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(Mediterranean Agricultural Information Network) Fostering cooperation and experience sharing among the national information systems on agricultural (cereals) markets in the Mediterranean. The network of 13 countries is coordinated by CIHEAM, and more specifically by its Mediterranean Agronomic Institute (MAI) of Montpellier.
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Wheat exports: Russia and quality, the keys to higher prices

Wheat exports: Russia and quality, the keys to higher prices | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

By Kim Anderson (South West Farm Press), 18/10/2018

The October 11 USDA Wheat Export report showed that hard red winter (HRW) wheat export sales to date are 36 percent less than the same period during the 2017/18 wheat marketing year. The October WASDE (World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates) showed that the USDA projects total 2018/19 wheat marketing year HRW exports to be the same as during the 2017/18 marketing year.

Total 2018/19 wheat marketing year hard red spring (HRS) wheat export sales are 10 percent less than during the same period last year. The October WASDE projected that 2018/19 wheat marketing year HRS exports would be 30 percent higher than 2017/18 marketing year exports.

The key is Russian wheat. Another key to increasing export sales of U.S. HRW wheat is quality.

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Hope and Renewal

Hope and Renewal | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

by Wheat Letter, 27/09/2018

With the 2018 U.S. winter wheat harvest complete and October right around the corner, U.S. wheat farmers are now seeding a new crop. Across the 18 states that represent 90 percent of the area planted to winter wheat last year, USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) estimates that 28 percent of the 2019 crop was planted as of September 23.

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IGC raises forecast for 2018/19 world corn crop

IGC raises forecast for 2018/19 world corn crop | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

CNBC, 23 August 2018

The International Grains Council on Thursday raised its forecast for world corn/maize production in the 2018/ 19 season, largely driven by an improved crop outlook in the United States. The inter-governmental body, in a monthly update, put world corn production in 2018/19 at 1.064 billion tonnes, up 12 million from its previous projection, partly due to more optimistic forecasts for the US corn.The annual Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour has just projected above average corn yields in several states including Illinois, Nebraska, South Dakota, Indiana and Ohio.

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l'Europe riposte aux taxes de Trump : céréales comprises

l'Europe riposte aux taxes de Trump : céréales comprises | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

Par Frédéric Autran (Libération) 22 juin 2018

En réponse aux droits de douane imposés par Washington sur l’aluminium et l’acier européens, l’UE va taxer à partir de vendredi de nombreux produits fabriqués aux Etats-Unis. Des représailles qui visent en priorité les Etats favorables au président américain.

A compter du 22 juin 2018, l’Union européenne va imposer des droits de douane supplémentaires sur une longue liste de produits fabriqués aux Etats-Unis : maïs, riz, bourbon, jus d’orange, beurre de cacahuètes, tabac, motos, bateaux de plaisance… Tous seront taxés à 25%, à l’exception des cartes à jouer (10%).

Les droits de douane sur les produits céréaliers permettent ainsi de cibler la «Corn Belt». Sur les dix principaux Etats producteurs de maïs, huit ont voté pour Trump.

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Recul des cours agricoles aux Etats-Unis en raison de tensions commerciales (AFP)

Recul des cours agricoles aux Etats-Unis en raison de tensions commerciales (AFP) | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

2 juin 2018, AFP.

Les cours du blé, du soja et du maïs ont reculé cette semaine à Chicago, lestés par des nouvelles encourageantes sur les récoltes au moment où les craintes de guerre commerciale entre Washington et ses partenaires pèsent sur le moral des courtiers. Les négociations entre les Etats-Unis et la Chine sont sans doute plus imprévisibles que la météo... 

Les cours ont par ailleurs été influencés dès le début de la semaine par des chiffres encourageants sur la progression des récoltes américaines. Selon le ministère américain de l'agriculture (USDA), le maïs américain considéré de « bon » à « excellent » a culminé à 79 % lors de la semaine achevée le 27 mai, du jamais-vu depuis onze ans d'après les analystes de CHS Hedging. Le niveau de qualité du blé d'hiver est, lui, beaucoup moins bon cette campagne...

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Hausse des cours du maïs à Chicago (15 mai 2018 / Terre-Net)

Hausse des cours du maïs à Chicago (15 mai 2018 / Terre-Net) | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

Le cours du maïs a fortement avancé mardi, montant à son plus haut niveau en deux ans. Le blé et le soja ont également avancé.

Un rapport hebdomadaire du département américain de l'agriculture (USDA) publié lundi a fait état d'une progression des semis de maïs à 62 % lors de la semaine achevée le 13 mai, soit légèrement en-dessus de la moyenne des cinq dernières années (63 %) mais au-dessus des anticipations (59 %).

Selon toute logique, les prix auraient dû reculer après ce rapport, mais ils ont fortement avancé. « Les marchés sont davantage préoccupés par les prévisions de températures supérieures à la normale pour les 8 à 14 jours dans le Midwest », a indiqué Dewey Strickler de Watch Market Advisors.

De plus, le spécialiste a mis l'accent sur la progression des semis dans l'Etat du Minnesota, « la quatrième plus grosse zone de production du maïs » aux Etats-Unis d'après lui. Ils n'y ont progressé qu'à hauteur de 40 % contre une moyenne sur les cinq dernières années de 65 %. « On assistera peut-être au remplacement par les fermiers d'une partie des semis de maïs par du soja », a ajouté Dewey Strickler, la période d'ensemencement du maïs étant plus courte.

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Research looks for solution to wheat, barley rust desease

Research looks for solution to wheat, barley rust desease | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

by Annabelle Hutson, Evergreen contributor, 11 October 2018.

Few know that rust does not only develop on metals, but also develops on plants in the form of disease. Stripe rust affects wheat and barley crops causing serious financial loss for farmers. The disease also affects farmers in other parts of the world as well, said Xianming Chen, the head researcher in plant pathology research in the U.S. Department of Agriculture and WSU. Stripe rust is the most important disease in wheat throughout the country and worldwide.

Chen said breeders are working toward creating a wheat that is resistant to the disease, resulting in a higher yield of the crop while maintaining the quality of the grain.

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USDA Confirms Ample U.S. Wheat Supply in 2018/19, Reassures Customers About Availability

USDA Confirms Ample U.S. Wheat Supply in 2018/19, Reassures Customers About Availability | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

By Stephanie Bryant-Erdmann, USW Market Analyst, 28/09/2018

USDA released its Small Grains Summary noting that 2018/19 U.S. wheat production increased to 51.3 Mt, up 8 percent from last year due to improvements in both average yield and harvested area. While this is still 8 percent below the 5-year average of 55.8 Mt, the 2018/19 production coupled with significant carry-in stocks ensure that the U.S. wheat store will remain open and well-stocked throughout 2018/19. Have a look at 2018/19 U.S. wheat production by class.

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Kansas wheat harvest suffering from lower yields

Kansas wheat harvest suffering from lower yields | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

July 6, 2018 - by Matt Noltemeyer (World Grain.com)

Producers say increasing values and protein premiums are a bright spot in a winter wheat crop suffering from low yields after a dry growing season and hail damage.

Test weights in the area ranged from about 58 to 60 pounds per bushel. Proteins are also higher than recent years with an estimated average of about 13.5%. “Yields are down across the board this year, but it seems to be a higher quality crop,” Haverkamp said.

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U.S.–China Trade Dispute and Potential Impacts on Agriculture

U.S.–China Trade Dispute and Potential Impacts on Agriculture | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

by Mary A. Marchant and H. Holly Wang (Choices magazine), 2nd quarter of 2018.

The United States and China, the world’s largest economic powers, have dueled in an escalating trade dispute since January 2018. This ever-changing story continues to evolve, with additional tariffs announced by the United States as we go to press in late May 2018. Given this recent dispute that has moved agriculture from the back pages to the front pages of media, Choices publishes this special issue on “U.S.-China Trade Dispute and Potential Impacts on Agriculture.” This trade dispute is important to U.S. agriculture, because China has been the United States’ top agricultural export market outside of North America since 2009 with an annual sale of nearly $20 billion in 2017 (USDA, 2018b). In 2017, top U.S. agricultural exports to China included soybeans, cotton, hides and skins for leather products, fish, dairy, sorghum, wheat, nuts and pork (USDA, 2018a).

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Even with Lower HRW Outlook, U.S. Wheat Production Called Up for 2018/19 (US Wheat Associates)

Even with Lower HRW Outlook, U.S. Wheat Production Called Up for 2018/19 (US Wheat Associates) | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

By Stephanie Bryant-Erdmann, USW Market Analyst

With the small, stressed hard red winter (HRW) wheat crop getting the lion’s share of attention, it was an initial surprise to read in USDA’s May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) that U.S. wheat production is expected to increase to 49.6 million metric tons (MMT) in 2018/19. That would be up 5 percent year over year, if realized.

The forecast increase is a result of greater harvested area and slightly higher average yield in the other classes. USDA forecast 2018/19 all wheat average yield at 46.8 bushels per acre (3.15 metric tons [MT] per hectare), up from 46.3 bushels per acre (3.11 MT per hectare) last year. Harvested area is expected to increase 1.3 million acres (526,000 hectares) in 2018/19. Crop condition ratings also matter in this forecast, and as the following by-class reviews show, HRW is clearly the exception to the up-trend in production.

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Forte progression du cours du blé à Chicago

Forte progression du cours du blé à Chicago | MED-Amin network | Scoop.it

Le cours du blé a de nouveau bondi mardi à Chicago après la publication d'indicateurs sur la piètre qualité des récoltes d'hiver et sur la lente progression des récoltes de printemps, le maïs et le soja s'appréciant également. La petite amélioration de la qualité de récolte de blé d'hiver américain par rapport à la semaine dernière ne change pas grand chose. Les courtiers se rendent compte de l'étendue du problème. Portés par la perspective d'une moindre production cette année, les prix du blé ont pris au total 11,5 % depuis mardi dernier et ont terminé à leur plus haut depuis juillet dernier. Le maïs et le soja suivent la même tendance...

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