Grains & Oilseeds

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Market Comment

Winter is for bears

The wheat market has started the New Year as it finished it. International tenders are still being dominated by cheap Black Sea supplies and there’s

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Market Analysis

Holiday grain market moves

The Christmas and New Year break can often throw up significant volatility in international grain markets. The lack of liquidity with many participants on holidays

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Market Comment

Buy, bye

Someone forgot to feed the bulls. After a solid buying spree, China has stopped pick-ing up the phone. Having purchased 1.9mmt of US SRW wheat,

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US wheat field rain
Market Comment

Wheat finds its feet

Wheat is doing something highly unusual. It is going up. Having withered on the vine for the best part of 12 months, wheat has finally

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Market Comment

Wheat weaves its tangled web

Did Australian weather just move the market’s needle? After weeks of the market edging lower and lower (we hit multi-year lows earlier this week with

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Market Analysis

A halt to harvest

If you’re reading this, you’re interested in grain prices, and as such, you’ll likely have seen the weather forecast for the coming week. With rain

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Market Comment

Soybeans pull the plug

After such a bright start to the week, the wheat market has again given way to bad habits. The precursor to the leg-up was ongoing

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Biofuel storage and crops
Market Analysis

Rising corn and oilseed supplies

The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report was released late last week. There was little movement in

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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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