Global stocks added to losses that have them poised for the worst month in more than three years on fresh concern China’s efforts to prop up its markets will fail.
Options traders have never been so pessimistic on China’s stock market, betting the government’s renewed effort to prop up share prices is doomed to fail.
Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group in Chicago, thinks soybean prices are in dangerous territory right now.
Commodities analyst Andy Shissler argues that the Chinese economy will likely continue expanding along with demand for U.S. crops.
When it comes to the U.S. economy, the agriculture industry is a star student. Agricultural exports will once again exceed imports by more than $20 billion in 2015.
World inventories of wheat, corn and other grains will reach 447 million metric tons by the end of the current marketing year, the highest since the 1986-87 season.
Combines are starting to roll in the South, and after an early and record fast start to corn planting, the wave of harvest will quickly be heading north.
Don’t expect your farm bill payment for corn and soybeans to be the same as your family member who farms nearby.
Grain markets are higher on short covering and bargain hunting ahead of weekly export sales.
As incomes rise in China, people are spending more on consumer products from luxury handbags to baby food. Already the meat of choice in many Chinese households, pork demand is growing.
China’s fifth interest rate cut since November and reduction to banks’ required reserve ratios seeks to break a downward spiral that engulfed global markets since the surprise move to devalue the yuan on Aug. 11.
Smithfield Foods Inc. has increased its pork shipments to China by almost half in the first six months of 2015, Chief Financial Officer Kenneth Sullivan said.
Germany is taking steps to outlaw the cultivation of genetically modified crops in the Europe’s biggest economy.
Uralkali PJSC, the world’s largest potash producer, expects Chinese imports of the the crop nutrient to slow after the country devalued its currency.
The government’s loan subsidy plan comes as three Argentine farm associations Monday started a five-day halt to crop and livestock sales.
Gary Schnitkey, an agricultural economist at the University of Illinois, has calculated the estimated crop year payments under ARC-CO (agricultural risk coverage—county level) for farmers in central Illinois for 2015 and 2016.
According to data released in August by USDA, 43% percent of U.S. farmers now use computers for farm business in 2015, an increase of 3 percentage points since 2013.
The world’s second-biggest corn producer and consumer has increased purchases of some grains in recent months because international supplies are cheaper.
With excesses building in everything from cotton to wheat, hedge funds can’t seem to get away from crop markets fast enough.