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feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

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The overnight session opened with little price direction. Grain and soy prices were down just slightly, although they recovered enough to trade in mixed fashion but very light volume. At the morning recess, corn and soybeans were in slightly positive territory, but wheat was a little weaker. Th...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Wheat, corn and soybean markets started higher Sunday night, and they held those small gains throughout the entire session. The relatively light volume then continued through today to start the week before Christmas. The market had been expecting an announcement of additional soybean export sal...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Corn was higher with soybeans up slightly and wheat mixed in the Thursday night session. Trading volume was fairly strong overnight. This morning USDA announced sales of another 300,000 MT of soybeans to China plus 130,000 MT to “unknown” and 125,000 MT of corn to Japan. There is st...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight futures trade featured stronger wheat prices, lower soybean prices and corn near unchanged with only average volume. The soybean market seemed to exhibit “rumor fatigue.” When at last USDA/ FAS announced a sale of 1.13 MMT of soybeans to China under the daily reporting req...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

It is hard to keep track of the rumors flying around concerning Chinese plans to buy U.S. soybeans. Their most common thread has China buying 5-8 MMT, although there are several versions of this rumor. One has Sinograin and COFCO, a state-owned trading company, as the buyers since both would pr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

It has been more than 10 days since the Trump-Xi meeting in Buenos Aires wherein, according to President Trump and others in attendance, China agreed to purchase a large quantity of U.S agricultural and energy products. Yet there is no apparent sign to date that actual business has occurred. Gr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

It was a quiet Sunday night opening with markets all slightly lower. Trading volume was also average or less both last night and today. The only difference during today’s session was that corn, wheat and soybean futures all slowly gravitated toward unchanged. Weekly export inspections wer...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The extremely wild gyrations in U.S. equity markets are a good indication that no one knows where the U.S./China trade dispute is headed as well as a sign that it is the rest of the economy that overshadows agricultural concerns. It has been nearly a week since the Trump/Xi dinner in Argentina,...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The arrest in Vancouver, Canada of Meng Wanzhou, a high-ranking executive of giant Chinese cellular technology company Huawei, and her pending extradition to the U.S. on charges of violating Iranian sanctions pose a potential roadblock for U.S.-China trade negotiations. Huawei has close ties to...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The U.S. government will be closed 5 December to honor the late George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. Release of the government’ s various reports for the remainder of the week will be delayed by one business day as a result. Whatever excitement was created by last we...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The markets expected an explosive Sunday night market following the great news about the Saturday meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi that has led to a 90-day truce on implementing new tariffs and also promised significant commodity purchases by China. Markets instead took a much more measu...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Soybeans and corn were all slightly higher overnight, led by 5-6 cent gains in soybeans. Markets opened stronger than that this morning and stayed that way throughout the session. There was optimism around the markets that the Saturday evening meeting in Argentina between the U.S. and China wil...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The overnight session opened with little price direction. Grain and soy prices were down just slightly, although they recovered enough to trade in mixed fashion but very light volume. At the morning recess, corn and soybeans were in slightly positive territory, but wheat was a little weaker. Th...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Wheat, corn and soybean markets started higher Sunday night, and they held those small gains throughout the entire session. The relatively light volume then continued through today to start the week before Christmas. The market had been expecting an announcement of additional soybean export sal...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Corn was higher with soybeans up slightly and wheat mixed in the Thursday night session. Trading volume was fairly strong overnight. This morning USDA announced sales of another 300,000 MT of soybeans to China plus 130,000 MT to “unknown” and 125,000 MT of corn to Japan. There is st...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight futures trade featured stronger wheat prices, lower soybean prices and corn near unchanged with only average volume. The soybean market seemed to exhibit “rumor fatigue.” When at last USDA/ FAS announced a sale of 1.13 MMT of soybeans to China under the daily reporting req...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

It is hard to keep track of the rumors flying around concerning Chinese plans to buy U.S. soybeans. Their most common thread has China buying 5-8 MMT, although there are several versions of this rumor. One has Sinograin and COFCO, a state-owned trading company, as the buyers since both would pr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

It has been more than 10 days since the Trump-Xi meeting in Buenos Aires wherein, according to President Trump and others in attendance, China agreed to purchase a large quantity of U.S agricultural and energy products. Yet there is no apparent sign to date that actual business has occurred. Gr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

It was a quiet Sunday night opening with markets all slightly lower. Trading volume was also average or less both last night and today. The only difference during today’s session was that corn, wheat and soybean futures all slowly gravitated toward unchanged. Weekly export inspections wer...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The extremely wild gyrations in U.S. equity markets are a good indication that no one knows where the U.S./China trade dispute is headed as well as a sign that it is the rest of the economy that overshadows agricultural concerns. It has been nearly a week since the Trump/Xi dinner in Argentina,...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The arrest in Vancouver, Canada of Meng Wanzhou, a high-ranking executive of giant Chinese cellular technology company Huawei, and her pending extradition to the U.S. on charges of violating Iranian sanctions pose a potential roadblock for U.S.-China trade negotiations. Huawei has close ties to...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The U.S. government will be closed 5 December to honor the late George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. Release of the government’ s various reports for the remainder of the week will be delayed by one business day as a result. Whatever excitement was created by last we...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The markets expected an explosive Sunday night market following the great news about the Saturday meeting between Presidents Trump and Xi that has led to a 90-day truce on implementing new tariffs and also promised significant commodity purchases by China. Markets instead took a much more measu...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Soybeans and corn were all slightly higher overnight, led by 5-6 cent gains in soybeans. Markets opened stronger than that this morning and stayed that way throughout the session. There was optimism around the markets that the Saturday evening meeting in Argentina between the U.S. and China wil...

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