IGC cuts record-large world grain production outlook slightly

Reading Time: < 1 minute MarketsFarm — World grain production for 2020-21 was revised slightly lower by the International Grains Council in its latest report Thursday, but the group is still anticipating record large supplies overall. Wheat and coarse grains are forecast to total 2.226 million tonnes, which would be down by one million tonnes from the September forecast but […] Read more

Little variation seen in global grain supply and demand data

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — Few significant changes appear in the latest monthly supply and demand report from the International Grains Council (IGC), which released its estimates Thursday. The IGC slightly nudged its estimate of total world grain production from its August estimate of 2.23 billion to September’s 2.227 billion tonnes. The September forecast is 2.1 per cent […] Read more

Global grain production to exceed 2.2 billion tonnes, IGC predicts

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — The International Grain Council (IGC) has revised its latest monthly forecast of global grain production down slightly. The IGC projected global production in 2020-21 to hit 2.218 billion tonnes its April 30 report, for a drop of five million tonnes from its March estimate. The reduction was due to the dry conditions in […] Read more

Global grain production to increase, IGC predicts

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — The International Grains Council (IGC) issued projections Thursday calling for a slight increase in total global grain production for the current marketing year and for 2020-21. The U.K.-based council forecast world production at 2.175 billion tonnes, which would be an increase of three million tonnes from its February report. The IGC said that’s […] Read more

Global wheat production to decrease, USDA says

Reading Time: 2 minutes MarketsFarm — In the latest supply and demand report from U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the global wheat forecast was revised downward due to difficult weather conditions. USDA has now projected 765.53 million tonnes of wheat to be produced in 2019-20, according to the department’s world agriculture supply and demand estimates (WASDE), released Thursday. That’s […] Read more

World crop briefs: Russia makes wheat pitch to Algeria

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada — Russia is attempting to crack Algerian wheat markets open, according to reports from Bloomberg news agency. Russia recently hosted a tour of Algerian officials and plans to send a trial shipment of wheat to Algeria soon, the agricultural agency Rosselkhoznadzor told Bloomberg. Russian wheat exports to Algeria have previously been limited because […] Read more

AMIS adjusts world grain production outlooks

Reading Time: 2 minutes CNS Canada –– Global supply-demand outlooks, released by the market monitoring agency of an alliance of 11 international organizations, point to lower corn production for 2018-19. The Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS) Market Monitor report for July said the record corn harvest in 2017-18 will slip by more than four per cent in 2018-19. That’s […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat rebounds after weather-driven selloff

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters — U.S. wheat futures firmed Thursday on bargain-buying a day after forecasts for much-needed moisture pressed the Kansas City May hard red winter wheat contract to a seven-week low, traders said. Corn futures closed modestly higher while soybeans ended mostly steady. Chicago Board of Trade May wheat futures settled up 2-1/4 cents […] Read more