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China to Sell Corn Reserves Soon, Analyst Says

SHANGHAI AND BEIJING, China ( - The Chinese grain stocks, purchase intentions, and production estimates are always an issue of concern and subject of curiosity for the followers of the markets. 

However, when one goes to China it is relatively easy to find the reasons and the data that some folks may be eager to know in the U.S., South America, and around the world.


Brazil's Corn Output to Bring More Downward Pressure

The downward pressure on corn can deepen over the next months considering the projections coming out of Brazil. Brazil's National Supply Company released its report this Thursday (06.11) and forecasts a record production of 49.8 million tons for the second


Record Soybean Crops Seen Coming From South America

The markets might be looking for a bullish factor for corn and soybeans in 2015. However, this bullishness will not come from South America this year. 

The USDA forecast, this week, a record soybean production for Brazil in 2015/2016 at 97 million tons. This is contrary to what many expected.

Also, Brazil's Agriculture and Livestock Minister, Kátia Abreu, announced that the 2015/2016 crop plan will have a total release of R$ 187.7 billion (US$ 60 billion) in funds to finance the season either in cost or investment. This is a jump of 20% compared to the previous year. 


Brazil's Top Soybean State Faces Acreage Drop

With banks and consultancies predicting a GDP contraction in Brazil from -0.5% to -2%, this would be the most severe crisis in the South American country in the last 25 years after a 2014 marked by zero growth. On the other hand, agriculture would not be beaten down as other sectors, especially car manufacturing, housing, and oil. 


Brazil Strike Lights Fire Under Soybean Market

PORTO ALEGRE, Brazil ( biggest soybean truckers strike in 15 years has broken out in Brazil. It’s slowing soybean transportation and rallying the markets.

On Tuesday, the truckers strike fueled the CME Group's May soybean futures up 26 cents to $10.32 per bushel. The Nov. soybean futures pushed up 20 cents to trade as high as $10.02 per bushel.


Market Eyes Brazil's Dry Soybeans

This week’s CME Group soybean market is attempting to use a drier weather outlook in Brazil to build a stronger trading base.

After jumping up 28¢, early in the week, the market has set back Wednesday, making market watchers wonder how long the Brazilian weather scare can underpin the market.

Since record crops are expected to come from all major producers of the oilseed, recent weather patterns in some parts of Brazil may bring a much needed bullish slant to the market.


U.S. Farmers To Gain From Expanded World Food Demand

An undisputed claim of analysts and experts is that incomes will grow significantly in big countries like China and India for a while. As a result, there will be more demand for proteins and, consequently, for grains. For U.S. farmers, that means that exports will continue to be steady and will be a bullish factor for grain prices in the coming years.