Grains & Oilseeds

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Market Comment

USDA offers up a vanilla slice

Last night, the market rolled back on itself after the USDA printed a very vanilla April WASDE (World Ag Supply & Demand Estimates) report. With

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Market Comment

USDA uncovers a big hole

Last week, I finished off the weekly market comment by saying “ Unless the USDA surprises with a sharper-than-expected reduction in corn area, I suspect

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Market Analysis

Long term crop forecasts

It is hard enough forecasting commodity production for the coming season, let alone any further. Regardless, The Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and

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Market Comment

Hopes rising or a false dawn?

The wheat market was able to post some modest gains for the week with geopolitics, weath-er and some technical short covering adding support. Oilseeds too,

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Market Comment

Russia ramping up exports

Wheat has trended sideways for the week as the market looks for future direction. The general consensus is for continued pressure as Russia amps up

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Market Comment

The Russian Bear Market

If you find yourself perplexed by the current state of the wheat market, you are not alone. The most widely traded wheat class, US SRW,

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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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