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Market Commentary: China Buying and Soymeal Demand Sends Soy Complex, Corn Higher

The CBOT was mostly higher to start the week with sharp rallies in soymeal and soybeans creating spillover buying for the rest of the grain markets. Funds were active buyers in both markets with strong spot demand for soymeal driving that market’s rally while soybeans rallied on Chinese buying and more poor weather for Brazil. Corn futures posted bullish days on the charts with the soybean rally and concerns for the Brazilian safrinha crop further extending the rally. Wheat futures had the most benign day as there was nothing fundamentally of interest for them, but they pushed higher amid the widespread buying. As WPI has noted repeatedly recently, CBOT futures are increasingly focused on U.S. export trends and the South American weat...

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Political Risk to Agribusiness

The Biden Administration and others have already shown their animosity toward Big Ag. Heading into 2024 the hate may grow larger. The President’s reelection campaign, and that of the Democratic Party, is threatened by voter dissatisfaction with the economy. Specifically, they are upset ab...

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Market Commentary: Fewer Bears Ahead of WASDE

Confidence in short positions was slightly challenged today as traders positioned ahead of tomorrow’s USDA December WASDE. January soybeans jumped back 16.25 cents today, though not enough to offset a string of earlier double-digit losses. Thus far this week, January soybeans are down 13...

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Livestock Roundup: China Hog and Pork Situation

CME cattle futures have grabbed the attention in the U.S., but in China, hog futures are the focus. January hog futures on the Dalian exchange are at a new contract low of ¥14.07/kg which is down about 4 percent. March futures are down about 3 percent with higher volume and a 10 percent dec...

Political Risk to Agribusiness

The Biden Administration and others have already shown their animosity toward Big Ag. Heading into 2024 the hate may grow larger. The President’s reelection campaign, and that of the Democratic Party, is threatened by voter dissatisfaction with the economy. Specifically, they are upset ab...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Fewer Bears Ahead of WASDE

Confidence in short positions was slightly challenged today as traders positioned ahead of tomorrow’s USDA December WASDE. January soybeans jumped back 16.25 cents today, though not enough to offset a string of earlier double-digit losses. Thus far this week, January soybeans are down 13...

livestock

Livestock Roundup: China Hog and Pork Situation

CME cattle futures have grabbed the attention in the U.S., but in China, hog futures are the focus. January hog futures on the Dalian exchange are at a new contract low of ¥14.07/kg which is down about 4 percent. March futures are down about 3 percent with higher volume and a 10 percent dec...

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Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.88/bushel, up $0.0375 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Wheat closed at $6.4225/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Jan 24 Soybeans closed at $13.1175/bushel, up $0.1625 from yesterday's close.  Jan 24 Soymeal closed at $406.8/short ton, down $1.7 f...

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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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