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feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Corn and wheat opened lower Sunday with soybeans slightly higher. Everything was slightly lower by the time markets closed this morning, and that is how they opened the day session. Soybeans traded back and forth with small gains or losses through much of today. Wheat was moderately lower with...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

There probably isn’t much point in talking about fundamental issues surrounding the grain and oilseed markets as very little has changed in that regard. The Black Sea region continues to suffer from adverse weather that is reducing yields and production there, and most of Australia is sti...

wheat

What USDA Didn’t Say

This week’s WASDE report from USDA was considered slightly bullish for prices, although that certainly wasn’t apparent by the market’s action during the past few trading sessions. U.S. corn and soybean ending supplies were reduced. World demand remains very strong, but crop pr...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Any USDA Surprises Tomorrow?

USDA will release its June WASDE (supply/demand) report tomorrow. Will there be any substantive surprises in tomorrow’s numbers? That is doubtful. It is more likely that markets will continue to worry more about all the various trade issues and the North Korean talks than changes in suppl...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were relatively quiet Sunday night, but corn and soybeans turned decidedly weaker today to finish with big losses. Funds started this week long everything except soyoil. They’ve had these positions for quite some time and evidently decided that today was the time to either get out...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Futures were higher overnight after the Wall Street Journal reported that China had agreed to purchase $70 billion of U.S. energy and agriculture products. Once again, this amounted to a “buy the rumor, sell the fact” situation, and corn and soybean futures turned lower this afterno...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Trump Trade Trumps Weather

Markets continued their collapse today, following a lack of progress in the weekend trade talked between China and the U.S. The hardline Trump trade talk has trumped the continuation of less-than-ideal weather around the world that will eventually push markets higher. Our opinion remains that c...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

All in Just Four Trading Days?

A week ago, WPI wrote about how farmers are optimistic about better markets for 2018 based on several at least somewhat positive factors. We should have waited a week.  The markets changed a lot in this holiday-shortened trading week after starting the Monday evening session strong after t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets had an interesting finish to a mostly bearish holiday-shortened trading week. Prices were steady to firm overnight and started today’s session with small gains. Those gains didn’t last long, and the result was significant price swings throughout the session.  The U.S. t...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 21-25 May 2018 The average milling wheat export price remained stable at $212/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase prices at seaports were also steady at $200-204/MT CPT-Black Sea port. Meanwhile, 2018 wheat prices averaged $205/MT FOB. The average feed barley export price fell...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Profit taking and surprisingly good crop condition ratings sparked a sell-off at the CBOT today. The overnight session featured losses of 3 cents for corn, 5.75 cents for soybeans and 8 cents for SRW wheat. The day session featured more of the same with bears testing key technical points for gr...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Unknowns and Uncertainties

The Memorial Day weekend at the end of May is widely considered to be the beginning of summer even though that season’s solstice does not occur for at least another three weeks. As farmers, traders, processors, exporters and everyone else with vested interest in the production of major U...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Corn and wheat opened lower Sunday with soybeans slightly higher. Everything was slightly lower by the time markets closed this morning, and that is how they opened the day session. Soybeans traded back and forth with small gains or losses through much of today. Wheat was moderately lower with...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

There probably isn’t much point in talking about fundamental issues surrounding the grain and oilseed markets as very little has changed in that regard. The Black Sea region continues to suffer from adverse weather that is reducing yields and production there, and most of Australia is sti...

wheat

What USDA Didn’t Say

This week’s WASDE report from USDA was considered slightly bullish for prices, although that certainly wasn’t apparent by the market’s action during the past few trading sessions. U.S. corn and soybean ending supplies were reduced. World demand remains very strong, but crop pr...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Any USDA Surprises Tomorrow?

USDA will release its June WASDE (supply/demand) report tomorrow. Will there be any substantive surprises in tomorrow’s numbers? That is doubtful. It is more likely that markets will continue to worry more about all the various trade issues and the North Korean talks than changes in suppl...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were relatively quiet Sunday night, but corn and soybeans turned decidedly weaker today to finish with big losses. Funds started this week long everything except soyoil. They’ve had these positions for quite some time and evidently decided that today was the time to either get out...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Futures were higher overnight after the Wall Street Journal reported that China had agreed to purchase $70 billion of U.S. energy and agriculture products. Once again, this amounted to a “buy the rumor, sell the fact” situation, and corn and soybean futures turned lower this afterno...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Trump Trade Trumps Weather

Markets continued their collapse today, following a lack of progress in the weekend trade talked between China and the U.S. The hardline Trump trade talk has trumped the continuation of less-than-ideal weather around the world that will eventually push markets higher. Our opinion remains that c...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

All in Just Four Trading Days?

A week ago, WPI wrote about how farmers are optimistic about better markets for 2018 based on several at least somewhat positive factors. We should have waited a week.  The markets changed a lot in this holiday-shortened trading week after starting the Monday evening session strong after t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets had an interesting finish to a mostly bearish holiday-shortened trading week. Prices were steady to firm overnight and started today’s session with small gains. Those gains didn’t last long, and the result was significant price swings throughout the session.  The U.S. t...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 21-25 May 2018 The average milling wheat export price remained stable at $212/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase prices at seaports were also steady at $200-204/MT CPT-Black Sea port. Meanwhile, 2018 wheat prices averaged $205/MT FOB. The average feed barley export price fell...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Profit taking and surprisingly good crop condition ratings sparked a sell-off at the CBOT today. The overnight session featured losses of 3 cents for corn, 5.75 cents for soybeans and 8 cents for SRW wheat. The day session featured more of the same with bears testing key technical points for gr...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Unknowns and Uncertainties

The Memorial Day weekend at the end of May is widely considered to be the beginning of summer even though that season’s solstice does not occur for at least another three weeks. As farmers, traders, processors, exporters and everyone else with vested interest in the production of major U...

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