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Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Regional News The weather across Europe and the Black Sea remains widely variable with dramatically different implications for summer crop harvest and winter crop planting for each country. Broadly, conditions in France and northern Germany are too wet, which is delaying corn harvest and winter wheat planting (54 percent planted versus 70 percent on average). In the U.K., rains have also slowed winter crop planting which has increased feed wheat prices and will likely reduce winter barley area in favor of spring barley. As noted last week, WPI sources indicate there is concern about spring barley seed shortages. Elsewhere, Ukraine, Romania, and Bulgaria are too dry, which is reducing winter crop (most notably, winter wheat) area. Finally,...

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SPREADS March crush trades top 1.08c/bu while oilshare moves into steady territory from lower at 33.70%.   Bean spreads are still wide with Jan/March trading from 14 1/4c out to 15 1/4c.  March/May beans trades from 14 1/4c to 14 3/4c.   March/May meal narrows into $2.6...

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Data Updated Through: 5 December 2019 Note: Due to client request, WPI has started including rates for 60,000 MT vessels from Russia and Ukraine to Egypt.  Ocean Freight Insights and Comments - 5 December 2019 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting   Dry-bulk markets look like they found...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 6 December)

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feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Technical Views - Risk On

SPREADS March crush trades top 1.08c/bu while oilshare moves into steady territory from lower at 33.70%.   Bean spreads are still wide with Jan/March trading from 14 1/4c out to 15 1/4c.  March/May beans trades from 14 1/4c to 14 3/4c.   March/May meal narrows into $2.6...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 5 December)

Data Updated Through: 5 December 2019 Note: Due to client request, WPI has started including rates for 60,000 MT vessels from Russia and Ukraine to Egypt.  Ocean Freight Insights and Comments - 5 December 2019 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting   Dry-bulk markets look like they found...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

AM Outlook - Looking for Cover

GOOD MORNING, The rising soy complex on Thursday was led by meal, which rebounded on technical consideration and news that Argentina's largest meal exporter, Vicentin, was in financial distress and having payment restructuring issues.  This company is Argentina's number one exporter of soy...

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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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