Grain Prices

Agricultural commodities face uncertain times: Rabobank

African swine fever and erratic weather have heavily impacted agricultural commodities in 2019 and will remain key to prices in 2020, according to Rabobank’s global Agri Commodities Research Outlook 2020…Read More

Grain Central, November 21, 2019

Indian wheat crop faltering…

Speculation is increasing that this season’s Indian wheat production could be much lower than last year, as less than average rainfall and higher than average temperatures threaten yields in the key winter crop regions as Peter McMeekin reports…Read More

Peter McMeekin, December 24, 2018

Lower grain prices contribute to dip in commodities index: NAB

Mirroring the 2 per cent gain seen in October, the National Australia Bank (NAB) Rural Commodities Index fell 2pc in November following lower grain, wool and lamb prices, according to NAB’s monthly Rural Commodities Wrap…Read More

Grain Central, December 17, 2018

Low crop production/reduced export potential offset by rising prices: ABARES

Australian wheat production is set to be the lowest since 2007-08, largely due to drought conditions in the east, with increased domestic demand reducing export potential, but rising world prices more than offsetting the impact, according to ABARES latest ag commodities report…Read More

Grain Central, December 11, 2018

Master your strengths, outsource your weaknesses

Growers can increase their returns and minimise their risk if they get help from independent professionals in the marketing of their grain, and focus on their strengths in management and production according to Market Check’s Tom Basnett…Read More

Tom Basnett, Market Check, December 5, 2018

Feedgrain Focus: Market looks to rain to bolster sorghum prospects

The Queensland and New South Wales is hoping recent rain will bolster prospects for the sorghum crop now being planted, which holds potential to price itself into feed rations from March onwards…Read More

Henry Wells, November 22, 2018

Trade wars, currency and El Niño threaten price stability: Rabobank

The United States trade war with China, currency fluctuations and extreme weather form a “melting pot of risks” that threaten global food price stability next year, according to Rabobank’s annual global Agri Commodities Outlook report…Read More

Grain Central, November 19, 2018

Barley among key drivers of 1.8 per cent rise in commodities index: NAB

Following a large monthly gain of 6.5 per cent in September, the National Australia Bank Rural Commodities Index has continued to perform well month-on-month, rising a further 1.8pc in October. Sugar and barley were key drivers…Read More

Grain Central, November 12, 2018

Tweedle Dee and “Tweet’le Dumber” continue the trade battle…

Peter McMeekin this week takes readers on a global journey of crops, markets, weather and politics, including his view on how tweets moved markets amid hope of improved soybean trade from the US to China. ..Read More

Peter McMeekin, November 6, 2018

Sunflower/millet price prospects hard to call

What is the price of sunflower and millet going to be this year?  Dennis Ward, managing director of specialist birdseed manufacturer, Avigrain, discusses this season’s prospects…Read More

Dennis Ward, Avigrain managing director, October 31, 2018

Tell ‘em they’re dreamin’!

Peter McMeekin this week comments on the disparity between USDA optimistic predictions of Australia’s winter crop and the expectations of market participants as frost damaged crops across Australia and drought hit winter yield prospects in most of the Murray Darling Basin…Read More

Peter McMeekin, October 16, 2018

Eastern drought pushes Australian winter crop forecast lower

Australian winter crop production estimates continue to tumble as drought grips the eastern cropping regions, with INTL FCStone the latest crop-watcher to downgrade its projections for wheat, barley and canola…Read More

Neil Lyon, October 10, 2018

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