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Burnett on Markets: Global grain stocks offer false sense of food security

In event of production shortfall, 60 per cent of available stocks would never be available to market

The economic parallels from the COVID-19 epidemic are quickly changing from comparisons to the recent financial crisis in 2008-09 to the Great Depression. My parents and grandparents lived through the Depression and it did have many impacts on their everyday lives. The main symbol of the Depression-era mentality was the two enormous chest freezers in […] Read more







U.S. delays key agriculture reports due to government shutdown

Chicago | Reuters — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) delayed several major domestic and world crop reports because of the two-week-old partial government shutdown, the agency said on Friday. New release dates for the monthly world agricultural supply and demand estimates (WASDE) report and other data originally scheduled for Friday, Jan. 11, will be […] Read more


CBOT weekly outlook: USDA reports not expected to shake up markets

CNS Canada — Corn, soybean and wheat futures in the U.S. are awaiting the latest U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reports, but traders aren’t expecting the reports to much of an effect on prices. USDA releases its quarterly grain stocks and small grains summary reports on Friday. “It basically wraps up the 2017-18 crop year […] Read more

CBOT weekly outlook: Shocker USDA reports leave questions for traders

CNS Canada — Two much anticipated reports from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) sent markets soaring and left traders speechless in the last trading day before the Easter holiday. USDA released its quarterly grain stocks and prospective plantings reports Thursday at 11 a.m. CT. Traders had been expecting corn area to be at 80.3 […] Read more