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 corn stocks were seen falling to a six-year low of 284 million tonnes by the end of the 2019-20 season.

IGC cuts forecast for 2019/20 world corn production

Global corn stocks are set to fall in 2019-20, but wheat production is expected to increase

Reading Time: < 1 minute London | Reuters – The International Grains Council (IGC) recently cut its forecast for world corn production in the 2019-2020 season, driven by a diminished outlook for the United States crop. The inter-governmental body, in a monthly update, reduced its global corn (maize) crop forecast by seven million tonnes to 1.118 billion tonnes. The U.S. […] Read more

Record crops to send grain stocks to all-time peak, IGC says

Reading Time: 2 minutes London | Reuters –– Global grain stocks are expected to surpass 500 million tonnes for the first time at the end of the 2016-17 season, the International Grains Council said on Thursday, raising its forecasts for both corn and wheat production. The intergovernmental body, in a monthly update, put total grain carryover stocks at the […] Read more

U.S. grains: Wheat falls to decade low on ample supplies

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters — Wheat futures dropped to their lowest price in Chicago in nearly a decade on Friday, pressured by ample supplies and technical selling. Corn dropped for the fifth straight session and soybeans lost ground for the fourth straight day, as a U.S. tour of mostly robust crops wrapped up. The Chicago Board of Trade […] Read more


IGC raises 2016-17 global wheat, corn forecasts

Reading Time: < 1 minute London/ Reuters – The International Grains Council has raised its forecasts for global corn production in the 2016-17 season, largely reflecting improved crop prospects in the United States. World corn (maize) production was upwardly revised to 1.017 billion tonnes, up from a previous projection of 1.003 billion and the prior season’s 968 million. “Better crop prospects […] Read more

U.S. grains: Corn snaps winning streak but wheat, soy firm

Reading Time: 2 minutes Chicago | Reuters –– U.S. corn futures fell on Thursday, breaking a three-day streak of gains, as a pick-up in country movement of the yellow grain pulled prices from one-month highs hit early in the session, traders said. Wheat and soybean futures closed firm, bouncing back from declines on Wednesday on a round of bargain […] Read more