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FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 12 July)

Ocean Freight Comments - 12 July 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry bulk markets were mixed this week with paper and physical markets showing diverging trends. The Baltic Dry indexes were mostly higher this week (except for the Capesize sector, which posted late-week declines) but physical markets wer...

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Export Sales

Export Sales and Shipments for the period June 28-July 4, 2024. Wheat:  Net sales of 240,400 metric tons (MT) for 2024/2025 primarily for Thailand (60,800 MT), Japan (58,400 MT, including decreases of 1,300 MT), Indonesia (53,800 MT), Mexico (30,700 MT, including decreases of 1,500 MT), an...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 12 July)

Ocean Freight Comments - 12 July 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry bulk markets were mixed this week with paper and physical markets showing diverging trends. The Baltic Dry indexes were mostly higher this week (except for the Capesize sector, which posted late-week declines) but physical markets wer...

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Livestock Roundup: Summer Cattle

The beef and cattle market is now past the milestone 4th of July holiday, between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends that define the high demand season. Beef demand has held up so far and so has cattle supply, perhaps more than otherwise would have been expected. The last cattle on feed report...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Export Sales

Export Sales and Shipments for the period June 28-July 4, 2024. Wheat:  Net sales of 240,400 metric tons (MT) for 2024/2025 primarily for Thailand (60,800 MT), Japan (58,400 MT, including decreases of 1,300 MT), Indonesia (53,800 MT), Mexico (30,700 MT, including decreases of 1,500 MT), an...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 12 July)

Ocean Freight Comments - 12 July 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry bulk markets were mixed this week with paper and physical markets showing diverging trends. The Baltic Dry indexes were mostly higher this week (except for the Capesize sector, which posted late-week declines) but physical markets wer...

livestock

Livestock Roundup: Summer Cattle

The beef and cattle market is now past the milestone 4th of July holiday, between Memorial Day and Labor Day weekends that define the high demand season. Beef demand has held up so far and so has cattle supply, perhaps more than otherwise would have been expected. The last cattle on feed report...

PRC GMO in USA; Food Aid Dependency; CFTC Musical Chairs

PRC GMO in USA Members of Congress on the House Select Committee on China are furious at USDA for moving forward with approval of a biotech soybean developed by China’s QiBiodesign. China has refused to approve for domestic planting GMO’s that have been develop by Western companies...

Market Commentary: New Contract Lows, Including a Soymeal Double

Contrasted with yesterday’s sour mood, most contracts found greenery in today’s trading. But that doesn’t mean the bearish overcast went away, it just took a small break here and there. Beyond the general tenor, there were some notable milestones: Corn and soybeans got a sma...

PRC GMO in USA; Food Aid Dependency; CFTC Musical Chairs

PRC GMO in USA Members of Congress on the House Select Committee on China are furious at USDA for moving forward with approval of a biotech soybean developed by China’s QiBiodesign. China has refused to approve for domestic planting GMO’s that have been develop by Western companies...

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Summary of Futures

Dec 24 Corn closed at $4.1075/bushel, up $0.035 from yesterday's close.  Sep 24 Wheat closed at $5.7125/bushel, up $0.0975 from yesterday's close.  Nov 24 Soybeans closed at $10.6775/bushel, up $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  Dec 24 Soymeal closed at $315.5/short ton, down $0.9...

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Market Commentary: Bulls Don’t Dare Challenge CBOT Bears

Bears once again dominated trade at the CBOT on Wednesday with a favorable U.S. weather forecast and somewhat surprisingly cheap wheat from Russia proving the impetus for the day’s selling. The soy complex saw perhaps the most dramatic and persistent declines for the day, with a combinati...

U.S. Talk Representative; EUDR Expansion; Hungary Tanks Innovation; Russia Bolsters CAP

U.S. Talk Representative The Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) that grants duty free access to products from poorer countries expired almost four years ago. The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), which provides similar nonreciprocal preferential access to the U.S. market but aimed...

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Geopolitical Trade Substitution

Historically, Canada has been the fourth largest producer of green peas and the largest exporter of the product. Canada’s global market share for the green pea trade was 37.9 percent in 2022, while Russia supplied 13.7 percent. Meanwhile, China is both the largest producer and importer of...

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