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Crude Oil and Feedlot Rations

As Gary Blumenthal reported yesterday, efforts are afoot to put a safety net under global crude oil prices. President Trump is communicating with Saudi Arabia and Russia to coordinate a détente in their price and production war, and the so-called OPEC-Plus group, which includes OPEC memb...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

May 20 Corn closed at $3.3075/bushel, down $0.0275 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Wheat closed at $5.4925/bushel, up $0.075 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soybeans closed at $8.5425/bushel, down $0.045 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soymeal closed at $303.2/short ton, down $5...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

May 20 Corn closed at $3.335/bushel, down $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Wheat closed at $5.4175/bushel, down $0.085 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soybeans closed at $8.5875/bushel, down $0.04 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soymeal closed at $309.1/short ton, down $5...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Fundamentals and the Pandemic

USDA’s 31 March reports containing its estimates of preliminary planting intentions and 1 March quarterly stocks provided a few surprises. The biggest surprise was the planting intentions for corn of 97 million acres which, if realized, would be the second largest U.S. planted corn acreag...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

May 20 Corn closed at $3.3475/bushel, down $0.06 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Wheat closed at $5.5025/bushel, down $0.185 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soybeans closed at $8.6275/bushel, down $0.2325 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soymeal closed at $314.9/short ton, down $6...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Summary of Futures

May 20 Corn closed at $3.4075/bushel, down $0.005 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Wheat closed at $5.6875/bushel, down $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soybeans closed at $8.86/bushel, up $0.0375 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soymeal closed at $321.5/short ton, down $4 f...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Rhyme Not Repeat

There is no proxy for the exact current global commodity situation, though it looks familiar at this juncture. Petroleum is arguably being over-produced, as are major crops like corn, wheat and soybeans. Each of the aforementioned are at or near record carryover. In the historical boom/bust cyc...

biofuel energy

Upcoming RVO as Messy as SRE Issue

The U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled at $20.09/gallon, its lowest level since February 2002, and actually dipped below $20.00/gallon during trading. This makes a mess for blending economics for biofuel use. But there is a bigger problem – or two. First, the bearish oil p...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Summary of Futures

May 20 Corn closed at $3.4125/bushel, down $0.0475 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Wheat closed at $5.695/bushel, down $0.0175 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soybeans closed at $8.8225/bushel, up $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soymeal closed at $325.5/short ton, up $2.4...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - March 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This month we look at the impact of the coronavirus, the remaking of our food systems, technology in agriculture, insights from China and South America and more. We also remember WPI founder Carole B...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

May 20 Corn closed at $3.46/bushel, down $0.0275 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Wheat closed at $5.7125/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soybeans closed at $8.815/bushel, up $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soymeal closed at $323.1/short ton, up $0.2 fro...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

May 20 Corn closed at $3.4875/bushel, up $0.0025 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Wheat closed at $5.69/bushel, down $0.11 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soybeans closed at $8.8025/bushel, down $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soymeal closed at $322.9/short ton, up $1.2 fr...

feed-grains biofuel energy

Crude Oil and Feedlot Rations

As Gary Blumenthal reported yesterday, efforts are afoot to put a safety net under global crude oil prices. President Trump is communicating with Saudi Arabia and Russia to coordinate a détente in their price and production war, and the so-called OPEC-Plus group, which includes OPEC memb...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

May 20 Corn closed at $3.3075/bushel, down $0.0275 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Wheat closed at $5.4925/bushel, up $0.075 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soybeans closed at $8.5425/bushel, down $0.045 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soymeal closed at $303.2/short ton, down $5...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

May 20 Corn closed at $3.335/bushel, down $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Wheat closed at $5.4175/bushel, down $0.085 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soybeans closed at $8.5875/bushel, down $0.04 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soymeal closed at $309.1/short ton, down $5...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Fundamentals and the Pandemic

USDA’s 31 March reports containing its estimates of preliminary planting intentions and 1 March quarterly stocks provided a few surprises. The biggest surprise was the planting intentions for corn of 97 million acres which, if realized, would be the second largest U.S. planted corn acreag...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

May 20 Corn closed at $3.3475/bushel, down $0.06 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Wheat closed at $5.5025/bushel, down $0.185 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soybeans closed at $8.6275/bushel, down $0.2325 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soymeal closed at $314.9/short ton, down $6...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Summary of Futures

May 20 Corn closed at $3.4075/bushel, down $0.005 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Wheat closed at $5.6875/bushel, down $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soybeans closed at $8.86/bushel, up $0.0375 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soymeal closed at $321.5/short ton, down $4 f...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Rhyme Not Repeat

There is no proxy for the exact current global commodity situation, though it looks familiar at this juncture. Petroleum is arguably being over-produced, as are major crops like corn, wheat and soybeans. Each of the aforementioned are at or near record carryover. In the historical boom/bust cyc...

biofuel energy

Upcoming RVO as Messy as SRE Issue

The U.S. West Texas Intermediate crude futures settled at $20.09/gallon, its lowest level since February 2002, and actually dipped below $20.00/gallon during trading. This makes a mess for blending economics for biofuel use. But there is a bigger problem – or two. First, the bearish oil p...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Summary of Futures

May 20 Corn closed at $3.4125/bushel, down $0.0475 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Wheat closed at $5.695/bushel, down $0.0175 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soybeans closed at $8.8225/bushel, up $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soymeal closed at $325.5/short ton, up $2.4...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - March 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy developments. This month we look at the impact of the coronavirus, the remaking of our food systems, technology in agriculture, insights from China and South America and more. We also remember WPI founder Carole B...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

May 20 Corn closed at $3.46/bushel, down $0.0275 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Wheat closed at $5.7125/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soybeans closed at $8.815/bushel, up $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soymeal closed at $323.1/short ton, up $0.2 fro...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

May 20 Corn closed at $3.4875/bushel, up $0.0025 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Wheat closed at $5.69/bushel, down $0.11 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soybeans closed at $8.8025/bushel, down $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  May 20 Soymeal closed at $322.9/short ton, up $1.2 fr...

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