Agri Trends: South Africa’s white maize production estimate revised up

Maize: CBOT corn prices rose by 3,1% both week-on-week and month-on-month, buoyed by weather-related concerns in the U.S. during planting. However, the USDA reported that U.S. corn planting reached 27% complete on April 29, up from 12% the previous week and surpassing the five-year average of 22%. CBOT corn[...]

By Specialist Writer|2nd May 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Agri Trends: Grains and Oilseed – SAFEX and CBOT maize prices followed divergent trends

Maize market trends International maize market CBOT corn prices continue to lose momentum, trading near three-year lows underscored by big harvests from South America. As a result, CBOT corn prices decreased by 7,8% compared to a month ago. Contributing to the ample global supplies are record corn stock levels[...]

By Specialist Writer|1st March 2024|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Choose your wheat variety wisely!

by SeedCo Commercial Agronomy As we head towards the summer crops harvest and winter wheat planting, farmers are being faced with choices on the best varieties to plant. One does not have to look far – SeedCo Zambia has been the market leader in this regard for a long[...]

By Specialist Writer|20th March 2020|Categories: Zambia|Tags: , |

The state of the grain industry

With grain, including maize, wheat and several other crops, set to remain the staple diet of South Africans for many years to come, it’s essential that the industry is supported in order to thrive. This is the view of AFGRI, one of South Africa’s leading agricultural companies, home to[...]

By Specialist Writer|20th May 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , |
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