Grains & Oilseeds

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Market Comment

Jack tours Russia

To start the week, the wheat market got a very nice little push courtesy of Russian frosts, a bullish USDA report and technical short covering.

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Market Analysis

Benign May WASDE

It’s May and the new season World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) from the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) is out. The WASDE

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Market Comment

Weather bingo card

After the relatively quiet last few months where the ag commodity markets have drift-ed lower, the establishment of the weather market has seen a welcome

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Wheat field Australia
Market Comment

Time to cut the BOM some slack

Another week, another very mixed result. Last week, Middle Eastern politics drew the market’s attention, this week it’s all about the weather. Russia looked to

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Canola field
Market Analysis

Moving in the right direction

The worm seems to have turned somewhat in the grain and oilseed complex. While there is some short-term support coming from yet more geopolitical unrest,

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Australian wheat farm
Market Comment

Geopolitics and shorts weather

Amazing the difference a week can make. It all started last Friday morning, with continued escalations in the Middle East. The wheat market jumped 20

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Pulses lentils
Market Analysis

Performance from pulses

Faba beans have become a popular break crop in southern states, delivering not only a valuable export or feed commodity, but also giving nutritional benefits

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Research: Analysis of the Australian sheep flock

In this report for LiveCorp and MLA, we analysed the historical trends in the demographics of the Australian sheep flock, examining domestic factors that influence farm-level enterprise decision making. 

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