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American Petroleum Institute Backs Year-Round E15

The American Petroleum Institute (AP), the association of oil drilling, refining, and natural gas producing companies, joined this week in signing a letter to Congress backing a move to grant year-round use of E15. Other signatories to the letter included the Renewable Fuel Association (RFA), Growth Energy, National Association of Truck Stop Operators (NATSO), the National Corn Growers Association (NCGA), and American Farm Bureau Federation (AFBF) among other producer groups. That is a major development and has segments of the industry from upstream production to downstream marketing aligned.  The Clean Air Act (CAA) of 1990 set the standards for ethanol blending with regard to its volatility in evaporating measured  by a metric...

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Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.06/bushel, down $0.05 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Wheat closed at $5.7925/bushel, up $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.4775/bushel, down $0.13 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soymeal closed at $331.4/short ton, down $5.3 f...

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Market Commentary: CBOT Decline Continues while Stocks Rally; EPA Confirms Summer E15 Sales

The CBOT was mostly lower again on Thursday with funds retaining their bearish grip on the markets and driving futures into the red. Despite adjustments to South American crop expectations, corn and soybean markets are reacting to overall favorable production conditions and the looming crops th...

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Livestock Roundup: Cattle on Feed Preview

USDA will release its Cattle on Feed report tomorrow and the consensus pre-report analysts’ estimate is for the inventory of cattle on feed to be 100 percent of the prior year. If correct, this would be the fifth consecutive month that inventories were equal to or larger than the previous...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.06/bushel, down $0.05 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Wheat closed at $5.7925/bushel, up $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.4775/bushel, down $0.13 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soymeal closed at $331.4/short ton, down $5.3 f...

livestock wheat soy-oilseeds

Market Commentary: CBOT Decline Continues while Stocks Rally; EPA Confirms Summer E15 Sales

The CBOT was mostly lower again on Thursday with funds retaining their bearish grip on the markets and driving futures into the red. Despite adjustments to South American crop expectations, corn and soybean markets are reacting to overall favorable production conditions and the looming crops th...

livestock

Livestock Roundup: Cattle on Feed Preview

USDA will release its Cattle on Feed report tomorrow and the consensus pre-report analysts’ estimate is for the inventory of cattle on feed to be 100 percent of the prior year. If correct, this would be the fifth consecutive month that inventories were equal to or larger than the previous...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 22 February)

Ocean Freight Comments - 22 February 2024 By Matt Herrington Freight markets and traders returned from their seasonal quiet period during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday and found a flurry of buying orders that supported markets and rates. The Capesize sector led the rally with the Panamax s...

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Communicating importance of value-added products

Facing increasing pressure to quantify the value of export promotion efforts to investors, a U.S. industry organization retained WPI to develop a quantitative model that better communicated the importance of exports. The resulting model concluded that value-added meat exports contributed $0.45 cents per bushel to the price of corn, increasing support for that sector’s financial support of WPI’s client. In addition to serving the red meat industry with this type of analysis, WPI has generated similar deliverables for the U.S. soybean and poultry/egg industries.

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