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Market Commentary

Corn was higher with soybeans up slightly and wheat mixed in the Thursday night session. Trading volume was fairly strong overnight. This morning USDA announced sales of another 300,000 MT of soybeans to China plus 130,000 MT to “unknown” and 125,000 MT of corn to Japan. There is st...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

U.S. Export Prospects Improving

USDA trimmed the U.S. wheat export forecast by 25 million bushels (680,000 MT) in the December WASDE (supply & demand), but that wasn’t a surprise given the 9 percent lag in sales against a year ago. Its revised export goal is an 11 percent increase over last year. Export sales of har...

soy-oilseeds softs

India Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Vegetable Oil Imports Decline India’s vegetable oil imports totaled 1.073 MMT last month, a drop of 10.1 percent from 1.174 MMT in October and down 15.2 percent versus November 2017. In June 2018, the government of India (GOI) raised the duty on vegetable oils. The rates on crude palm oi...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: China and U.S. Soybean Imports; WASDE and the Soy Sector

China Apparently Deciding How Many U.S. Soybean to Import At their meeting in Buenos Aires, President Trump was able to get a commitment from President Xi to import a substantial volume of U.S. soybeans and other commodities during the 90-day truce in the trade war. Hong Kong’s South Chin...

wheat

WASDE Wheat

USDA notes the following about wheat: The outlook for 2018/19 U.S. wheat this month is for unchanged supplies, lower exports, and higher ending stocks. Wheat exports are lowered 25 million bushels to 1.0 billion with all the reduction in Hard Red Winter (HRW) on historically low exports for thi...

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Market Commentary

The U.S. government will be closed 5 December to honor the late George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. Release of the government’ s various reports for the remainder of the week will be delayed by one business day as a result. Whatever excitement was created by last we...

livestock

Strong Holiday Season Start; Japan Trade

Holiday Season Starts Strong With a pipeline full of protein, seasonal holiday demand started strong with Thanksgiving. As of 31 October, cold storage stocks of turkey were lower than year-ago levels after the second consecutive month of drawdowns. The total pounds in freezers were 96 percent o...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - November 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusiness, the U.S. soybean crushing complex, the U.S. meat and livestock industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS The government of Pakistan is expected to announce the approval of wheat exports this week, which will be subject to a $100/MT subsidy. Experts say that this step is needed to both free u...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

When All Else Fails, Talk About Weather

This is Thanksgiving week in the U.S., and the markets will be closed that day. However, this holiday has other implications such as the following: It is one of the busiest holiday travel periods of the year. It can be severely complicated by adverse weather because of winter conditions across...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Today was the Veterans Day holiday in the U.S. The government was closed, but markets were open. The typical Monday USDA reports (e.g., weekly export inspections and weekly crop progress) will be released Tuesday. Corn and wheat futures were just slightly higher overnight with soybean futures l...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Corn, wheat and soybeans were all lower overnight following yesterday’s negative response to the somewhat bullish U.S. corn and wheat WASDE numbers. Both the U.S. and world soybean ending supply estimates were clearly bearish. Today’s session, however, saw the soybean market turn hi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Corn was higher with soybeans up slightly and wheat mixed in the Thursday night session. Trading volume was fairly strong overnight. This morning USDA announced sales of another 300,000 MT of soybeans to China plus 130,000 MT to “unknown” and 125,000 MT of corn to Japan. There is st...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

U.S. Export Prospects Improving

USDA trimmed the U.S. wheat export forecast by 25 million bushels (680,000 MT) in the December WASDE (supply & demand), but that wasn’t a surprise given the 9 percent lag in sales against a year ago. Its revised export goal is an 11 percent increase over last year. Export sales of har...

soy-oilseeds softs

India Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Vegetable Oil Imports Decline India’s vegetable oil imports totaled 1.073 MMT last month, a drop of 10.1 percent from 1.174 MMT in October and down 15.2 percent versus November 2017. In June 2018, the government of India (GOI) raised the duty on vegetable oils. The rates on crude palm oi...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: China and U.S. Soybean Imports; WASDE and the Soy Sector

China Apparently Deciding How Many U.S. Soybean to Import At their meeting in Buenos Aires, President Trump was able to get a commitment from President Xi to import a substantial volume of U.S. soybeans and other commodities during the 90-day truce in the trade war. Hong Kong’s South Chin...

wheat

WASDE Wheat

USDA notes the following about wheat: The outlook for 2018/19 U.S. wheat this month is for unchanged supplies, lower exports, and higher ending stocks. Wheat exports are lowered 25 million bushels to 1.0 billion with all the reduction in Hard Red Winter (HRW) on historically low exports for thi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The U.S. government will be closed 5 December to honor the late George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. Release of the government’ s various reports for the remainder of the week will be delayed by one business day as a result. Whatever excitement was created by last we...

livestock

Strong Holiday Season Start; Japan Trade

Holiday Season Starts Strong With a pipeline full of protein, seasonal holiday demand started strong with Thanksgiving. As of 31 October, cold storage stocks of turkey were lower than year-ago levels after the second consecutive month of drawdowns. The total pounds in freezers were 96 percent o...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - November 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of U.S. agribusiness, the U.S. soybean crushing complex, the U.S. meat and livestock industry, the global outlook for farm inputs, and policy trends. It also provides a review of agribusiness stock prices along with expectations for future performance...

wheat feed-grains

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS The government of Pakistan is expected to announce the approval of wheat exports this week, which will be subject to a $100/MT subsidy. Experts say that this step is needed to both free u...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

When All Else Fails, Talk About Weather

This is Thanksgiving week in the U.S., and the markets will be closed that day. However, this holiday has other implications such as the following: It is one of the busiest holiday travel periods of the year. It can be severely complicated by adverse weather because of winter conditions across...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Today was the Veterans Day holiday in the U.S. The government was closed, but markets were open. The typical Monday USDA reports (e.g., weekly export inspections and weekly crop progress) will be released Tuesday. Corn and wheat futures were just slightly higher overnight with soybean futures l...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Corn, wheat and soybeans were all lower overnight following yesterday’s negative response to the somewhat bullish U.S. corn and wheat WASDE numbers. Both the U.S. and world soybean ending supply estimates were clearly bearish. Today’s session, however, saw the soybean market turn hi...

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