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Oilseed Highlights: China’s Soybean Purchases; Southeast Asia’s Concerns; South American Soy Updates

China Deciding What to Do with Unshipped U.S. Soybean Purchases Now that trade negotiations with the U.S. have broken down, the Chinese government is apparently now deciding what to do with the more than 7 MMT of unshipped soybeans it has purchased from the U.S. Unconfirmed reports indicate Chi...

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More Things to Keep You Up at Night

The U.S. 2019 planting season is grim, and there is little or no relief in sight based on the latest weather forecasts. The Corn Belt and northern Plains will stay wet and cool for the foreseeable future. Most of the market chatter has been about the potential reduction in U.S. corn planted acr...

Key Issues Teed Up in Congress, but No Easy Path Forward

As USDA works on the details of a $15-20 billion relief package for agriculture, intended to mitigate the impact of China’s retaliation on the Trump administration’s latest round of tariff hikes, Congress is working on a broader disaster relief bill to cover hurricane damage in the...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 20 May)

Update for 20 May: Prices/data updated through Friday's close.   4 May Update: Pushed a user interface change and improved app responsiveness. Data updated to reflect prices through Friday's close.  Launch Information:  WPI is proud to introduce our FOB Prices and Ocea...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 20 May)

Update for 20 May 2019:  Data updated for all listed routes. Let us know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions!      Update for 26 April 2019: Weekly data updates have been pushed, along with new routes added from the U.S. Pacific Northwest (PNW). Enjoy! ...

China Forces Trump Hand; Global Readjustment; Turkey Signaling

China Forces Trump Hand He has tried to take on the world singlehandedly, but China’s resistance has forced President Trump to back off on his objectives elsewhere. Farmers, Republicans and the U.S. economy can only handle so much controversy at once. He was forced to end tariffs on steel...

Disagree on the Disagreement; Stop Progress; Diverging Opinions; Dead Trees

Disagree on the Disagreement From the U.S. perspective, its goals for a trade agreement with China have been clear all along, and it was Beijing that backtracked when it deleted nearly a third of the 150-page draft document. From the perspective of China, it is Washington that has been untrustw...

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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Argentina’s Cash Payment Issues The volatility in forex markets and the Argentine peso’s devaluation led to government intervention in the debate between farmers and exporters. On contracts executed in USD, farmers were claiming that they were losing money between the time the forex...

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Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market was under pressure last week due to the absence of export demand for old crop as well as the bearish outlook of last Friday’s USDA reports. The USDA estimate for the Russian crop of 77 MMT is probably conservative as most Russian analysts’ numbers...

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WASDE Soyoil

USDA Notes: Total U.S. oilseed production for 2019/20 is forecast at 124.2 million tons, down 9.6 million from 2018/19, mainly on lower soybean production.  Production forecasts are also lower for canola, but higher for sunflowerseed, peanuts, and cottonseed.   Soybean oil prices...

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WASDE Soymeal

USDA Notes: The U.S. soybean crush for 2019/20 is projected at 2,115 million bushels, up from the 2018/19 forecast with higher soybean meal disappearance partly offset by lower soybean meal exports.  Soybean meal prices are forecast at $290 per short ton, down $15.00 from 2018/19. &nb...

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WASDE Soybeans

USDA Notes: The 2019/20 outlook for U.S. soybeans is for higher supplies, crush, exports, and slightly lower ending stocks compared to 2018/19.  The soybean crop is projected at 4,150 million bushels, down 394 million from last year’s record crop on lower harvested area and trend yie...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: China’s Soybean Purchases; Southeast Asia’s Concerns; South American Soy Updates

China Deciding What to Do with Unshipped U.S. Soybean Purchases Now that trade negotiations with the U.S. have broken down, the Chinese government is apparently now deciding what to do with the more than 7 MMT of unshipped soybeans it has purchased from the U.S. Unconfirmed reports indicate Chi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

More Things to Keep You Up at Night

The U.S. 2019 planting season is grim, and there is little or no relief in sight based on the latest weather forecasts. The Corn Belt and northern Plains will stay wet and cool for the foreseeable future. Most of the market chatter has been about the potential reduction in U.S. corn planted acr...

Key Issues Teed Up in Congress, but No Easy Path Forward

As USDA works on the details of a $15-20 billion relief package for agriculture, intended to mitigate the impact of China’s retaliation on the Trump administration’s latest round of tariff hikes, Congress is working on a broader disaster relief bill to cover hurricane damage in the...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 20 May)

Update for 20 May: Prices/data updated through Friday's close.   4 May Update: Pushed a user interface change and improved app responsiveness. Data updated to reflect prices through Friday's close.  Launch Information:  WPI is proud to introduce our FOB Prices and Ocea...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 20 May)

Update for 20 May 2019:  Data updated for all listed routes. Let us know if you have any questions, comments, or suggestions!      Update for 26 April 2019: Weekly data updates have been pushed, along with new routes added from the U.S. Pacific Northwest (PNW). Enjoy! ...

China Forces Trump Hand; Global Readjustment; Turkey Signaling

China Forces Trump Hand He has tried to take on the world singlehandedly, but China’s resistance has forced President Trump to back off on his objectives elsewhere. Farmers, Republicans and the U.S. economy can only handle so much controversy at once. He was forced to end tariffs on steel...

Disagree on the Disagreement; Stop Progress; Diverging Opinions; Dead Trees

Disagree on the Disagreement From the U.S. perspective, its goals for a trade agreement with China have been clear all along, and it was Beijing that backtracked when it deleted nearly a third of the 150-page draft document. From the perspective of China, it is Washington that has been untrustw...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Argentina’s Cash Payment Issues The volatility in forex markets and the Argentine peso’s devaluation led to government intervention in the debate between farmers and exporters. On contracts executed in USD, farmers were claiming that they were losing money between the time the forex...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market was under pressure last week due to the absence of export demand for old crop as well as the bearish outlook of last Friday’s USDA reports. The USDA estimate for the Russian crop of 77 MMT is probably conservative as most Russian analysts’ numbers...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

USDA Notes: Total U.S. oilseed production for 2019/20 is forecast at 124.2 million tons, down 9.6 million from 2018/19, mainly on lower soybean production.  Production forecasts are also lower for canola, but higher for sunflowerseed, peanuts, and cottonseed.   Soybean oil prices...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soymeal

USDA Notes: The U.S. soybean crush for 2019/20 is projected at 2,115 million bushels, up from the 2018/19 forecast with higher soybean meal disappearance partly offset by lower soybean meal exports.  Soybean meal prices are forecast at $290 per short ton, down $15.00 from 2018/19. &nb...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

USDA Notes: The 2019/20 outlook for U.S. soybeans is for higher supplies, crush, exports, and slightly lower ending stocks compared to 2018/19.  The soybean crop is projected at 4,150 million bushels, down 394 million from last year’s record crop on lower harvested area and trend yie...

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