Harvest now 70% complete; Yields 6-8% over the 5 year average; Brexit potential delays extend window of free access to EU; Wheat production estimate increased to 764 Mln T; Russian wheat crop healthy; Weak Sterling due to Brexit uncertainty; Prices driven by exchange rate and political story; China demand for soya predicted to grow and premiums paid remain, and Brazil increase in soya production to meet China demand with US trade war continuing to remain. Scientists have discovered a planet with a dramatic egg-shaped path of orbit. Read more...
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Wheat continues to drift downwards, having lost nearly £10 in the last 2 weeks; China added tariffs to $75bn worth on more US origin goods, which caused a flurry of activity in the last half of Friday; AHDB estimated that UK winter barley is 98% complete with production up between 17-20%, rapeseed at 95% complete but with the smallest crop since 2004-05…
Devaluation of GBP continues; Currency having an effect on agri markets; Approx £45 price difference year on year for November futures; Barley market concerns due to no-deal Brexit; US/China trade talks lead to lower US wheat prices; China threat to retaliate against US tariffs; Global wheat futures look good; Ukrainian winter yields high; Soya bean market continues to feel pressure; Potential for UK soya prices to rise; What links farming and vampires? Well hopefully not too much these days…
UK wheat spiked; Significant devaluation of sterling; No deal Brexit more likely; Old wheat crop below futures price; Potential early cereal exports this season; World wheat crop down 6 Mln T; Argentina could have record wheat harvest; Soya bean and meal price slightly down; Unknown size of 2019 soya crop;
Sterling 2 year low; No-deal Brexit more likely; Recession forecast worsens; Harvest 2019 mid flow; Good Barley yields; Russian crops affected by weather; Ukraine reports better yields; Protein content in Brazilian soya low; Chinese / US dramas continue; US Soya bean market pressured by weather, and Fancy a good read….
Brexit plays politics with UK markets; US weather remains a big focus with heavy rains predicted; No end in sight for US/China trade deals; US farmer confidence low; Russian story is looking bright; EU crop remains promising with good balance of rain and sunshine; Soya bean market dropping fast; China reducing demand for soya; Ancient Bronze age birdman discovered in 5000 year old grave.
UK wheat risen steeply over last couple of weeks; Theresa May announcing resignation caused steep weakening of sterling against Euro and dollar; Weather in Midwest US has been wettest on record; Global grain followed US maize upward; Indications positive for wheat crops in Russia, Europe and UK; President Trump fuels trade disruption with 5% tariff against Mexico Exports; North Korea confirm outbreak of African swine fever near border with China
USDA report looked over the markets; Very little trade volumes over week; USDA report had no impact on climate or volumes; US and China trade talks failed to bring results; Maize and wheat prices fell; Soya bean prices low due to tariffs imposed on China by USA; African Swine fever described as game changer by USDA; Dead as a dodo... not any longer... the rail has come back from the dead.
UK feed down over week; Possible renewed move lower; Forecasts of dry weather; Animal feed production down year on year for all species; Currency and Brexit linger as deadlines are extended; Trade deal with China and competition with Russia key factors in US wheat acres; Trade deal also affecting Soya market; How about a mini-me T-rex. Small does not mean gentle…
Currency remains low in wake of Brexit delay; Low trade volume of UK wheat; Technical selling is the only real activity in an otherwise very quiet market; Conditions in the US market remain positive; Wheat production forecasts are up globally although EU estimates remained stable; US set for huge end of year soya stock; African swine fever effect of reducing China's commodity requirement. Chariot racing was as integral to the Romans as Football is to many of us today.
Trading on May UK wheat contract picked up; The delay to Brexit saw Sterling fall; US wheat continued to experience selling pressure; New wheat crop prices under pressure across Europe; Soya bean markets slid throughout the week; China still the biggest market for US soya beans.
The markets are in indecisive doldrums; Lack of direction politically; Wheat sales are low; Export activity being strong after a slow start; US China trade deal rumoured to be coming to a close; Soya market sees little change; African Swine Fever estimates in China increase; Easter is around the corner.
Currency remains range bound; UK, Europe and US markets trend downwards; French production forecast down; US China lack of deal pushes markets lower; The lack of trade deal also puts pressure on soya prices; Exports to China pushed figures a little higher; Insect control can become hot topic in warmer months. You might want to consider playing some particular music?!
Currency has been volatile due to Brexit; Low trade quantities in wheat; High projected new crop numbers; Maize price declined on release of USDA report; Soya also dipped on USDA figures for corn; Positive expectation for US / China trade deal. Who is free for a long nap followed by pancakes at the end of this year?
UK May 19 wheat futures and European wheat markets down; Talk of sanctions on Russia by the US government; Brexit key driver; Employment growth weak; US export sales report; Expectation of US/China deal. Humpty Dumpty - we all know he is an egg don’t we?!