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Grain

An exciting week in markets, with volatility across equities and currency. In the past week wheat futures have performed well, but has the benefit been passed onto local growers? Overnight the WASDE was released, and it provides some data that is good for Australian grain...

Time flows like water down the river rapids, we are now into February and the holiday season is now but a distant memory. January has come to an end, and it’s worth examining how the start of the year has gone. The futures market has...

Key Points Real prices of wheat have fallen drastically since the 1970’s, whilst population has drastically risen. Farmers around the world have increase production to meet demand, without utilizing more land. The increases have been because of yield improvements. Since the 1970’s the world has...

The week has overall ended up positive for grain producers in Australia. The market has been largely driven by noises from the white house, which seem to have very opposing views on the future of their economy. In this weeks comment, we take a look...

The markets have been very quiet over the past week, with little in the way of new information to get the trade excited. Usually in our Friday comments, we would take a look at the past week. This week, I thought I would take a...

Dawn has broken on 2018. The start of a new year brings fresh possibilities, and a few positive signals have started to appear in the market. In the zodiac calendar 2018 is the year of the dog, let’s hope that its wrong and we are...

A tough week in the grain market as the scaleof the global crop continues to bite hard. In this article, we will look at some recent WA forecast releases which paint a bearish tone. Let’s start with the futures market. In figure 1, we can see...

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,...