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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  There hasn’t been this much news coverage of the Suez Canal since the crisis in 1956. Happily, the worst of the problem seems to be over with the grounded vessel now cleared and only the significant back-up of vessels to be dealt with. The cost of delays could run into the billions of dollars – most of which is not covered by insurance. The next question is will Egypt take any safety related action to limit vessel size for passage using the canal? Size limitations should not cause any problems for grain shipments but could be troublesome for large tankers and container vessels.   Turkey may purchase soybeans from the U.S. in coming months after approval o...

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Export Sales

Wheat:  Net sales of 30,300 metric tons (MT) for 2020/2021 were down noticeably from the previous week and down 61 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Corn:  Net sales reductions of 113,400 MT for 2020/2021--a marketing-year low--were down noticeably from the previous week an...

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Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; USDA WASDE Report and Soybeans

Minimal U.S. Soy Export Sales Last Week Today’s USDA/FAS export sales report indicated exporters of U.S. soybeans, soymeal, and soyoil made only small sales of the three commodities in the week ending 6 May. That is likely to be the case for most of the rest of the marketing year consider...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

PM Post - Washout

THE OPEN July beans:  20 lower July meal:  6.20 lower July soyoil:  64 lower July corn:  17 lower July wheat: 7 1/2 lower The markets opened in line with trade expectations, but poor export sales and a negative reaction to the report yesterday set a deeper sell-off in motion...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Export Sales

Wheat:  Net sales of 30,300 metric tons (MT) for 2020/2021 were down noticeably from the previous week and down 61 percent from the prior 4-week average.  Corn:  Net sales reductions of 113,400 MT for 2020/2021--a marketing-year low--were down noticeably from the previous week an...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

AM Outlook - Weather, Stocks and Funds

GOOD MORNING, Prices are lower across the board on profit-taking heading into the weekend.  The USDA report has come and gone, and we are left looking at weather, stocks, and funds. The gist of the report was that the USDA was conservative except for Safrinha corn.  End-users continue...

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