Boosted by very large crops in recent years, world grains and oilseeds stocks have increased to comfortable levels, with wheat and soyabeans at record highs.
Prices have remained weak and profit margins are being squeezed. Against a challenging economic backdrop, producers in some countries are finding it ever more difficult to secure financing and farmers face tough choices in the years ahead.
How long might this bear market last?
At the 2016 IGC Grains Conference, panels of expert speakers will assess the current market situation and prospects for supply and demand. In a series of special presentations, latest trade policy issues will be evaluated, as well as the impact of currency movements on trade in grains and oilseeds.