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June 29, 2018

The last eight weeks has seen a great deal of change on all fronts; crops have progressed rapidly through the growth stages and harvest is starting to feel just around the corner. Likewise prices have also moved significantly since the end of April, providing some comf...

June 27, 2018

Markets close mixed as weather/politics continue to shape direction and traders start to turn attention towards USDA stocks/acreage data, due for release Friday.

  • Russia’s Ag Minister suggests the country could harvest ‘up to’ 100mmt of grain this harvest. Private an...

June 22, 2018

 Markets down sharply on the week as supportive USDA data was quickly overlooked as attention returned to politics/weather. USDA headlines:

  • Russian wheat crop est. reduced by 3.5mmt to 68.5mmt, below market expectations (85mmt this season). Decline is believed to be...

June 12, 2018

Markets mixed this week as Black Sea/US weather continue to occupy much of the trade focus.

  • Private forecaster’s cut Russian wheat crop estimates. Sovecon est. down 3.9mmt to 73.1mmt. IKAR est. down 2mmt to 71.5mmt. Russian Grain Union place production at 68- 69mmt....

June 5, 2018

Spring drilling has finally been completed, with all but the heaviest ground now in crop. It remains to be seen how these late-drilled spring cereal crops fare (especially those planted into less than ideal seed beds); if the weather is sympathetic, they should be pret...

June 5, 2018

Markets ease this week as US fund liquidation drives selling. Renewed concerns around US/China trade talks, improved US weather outlook and month end trading, all act as catalysts.

  • US corn conditions reported at a 5 year high of 79% g/e for this time of year, surpri...

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