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feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.8175/bushel, up $0.0175 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1775/bushel, up $0 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1675/bushel, up $0.09 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $315.1/short ton, up $2.9 from yest...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets had some follow-through overnight from yesterday’s good gains. Wheat and soybeans were up 3-4 cents with corn fractionally higher. None of that enthusiasm was present today in either of those markets, though. Meanwhile, soybean futures made a run at double-digit gains before closi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy prices were mildly firmer overnight, based mostly on forecasts that the adverse South American weather conditions would persist at least through January. Otherwise, inputs were lacking, however, and trading was uninspired. The overnight trade gave no hint of the rally that took of...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.8/bushel, up $0.06 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1775/bushel, up $0.0525 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.0775/bushel, up $0.1325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $312.2/short ton, up $2.1 from ye...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The missing USDA reports due to the government shutdown receive all of the attention, but the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC’s) weekly Commitment of Traders (COT) report is among the missing as well. The last one was issued on 21 December with futures position data of...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.74/bushel, up $0.0275 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.125/bushel, up $0.015 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $8.945/bushel, up $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $310.1/short ton, up $0.8 from ye...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy markets tried to generate a “Turnaround Tuesday” during the overnight session but struggled to hold on to minor gains. This difficulty was a signal that Tuesday might be a tough day for the markets, and so it was. Markets assume that China has purchased 5 MMT of soybea...

soy-oilseeds softs energy

Brainstorming without USDA

It takes something like the current partial shutdown of the U.S. government to make those involved with agricultural markets realize how much we depend on the stream of data from USDA. The regularity of things like export sales reports, livestock reports, and estimates of production, supplies a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7125/bushel, down $0.0725 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.11/bushel, down $0.0325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $8.9325/bushel, down $0.1025 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $309.3/short ton, down $...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Wheat and soybean futures were lower overnight, and they stuck to that pattern through the day with soybeans opening with steeper losses. Meanwhile, corn was steady during the night session and finished today fractionally higher after posting 2-3 cent gains in the first half hour. The U.S. gove...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.785/bushel, up $0.0025 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1425/bushel, down $0.0525 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.035/bushel, down $0.0675 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $311.8/short ton, down $2...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7825/bushel, up $0.02 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.195/bushel, up $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1025/bushel, up $0.035 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $314.6/short ton, down $2.2 from...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets rebounded overnight following Thursday’s big losses. It was interesting that no one could come up with a solid reason yesterday for the unexpected and big fund selling. Some attributed it to the fact that there would be no USDA reports released today, which include the winter whea...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy futures traded quietly overnight amid low volume, and prices were not much changed by the morning recess. The overnight action (or rather the lack thereof) did not prepare traders for the big and broad sell-off that took place during the day session. Bulls like to be fed every day...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7625/bushel, down $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1375/bushel, down $0.0625 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.0675/bushel, down $0.1725 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $316.8/short ton, down...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy futures prices were slightly firmer overnight across the board. Chicago and KC wheat were up 4-5 cents at one point with corn and soybeans 2-3 cents higher. This firmness carried over to the day session with all prices entirely green until late selling by index funds dropped wheat...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.82/bushel, up $0.02 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.2/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.24/bushel, up $0.055 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $323.4/short ton, up $1.8 from yesterd...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

For now, grain and soy markets are mainly about the ongoing trade talks with China, its purchases of soybeans and possibly grain, and South American weather. Even if one gives a bullish interpretation to all these factors, though, futures prices cannot go up forever. The soybean market discover...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were quiet again overnight, although soybean futures showed some life early this morning and closed the night session a nickel higher with corn steady. Wheat finished down a penny and started today slightly weaker. The U.S. government is beginning the third week of the partial shutdown...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.8225/bushel, down $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1675/bushel, down $0.0025 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.2425/bushel, up $0.0275 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $322.2/short ton, up $3...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.83/bushel, up $0.0325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.17/bushel, up $0.0325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.215/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $319/short ton, up $2.3 from yest...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7975/bushel, up $0.04 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1375/bushel, up $0.07 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1275/bushel, up $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $316.7/short ton, up $1.8 from y...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7575/bushel, up $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.0675/bushel, up $0.035 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.07/bushel, up $0.12 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $314.9/short ton, up $5 from yest...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.75/bushel, down $0.005 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.0325/bushel, down $0.0825 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $8.95/bushel, down $0.005 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $309.9/short ton, down $3.1...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.8175/bushel, up $0.0175 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1775/bushel, up $0 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1675/bushel, up $0.09 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $315.1/short ton, up $2.9 from yest...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets had some follow-through overnight from yesterday’s good gains. Wheat and soybeans were up 3-4 cents with corn fractionally higher. None of that enthusiasm was present today in either of those markets, though. Meanwhile, soybean futures made a run at double-digit gains before closi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy prices were mildly firmer overnight, based mostly on forecasts that the adverse South American weather conditions would persist at least through January. Otherwise, inputs were lacking, however, and trading was uninspired. The overnight trade gave no hint of the rally that took of...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.8/bushel, up $0.06 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1775/bushel, up $0.0525 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.0775/bushel, up $0.1325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $312.2/short ton, up $2.1 from ye...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The missing USDA reports due to the government shutdown receive all of the attention, but the Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s (CFTC’s) weekly Commitment of Traders (COT) report is among the missing as well. The last one was issued on 21 December with futures position data of...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.74/bushel, up $0.0275 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.125/bushel, up $0.015 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $8.945/bushel, up $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $310.1/short ton, up $0.8 from ye...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy markets tried to generate a “Turnaround Tuesday” during the overnight session but struggled to hold on to minor gains. This difficulty was a signal that Tuesday might be a tough day for the markets, and so it was. Markets assume that China has purchased 5 MMT of soybea...

soy-oilseeds softs energy

Brainstorming without USDA

It takes something like the current partial shutdown of the U.S. government to make those involved with agricultural markets realize how much we depend on the stream of data from USDA. The regularity of things like export sales reports, livestock reports, and estimates of production, supplies a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7125/bushel, down $0.0725 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.11/bushel, down $0.0325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $8.9325/bushel, down $0.1025 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $309.3/short ton, down $...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Wheat and soybean futures were lower overnight, and they stuck to that pattern through the day with soybeans opening with steeper losses. Meanwhile, corn was steady during the night session and finished today fractionally higher after posting 2-3 cent gains in the first half hour. The U.S. gove...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.785/bushel, up $0.0025 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1425/bushel, down $0.0525 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.035/bushel, down $0.0675 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $311.8/short ton, down $2...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7825/bushel, up $0.02 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.195/bushel, up $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1025/bushel, up $0.035 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $314.6/short ton, down $2.2 from...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets rebounded overnight following Thursday’s big losses. It was interesting that no one could come up with a solid reason yesterday for the unexpected and big fund selling. Some attributed it to the fact that there would be no USDA reports released today, which include the winter whea...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy futures traded quietly overnight amid low volume, and prices were not much changed by the morning recess. The overnight action (or rather the lack thereof) did not prepare traders for the big and broad sell-off that took place during the day session. Bulls like to be fed every day...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7625/bushel, down $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1375/bushel, down $0.0625 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.0675/bushel, down $0.1725 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $316.8/short ton, down...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy futures prices were slightly firmer overnight across the board. Chicago and KC wheat were up 4-5 cents at one point with corn and soybeans 2-3 cents higher. This firmness carried over to the day session with all prices entirely green until late selling by index funds dropped wheat...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.82/bushel, up $0.02 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.2/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.24/bushel, up $0.055 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $323.4/short ton, up $1.8 from yesterd...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

For now, grain and soy markets are mainly about the ongoing trade talks with China, its purchases of soybeans and possibly grain, and South American weather. Even if one gives a bullish interpretation to all these factors, though, futures prices cannot go up forever. The soybean market discover...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were quiet again overnight, although soybean futures showed some life early this morning and closed the night session a nickel higher with corn steady. Wheat finished down a penny and started today slightly weaker. The U.S. government is beginning the third week of the partial shutdown...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.8225/bushel, down $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1675/bushel, down $0.0025 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.2425/bushel, up $0.0275 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $322.2/short ton, up $3...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.83/bushel, up $0.0325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.17/bushel, up $0.0325 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.215/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $319/short ton, up $2.3 from yest...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7975/bushel, up $0.04 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.1375/bushel, up $0.07 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1275/bushel, up $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $316.7/short ton, up $1.8 from y...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.7575/bushel, up $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.0675/bushel, up $0.035 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.07/bushel, up $0.12 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $314.9/short ton, up $5 from yest...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.75/bushel, down $0.005 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Wheat closed at $5.0325/bushel, down $0.0825 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $8.95/bushel, down $0.005 from yesterday's close.  Mar 19 Soymeal closed at $309.9/short ton, down $3.1...

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