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CORN PRICES TUMBLE AS SUPPLY OUTLOOK IMPROVES

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Falling Corn prices will exert downward pressure on most of the food chain.   06.21.16 – Supply outlook improves in the U.S. and Brazil Corn futures in Chicago fell by the most in three years and prices

Arabica coffee biggest gainer in 2014

Arabica-coffee futures gained 50% this year, with the March futures contract on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange ending Wednesday up 1.1%, at $1.6660 a pound, snapping a six-session losing streak. Brazil suffered its worst drought in decades earlier this year,

Arabica coffee soars to 17-Week High

The December arabica-coffee contract on the ICE Futures U.S. exchange gained 8.25 cents, or 4.1%, to $2.0945 a pound, the highest settlement for the most actively traded contract since April 29. The increase was helped in part by a firm

US corn hits 4-year low on crop outlook

Global output of raw corn futures for December delivery fell 1.7 percent to close at $3.72 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade. Earlier, the price touched $3.705, the lowest for a most-active contract since July 14, 2010. The

Sugar shortage in 2014~2015

Global output of raw sugar will fall short of demand by about 900,000 metric tons in the 12 months from October compared with a glut of 1.4 million tons in 2013-2014, Rabobank said in a quarterly report. While it’s too early

Potash war: what’s new?

Last July, Uralkali quit the cartel it was forming with Belaruskali, and which controlled around 40% of the world’s trade in potash, saying it would seek to maximize its own volumes. It warned that prices could fall as much as

Sugar prices expected to increase on El Nino and short supply

Sugar is attempting to break out of its prolonged bear market. Raw sugar futures stood recently at 18.28 cents per pound, up from a low of 14.7 cents early this year. Even so, the current price is only half of

Coffee slips as rain hits Brazil

A drought – the worst in living memory – has struck Brazil‘s coffee belt, driving coffee price up by 50% between January and mid-March. But now, the prospect of heavy rains contributes to the decline in coffee prices. Putting an end

Food prices on the rise in the US

After the FAO Food Price Index of 55 food items rose 2.6 percent last month, food prices in the US rose 0.4% in February, the most since September 2011, the Bureau of Labor Statistics said Tuesday. Beef and veal shoppers

Brazilian pig-iron industry update – Copyright, Bryan Berry. Posted by permission

Since our previous 2012 article “Brazilian Iron Ore and the Environment“, there have been a number of several significant changes in the Brazilian pig-iron industry and its U.S. customers. At that time, companies were recalcitrant in meeting their responsibilities to