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No price is ever too high for a bull

Guest Author, 06 March 2018

Sorghum farming in northern NSW and Queensland rides on the ebb and flow of summer-cropping seasons, as COFCO International Australia sorghum trader, Matthew Pattison writes this week.

Canola year in review and 2018 outlook

Guest Author, 28 February 2018

Seasonally higher prices for wheat and barley relative to canola as compared with seeding time last season may result in a reversal in the area gain that occurred last year, writes COFCO International Australia canola trader, Mark Carter.

Gong xi cai, gan bei, cheers to sorghum in the Year of the Dog

Liz Wells, 20 February 2018

Chicago wheat futures prices rallied around 10 per cent since mid-January as world wheat markets entered a period of anxiety. What is driving the market and how might it affect Australian growers? Read the commentary contributed today by Thomas Kim.

Grain markets defy falling equities to trend higher

Liz Wells, 13 February 2018

Chicago wheat futures prices rallied around 10 per cent since mid-January as world wheat markets entered a period of anxiety. What is driving the market and how might it affect Australian growers? Read the commentary contributed today by Thomas Kim.

Does the bull market have a payoff for Australian wheat growers?

Guest Author, 06 February 2018

Chicago wheat futures prices rallied around 10 per cent since mid-January as world wheat markets entered a period of anxiety. What is driving the market and how might it affect Australian growers? Read the commentary contributed today by Thomas Kim.

WA grain exports near average, eastern starts slowly

Guest Author, 30 January 2018

Western Australia’s export program kicked off at an “average” pace; the eastern states by contrast could be described as ‘very average”. Nidera’s guest author, Melbourne-based COFCO research analyst Dim Ariyasinghe takes up the story.

Chickpeas…never a dull moment!

Guest Author, 23 January 2018

Rob Brealey, COFCO’s senior chickpea trader talks this week about a sudden rise in chickpea prices, amid markets wrought by politics and rumour, supply and demand.

Dust settles on the wheat harvest, focus switches to demand

Guest Author, 11 January 2018

Nidera’s report this week comes from Luke Mason, senior wheat trader COFCO International, who tells us that with harvest all but done nationally, the market is now looking to confirm the size of Australia’s wheat crop and to determine trade flows for the exportable surplus.

Uncertainty is a market killer…pulses hurting

Guest Author, 12 December 2017

What’s behind the tumble in pulse prices – especially for chickpeas – in a year when Australian crops are mediocre and full of quality issues?

Jack’s back…

Guest Author, 12 September 2017

Frost has impacted on the yield potential of Australia’s 2017 chickpea crop, and on winter crops generally across much of eastern Australia.