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