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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 9-13 July 2018 The domestic grain market was influenced by different trends as new crop production started being traded along with that of previous seasons. Milling wheat export prices grew $2.00/MT to $202/MT FOB Black Sea, but purchase prices at seaports were stable (in...

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Market Commentary

After featuring active trade and higher prices on Monday and Tuesday, grain and soybean markets paused to catch their breath today. Volume was restrained, and limited price action kept values near Tuesday’s closes. Following those rare occasions during the past few months when markets ral...

Trading Barbs; Got Milk?

Trading Barbs WTO: There is a special Agriculture Committee meeting at the WTO next week, and the disparate views of its members are being previewed ahead of it. The varied demands include the following: improvements in market access, disciplines on farm subsidies by rich countries, disciplines...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Ag, energy, and soft commodity futures’ technical patterns, including momentum and long-term indicators, are examined. Changes in the forward curve for grain futures have important implications while livestock momentum indicators provide directional insights...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

After featuring active trade and higher prices on Monday and Tuesday, grain and soybean markets paused to catch their breath today. Volume was restrained, and limited price action kept values near Tuesday’s closes. Following those rare occasions during the past few months when markets ral...

Trading Barbs; Got Milk?

Trading Barbs WTO: There is a special Agriculture Committee meeting at the WTO next week, and the disparate views of its members are being previewed ahead of it. The varied demands include the following: improvements in market access, disciplines on farm subsidies by rich countries, disciplines...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Ag, energy, and soft commodity futures’ technical patterns, including momentum and long-term indicators, are examined. Changes in the forward curve for grain futures have important implications while livestock momentum indicators provide directional insights...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Closing Bell Wrap-Up

Grains traded a quiet, mixed session while cattle futures moved sharply higher ahead of this week’s fundamental reports. Hog futures, of course, put in new contract lows (again) amid continued uncertainty about pork demand.  The Midwest weather remains favorable for crop development...

China In-Country Analysis

Oilseeds Soymeal Inventory Declines as Crushers Dial Back Activity With the tariff on U.S. soybeans becoming effective on 6 July, feed demand has remained relatively solid. The more significant driver of soymeal inventories across China last week, however, was a decline in crushing output as co...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Closing Bell Wrap-Up

Grains traded a quiet, mixed session while cattle futures moved sharply higher ahead of this week’s fundamental reports. Hog futures, of course, put in new contract lows (again) amid continued uncertainty about pork demand.  The Midwest weather remains favorable for crop development...

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Crush Margins and Soybean Prices Hinge on Soymeal Demand

The National Oilseed Processors Association (NOPA) reported on Monday that members crushed 159.2 million bushels of soybeans during June, a record for the month but about 400,000 bushels below market expectations. The total was up 21.2 million bushels from last year while down 4.3 million bushe...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy prices firmed overnight, in part because USDA dropped weekly condition ratings for corn and soybeans further than the trade expected. Another element of support came from FGIS export inspections showing that demand for soybeans and corn remains at a high pace despite trade conflic...

War Nears End; Neat Meat Thoughts

War Nears End Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said today that if President Trump continues with his “misguided and reckless reliance on tariffs” that he will advance legislation to curtail his trade authority. The chairman appears clueless that Trump’s i...

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Closing Bell Wrap-Up

The fundamentals are kicking in and pulling CBOT products higher. Spotty growing conditions across the Midwest, including reports of both drought and drown-out spots, are boosting corn and soybean values while declining production prospects internationally for wheat pushed those prices higher.&...

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