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The future of the oilseeds and grains market has never been more captivating. Oilseeds and grains have a dual role to play in feeding and fueling a sustainable future.  

Global demand for oilseeds - primarily soybeans, canola and palm - is coming from China, North America and Europe concurrently. This is creating an increasingly volatile market for oilseeds, sending prices soaring. The grains market, with corn and wheat at the forefront of our news and analysis, is facing challenges including extreme weather conditions and high prices.

Browse this insights hub for a global perspective of the oilseeds and grains market with news, prices and analysis from our industry experts. 

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  • How the oilseeds market emerged as the global driver of agriculture markets

    In a volatile environment, where are the opportunities and how do you manage risk in an increasingly uncertain landscape?

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  • Is growth of sustainable aviation fuel in the market set to soar?

    Fastmarkets AgriCensus editorial director Tim Worledge explores the opportunities and challenges facing the sustainable aviation fuel market in a post-pandemic world. 

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  • soybean crushing in process

    Crush plants shut down as China energy consumption policy bites

    How new emissions targets are causing the closure of soybean crushing plants in Jiangsu and Tianjin, China

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  • US soybean oil stocks to remain tight as biodiesel use grows

    Explosive growth in renewable diesel production has led to an extremely tight US soybean oil supply/demand situation. 

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Corn news and market analysis

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    US crop corn export outlook shrouded by uncertainty

    The scintillating pace of US corn exports has been the hallmark of the 2020-21 marketing year, but as the year winds up and thoughts turn to the new marketing year, the country's export outlook lacks clarity.

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  • Brazil to open up for US GMO corn imports

    The Brazilian corn market will be tight this year. Brazil’s agriculture minister, Tereza Cristina, has announced that Brazil will now allow for US GMO corn imports.  

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  • USDA planting rattles soybean and corn outlooks as futures hit limits

    In its quarterly update, the USDA did not deliver on an expected increase in planted area for soybean and corn. What does this mean for the futures limits of both? 

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  • Corn market: US analysts call for 93-94m acres for planting

    Fastmarkets AgriCensus editorial director Tim Worledge explores the current outlook and direction ahead for the US corn market.

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Current wheat market coverage

  • Uncertainty in Asia forward buying of Black Sea new crop wheat

    Traders grapple with high freight prices, Russian tax changes, extreme weather concerns. What does this mean for forward bookings of new crop Black Sea wheat?

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  • China continues turn to Australian high protein wheat 

    While crops in the US and Canada are already being impacted by hot and dry weather conditions, China is looking to Australia for its high protein wheat supply.  

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  • China’s 2020-21 wheat import estimate to surge 140% on year

    Due to growing demand in the animal feed sector, China’s wheat import will surge to nearly one and a half times that of the last marketing year.  

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  • Japan books 108k tonnes of US, Canadian, Australian wheat for September

    Following a recent tender, Japan has booked another huge shipment of wheat from the US, Canada and Australia for shipment later in the year. 

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More oilseeds and grains news

  • How Latin America lost a decade of economic progress

    In Latin America, higher public spending in 2020 due to Covid-19 and higher global commodity prices in 2021 are driving up prices…

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  • Black Sea sunflower harvest to bounce back after weather-related losses last year

    Sunflower harvest out of the Black Sea region could rise 6 million tonnes to 42 million tonnes this year, with most coming from Ukraine and Russia.

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  • US Supreme Court ruling to have limited impact on biofuel waivers

    A recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court on biofuels reopens the door to extensions for all who want exemptions to biofuel blend requirements. 

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  • Factbox: Argentina’s agriculture facing major challenges

    Fastmarkets AgriCensus details four of the main challenges surrounding Argentina’s agriculture sector, and discusses its impacts across logistics and trade dynamics. 

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  • Asia’s corn buyers seek bargains, but feed wheat remains priority

    With strong freight values and limited supplies available, how long will the bargains last?

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