AgVantage Commodities Market Report 18/04/2019

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Fact of the Day – On Monday Tiger Woods won his 5th green jacket at the US Masters in Augusta. This victory comes 14 years after his last and 4th Masters triumph, with Woods battling both on and off the course issues over the last decade. With this win, Tiger confirmed again he is one of the best to

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 12/04/2019

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Fact of the Day: It took Apollo 11, that’s the spaceship that carried Neil Armstrong, Michael Collins and Buzz Aldrin to the moon in 1969, 4 days 6 hours and 45 minutes to get to the moon.  March ended with more rain than first expected, though this month isn’t looking too promising in the precipitation department. Border

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 5/04/2019

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Another great fall came across NNSW and SQ over the weekend. Falls ranged from 25-125mm depending on location. The massive drops seem to be scattered around the Liverpool plains, though the sheer amount was too much to quick to gain the most benefit of the soaking. Narrabri and surroundings ranged between 45-60 which is a

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 21/03/2019

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Fact of the Day – Today is the autumn equinox, this marks the vernal equinox for those in the southern hemisphere. During the equinoxes, the day and night length are equal all around the world. The equinox occurs at the same time regardless of where someone is located. The weekend just gone has brought a fair chunk

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 14/03/2019

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Fact of the Day – The Coca-Cola brand is worth an estimated $74 billion USD, more than Budweiser, Pepsi, Starbucks and Red Bull combined. The Chicago board of trade futures had quite a surprising day of movement. Reports state, the CBOT “had their largest single day rally in around 8 months, with unconfirmed rumours of a large

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 7/03/2019

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Fact of the Day – The red of the Chinese flag symbolizes the communist revolution, and it’s also the traditional colour of the people. The large gold star represents communism, while the four smaller stars represent the social classes of the people. The summit in Vietnam last week ended abruptly, as Supreme leader Kim and Trump were

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 28/02/2019

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Fact of the Day – The Sun accounts for 99.86% of the mass of the Solar System. You could fit 109 Earths side by side to match the diameter of the Sun, and it would take 1.3 million planets the size of the Earth to fill it up.  We look to Vietnam as the world watches the

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 21/02/2019

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Fact of the Day – If the U.S. was to cut its military budget by 75%, it would still have the world’s largest military budget. The week started off slow as the US markets had the Monday off to celebrate President’s day. Over the last few days there has been positive signs as continued negotiations across the

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 14/02/2019

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Fact of the Day –No single hour in any other country sees as many tonnes of fireworks set off as China does at midnight to celebrate the Chinese New Year. 2019 kicks off as the year of the pig. Finally, the USDA were able to release their report on where global supply and demand estimates sit

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 7/02/2019

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Fact of the Day – As of Monday, the New England Patriots claimed their 6th Super Bowl Championship in the last 18 years. The only two men to have been there for all of them since day 1 are Head Coach Bill Bellichek and Quarterback Tom Brady, whom is still playing on at a young age of 41.

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 31/01/2019

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Fact of the Day – He gripped a tennis racquet for the first time when he was just four years old. Therefore, it’s no surprise Novak Djokovic has just won his 7th Australian open and 15th Grand Slam title at the age of 31.  With the US government shutdown now at an end, this allows the USDA the freedom

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 25/01/2019

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Fact of the Day – The NFL’s popularity is even more remarkable when you inspect the fare it has to offer each week on television. An average professional football game lasts 3 hours and 12 minutes, but if you tally up the time when the ball is in play, the action amounts to a mere 11 minutes, earning the

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 17/01/2019

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Fact of the Day – For the 2019 Australian open, the top three seeded men’s players are unchanged from the 2009 open, the three champions being Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. The heat in the last week, as well in the coming days is taking its toll on everything, with the pressure the crops are

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 10/01/2019

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Fact of the Day – With news of his recovery, the man himself Michael Schumacher is the only driver to ever win seven F1Championships, five of which he won consecutively. According to the official Formula One website, Schumacher was “statistically the greatest driver the sport has ever seen” at the time of his retirement from the sport. 2019

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 21/12/2018

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Fact of the Day – During the 2010 Christmas season, the Colombian government decorated jungle trees with lights. The trees lit up when the guerrillas (terrorists) walked by and banners appeared asking them to surrender their arms. The campaign convinced 331 guerrillas to re-enter society and also won an award for strategic marketing excellence.  Pandemonium, apocalypse like and chaotic

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 13/12/2018

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Fact of the Day – The late George H. W. Bush, was not only the 41stPresident of the United States, but also was the father of the 43rdPresident George W. Bush. He enlisted in the U.S Navy when he was 18 years old, was the youngest aviator in the U.S Navy and continued to serve in the Navy

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 6/12/2018

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Fact of the Day – World Soil Day (WSD) is held annually on the 5thof December. The reasoning is for a means to focus attention on the importance of healthy soil and advocating for the sustainable management of all soil resources. No substantial rain has occurred in the last week, though there has been increasingly warmer and

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 29/11/2018

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Fact of the Day – Stephanie Gilmore has won her seventh world surfing title after finishing on top of the season ending Pro event yesterday in Maui, Hawaii. This win has tied her with fellow Australian Layne Beachley for most women’s world titles. Gilmore downplayed if Kelly Slater’s record of 11 titles was next on her agenda.

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 22/11/2018

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Fact of the Day – Each year, the president of the U.S pardons a turkey and spares it from being eaten for Thanksgiving dinner. The first turkey pardon ceremony started with President Truman in 1947. President Obama pardoned a 45-pound turkey named Courage, who was flown to Disneyland and served as Grand Marshal of the park’s Thanksgiving

AgVantage Commodities Market Report 15/11/2018

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Fact of the Day – The Flanders poppy was one of the first plants to grow on the blood-soaked battlefields of France and Belgium. In nineteenth century English poetry, poppies often symbolised sleep or oblivion. After WWI, silk poppies were sold on Rememberance Day with proceeds going to a charity for French children and to the Returned