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It was mostly a risk-off day as the prospects for better Midwest weather combined with continued technical selling sent prices lower. It may not be the bottom, but there may be hesitancy to get too far out ahead of the “real” prevented planting number. Moreover, it is still hot, and rainfall is not perfect. It is actually hot and dry in many places around the world, and this is creating unfavorable crop conditions in parts of Europe, China, India and Australia. There are also moisture concerns for Canadian wheat, but when aren’t there always weather concerns somewhere? Prognosticators still report prevented planting acres at 7-8 million for corn and 2-3 million for soybeans, although there are skeptics. Some believe that...

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Export Sales

Wheat:  Net sales of 743,200 metric tons (MT) for 2020/2021 were up noticeably from the previous week and up 54 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Corn:  Net sales of 2,243,700 MT for 2020/2021 were up 23 percent from the previous week and 56 percent from the prior 4-w...

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Technical Views - Pullback Continues

SPREADS Dec crush trades to 1.21c/bu while oilshare trades up to 31.0%.  Spreads are weaker with Dec/Dec corn trading down to 11 1/4c inverse from a morning high of 19 3/4c, while Dec/March trades out to a 3 1/2c carry for the first time since early October.  Jan/March bean inverse tr...

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AM Outlook - Capital Sucking Sound

GOOD MORNING, Prices continue lower as funds are taking money out of the markets on technical considerations as more bearish formations create a down-turn, but also on macro considerations as pre-election jitters arise.  Spreads are breaking down as well.   Crude oil drops to $35...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Export Sales

Wheat:  Net sales of 743,200 metric tons (MT) for 2020/2021 were up noticeably from the previous week and up 54 percent from the prior 4-week average.   Corn:  Net sales of 2,243,700 MT for 2020/2021 were up 23 percent from the previous week and 56 percent from the prior 4-w...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Technical Views - Pullback Continues

SPREADS Dec crush trades to 1.21c/bu while oilshare trades up to 31.0%.  Spreads are weaker with Dec/Dec corn trading down to 11 1/4c inverse from a morning high of 19 3/4c, while Dec/March trades out to a 3 1/2c carry for the first time since early October.  Jan/March bean inverse tr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

AM Outlook - Capital Sucking Sound

GOOD MORNING, Prices continue lower as funds are taking money out of the markets on technical considerations as more bearish formations create a down-turn, but also on macro considerations as pre-election jitters arise.  Spreads are breaking down as well.   Crude oil drops to $35...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - October 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy analysis articles. This issue looks at the continued impact of the global pandemic on agriculture markets, the potential implications of the upcoming U.S. elections, changes in Brazil’s tariff policies, an a...

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