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Export Sales

Export Sales and Shipments for February 16-22, 2024. Wheat:  Net sales of 327,300 metric tons (MT) for 2023/2024 were up 40 percent from the previous week and 2 percent from the prior 4-week average. Export shipments of 538,700 MT were up 44 percent from the previous week and 58 percent fr...

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Market Commentary: Corn Extends Rally; Soybeans, Wheat Continue Consolidation

The CBOT was mixed on Wednesday with corn futures rising and hitting their third straight daily gain while wheat futures pulled back amid weaker global markets. The soy complex was caught somewhere in the middle with less-ideal weather for South America offering support while the large crop exp...

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Summary of Futures

May 24 Corn closed at $4.285/bushel, up $0.05 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Wheat closed at $5.7475/bushel, down $0.095 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soybeans closed at $11.4525/bushel, up $0.045 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soymeal closed at $327.5/short ton, up $2.6 from...

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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 19–23 February 2024 As expected, the Russian grain market remained stable and slightly bearish. Export demand will do the trick in the future unless there are major developments with the Russian domestic currency market or export duties. The government continues tax...

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Market Commentary: Consolidation Continues as CBOT Contemplates Record Fund Short Position

Tuesday’s mood at the CBOT seemed to be one primarily of consolidation and mild short covering. Corn futures extended Monday’s key reversal but failed to make much upside progress while the soybean market settled lower after posting 16-cent gains in early trade. Wheat futures pushed...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

May 24 Corn closed at $4.235/bushel, up $0.02 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Wheat closed at $5.8425/bushel, up $0.095 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soybeans closed at $11.4075/bushel, down $0.045 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soymeal closed at $324.9/short ton, down $3.7 fr...

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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Egypt is expected to increase its local wheat purchase price this year due to inflationary pressures. The government advised that the 2024 price will be announced shortly following a ministerial meeting. Egyptian...

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Market Commentary: Higher CBOT and Corn Reversal Deny Long-Run Bearish Outlook

The CBOT turned mostly higher to start the week amid some bullish fundamental developments and funds covering shorts after the market’s recent and wildly profitable plunge lower. Corn was the upside leader with the May contract posting a bullish key reversal on the chart as export inspect...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.07/bushel, up $0.0725 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Wheat closed at $5.7475/bushel, up $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.36/bushel, up $0.03 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soymeal closed at $328.6/short ton, up $0.6 from ye...

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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans  Market Overview  Following the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, expectations for increased soybean demand from China were not met, resulting in a lower-than-anticipated purchase volume. There was still some activity, however, and  last week Brazil saw movement for March...

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CFTC COT Report Analysis

The weekly CFTC report was unsurprising in that managed money funds were net sellers through Tuesday’s data reporting period, which obviously coincided with the new contract lows in the grain markets. Funds were aggressive net sellers in corn, SRW wheat, and soyoil but were more cautious...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: New Lows to Close the Week; COF Placements Surprise to the Upside

The CBOT posted a bearish day to finish a bearish week with corn, soybeans, soyoil, and soymeal all scoring new contract lows amid sustained selling pressure. There has simply been no bullish news to stop the flood of sell orders and funds are happy to keep selling short into the ongoing fundam...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Export Sales

Export Sales and Shipments for February 16-22, 2024. Wheat:  Net sales of 327,300 metric tons (MT) for 2023/2024 were up 40 percent from the previous week and 2 percent from the prior 4-week average. Export shipments of 538,700 MT were up 44 percent from the previous week and 58 percent fr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Corn Extends Rally; Soybeans, Wheat Continue Consolidation

The CBOT was mixed on Wednesday with corn futures rising and hitting their third straight daily gain while wheat futures pulled back amid weaker global markets. The soy complex was caught somewhere in the middle with less-ideal weather for South America offering support while the large crop exp...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

May 24 Corn closed at $4.285/bushel, up $0.05 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Wheat closed at $5.7475/bushel, down $0.095 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soybeans closed at $11.4525/bushel, up $0.045 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soymeal closed at $327.5/short ton, up $2.6 from...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 19–23 February 2024 As expected, the Russian grain market remained stable and slightly bearish. Export demand will do the trick in the future unless there are major developments with the Russian domestic currency market or export duties. The government continues tax...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Consolidation Continues as CBOT Contemplates Record Fund Short Position

Tuesday’s mood at the CBOT seemed to be one primarily of consolidation and mild short covering. Corn futures extended Monday’s key reversal but failed to make much upside progress while the soybean market settled lower after posting 16-cent gains in early trade. Wheat futures pushed...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

May 24 Corn closed at $4.235/bushel, up $0.02 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Wheat closed at $5.8425/bushel, up $0.095 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soybeans closed at $11.4075/bushel, down $0.045 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soymeal closed at $324.9/short ton, down $3.7 fr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Egypt is expected to increase its local wheat purchase price this year due to inflationary pressures. The government advised that the 2024 price will be announced shortly following a ministerial meeting. Egyptian...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Market Commentary: Higher CBOT and Corn Reversal Deny Long-Run Bearish Outlook

The CBOT turned mostly higher to start the week amid some bullish fundamental developments and funds covering shorts after the market’s recent and wildly profitable plunge lower. Corn was the upside leader with the May contract posting a bullish key reversal on the chart as export inspect...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.07/bushel, up $0.0725 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Wheat closed at $5.7475/bushel, up $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.36/bushel, up $0.03 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soymeal closed at $328.6/short ton, up $0.6 from ye...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans  Market Overview  Following the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday, expectations for increased soybean demand from China were not met, resulting in a lower-than-anticipated purchase volume. There was still some activity, however, and  last week Brazil saw movement for March...

softs biofuel livestock

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The weekly CFTC report was unsurprising in that managed money funds were net sellers through Tuesday’s data reporting period, which obviously coincided with the new contract lows in the grain markets. Funds were aggressive net sellers in corn, SRW wheat, and soyoil but were more cautious...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: New Lows to Close the Week; COF Placements Surprise to the Upside

The CBOT posted a bearish day to finish a bearish week with corn, soybeans, soyoil, and soymeal all scoring new contract lows amid sustained selling pressure. There has simply been no bullish news to stop the flood of sell orders and funds are happy to keep selling short into the ongoing fundam...

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