The News & What it Means – The Russian Factor in World Grain Markets

 

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – Nov. 28, 2017

 

The news:

“The Ministry of Agriculture of Russia does not expect any reduction in the planted areas under grain crops for the 2018 harvest, declared the Minister of Agriculture, Alexander Tkachev on November 23.”

-APK Inform, Nov. 27, 2018

 

What it means:

If accurate – and in the absence of any major weather problem – more price pressure would seem to lie ahead.

The News & What it Means – Brazilian Soybean Planting Back on Pace, Experience Brazil this Winter

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – November 21, 2017

 

The news:

Brazilian producers have 73% of the estimated soybean area planted for the 2017/2018 crop. Now, the planting of Brazilian soybeans is no longer behind schedule. The rains that have fallen in all of the main producing regions have allowed the advance of the sowing.

– Successful Farming, Nov. 17, 2017

Farming in the Netherlands

By John DePutter – November 20, 2017

 

“A tiny country…an agricultural giant.”

 

That’s how National Geographic described the Netherlands in a September 2017 article highlighting the nation’s agriculture and food prowess.

 

Holland’s agricultural strength — including world-leading science, engineering and innovation — is nothing new.

The News & What it Means – Record US Corn Yield in the Making!?

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – November 13, 2017

 

The news:

“Thursday’s USDA supply-demand update pegged the average corn yield at a record high 175.4 bu/acre, up a major 3.6 bu from the October estimate and easily blowing past the average pre-report trade guess that had the yield at just 172.3 bu.”

– Syngenta website, Nov. 9, 2017