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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

CHINA COMMODITIES SELLOFF DEEPENS AS STEEL POSTS WORST WEEK SINCE 2009

  NEGOTIATOR’S TAKE: Sharp fall in Chinese metals likely means lower prices globally.   May 2016 – Shanghai – Commodity slide spills over into stocks Chinese commodities prices spiraled lower on Friday, with steel futures suffering their worst week since

Cotton: governments step in

Faced with falling cotton prices, governments triggered mechanisms to support their farmers. This is the case in India, which has a record production for the second consecutive year – it should even become the world’s largest producer, overtaking China …

Commodities slide to 5-year low

Raw materials slumped 7.1 percent this year, headed for a fourth annual decline and the longest slump since at least 1991, amid concern that economic growth is weakening as global equity markets lost $1.5 trillion last week. Data yesterday showed

Worst month for commodities in 2 years

The U.S. Department of Agriculture raised its estimates on global stockpiles for cotton, corn, soybeans last month, signaling a growing glut. Bigger crops are helping to keep food inflation in check, with the United Nations reporting a third monthly drop

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

Soybeans tumble after USDA acreage report

In its June 30th acreage report , the USDA indicates that soybean planted area for 2014 is estimated at a record high 84.8 million acres, up 11 percent from last year. Area for harvest, at 84.1 million acres, is up

Ethanol at six-week low on EIA report

Last week, Ethanol declined to a six-week low after a government report showed production of the biofuel rose to a record. Ethanol futures for August tumbled 3.7% to $1.991 a gallon in Chicago. Corn futures for July, meanwhile, stood 1.0%

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

Wheat under threat: US drought, Russia and El Nino

The wheat contract for July delivery rose as much as 1.2 percent to $6.825 a bushel on the Chicago Board of Trade, the biggest intraday increase since May 6, and was at $6.81 on Tuesday in Singapore. Prices rose less