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Market Commentary: South American Rains Douse CBOT Rallies

Heavy weekend rains for parts of South America took away a pillar of bullish support and sparked aggressive selling at the CBOT on Monday. March corn posted a new contract high overnight but could not hold gains and soybeans were once again stymied at the $12.00 level. The day session saw soybe...

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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Wheat Argentina’s wheat harvest is moving quickly and advanced 11 percent last week, reaching 31 percent total completion. The harvest is finished in the north with farmers posting the lowest yields in five years at 0.85 MT/ha. Further south, yields are still disappointing with the northe...

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European Market Analysis

Regional News  The current 7-day forecast for Europe favors widespread rainfall across the western and southeast regions, with heavy rain forecast for Italy and the Balkans. A high-pressure ridge exists over western and southern Russia that will prevent meaningful rainfall from developing...

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Ag Review - November 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy analysis articles. This issue looks at the global and local impacts of the recent U.S. election, President-Elect Biden’s trade agenda, fiscal policy and the U.S. federal budget, the challenges of long-term f...

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Market Commentary: Weak U. S. Dollar, Strong Export Sales Lift CBOT

The CBOT ended the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday week higher as strong export sales news, a weaker U.S. dollar, and continued dry weather in South America were supportive. Malaysian palm oil futures rallied sharply overnight, which aided CBOT soyoil in heading higher on Friday, thereby supporting s...

Biden Trade Policy

President-Elect Joe Biden has not yet named his nominee to become U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) but there are plenty of breadcrumbs that suggest the person will be: 1) conventional; and 2) likely a former Obama Administration official. That has been the pattern for his other economic policy...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: CBOT Lower on Profit-Taking, Position-Liquidation; Brazil Enters Record Drought

CBOT markets traded higher overnight heading into the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday with soymeal posting new contract highs in the process. The day session, however, saw profit taking develop once again and selling pressure accelerated in wheat throughout the day. Soyoil and the livestock contracts...

Agriculture’s Gig Workers; Final Acts – Part 1; No New Hazards; Geneva Squeeze

Agriculture’s Gig Workers A consortium of leftist, environmental and anti-meat activists is suing U.S. meat companies for marketing their products as produced by independent family farmers. The groups argue that due to the contracting system utilized, the meat is instead the output of cor...

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China In-Country Analysis

Livestock Major Hog Producers Unveil Ambitious 2021 Goals One of the likely legacies of African Swine Fever (ASF) is the way it expedited a shift away from small farms to large integrated hog operations. When ASF hit, the process was already underway as a result of new environmental regulations...

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Market Commentary: Strengthening La Nina Ends Early Profit-Taking at CBOT

CBOT markets opened sharply lower on Tuesday as profit taking and pre-holiday position evening/liquidation pressured markets. Rumors of China cancelling some of its soybean bookings from the U.S. further pressured values, as did thoughts that some U.S. February shipments could be switched to Br...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Wheat Concern is rising for the Argentina wheat market after Brazil, the primary buyer of Argentine wheat, announced a tariff-free import quota of 750,000 MT of wheat from non-MERCOSUR origins. At the same time, the RECP free trade agreement might give Australia an advantage selling wheat to de...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

European Market Analysis

Regional News  Rains across southern Russia have improved wheat and winter crop conditions and have pressured global values somewhat. On Monday, the EU Commission reported that mostly favorable weather conditions across Europe in October allowed winter crop planting and summer crop harvest...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: South American Rains Douse CBOT Rallies

Heavy weekend rains for parts of South America took away a pillar of bullish support and sparked aggressive selling at the CBOT on Monday. March corn posted a new contract high overnight but could not hold gains and soybeans were once again stymied at the $12.00 level. The day session saw soybe...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Wheat Argentina’s wheat harvest is moving quickly and advanced 11 percent last week, reaching 31 percent total completion. The harvest is finished in the north with farmers posting the lowest yields in five years at 0.85 MT/ha. Further south, yields are still disappointing with the northe...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

European Market Analysis

Regional News  The current 7-day forecast for Europe favors widespread rainfall across the western and southeast regions, with heavy rain forecast for Italy and the Balkans. A high-pressure ridge exists over western and southern Russia that will prevent meaningful rainfall from developing...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - November 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy analysis articles. This issue looks at the global and local impacts of the recent U.S. election, President-Elect Biden’s trade agenda, fiscal policy and the U.S. federal budget, the challenges of long-term f...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Weak U. S. Dollar, Strong Export Sales Lift CBOT

The CBOT ended the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday week higher as strong export sales news, a weaker U.S. dollar, and continued dry weather in South America were supportive. Malaysian palm oil futures rallied sharply overnight, which aided CBOT soyoil in heading higher on Friday, thereby supporting s...

Biden Trade Policy

President-Elect Joe Biden has not yet named his nominee to become U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) but there are plenty of breadcrumbs that suggest the person will be: 1) conventional; and 2) likely a former Obama Administration official. That has been the pattern for his other economic policy...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: CBOT Lower on Profit-Taking, Position-Liquidation; Brazil Enters Record Drought

CBOT markets traded higher overnight heading into the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday with soymeal posting new contract highs in the process. The day session, however, saw profit taking develop once again and selling pressure accelerated in wheat throughout the day. Soyoil and the livestock contracts...

Agriculture’s Gig Workers; Final Acts – Part 1; No New Hazards; Geneva Squeeze

Agriculture’s Gig Workers A consortium of leftist, environmental and anti-meat activists is suing U.S. meat companies for marketing their products as produced by independent family farmers. The groups argue that due to the contracting system utilized, the meat is instead the output of cor...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

China In-Country Analysis

Livestock Major Hog Producers Unveil Ambitious 2021 Goals One of the likely legacies of African Swine Fever (ASF) is the way it expedited a shift away from small farms to large integrated hog operations. When ASF hit, the process was already underway as a result of new environmental regulations...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Strengthening La Nina Ends Early Profit-Taking at CBOT

CBOT markets opened sharply lower on Tuesday as profit taking and pre-holiday position evening/liquidation pressured markets. Rumors of China cancelling some of its soybean bookings from the U.S. further pressured values, as did thoughts that some U.S. February shipments could be switched to Br...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Wheat Concern is rising for the Argentina wheat market after Brazil, the primary buyer of Argentine wheat, announced a tariff-free import quota of 750,000 MT of wheat from non-MERCOSUR origins. At the same time, the RECP free trade agreement might give Australia an advantage selling wheat to de...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

European Market Analysis

Regional News  Rains across southern Russia have improved wheat and winter crop conditions and have pressured global values somewhat. On Monday, the EU Commission reported that mostly favorable weather conditions across Europe in October allowed winter crop planting and summer crop harvest...

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