Grains & Oilseeds

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The market skew

In this analysis we look at the overall Chicago wheat each year since 1973 to examine the skewness of the market. This provides an indication

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Market Analysis

Committed to the bear (for now)

Speculation tends to get a bad rap, however, it provides the liquidity to ensure that grain markets operate correctly. In this update, I cover the

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Market Analysis

Agronomics or price?

In two months’ time the 2019/20 season will commence with seeding. There are still decisions to be made on what to acreages will be planted

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Market Analysis

Warning: This isn’t the new level

At present, the local market is the most important driving factor for pricing, with basis levels trading at post-deregulation records. As an example, basis (Port

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Market Analysis

Controversial Canola

Live export, halal slaughter, cuy farming & mulesing. There are plenty of controversial topics in animal agriculture, the most controversial in grain production is GM

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Research: Impact of the live sheep export moratorium

In this report for LiveCorp and MLA, we consulted with stakeholders in the sheep supply chain to identify the impact of the moratorium on the live sheep export trade.

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