The News & What it Means – Quiet for Now but Market Attention to Soon Turn to South America

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – Oct. 16, 2018

 

The news:

“Brazilian farmers are planting the new soy crop at a record pace, reaching 20 percent of the projected area by Thursday, consultancy AgRural said on Monday.”
-Reuters, Oct. 15, 2018

 

What it means:

The impact on Chicago soybean futures may be negligible or even non-existent for now, but don’t go to sleep on it – Brazil is a major market factor.

 

The News & What it Means – History Repeats amid Renewed Calls for Farmer Assistance

By John DePutter & Dave Milne – September 27, 2018

  

The news:

“No financial aid package is in the works for Canada’s livestock sector, Agriculture Minister Lawrence MacAulay says — despite pleas from producer groups who warn plummeting prices are forcing producers out of business.”

– iPolitics, Sept. 17, 2018