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Straights Update 1st December 2021

Straights Update 1st December 2021

The new strain of the coronavirus, Omicron, has caused concerns amongst many as travel restrictions have been reintroduced in the UK and fears are growing that the new strain will have an impact on the ongoing logistical issues relating to freight, haulage and...

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Straights Update 25th November 2021

Straights Update 25th November 2021

New records were set on UK wheat prices over the past week as several factors contribute to the soaring prices. As long as global prices continue to rise there is likely to a continued rise to domestic prices. The key factors that are firming the grain market include,...

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Straights Update 11th November 2021

Straights Update 11th November 2021

Over the past 48 hours we have seen the market largely reacting to data published by the USDA in this months WASDE report.  For Maize Tuesdays report saw an increase of US production by 1.1MTs but due to strong domestic consumption and maintained export projections,...

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Straights Update 4th November 2021

Straights Update 4th November 2021

As global food prices get ever closer to record highs, wheat prices act as a mirror image as UK wheat prices creep towards the decade high set in 2012.  Global food prices are not the only issue pushing prices. Drought, frost and heavy rain in key exporting areas have...

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Straights Update 28th October 2021

Straights Update 28th October 2021

 The US Soybean harvest continues to march ahead, reaching 73% complete, marginally ahead of average and yields remain good.  Weather in Brazil has been improving with rainfall benefiting soil moisture and enabling rapid planting, further adding to production...

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Straights Update 14th October 2021

Straights Update 14th October 2021

Wheat prices are expected to remain high for the time being as the market remains bullish following this weeks USDA report.  Weighing heavily on global prices are tight supplies of wheat in the northern hemisphere due to poor weather in the US and Russia. The tight...

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