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Meet Jeremy Mason of Great Palgrave Farms in Norfolk, United Kingdom. Watch the video to find out how Stable price insurance protected his family farm from volatile wheat and barley price swings, providing stability during these uncertain times.
The grain markets are being driven by the weather headlines as harvest conditions for corn in the US and planting conditions for wheat in a number of regions bounce prices about depending on the forecast. Interestingly, historic price volatility has seen little reaction to the weather market and is muted relative to the expected fundamental […]
Avocado consumption in Europe has grown five-fold since 2000, despite only a fraction of the production coming from within Europe, resulting in a heavy reliance on imports to keep pace with the burgeoning demand. 80% of the world’s avocado production is now consumed between the US and Europe. This heightened demand led to exaggerated fluctuations in prices […]
Global berry production has significantly increased to meet the burgeoning demand over the past decade. As the demand for berries has increased, the pressure on production has amplified; leading to greater swings in prices and increased volatility in the market. The value of production of berries in the EU’s top 5 producers equates to over 2.2 billion euros, which has more than doubled from just over 1 billion in 1991. […]
Dairy price volatility spiked after 2007 due to a perfect storm of factors including policy shifts, adjustments to new grain demand dynamics, increased investor flow and other impacts. Since 2007 volatility has remained elevated and with increasing uncertainty over macroeconomic conditions and trade flows, market instability is likely to become an endemic part of the dairy world. […]
As 2019’s summer “hellish heatwave” overwhelms Europe, memories are triggered of the great British summer of 2018. Sunshine drenched crowds poured out onto the streets from the bustling bars and pubs as World Cup fever coincided with the hottest summer on record (Met Office). Beer consumption was booming, as its ingredient’s prices rocketed. Indeed, malting […]
Weather is wreaking havoc in the brassica markets as rains have reduced supply in the UK and demand continues to grow for the healthy products. Agricultural risk has always been a function of weather risk (among many other things). As climate change brings more extreme events it is clear this will translate into increasing risk in agricultural supply and prices. […]
Rainy and wet conditions have slowed grain plantings in the US and the historically late crop is having implications for global prices and volatility. This is centred in the wheat and corn markets but is having knock-on effects to other markets, especially soybeans. This move in the grain markets will have implications for many industries […]
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