"Assessing prospects, addressing challenges"
World grain and oilseed prices have retreated from their highs, but supplies remain tight following last year’s poor harvests in key exporting countries. While South American crops look set to break new records this season, drought conditions in the US remain a concern, and a recovery in demand will keep supplies under pressure.
With renewed price volatility, biofuel mandates have come under intense scrutiny, and the potential for policy-driven restrictions to trade, particularly should harvests disappoint again, are an enduring market concern.
The IGC Grains Conference brings together key decision makers, industry representatives and other stakeholders to discuss the latest developments in the grain and oilseed markets together with the policy challenges they present.