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Yesterday’s 3 percent decrease in corn conditions ratings spooked corn bears and prompted a notable round of short-covering at the CBOT, both in the overnight session (where corn, soybeans, and Chicago wheat all ended ~5 cents higher) and the day session.  The market’s move higher was helped at mid-day by a newswire that suggested China will return to purchasing U.S. agricultural products, presumably in the near-term. The news was cited as an effort to thaw political tensions ahead of the pending U.S.-China trade negotiation meetings in October. U.S. soybeans are a comparative bargain versus Brazil and Argentine-origin product, but China is still more likely to secure pork and beef.  Chinese officials have indicated...

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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA COMMENTS The government of Pakistan has announced that 400,000 MT of wheat will be imported, duty free, to cover the existing wheat shortage and to get wheat flour prices back to a more normal level. The importation will be allowed up unti...

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Technical Views - Exit and Reassess

SPREADS March crush trades at 1.00c/bu while oilshare backs down to 35.22%.  Traders are buying meal / selling soyoil today with lower palm oil price activity.  Spreads are weaker in corn, with July/Dec trading out to 2 3/4c from 1 1/4c.  March/May corn is steady/firmer with trad...

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AM Outlook - Firm Ranges

GOOD MORNING, The market remains focused this week on South American weather, harvest pressure, and signs of any Chinese purchases.   Last week the corn market reversed course, breaking to new lows on Thursday only to take back those losses on Friday, in effect showing us its trading...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA COMMENTS The government of Pakistan has announced that 400,000 MT of wheat will be imported, duty free, to cover the existing wheat shortage and to get wheat flour prices back to a more normal level. The importation will be allowed up unti...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Technical Views - Exit and Reassess

SPREADS March crush trades at 1.00c/bu while oilshare backs down to 35.22%.  Traders are buying meal / selling soyoil today with lower palm oil price activity.  Spreads are weaker in corn, with July/Dec trading out to 2 3/4c from 1 1/4c.  March/May corn is steady/firmer with trad...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

AM Outlook - Firm Ranges

GOOD MORNING, The market remains focused this week on South American weather, harvest pressure, and signs of any Chinese purchases.   Last week the corn market reversed course, breaking to new lows on Thursday only to take back those losses on Friday, in effect showing us its trading...

Hey Phil Hogan, How’s the New Job Going?

New EU Trade Commissioner Phil Hogan was in Washington this week for a sort of baptism by fire. On top of foreign policy tensions like Iran and security issues like NATO funding, there are economic issues like trade.  The U.S. has imposed tariffs on imports from the EU under the WTO Airbus...

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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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