Tagged: Russia

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.

Then and now

By Fred Evans – January 17, 2017   

How often have we heard “those who don’t learn from history are doomed to repeat it” and “the future is a repetition of the past”?  I mention these quotations to highlight the similarities of an event that occurred nearly forty years ago and which now could again be possible.