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Grain

We set out trying to work out what the heavy rain which is falling across all eastern cropping zones over the coming days will do to prices.  It’s not as simple as looking back at 2010-11 when harvest was delayed, as that was a bumper...

The Chicago futures market was closed for the thanksgiving holiday, causing the market to be quiet. In this update we take a look at pricing, and radioactive issues in Russia. We know the Russian crop is growing, but is it also glowing? The markets were quiet this week,...

The US Department of Agriculture released their World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates overnight. In this week’s comment, we will take a look at the impact on wheat, and report on new import barriers being erected in India. In last week’s comment, I mentioned that...

Australian is on the cusp of being full blown harvest, with all states (ex Tasmania) showing some activity. In the coming weeks, harvest proper will be upon us, and we will start to see how accurate the crop forecasts have been. The futures market saw...

The market continues to follow a similar pattern to recent weeks. In this week’s comment, we look at futures & basis levels. In addition, we look at where our main competitor (Russia) is pricing its wheat.  When it comes to wheat markets, we are in...

The futures markets are largely quiet, as the northern hemisphere is largely complete for 2017 and seeding progresses for next year. At a local level, it is important to start considering local premiums and how to take advantage of them. This time of year is always...

Futures markets edged lower this week, but were balanced by a fall in the Aussie dollar. In this week’s comment, we look at rumours of increased import duties in India, and local premiums over Chicago futures. The futures market lost strength over the past week, with...

In recent times, there have been accusations of Russian tampering in western politics. In the wheat game, the Russian crop is interfering with our grain pricing! In this week’s comment, we highlight the Black Sea, and its impact on global pricing. In figure 1, the spot...

The grain market is one of the most interesting to be involved in. There is always ups and downs, always something interesting happening to change the direction of prices. This week is no exception with some big moves both internationally and locally. At global level, we...