What's Fresh?

Egypt are back in the market tendering for wheat today. Our old mates GASC are looking for 55-60,000 MT of US, German, Canadian or Australian wheat now that the Black Sea shops are shut.

The harvest in Ukraine is 99% complete, producing 17.7 MMT of wheat (down 15% on last year), 9.2 MMT of barley (-22%) and 1.4 MMT of rapeseed (-22%). The Ministry there look set to introduce a grain export quota of 3.5 MMT from now until the end of the year. Of that an estimated 1 MMT is already loaded and waiting customs clearance I hear.

The harvest is underway in Canada with winter wheat yields in southern Manitoba coming in "above average". Early barley harvesting has also had "positive results to date," say the Canadian Wheat Board.

Farming Online report in their online survey that the average UK yield on wheat so far is coming in at 7.08 MT/ha, with barley producing 6.36 MT/ha and OSR 3.61 MT/ha. That wheat yield remains around 10% down on last season

Day one of the Pro Farmer Midwest Crop Tour in Ohio pegged corn yields in the state at 165.6 bu/acre, an increase of 3.7% on last year.