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The MY 2018/19 Sleeper Crop

WPI is not alone in pegging corn as the potential “sleeper” crop in MY 2018/19. World corn ending supplies have been edging lower in the past few years, and that decline will gain speed with the sharp drop in Argentine production, a smaller crop in Brazil and increased consumption in China. USDA will release its first estimate of 2018 U.S. corn plantings at the end of this month. WPI believes the planted area could be down 1.7 million acres from last year. That is based on more soybean and spring wheat acres because of price relationships as well as the high cost of planting and producing a corn crop. We are also doubtful that the string of record corn yields can extend another year. The western Corn Belt will enter the spring...

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Trading Barbs WTO: There is a special Agriculture Committee meeting at the WTO next week, and the disparate views of its members are being previewed ahead of it. The varied demands include the following: improvements in market access, disciplines on farm subsidies by rich countries, disciplines...

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Russian Grain Markets: 9-13 July 2018 The domestic grain market was influenced by different trends as new crop production started being traded along with that of previous seasons. Milling wheat export prices grew $2.00/MT to $202/MT FOB Black Sea, but purchase prices at seaports were stable (in...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

After featuring active trade and higher prices on Monday and Tuesday, grain and soybean markets paused to catch their breath today. Volume was restrained, and limited price action kept values near Tuesday’s closes. Following those rare occasions during the past few months when markets ral...

Trading Barbs; Got Milk?

Trading Barbs WTO: There is a special Agriculture Committee meeting at the WTO next week, and the disparate views of its members are being previewed ahead of it. The varied demands include the following: improvements in market access, disciplines on farm subsidies by rich countries, disciplines...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 9-13 July 2018 The domestic grain market was influenced by different trends as new crop production started being traded along with that of previous seasons. Milling wheat export prices grew $2.00/MT to $202/MT FOB Black Sea, but purchase prices at seaports were stable (in...

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Summary of Futures

Ag, energy, and soft commodity futures’ technical patterns, including momentum and long-term indicators, are examined. Changes in the forward curve for grain futures have important implications while livestock momentum indicators provide directional insights...

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