Corn
Market News

19 Feb 2018 |
Brazil exports of soybean got off to a slow start in February with just 586,000 mt of soybean sold in the first week and a half of the month while exports of corn reached 732,000 mt, more than in the whole of February 2017.
19 Feb 2018 |
France’s agriculture agency FranceAgriMer says the country’s 2017 corn crop is 14.8% higher despite a 2.6% decline in area, according to a report.
19 Feb 2018 |
Saudi Arabia bought 960,000 mt of feed barley over the weekend at tender, paying 12.3% more than it did at its previous tender a month ago as tightening global supply pushes prices higher still, market sources said Monday.
19 Feb 2018 |
Russian wheat exports hit their highest weekly total since December as weather issues subsided and sellers made efforts to clear a backlog of delayed vessels, data from the ministry of agriculture showed Monday.
19 Feb 2018 |
Ukraine’s corn farmers are facing severely pressured margins in the 2017/18 marketing year with the profitability of corn set to fell into single percentage points, a report from the Ukraine Grain Association said Monday.
19 Feb 2018 |
Combined positions for futures and options under managed money moved closer into net long positions in the week ending February 13 as the outlook for corn, wheat and soybeans continues to show constructive signs, data from the CFTC’s Commitment of Traders report showed Friday.
19 Feb 2018 |
Brazil’s soybean harvest is 17% in the bins, according to a survey by AgRural, down on 19% last year and down versus the five-year average of 26%.
16 Feb 2018 |
Corn premiums in the Argentina FOB Up River market have weakened despite a raft of bearish fundamental data, with market sources pointing to profit taking on the back of recent price rises.

Corn
Corporate News

14 Feb 2018 |
US agribusiness giant Bunge has minimised the volume of soybeans it buys from farmers through take-or-pay contracts following a poor couple of years that saw them crush at zero margin and miss key finance goals, Bunge’s CEO said on Wednesday.
8 Feb 2018 |
A dearth of rain in the Las Pampas and northern areas of the country has prompted the Buenos Aires Grain exchange to cut its forecast of soybean production 1 million mt to 50 million mt, the exchange said Thursday.
8 Feb 2018 |
Brazil’s food statistics agency Conab on Thursday nudged up its forecast of the nation’s soybean harvest 1% to 111.6 million mt while cutting is expectation on corn output almost 5% to 88 million mt.
6 Feb 2018 |
US agribusiness giant Archer Daniels Midland has revealed ‘solid’ results in the fourth quarter of 2017 during an earnings call that was dominated by questions on the US tax cut, Section 199A and Bunge.
6 Feb 2018 |
A new transhipment grain facility in the Ukrainian port of Mykolaiv is close to completion, according to a statement from the facility’s operator Nibulon.
5 Feb 2018 |
A major billion-dollar investment in Egypt’s sugar beet sector could also see corn and wheat production in the country given a boost, representatives of the Middle East sugar refiner Al Khaleej told an industry conference in Dubai, Sunday.
1 Feb 2018 |
Brazilian railway operator Rumo will open a new 7.5 million mt per year fertilizer terminal in Mato Grosso state in April, as producers in the remote hinterland state enter the peak negotiation period for securing inputs for the next grain crop that starts planting in September.
1 Feb 2018 |
Traded volumes in agriculture products on exchanges owned by the CME Group increased 7.1% in Q4 2017 compared to 2016 despite lower volatility, it reported Thursday.

Corn
Policy News

16 Feb 2018 |
The share of US exports in the global grain and oilseed trade is set to decrease over the coming decade as a strong dollar and increased competition eat into its traditional markets, a forecast from the USDA said late Thursday.
14 Feb 2018 |
US ethanol production levels fell 41,000 b/d in the week ending February 9, to take daily production to 1.061 million barrels per day, data from the Energy Information Administration showed Wednesday.
14 Feb 2018 |
The American Soybean Association has urged President Trump to scrap plans to limit farm subsidies, calling his budget proposal a "non-starter" and one that would do significant harm to the nation’s soybean farmers.
12 Feb 2018 |
Major US agribusiness players are investigating incorporating agricultural cooperatives into their businesses in order to access advantages accidentally introduced with US tax reform at the end of 2017, market sources have told Agricensus.
7 Feb 2018 |
Industry representatives are still discussing how to address the consequences of a tax break introduced in December as the first deadline to get the measures pushed through congress looms, sources told Agricensus Wednesday.
China’s Ministry of Commerce has initiated an investigation of US sorghum imports under its Anti-Subsidy Regulations, the ministry announced Sunday.
5 Feb 2018 |
Sales of Russian wheat have slowed for the third consecutive week, posting the lowest weekly figure since July 2017, data from the ministry of agriculture showed Monday.
1 Feb 2018 |
A consortium of US agriculture interests working to fix controversial tax changes introduced in December are hoping to pin a legislative solution to the crunch financing package that Congress needs to pass to avoid another shutdown.