funds approached the end of 2016 on a bearish note in agricultural commodities, cutting bets on price rises for a fourth successive week, as they stretched to a record a selling spree in softs such as cocoa and coffee.

Media Release: BlazeAid trailers ready to support SA disaster relief efforts
30/11/2016 16:06

Media Release: BlazeAid trailers ready to support SA disaster relief efforts

29 November 2016

A fleet of seven new BlazeAid trailers are ready to help South Australians recover from natural disasters following donations from local grain growers, Glencore Grain and Viterra.

The seven fencing trailers...

Media Release : New season grain exports begin
29/11/2016 19:06

Media Release : New season grain exports begin

10 November 2016

New season grain exports have commenced in South Australia with one of the first shipments for 2016/17 being loaded by Glencore Grain this week.

About 20,000 tonnes of wheat is being loaded onto ...

September Grain Business magazine
16/09/2016 17:24

September Grain Business magazine

Each magazine contains leading agronomic, market and industry information for the benefit of growers. 

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