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Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

How Much Sugar and Ethanol Will India Produce in Sugar Year 2018/19? It was widely speculated about four months ago that India would produce a huge volume of sugar at 35.5 MMT, adding to its problems of plenty. Following new reports of water scarcity and drought conditions in Maharashtra (as well as untimely rains Uttar Pradesh), grub infestations are now also being reported in areas there (the districts of Ahmednagar, Solapur and Marathwada and to a lesser extent in Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara and Pune). Because of these problems, sugarcane production in that state alone could be down 15 percent. Meanwhile, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) has reduced its forecast of India’s overall 2018/19 sugar production by 11.36 percent to...

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CBOT markets were sharply higher overnight after news of a pending U.S.-China trade deal. Soybeans posted an amazing 13½ cent overnight gain while corn finished the night session up 5½ cents. Wheat added 3-5 cents in similarly enthusiastic trade.  The day session saw prices m...

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Summary of Futures

Mar 20 Corn closed at $3.81/bushel, up $0.0325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Wheat closed at $5.325/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soybeans closed at $9.075/bushel, up $0.0925 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soymeal closed at $296.9/short ton, up $2.7 from y...

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Getting to $50 Billion

The draft agreement between Washington and Beijing reportedly calls for China to purchase $50 billion worth of agricultural products from the U.S. in 2020. That would be a 291 percent increase from 2019, or a 92 percent increase from the pre-war year of 2017. One would expect China to have adde...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

CBOT markets were sharply higher overnight after news of a pending U.S.-China trade deal. Soybeans posted an amazing 13½ cent overnight gain while corn finished the night session up 5½ cents. Wheat added 3-5 cents in similarly enthusiastic trade.  The day session saw prices m...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 20 Corn closed at $3.81/bushel, up $0.0325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 20 Wheat closed at $5.325/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soybeans closed at $9.075/bushel, up $0.0925 from yesterday's close.  Jan 20 Soymeal closed at $296.9/short ton, up $2.7 from y...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Getting to $50 Billion

The draft agreement between Washington and Beijing reportedly calls for China to purchase $50 billion worth of agricultural products from the U.S. in 2020. That would be a 291 percent increase from 2019, or a 92 percent increase from the pre-war year of 2017. One would expect China to have adde...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

PM Post - Potential Indigestion

THE OPEN March beans:  9 1/4 higher March meal:  2.50 higher March soyoil:  13 higher March corn;  2 1/2 higher March wheat:  2 1/4 higher Prices opened with an air of caution and quickly filled in small open PM session gaps.  Headlines continue to be digested with...

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On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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