Crop conditions to impact global grain prices

Published Apr 9, 2024

Tridge summary

In 2024, global grain prices have dipped due to anticipated reasonable crop yields from key exporters, though weather in the coming months remains a critical factor. The USDA reports present a mixed picture, with U.S. winter wheat in a healthier state compared to the previous year, but corn plantings not meeting expectations. Europe shows varied conditions, notably with France's soft wheat not faring as well as last year. The grain market is in a speculative phase, influenced by tight stocks and the potential for price hikes from adverse weather or increased tensions in Ukraine. Meanwhile, Australia's grain market is experiencing a cautious optimism among traders.
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Original content

Global grain prices have pushed lower in 2024 on the expectation of reasonable crop production from the major exporting countries. The coming months will determine if this eventuates. The northern hemisphere spring is taking shape and grain markets have been yearning for some information around how weather and crop conditions develop. Winter wheat crops have emerged or are emerging from dormancy, and spring crops such as corn, soybeans, spring wheat, barley, pulses, and oats are still to be planted. This means weather conditions between now and June will have a significant bearing on global supplies and prices, which impacts Australian prices. At the end of March, the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) released its estimates on US crop plantings with corn below market expectations and down five per cent, year-on-year. More crop reports in the world's major exporters are being released, as analysts provide an indication on what they think will get planted and the ...
Source: Farmweekly
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