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Flighty Fuel and Labeling Ideas

Flights of Fancy: USDA put a five-year extension on its "Farm to Fly" program intended to support the production of 1 billion gallons of aviation fuel by 2018. That would represent about 10 percent of total aviation fuel use. There are several baffling aspects to this initiative: First, the rationale given by the agency is that it will help airlines meet Europe's inclusion of international aircraft in its emissions trading scheme, but President Obama signed a law protecting U.S. airlines against Europe's emissions tax on foreign aircrafts and there is no certainty that the UN will accomplish a compromise deal. Moreover, airline fuel use already has dropped by 10 percent while carrying more passengers. Second, USDA is blowing half its...

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PM Post - Heading into Season Lows

THE OPEN November beans:  1 higher December meal:  .20 higher December soyoil:  1 higher December corn:  1/4 higher September wheat:  3 lower The markets opened with short-covering in corn and beans.  Profit-taking in oilshare was noted with beans stabilizing on a...

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European Market Analysis

Regional News  The biggest trends in the EU/Black Sea wheat markets this week are the fact that the Russian crop continues to grow while EU crop forecasts are being continually lowered. Russian wheat yields are defying their typical pattern of decreasing as harvest progresses. This year, e...

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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Corn Argentina’s corn harvest is coming to an end, per the Buenos Aires Grain Exchange. The yield averaged 8.1 MT/ha and total production came in at 50 MMT. This is the first time that corn production exceeded soybeans in Argentina. This year’s harvest progress was also very quick,...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

PM Post - Heading into Season Lows

THE OPEN November beans:  1 higher December meal:  .20 higher December soyoil:  1 higher December corn:  1/4 higher September wheat:  3 lower The markets opened with short-covering in corn and beans.  Profit-taking in oilshare was noted with beans stabilizing on a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

European Market Analysis

Regional News  The biggest trends in the EU/Black Sea wheat markets this week are the fact that the Russian crop continues to grow while EU crop forecasts are being continually lowered. Russian wheat yields are defying their typical pattern of decreasing as harvest progresses. This year, e...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Corn Argentina’s corn harvest is coming to an end, per the Buenos Aires Grain Exchange. The yield averaged 8.1 MT/ha and total production came in at 50 MMT. This is the first time that corn production exceeded soybeans in Argentina. This year’s harvest progress was also very quick,...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Technical Views - Lower Into Report

SPREADS Oct. crush to 94.02c/bu while oilshare is at 35.20%.  Sep/Dec corn trades from a low of 13c into 11 1/2c on heavy volume.    Dec/Dec corn trades from 38 3/4c from 40c carry.  Sep/Nov beans trade from 1 3/4c out to 2 1/2c.  Sep /Dec wheat trades from 7 3/4c out t...

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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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