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Soybeans quickly moved into the green during overnight trading and extended those gains early this morning. November soybeans finished that session 9.75 cents higher, which lent modest support to corn (up 1.75 cents) and wheat (September SRW up 2.25) futures as well. The day session featured st...

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Feeding the World

The current global population is estimated to total around 7.5 billion. By most measures, the world creates or produces enough food to feed them all. In theory, the world’s food security has never been higher. Nevertheless, it is estimated that around 800 million people – more than...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 19 July)

Update for 19 July 2019: Data updated for all routes/origins.    Update for 17 July 2019:   Data added for Romanian corn and wheat FOB and CNF Egypt.  Data added for feed wheat FOB Black Sea and CNF various destinations.  Tweet  4 May Update: Pushed a user interfa...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 19 July)

Update 19 July 2019:  Data is updated for all origins/destinations.    Ocean Freight Insights and Comments - 18 July 2019 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting The bulls got hold of the freight markets this week and pushed things higher. This was the biggest single week jump in the...

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Feeding the World

The current global population is estimated to total around 7.5 billion. By most measures, the world creates or produces enough food to feed them all. In theory, the world’s food security has never been higher. Nevertheless, it is estimated that around 800 million people – more than...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 19 July)

Update for 19 July 2019: Data updated for all routes/origins.    Update for 17 July 2019:   Data added for Romanian corn and wheat FOB and CNF Egypt.  Data added for feed wheat FOB Black Sea and CNF various destinations.  Tweet  4 May Update: Pushed a user interfa...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 19 July)

Update 19 July 2019:  Data is updated for all origins/destinations.    Ocean Freight Insights and Comments - 18 July 2019 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting The bulls got hold of the freight markets this week and pushed things higher. This was the biggest single week jump in the...

Attack on Institutions; EU CAP Divisions; Transatlantic Similarities on Refugees; Biden Farm Policy

Attack on Institutions Donald Trump campaigned in 2016 against the institutions of government and called for “draining the swamp.” Now his opponents campaigning for the 2020 contest are attacking the institutions of the private sector economy. Various candidate positions involve opp...

Ho-Hum Cattle on Feed and Cattle Inventory Reports

Two key cattle reports came out this afternoon after the market close, but there won’t be much excitement generated from either. The monthly Cattle on Feed (COF) report was spot-on with the industry’s pre-report expectations, and the Cattle Inventory report shows the herd unchanged...

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Cattle on Feed

United States Cattle on Feed Up 2 Percent at 11.5 million head on July 1, 2019. The inventory was 2 percent above July 1, 2018. This is the highest July 1 inventory since the series began in 1996.  Placements in feedlots during June totaled 1.76 million head, 2 percent below&nbsp...

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Summary of Futures

Dec 19 Corn closed at $4.3575/bushel, up $0.06 from yesterday's close.  Sep 19 Wheat closed at $5.025/bushel, up $0.09 from yesterday's close.  Nov 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1925/bushel, up $0.2025 from yesterday's close.  Dec 19 Soymeal closed at $317.5/short ton, up $4.7 from ye...

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PM Post - Technical Covering Following a Bearish Week

THE OPEN November beans: 9 3/4 higher December meal:    2.40 higher December soyoil:  13 higher December corn:  2 1/2 higher September wheat:  4 1/4 higher Prices worked higher as the setback this week has been hefty.  Shorts were covering with some also picking bo...

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Realistic Expectations

China’s economic growth and now the trade war have rewritten the demand scenario much as the Black Sea region has rewritten the supply side. The Russians have prided themselves on the latter, and a new announcement that at first sounds like a doubling down is a reasonable ambition after f...

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