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Market Commentary: Hogs Crumble; EPA Mandate Rumors Support Corn, Pressure Soy Complex

Corn and wheat turned higher on Tuesday while the soy complex sold off despite strength in palm oil futures. Rumors that the EPA will soon announce its biofuels mandates, including a report from Reuters citing unnamed sources, helped support corn and ethanol demand expectations while painting a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 22 Corn closed at $5.86/bushel, up $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Mar 22 Wheat closed at $8.085/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Jan 22 Soybeans closed at $12.5025/bushel, down $0.1125 from yesterday's close.  Jan 22 Soymeal closed at $349.7/short ton, down $2.9 f...

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Government Led Nutrition

Everyone knows China loves pork, but its new affinity is dairy. Throughout Chinese history, dairy was mostly associated with nomadic tribes, like the dreaded Mongolians. Cattle were work animals used to plow the fields. It had a less sophisticated reputation. This historical view of dairy consu...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 22 Corn closed at $5.835/bushel, down $0.005 from yesterday's close.  Mar 22 Wheat closed at $8.0625/bushel, up $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Jan 22 Soybeans closed at $12.615/bushel, down $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Jan 22 Soymeal closed at $352.6/short ton, down $6 f...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: CBOT Chops Sideways; Wheat Firmer on Russian Troop Movement; Hogs Fall on Weak Cash Prices

The CBOT traded mostly lower to start the week with soymeal dragging soybeans lower, despite a slight rise in soyoil futures. Corn rebounded from the day’s lows and settled just ½-cent lower and held to its recent trading range. Political uncertainty regarding Russia’s troop...

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Growing Threat to Trade

Russia is positioning to invade Ukraine if it wants, and China is seeking to put a military base on the Atlantic in Equatorial Guinea. Then there is China’s threats to Taiwan and Iran’s potential abandonment of the nuclear agreement. One of the above could limit grain exports out of...

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Brazilian Beef and BSE

Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Tereza Cristina, has stated she’s hopeful Brazil will be shipping beef to China again this month. Brazil’s largest market has been closed now for 90 days since exports were suspended after the notification to the World Organization for Animal Healt...

livestock

Hurdles for Beef

Making beef is challenging, and making good beef is even more complicated. It requires far more resources than competing animal proteins, which is why global production lags far behind alternatives such as pork and poultry. While pigs and chickens can be produced under highly controlled conditi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Corn, Soy Rally on South American Forecast; Wheat Falls on Russia Export Rumors

Summer row crops rallied on the CBOT Friday while wheat futures turned lower on expectations that near-term Russian exports will increase substantially. Rumors that Russia may implement a wheat export quota starting in February led to speculation that the country’s exporters will try to f...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The attached PDF offers graphical depiction and seasonal analysis of managed money and commercial traders' net position in key agricultural commodity markets. The data is, of course, taken from the CFTC's weekly Commitment of Traders report, using the futures only data. WPI recently completed a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 22 Corn closed at $5.84/bushel, up $0.0725 from yesterday's close.  Mar 22 Wheat closed at $8.0375/bushel, down $0.1125 from yesterday's close.  Jan 22 Soybeans closed at $12.6725/bushel, up $0.23 from yesterday's close.  Jan 22 Soymeal closed at $358.6/short ton, up $9.8 fro...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Omicron Correction

It was a risk off day as investors shook off earlier Omicron concerns and bought back part of what they’d given up in the past few days. With indications that this version of the virus is not deadlier, that it may even follow the evolutionary trend of viruses getting weaker over time, and...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Hogs Crumble; EPA Mandate Rumors Support Corn, Pressure Soy Complex

Corn and wheat turned higher on Tuesday while the soy complex sold off despite strength in palm oil futures. Rumors that the EPA will soon announce its biofuels mandates, including a report from Reuters citing unnamed sources, helped support corn and ethanol demand expectations while painting a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 22 Corn closed at $5.86/bushel, up $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Mar 22 Wheat closed at $8.085/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Jan 22 Soybeans closed at $12.5025/bushel, down $0.1125 from yesterday's close.  Jan 22 Soymeal closed at $349.7/short ton, down $2.9 f...

livestock

Government Led Nutrition

Everyone knows China loves pork, but its new affinity is dairy. Throughout Chinese history, dairy was mostly associated with nomadic tribes, like the dreaded Mongolians. Cattle were work animals used to plow the fields. It had a less sophisticated reputation. This historical view of dairy consu...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 22 Corn closed at $5.835/bushel, down $0.005 from yesterday's close.  Mar 22 Wheat closed at $8.0625/bushel, up $0.025 from yesterday's close.  Jan 22 Soybeans closed at $12.615/bushel, down $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Jan 22 Soymeal closed at $352.6/short ton, down $6 f...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: CBOT Chops Sideways; Wheat Firmer on Russian Troop Movement; Hogs Fall on Weak Cash Prices

The CBOT traded mostly lower to start the week with soymeal dragging soybeans lower, despite a slight rise in soyoil futures. Corn rebounded from the day’s lows and settled just ½-cent lower and held to its recent trading range. Political uncertainty regarding Russia’s troop...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds livestock

Growing Threat to Trade

Russia is positioning to invade Ukraine if it wants, and China is seeking to put a military base on the Atlantic in Equatorial Guinea. Then there is China’s threats to Taiwan and Iran’s potential abandonment of the nuclear agreement. One of the above could limit grain exports out of...

livestock

Brazilian Beef and BSE

Brazilian Minister of Agriculture, Tereza Cristina, has stated she’s hopeful Brazil will be shipping beef to China again this month. Brazil’s largest market has been closed now for 90 days since exports were suspended after the notification to the World Organization for Animal Healt...

livestock

Hurdles for Beef

Making beef is challenging, and making good beef is even more complicated. It requires far more resources than competing animal proteins, which is why global production lags far behind alternatives such as pork and poultry. While pigs and chickens can be produced under highly controlled conditi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Corn, Soy Rally on South American Forecast; Wheat Falls on Russia Export Rumors

Summer row crops rallied on the CBOT Friday while wheat futures turned lower on expectations that near-term Russian exports will increase substantially. Rumors that Russia may implement a wheat export quota starting in February led to speculation that the country’s exporters will try to f...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The attached PDF offers graphical depiction and seasonal analysis of managed money and commercial traders' net position in key agricultural commodity markets. The data is, of course, taken from the CFTC's weekly Commitment of Traders report, using the futures only data. WPI recently completed a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 22 Corn closed at $5.84/bushel, up $0.0725 from yesterday's close.  Mar 22 Wheat closed at $8.0375/bushel, down $0.1125 from yesterday's close.  Jan 22 Soybeans closed at $12.6725/bushel, up $0.23 from yesterday's close.  Jan 22 Soymeal closed at $358.6/short ton, up $9.8 fro...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Omicron Correction

It was a risk off day as investors shook off earlier Omicron concerns and bought back part of what they’d given up in the past few days. With indications that this version of the virus is not deadlier, that it may even follow the evolutionary trend of viruses getting weaker over time, and...

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