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Wheat price at its lowest

“Wheat prices have no potential for further decrease after the descent of the last few months; this is especially true given that today’s prices in Russian ports are very much lower than prices in the country’s interior. Even in Russia, prices are flirting with levels at which production margins for farmers will shrink significantly. Thus prices will need to increase …

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Wheat Quality Update: Ukraine

This year Ukraine has more quantity wheat of milling quality and with proper storage conditions and wise preparation of export parcels; it can compete well with wheat of other origins. As to feed wheat, the situation could be characterized in the same way as for milling wheat, with a bit lower test weight results and quite high percentage of bug-ridden …

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Mr. Bob and all about him

“The interest in the pulses is growing up like the stem in the fairy-tail to the sky. We expect an increase in consumption of non-traditional markets. Don’t state that new markets will play a primary role, but the present trend is worth noticing and keeping in mind.” Denis Plenkin Agricultural Commodity Broker Agropa Trading dplenkin@agropatrading.com When we start to talk …

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Serbian grain market review

“Depending on the size of the wheat crop, Serbia appears on the international market annualy with an amount of 840 – 1,350 thousand tons of wheat and 2,5 to 3,5 million tons of corn. This year wheat crop will still be slightly higher than the five-year average in our country, so it will not significantly affect the trade, processing and …

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Russian wheat market situation

“Our current Russian wheat production forecast is between 81 (“base conservative”) to 85.5 (“base optimistic”) mmt scenario. Ceteris paribus, it would allow export 38 to 42 mmt, so that Russia may keep its number one place on the world market. In the coming year we expect numerous structural changes and investments on the domestic export market. VTB Capital, the new …

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The role of IGC

“IGC is the only international organisation producing information on processed products, including wheat flour trade. The role of IGC is also to examine new markets to provide more trade transparency. IGC is a unique platform to allow discussion between the public and the private sectors too. The annual IGC Grains Conference in London will take place on the 11th and …

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Training the global grain leaders

Kansas State University’s Grain Science and Industry Department leads the way in education and research for baking, feed and milling specialists worldwide. Dr.Gordon Smith Kansas State University Grain Science and Industry Department Head IGP Institute Director Serving as the primary training ground for the milling and processing industries, Kansas State University’s Department of Grain Science and Industry continues to fulfill …

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Will Russia remain the leader in wheat exports in 2029?

“Over the two marketing years 2016/17 – 2017/18 Russia has fortified the first place in the world wheat trading and will consolidate its leader’s position this season as well. In the next ten years, Russia has many chances to remain at the top-3 largest exporters of wheat. And annual exports can range from 30 to 42 million tons per year, …

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Black Sea region to continue enhancing its position in the world arena

“The latter half of the current marketing year promises no surprises because the Black Sea region has already realized the lion’s share of its export potential. More interesting is to look into the next season 2019/20. Quite mild winters observed in recent years along with the use of up-to-date growing practices gives every reason to believe that the Black Sea …

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Anatolia’s cultural heritage, bread craftsmanship disappears

Mine ATAMAN Bread Artisan and Writer Hardly a day passes without the economic hardship caused by speculative exchange rate affecting one sector after another. One of the sectors that this economic hardship’s effect revealed itself gradually is the bakery. In the middle of the discussion about whether or not there should be a price hike on bread, the issue of …

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