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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...

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India Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Ethanol Policy Changes May Not Ease Pressure on Sugar Sector Immediately Changes in ethanol prices, including that of B-Heavy molasses as an input for making the fuel, do not mean that India will become self-sufficient in supplies and fulfil the demand of the Ethanol Blending Program (EBP). Fur...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Today’s post-holiday market was not the frenzied affair that sometimes follows the 4th of July. There was no overnight session (due to the holiday), and trading seemed relatively subdued when it began this morning. It remained quiet even though wheat and soybeans closed with notable price...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - June 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of the U.S. grain industry, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. meat 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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Biofuel Standards and the Farm Bill Move Forward Today

It has been a busy policy day for agriculture with the EPA’s release of the proposed biofuel volumes for 2019 and the Senate taking up the farm bill. The EPA’s proposed Required Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) boost the overall biofuels volume to 19...

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Ag Subsidies Reform; EPA Disappoints; Interstate Wreck

Ag Subsidies Reform China and India are asking the WTO to immediately reduce the Amber Box agricultural subsidies that have been historically utilized by the rich countries but not developing countries. They call for addressing the asymmetry between the developed and developing countries. The l...

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Oilseed Highlights: China’s Tariffs; Brazil’s Soy Area; U.S. Biodiesel, India’s Soybeans; Ukrainian Rapeseed

China Eliminates Animal Feed Tariffs for Five Countries The Chinese government announced today that it will eliminate tariffs on imports of soybeans, soymeal, rapeseed, and fishmeal from Bangladesh, India, Laos, South Korea and Sri Lanka on 1 July. It apparently believes that this will help mee...

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RVOs and Reallocation

This could be the day the EPA issues the Required Volume Obligations (RVOs) proposal for ethanol use in 2019 and biodiesel use in 2020. It would be subject to a comment period and faces a statutory deadline of 30 November for finalization. Suggested reforms may also be included in the EPA annou...

soy-oilseeds softs biofuel

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Falling Soymeal Prices May Move Up if Exports Continue Soybean and soymeal prices moved lower last week but had some upward movement near its end, and they are stable now due to slow poultry sector demand as well as international cues. However, world prices are still lower. The Indian soybean s...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

After trade war fears sank grain and soy futures yesterday, the overnight session opened cautiously. Prices edged a bit higher, but trading was tentative and volume was low. Yesterday’s emotional lashing left markets in a highly oversold state. However, without a signal that further discu...

biofuel softs soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Ethanol Production Up; Prices Nose-Dive  As noted in earlier reports, India’s sugar production in sugar year 2017/18 (November-October) is expected to reach 32 MMT, and that is having an effect on ethanol production. The latter is now expected to total 3.11 billion liters (0.822 bill...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The overnight market did not seem to know how to take the results of the Trump/Kim Jong Un meeting in Singapore. It ended with an announced agreement to denuclearize North Korea and for the U.S. to cease joint military exercises with South Korea. As always, the “devil is in the details,&r...

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...

softs feed-grains biofuel

India Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Ethanol Policy Changes May Not Ease Pressure on Sugar Sector Immediately Changes in ethanol prices, including that of B-Heavy molasses as an input for making the fuel, do not mean that India will become self-sufficient in supplies and fulfil the demand of the Ethanol Blending Program (EBP). Fur...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Today’s post-holiday market was not the frenzied affair that sometimes follows the 4th of July. There was no overnight session (due to the holiday), and trading seemed relatively subdued when it began this morning. It remained quiet even though wheat and soybeans closed with notable price...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - June 2018

WPI's monthly publication features analyses of the U.S. grain industry, U.S. soybean marketing strategies, the U.S. meat 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...

biofuel

Biofuel Standards and the Farm Bill Move Forward Today

It has been a busy policy day for agriculture with the EPA’s release of the proposed biofuel volumes for 2019 and the Senate taking up the farm bill. The EPA’s proposed Required Volume Obligations (RVOs) under the Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) boost the overall biofuels volume to 19...

biofuel

Ag Subsidies Reform; EPA Disappoints; Interstate Wreck

Ag Subsidies Reform China and India are asking the WTO to immediately reduce the Amber Box agricultural subsidies that have been historically utilized by the rich countries but not developing countries. They call for addressing the asymmetry between the developed and developing countries. The l...

soy-oilseeds biofuel

Oilseed Highlights: China’s Tariffs; Brazil’s Soy Area; U.S. Biodiesel, India’s Soybeans; Ukrainian Rapeseed

China Eliminates Animal Feed Tariffs for Five Countries The Chinese government announced today that it will eliminate tariffs on imports of soybeans, soymeal, rapeseed, and fishmeal from Bangladesh, India, Laos, South Korea and Sri Lanka on 1 July. It apparently believes that this will help mee...

biofuel

RVOs and Reallocation

This could be the day the EPA issues the Required Volume Obligations (RVOs) proposal for ethanol use in 2019 and biodiesel use in 2020. It would be subject to a comment period and faces a statutory deadline of 30 November for finalization. Suggested reforms may also be included in the EPA annou...

soy-oilseeds softs biofuel

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Falling Soymeal Prices May Move Up if Exports Continue Soybean and soymeal prices moved lower last week but had some upward movement near its end, and they are stable now due to slow poultry sector demand as well as international cues. However, world prices are still lower. The Indian soybean s...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

After trade war fears sank grain and soy futures yesterday, the overnight session opened cautiously. Prices edged a bit higher, but trading was tentative and volume was low. Yesterday’s emotional lashing left markets in a highly oversold state. However, without a signal that further discu...

biofuel softs soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Ethanol Production Up; Prices Nose-Dive  As noted in earlier reports, India’s sugar production in sugar year 2017/18 (November-October) is expected to reach 32 MMT, and that is having an effect on ethanol production. The latter is now expected to total 3.11 billion liters (0.822 bill...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The overnight market did not seem to know how to take the results of the Trump/Kim Jong Un meeting in Singapore. It ended with an announced agreement to denuclearize North Korea and for the U.S. to cease joint military exercises with South Korea. As always, the “devil is in the details,&r...

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