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Market Commentary: Grains Shake off WASDE Blues on Weather Concerns; Livestock Futures Collapse Again

Trade in ag futures saw greatly diverging trends on Friday with the grains and oilseeds markets strengthening after Thursday’s relatively bearish WASDE report while livestock markets collapsed further. The grain market saw support from more news of large U.S. soybean export sales – a positive development at a time when Brazil normally dominates the market. Similarly, skepticism over USDA’s South American crop estimates boosted futures, as most private estimates and other-government forecasts are below the UDSA’s. Funds were net buyers in the grain and oilseed markets on Friday (except for soyoil) with concerns about the South American corn/soy crops and Northern Hemisphere wheat crops offering justification for the b...

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Market Commentary: Wheat Hits New Highs on Smaller Russian Crop; Corn, Soy Fall on Planting Progress

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with corn and the soy complex finding pressure after Monday’s Crop Progress report reflected better-than-expected planting progress. That reduced concerns about late plantings negatively impacting yields or, for soybeans, unplanted corn acres being switched t...

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Summary of Futures

Jul 24 Corn closed at $4.58/bushel, down $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Wheat closed at $6.975/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soybeans closed at $12.3625/bushel, down $0.1175 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soymeal closed at $372.3/short ton, down $1.8...

Banking Committee Looking at Food Prices and Corporate Greed

The Senate Banking Committee’s subcommittee on Economic Policy will be holding a hearing tomorrow entitled "Protecting Consumers’ Pocketbooks: Lowering Food Prices and Combatting Corporate Price Gouging and Consolidation.” This is the second hearing on this topic convened by t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat Hits New Highs on Smaller Russian Crop; Corn, Soy Fall on Planting Progress

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with corn and the soy complex finding pressure after Monday’s Crop Progress report reflected better-than-expected planting progress. That reduced concerns about late plantings negatively impacting yields or, for soybeans, unplanted corn acres being switched t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 24 Corn closed at $4.58/bushel, down $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Wheat closed at $6.975/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soybeans closed at $12.3625/bushel, down $0.1175 from yesterday's close.  Jul 24 Soymeal closed at $372.3/short ton, down $1.8...

Banking Committee Looking at Food Prices and Corporate Greed

The Senate Banking Committee’s subcommittee on Economic Policy will be holding a hearing tomorrow entitled "Protecting Consumers’ Pocketbooks: Lowering Food Prices and Combatting Corporate Price Gouging and Consolidation.” This is the second hearing on this topic convened by t...

Breaking Eggs with Poor Math

Activists have been pressuring the Biden Administration to take more action against Big Ag. The latest is an attack on egg production. Opponents are blaming the spread of avian influenza (AI) and the high cost of eggs on what they claim is 110 billion eggs produced on just 347 farms. They asser...

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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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