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China In-Country Analysis

Oilseeds Soymeal Inventory Falls Below 1 MMT Strong downstream demand from the feed industry as hog prices continue to surge pushed China’s nationwide soymeal inventory below the 1 MMT threshold. The total stood at 940,000 MT as of 14 September 2018, down 83,100 MT (-8.1 percent) from the...

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Taj Mahal Chicken Coups; Starving for Health; Climate and Trade Wars; E15 Push

Taj Mahal Chicken Coups California voters are once again set to roil agricultural producers elsewhere in the nation as they vote 6 November on Proposition 12. Pushed by animal rights advocates who are outspending opponents, it would mandate specific growing conditions such as enlarged spaces fo...

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Market Commentary

It was a trade war-influenced day at the CBOT with China adding tariffs to another $60 billion of U.S. products in a retaliatory response to the latest Trump-imposed tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The back-and-forth tariffs are not really causing further damage to major agricultural...

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Oilseed Highlights: NOPA Crush; Brazilian and U.S. Soy Plantings;, Canadian Oilseeds

NOPA Members’ Record August Crush The National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) yesterday released its August soybean crush report. As expected, it indicated members crushed the largest amount ever for that month at 158.885 million bushels (4.32 MMT). That was down from 167.733 milli...

Taj Mahal Chicken Coups; Starving for Health; Climate and Trade Wars; E15 Push

Taj Mahal Chicken Coups California voters are once again set to roil agricultural producers elsewhere in the nation as they vote 6 November on Proposition 12. Pushed by animal rights advocates who are outspending opponents, it would mandate specific growing conditions such as enlarged spaces fo...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

It was a trade war-influenced day at the CBOT with China adding tariffs to another $60 billion of U.S. products in a retaliatory response to the latest Trump-imposed tariffs on $200 billion of Chinese goods. The back-and-forth tariffs are not really causing further damage to major agricultural...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: NOPA Crush; Brazilian and U.S. Soy Plantings;, Canadian Oilseeds

NOPA Members’ Record August Crush The National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) yesterday released its August soybean crush report. As expected, it indicated members crushed the largest amount ever for that month at 158.885 million bushels (4.32 MMT). That was down from 167.733 milli...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 18 Corn closed at $3.4325/bushel, down $0.0475 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Wheat closed at $5.105/bushel, up $0.0425 from yesterday's close.  Nov 18 Soybeans closed at $8.14/bushel, down $0.095 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Soymeal closed at $303.3/short ton, down $2.4...

More Placements, Fewer Marketings, Bearish Cattle on Feed Expected

The cattle and beef markets need clarity. The last Cattle on Feed report was fundamentally bearish, but prices have only gone higher since then. Packer margins are near record highs for this time of year, while cash cattle prices are near seasonal lows. Feedlot margins are theoretically in the...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 18 Corn closed at $3.4325/bushel, down $0.0475 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Wheat closed at $5.105/bushel, up $0.0425 from yesterday's close.  Nov 18 Soybeans closed at $8.14/bushel, down $0.095 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Soymeal closed at $303.3/short ton, down $2.4...

U.S.-India Trade Negotiations

According to President Trump, his take-no-prisoners trade strategy has spurred promising trade talks with India. He said while on the stump in South Dakota,  “India called us the other day. They said they would like to start doing a trade deal, first time.”  India’s...

wheat feed-grains

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEANCOMMENTS Afghanistan has received the first lot of Pakistan’s 40,000 MT wheat donation. The shipment of just under 400 MT was delivered at the same time the new Pakistani foreign minister was visiting the country. The Middle East/African region&rs...

Sino-American Trade War II; Undermining China; Most Challenging; More FDA Plaudits

Sino-American Trade War II U.S. President Donald Trump says he will impose tariffs on an additional $200 billion worth of imports from China, perhaps this week. He is tempering his attack by cutting the tariffs from an earlier 25 percent to just 10 percent. The Chinese have responded by saying...

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More Things to Keep You Up at Night

The initial (and minimum) revenue insurance price for the 2019 U.S. winter wheat crop has now been determined. It is based on the daily average of the July 2019 Chicago and KC wheat futures between 15 August and 15 September. The price for hard red winter wheat is $5.74 versus last year’s...

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