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U.S. Corn Ending Supplies Will Be Smaller

As said every year at this time when we take a very preliminary look at the corn outlook for the coming marketing year, it will be all about yield. The U.S. corn farmer has enjoyed four consecutive years of incredibly good yields, but we tend to lose sight of that and automatically plug in anot...

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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...

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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...

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Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Rabi Sowing Down As of 18 January 2019, the total rabi planted area was down 4.8 percent versus 2017/18. While wheat is among the crops affected, pulses and coarse cereals, most especially pearl millet, are down significantly (see table below). The overal oilseed area has been good, however, as...

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...

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Closing Bell Wrap-Up: CBOT Starts Slow, Scrambles to Exciting Finish

Morning price action at the CBOT was firm but mostly boring. That all changed around midday, however, as rumors of export sales, combined with headlines that Argentina’s soybean crop will be smaller than expected, sparked a large (by today’s standards) rally in the grains. Soybeans...

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...

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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 8-11 January 2019 All domestic grain prices (except for milling rye) rose in RUB expression, but the growth in USD expression was significant due to the strengthening ruble. Meanwhile, the average milling wheat export price increased $2/MT to $240/MT FOB Black Sea, while...

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...

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Closing Bell Wrap-Up: Hogs Crash and Burn, Cattle Rally

CBOT prices were higher today after yesterday’s selloff. There was little fundamental reason for the move, except that traders must have sold what they wanted yesterday, leaving buyers to gain a slight advantage. Commercial purchases of “cheap” corn and soybeans was notable, a...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains

China In-Country Analysis

Oilseeds Sharp Correction in Soymeal Inventory With China’s soybean imports down sharply last month versus December 2017, the nationwide estimated soymeal inventory fell substantially last week as sales activity ramped up to prepare for the Chinese New Year. As of 11 January, that invento...

feed-grains biofuel

U.S. Corn Ending Supplies Will Be Smaller

As said every year at this time when we take a very preliminary look at the corn outlook for the coming marketing year, it will be all about yield. The U.S. corn farmer has enjoyed four consecutive years of incredibly good yields, but we tend to lose sight of that and automatically plug in anot...

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...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Rabi Sowing Down As of 18 January 2019, the total rabi planted area was down 4.8 percent versus 2017/18. While wheat is among the crops affected, pulses and coarse cereals, most especially pearl millet, are down significantly (see table below). The overal oilseed area has been good, however, as...

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...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Closing Bell Wrap-Up: CBOT Starts Slow, Scrambles to Exciting Finish

Morning price action at the CBOT was firm but mostly boring. That all changed around midday, however, as rumors of export sales, combined with headlines that Argentina’s soybean crop will be smaller than expected, sparked a large (by today’s standards) rally in the grains. Soybeans...

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...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 8-11 January 2019 All domestic grain prices (except for milling rye) rose in RUB expression, but the growth in USD expression was significant due to the strengthening ruble. Meanwhile, the average milling wheat export price increased $2/MT to $240/MT FOB Black Sea, while...

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...

livestock feed-grains wheat

Closing Bell Wrap-Up: Hogs Crash and Burn, Cattle Rally

CBOT prices were higher today after yesterday’s selloff. There was little fundamental reason for the move, except that traders must have sold what they wanted yesterday, leaving buyers to gain a slight advantage. Commercial purchases of “cheap” corn and soybeans was notable, a...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains

China In-Country Analysis

Oilseeds Sharp Correction in Soymeal Inventory With China’s soybean imports down sharply last month versus December 2017, the nationwide estimated soymeal inventory fell substantially last week as sales activity ramped up to prepare for the Chinese New Year. As of 11 January, that invento...

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