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John Buckley

John is a long-time analyst of agricultural and soft commodities markets worldwide. He is a former Editor of The Public Ledger, an Informa publication
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Weekly Review: Will canola harvest losses be less than expected?

Canola’s recent price ascent appeared to be stalling this week as reports of harvest progress fostered ideas that Canadian crop losses might be less severe than earlier thought.

Futures Rapeseed

Weekly Review: Palm looks to other vegoils for support

Moribund export trade remains an anchor on palm oil prices, forced to seek support mainly from rallies in key trade rival soy oil.

Futures Palm Oil

Weekly Review: US soy crop damage uncertain

A few months ago, the USDA calculated the US could end the 2019/20 season with a truly bearish surplus stock in excess of 28 million tonnes.

Futures Soy

Weekly Review: Weak exports anchor corn weather market

A brief foray over the psychologically important USD4/bushel levels (about USD157.50/tonne) this week showed traders remain on guard for possible future reductions to a weather-delayed US harvest.

Futures Demand

Weekly Review: Wheat finally breaks out on quality concerns, import demand

Fears of rain, snow and freeze damage to late-harvested North American spring-sown crops, delayed planting in parts of Europe and lingering dryness issues in the southern hemisphere kept wheat prices on the boil this week.

Futures Wheat

Weekly Review: India remains a bear factor for sugar

Reports that India had made subsidised export sales helped cap sugar futures’ latest attempt to break out to the upside.

Sugar Futures
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