By John DePutter & Dave Milne – January 10, 2019
“The bulk of the main US corn, wheat and soybean production regions – including the Midwest and the High Plains – were almost entirely drought-free at the beginning of the year.”
– Syngenta website article, Jan. 7, 2019
By John DePutter & Dave Milne – December 18, 2018
“Government forecasters today increased the odds El Nino will develop this winter and last into spring.”
– Farm Futures, Dec. 17, 2018
By John DePutter & Dave Milne – December 11, 2018
“While most crop markets had a lackluster 2018, wheat enjoyed a rally. But those gains look like they may be fleeting.”
By John DePutter & Dave Milne – Oct. 16, 2018
“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.
By John DePutter & Dave Milne – September 18, 2018
Drier-than-normal conditions for southern Alberta highlight an otherwise mostly benign fall weather forecast for much of Canada.
– Syngenta website story, Sept. 17, 2018.