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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets:  Most Russian grain and oilseed markets are quiet with many traders on holiday from 1-7 January. Consequently, that section of this weekly article will not be published today but will resume next week on 9 January.  Russia: Grain Export Update Sea exports: During 21-27 December 2018, Russian seaport grain exports amounted to 601,000 MT, including 525,000 MT of wheat, 48,000 MT of corn and 28,000 MT of barley. The largest importers were Egypt (189,000 MT), Turkey (98,000 MT) and the United Arab Emirates (55,000 MT).  Russia: Total 2018 Grain and Oilseeds Yields According to the data published by the Federal State Statistic Service, in 2018 producers harvested 112.902 MMT of grains and leguminous cro...

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Summary of Futures

Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.4975/bushel, down $0.05 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Wheat closed at $5.315/bushel, down $0.08 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $9.135/bushel, up $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soymeal closed at $322/short ton, down $2.3 from...

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Shifting Baseline Leaves Real Crop Progress Still Unknown

USDA issued the crop progress report yesterday, but interpreting any meaning from it is almost impossible under current conditions because the baseline of intended planting has changed. Consider, 1 March planting intentions had indicated there would be 92.8 million acres of corn this year. That...

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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS The Tunisian government will be using drones this year to assess the grain crops as well as to try and identify those who have been setting fire to the wheat crops in parts of the country. However, some locals say only very high temperatures a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.4975/bushel, down $0.05 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Wheat closed at $5.315/bushel, down $0.08 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $9.135/bushel, up $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soymeal closed at $322/short ton, down $2.3 from...

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Shifting Baseline Leaves Real Crop Progress Still Unknown

USDA issued the crop progress report yesterday, but interpreting any meaning from it is almost impossible under current conditions because the baseline of intended planting has changed. Consider, 1 March planting intentions had indicated there would be 92.8 million acres of corn this year. That...

wheat feed-grains

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS The Tunisian government will be using drones this year to assess the grain crops as well as to try and identify those who have been setting fire to the wheat crops in parts of the country. However, some locals say only very high temperatures a...

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Market Commentary

Grain and soy complex futures were higher overnight as continued rain across the Midwest threatens the corn and soybean crops. At this point, there are many fields that will simply go unplanted, while planted crops will deteriorate due to the excessive moisture. One potential problem is that th...

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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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