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China In-Country Analysis

Cultural The Year of the Rabbit Arrives The Chinese Lunar New Year celebrations began on Saturday with festive New Year’s Eve gatherings. Sunday marked the first day of the annual Spring Festival, which will continue through 1 February and then conclude with the Lantern Festival, which runs 2–5 February. This all-important holiday comes at a critical time, as the country has suffered economically, socially, and physically from a difficult and trying Year of the Tiger. In the week leading up to last weekend’s festivities, China reported 13,000 new deaths associated with the coronavirus. Meanwhile, Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Center shows a cumulative total of just over 18,590. The true number since the reopening and rapid s...

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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 8–12 April 2024 During the first week of April, the Russian domestic grain market remained quite volatile but predominantly stable and bearish. The exception was milling wheat going for export which triggered price improvements in the ports against a weaker RUB and...

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Market Commentary: Corn, Soybeans Fall on Planting Progress, Weather; NOPA Report Sinks Soyoil

The CBOT was mostly lower on Tuesday with broadly favorable weather in the U.S. and South America allowing timely planting and harvesting, respectively, of summer crops. Monday’s Crop Progress report from USDA indicated that U.S. farmers are making solid gains seeding the 2024 crops with...

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Fed Cattle Near Term Supply and Demand

Fed cattle prices remain at record levels, but the market has been bearish with dropping futures and a weak cash market; prices dropped last week about $2 live and $4 dressed.  In the first four months of last year, cattle prices climbed steadily and hit their highest level in April, dropp...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 8–12 April 2024 During the first week of April, the Russian domestic grain market remained quite volatile but predominantly stable and bearish. The exception was milling wheat going for export which triggered price improvements in the ports against a weaker RUB and...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Corn, Soybeans Fall on Planting Progress, Weather; NOPA Report Sinks Soyoil

The CBOT was mostly lower on Tuesday with broadly favorable weather in the U.S. and South America allowing timely planting and harvesting, respectively, of summer crops. Monday’s Crop Progress report from USDA indicated that U.S. farmers are making solid gains seeding the 2024 crops with...

livestock

Fed Cattle Near Term Supply and Demand

Fed cattle prices remain at record levels, but the market has been bearish with dropping futures and a weak cash market; prices dropped last week about $2 live and $4 dressed.  In the first four months of last year, cattle prices climbed steadily and hit their highest level in April, dropp...

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Summary of Futures

May 24 Corn closed at $4.31/bushel, down $0.005 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Wheat closed at $5.4975/bushel, down $0.02 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soybeans closed at $11.45/bushel, down $0.1325 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soymeal closed at $335.3/short ton, down $3.2...

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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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