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feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight news that Australia’s 2019/20 wheat crop will be smaller than expected set the stage for a sharp rally in the CBOT wheat markets. Morning calls were for wheat to open higher and pull corn along with it, which is exactly what happened. Few, if any, analysts, however, expected whe...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

China's Tariff Reductions

China announced this morning a list of 696 U.S. products for which importers may apply for a tariff exemption. Importers must apply for the exemption by 2 March, with a particular volume of imports specified in the application. Import volumes above the applied for amount will be subject to the...

Partial Analysis; WTO Repeated Error; China’s Virus Problem

Partial Analysis The EU undergoes a WTO trade policy review this week in Geneva and Maria Cipollina and Luca Salvatici write in the European Review of Agricultural Economics that the trading block’s tariffs have greatly redirected agricultural imports. The pair correctly note that agricul...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Note: CBOT and CME ag futures markets will be closed on Monday, 17 February for the U.S. President’s Day holiday. WPI offices will be closed as well. Enjoy the holiday!  The CBOT opened on a stronger note with short covering again the feature of the morning. As the day wore on, howev...

India Offer to U.S.; Coronavirus and Super Tuesday; Concrete AB

India Offer to U.S. New Delhi and Washington would both like to have a trade deal by the time President Trump visits India on 24-25 February and India is making offers. According to Reuters, India has offered to reduce its tariff on chicken legs from 100 percent to 25 percent and make other con...

Fed Report: More Growth, Less Leverage

This week, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell delivered the first of his twice-per-year reports to Congress in testimony before the House and Senate Banking Committees. The basic message was the economy is strong, but the current range of low interest rates may mean a loss of leverage...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

It’s back! Coronavirus was peaking and then suddenly it was not due to a new testing procedure and that largely defined the day. It remains a question of where the reality is on this disease. The more it drags on the deeper the adverse impacts. It is possible to gamble one way or another...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; Canada Prairie Soybean Plantings; Soy in WASDE

Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s USDA export sales report for the week ending 6 February indicated exporters had moderate soybean and soymeal export sales and very good soyoil export sales. However, there were no substantial sales or exports of soybeans to China and that had to be a bi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

USDA and Phase One Agreement

It used to be that analyzing world supplies and demand for grains and oilseeds was basically concentrated on just a few countries. Production was dominated by the U.S. with Canada, the EU, Australia, Argentina and South Africa added to the mix. Besides domestic demand in those producing countri...

livestock wheat feed-grains

Market Commentary

The CBOT opened on a strong note and moved higher for most of the day with the markets posting a mini rally following yesterday’s day of depressed trading. Wheat futures moved higher in a test of old support levels, which helped put a bid under corn as well. Outside markets were higher as...

Economic Risks Rise; AB Problems Detailed

Economic Risks Rise Chinese President Xi Jinping gives assurances that the coronavirus will be managed and that it will not hobble the economy, but finance officials elsewhere are amply worried. Agriculture is highly dependent on growing economies to expand demand at least fast enough to keep p...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

China In-Country Analysis

Public Health Coronavirus Slows, Number of Recovered Patients Jumps Since last week, the number of total confirmed coronavirus cases has nearly doubled, reaching 45,204 as of this morning. The real-time ARC GIS system of Johns Hopkins Systems for Science and Engineering (CSSE) offers impressive...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight news that Australia’s 2019/20 wheat crop will be smaller than expected set the stage for a sharp rally in the CBOT wheat markets. Morning calls were for wheat to open higher and pull corn along with it, which is exactly what happened. Few, if any, analysts, however, expected whe...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

China's Tariff Reductions

China announced this morning a list of 696 U.S. products for which importers may apply for a tariff exemption. Importers must apply for the exemption by 2 March, with a particular volume of imports specified in the application. Import volumes above the applied for amount will be subject to the...

Partial Analysis; WTO Repeated Error; China’s Virus Problem

Partial Analysis The EU undergoes a WTO trade policy review this week in Geneva and Maria Cipollina and Luca Salvatici write in the European Review of Agricultural Economics that the trading block’s tariffs have greatly redirected agricultural imports. The pair correctly note that agricul...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Note: CBOT and CME ag futures markets will be closed on Monday, 17 February for the U.S. President’s Day holiday. WPI offices will be closed as well. Enjoy the holiday!  The CBOT opened on a stronger note with short covering again the feature of the morning. As the day wore on, howev...

India Offer to U.S.; Coronavirus and Super Tuesday; Concrete AB

India Offer to U.S. New Delhi and Washington would both like to have a trade deal by the time President Trump visits India on 24-25 February and India is making offers. According to Reuters, India has offered to reduce its tariff on chicken legs from 100 percent to 25 percent and make other con...

Fed Report: More Growth, Less Leverage

This week, Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell delivered the first of his twice-per-year reports to Congress in testimony before the House and Senate Banking Committees. The basic message was the economy is strong, but the current range of low interest rates may mean a loss of leverage...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

It’s back! Coronavirus was peaking and then suddenly it was not due to a new testing procedure and that largely defined the day. It remains a question of where the reality is on this disease. The more it drags on the deeper the adverse impacts. It is possible to gamble one way or another...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; Canada Prairie Soybean Plantings; Soy in WASDE

Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s USDA export sales report for the week ending 6 February indicated exporters had moderate soybean and soymeal export sales and very good soyoil export sales. However, there were no substantial sales or exports of soybeans to China and that had to be a bi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

USDA and Phase One Agreement

It used to be that analyzing world supplies and demand for grains and oilseeds was basically concentrated on just a few countries. Production was dominated by the U.S. with Canada, the EU, Australia, Argentina and South Africa added to the mix. Besides domestic demand in those producing countri...

livestock wheat feed-grains

Market Commentary

The CBOT opened on a strong note and moved higher for most of the day with the markets posting a mini rally following yesterday’s day of depressed trading. Wheat futures moved higher in a test of old support levels, which helped put a bid under corn as well. Outside markets were higher as...

Economic Risks Rise; AB Problems Detailed

Economic Risks Rise Chinese President Xi Jinping gives assurances that the coronavirus will be managed and that it will not hobble the economy, but finance officials elsewhere are amply worried. Agriculture is highly dependent on growing economies to expand demand at least fast enough to keep p...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

China In-Country Analysis

Public Health Coronavirus Slows, Number of Recovered Patients Jumps Since last week, the number of total confirmed coronavirus cases has nearly doubled, reaching 45,204 as of this morning. The real-time ARC GIS system of Johns Hopkins Systems for Science and Engineering (CSSE) offers impressive...

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