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Market Commentary: Corn, Soyoil, Hogs Post Bullish Days; Soybeans, Wheat Fall on Profit Taking

The CBOT traded a mixed day to end a volatile and mostly bullish week. Corn and lean hog futures rallied with March corn posting a new seven-month high and hog futures posting fresh contract highs. Soybeans and wheat, however, could not match the bullishness of the corn market and ended lower i...

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Dynamic Oilseed Developments

Export Sales USDA’s Export Sales report released this morning reflected larger export sales across many commodities, including the soy complex. Net soybean sales were down 9 percent from last week but were up 12 percent from the four-week average. There were 797 KMT of soybeans purchased...

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China In-Country Analysis

Livestock Squeeze of Low Prices and High Feed Costs Plagues Hog Sector The latest data release from China’s Feed Industry Association indicates that the average price for hog feed has risen for six months in a row through the end of December. Expectations are that with corn prices remaini...

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Market Commentary: Corn, Soy, and Wheat Rally on Technical Buying and Russian Aggression

The CBOT traded sharply higher on Wednesday with Tuesday’s rallies in corn and wheat sparking follow-through fund and speculative buying. Moreover, the latest South American weather forecasts are turning drier for Paraguay and central Brazil, which will continue to disrupt crop potential...

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China Status Quo; Buffaloed on Beef

China Status Quo A piece in Bloomberg makes note that the White House has focused on other issues (voting rights, Build Back Better spending) but has said little about competition with China. President Biden continued the Trump Administration’s purchase agreement with Beijing but did noth...

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Oilseeds Situation Update

Most of the current changes are on the supply side of the ledger. This week’s USDA WASDE has come and gone but its effects linger. The agency’s 7 percent increase in U.S. surplus soybeans stocks held more sway than its reduction in global carryover down to 95 MMT from the December e...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Definitively Lower

The market opened lower for grains and oilseeds and for most contracts that was the consistent direction of the day. The bearish tone of yesterday’s WASDE coupled with significant rain relief coming for South America prompted a shedding of the weather premium that had been building. ...

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Livestock Round-Up: WASDE Livestock Outlook

Last week we noted the impact of Omicron on slaughter rates; as of today, cattle slaughter is up about 1 percent, hog slaughter is down about 3.5 percent, both compared to the same period last week. Both are down considerably from last year, however. Cattle slaughter is running 3.7 percent belo...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: WASDE Cuts S. American Crops, Raises U.S. Carry-Out; Report Whipsaws Soybeans

Today’s CBOT trade was all about the WASDE with markets trading quietly lower before the report’s noon ET release. The report, while mostly in-line with expectations, elicited a swift, selloff reaction from the markets after its release, as the USDA increased ending stocks for all t...

What’s in a Name; Going Industrial; New Analytical Approach

What’s in a Name Proponents of geographic indicators in Europe are upset that DG-Agri may be planning to hand over more regulatory oversight of the GI scheme to the EU’s Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). GIs already carry intellectual property protection, but some fear the EUIPO...

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WASDE Soyoil

U.S. soybean oil price forecast is unchanged at 65.0 cents per pound...

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WASDE Soymeal

U.S. soybean meal price is projected at $375 per short ton, up 45 dollars...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Corn, Soyoil, Hogs Post Bullish Days; Soybeans, Wheat Fall on Profit Taking

The CBOT traded a mixed day to end a volatile and mostly bullish week. Corn and lean hog futures rallied with March corn posting a new seven-month high and hog futures posting fresh contract highs. Soybeans and wheat, however, could not match the bullishness of the corn market and ended lower i...

soy-oilseeds

Dynamic Oilseed Developments

Export Sales USDA’s Export Sales report released this morning reflected larger export sales across many commodities, including the soy complex. Net soybean sales were down 9 percent from last week but were up 12 percent from the four-week average. There were 797 KMT of soybeans purchased...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds livestock

China In-Country Analysis

Livestock Squeeze of Low Prices and High Feed Costs Plagues Hog Sector The latest data release from China’s Feed Industry Association indicates that the average price for hog feed has risen for six months in a row through the end of December. Expectations are that with corn prices remaini...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Corn, Soy, and Wheat Rally on Technical Buying and Russian Aggression

The CBOT traded sharply higher on Wednesday with Tuesday’s rallies in corn and wheat sparking follow-through fund and speculative buying. Moreover, the latest South American weather forecasts are turning drier for Paraguay and central Brazil, which will continue to disrupt crop potential...

livestock

China Status Quo; Buffaloed on Beef

China Status Quo A piece in Bloomberg makes note that the White House has focused on other issues (voting rights, Build Back Better spending) but has said little about competition with China. President Biden continued the Trump Administration’s purchase agreement with Beijing but did noth...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseeds Situation Update

Most of the current changes are on the supply side of the ledger. This week’s USDA WASDE has come and gone but its effects linger. The agency’s 7 percent increase in U.S. surplus soybeans stocks held more sway than its reduction in global carryover down to 95 MMT from the December e...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Definitively Lower

The market opened lower for grains and oilseeds and for most contracts that was the consistent direction of the day. The bearish tone of yesterday’s WASDE coupled with significant rain relief coming for South America prompted a shedding of the weather premium that had been building. ...

livestock

Livestock Round-Up: WASDE Livestock Outlook

Last week we noted the impact of Omicron on slaughter rates; as of today, cattle slaughter is up about 1 percent, hog slaughter is down about 3.5 percent, both compared to the same period last week. Both are down considerably from last year, however. Cattle slaughter is running 3.7 percent belo...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: WASDE Cuts S. American Crops, Raises U.S. Carry-Out; Report Whipsaws Soybeans

Today’s CBOT trade was all about the WASDE with markets trading quietly lower before the report’s noon ET release. The report, while mostly in-line with expectations, elicited a swift, selloff reaction from the markets after its release, as the USDA increased ending stocks for all t...

What’s in a Name; Going Industrial; New Analytical Approach

What’s in a Name Proponents of geographic indicators in Europe are upset that DG-Agri may be planning to hand over more regulatory oversight of the GI scheme to the EU’s Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO). GIs already carry intellectual property protection, but some fear the EUIPO...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

U.S. soybean oil price forecast is unchanged at 65.0 cents per pound...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soymeal

U.S. soybean meal price is projected at $375 per short ton, up 45 dollars...

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