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feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.06/bushel, down $0.05 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Wheat closed at $5.7925/bushel, up $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.4775/bushel, down $0.13 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soymeal closed at $331.4/short ton, down $5.3 f...

livestock wheat soy-oilseeds

Market Commentary: CBOT Decline Continues while Stocks Rally; EPA Confirms Summer E15 Sales

The CBOT was mostly lower again on Thursday with funds retaining their bearish grip on the markets and driving futures into the red. Despite adjustments to South American crop expectations, corn and soybean markets are reacting to overall favorable production conditions and the looming crops th...

livestock

Livestock Roundup: Cattle on Feed Preview

USDA will release its Cattle on Feed report tomorrow and the consensus pre-report analysts’ estimate is for the inventory of cattle on feed to be 100 percent of the prior year. If correct, this would be the fifth consecutive month that inventories were equal to or larger than the previous...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 22 February)

Ocean Freight Comments - 22 February 2024 By Matt Herrington Freight markets and traders returned from their seasonal quiet period during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday and found a flurry of buying orders that supported markets and rates. The Capesize sector led the rally with the Panamax s...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 22 February)

Ocean Freight Comments - 22 February 2024 By Matt Herrington Freight markets and traders returned from their seasonal quiet period during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday and found a flurry of buying orders that supported markets and rates. The Capesize sector led the rally with the Panamax s...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Corn Scores New Lows; CBOT to Remain Weak and Defensive

The CBOT resumed its downward trend on Wednesday with corn and soybeans abandoning any of the prior day’s strength while wheat futures wobbled but remained near Tuesday’s highs. Corn futures scored new contract lows with little fresh news available to offer support and favorable wea...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.11/bushel, down $0.0775 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Wheat closed at $5.78/bushel, down $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.6075/bushel, down $0.1825 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soymeal closed at $336.7/short ton, down $5...

Cost of Deception; Trade and Politics; Political Constituencies

Cost of Deception President Joe Biden like other politicians thought he made a clever calculation when he recent;ly blamed food processors for inflation in the sector. As he scorned, “The American public is tired of being played for suckers…I’ve had enough of what they call s...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat Leads CBOT Rally on Short-Covering, Value Buying

The CBOT turned sharply higher after the three-day weekend with wheat leading the way on a surge in buying interest. Paris wheat started the rally with contracts there rebounded from new contract lows, and that strength spilled over into CBOT and KCBT futures as well. While little clear motivat...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.1875/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Wheat closed at $5.8275/bushel, up $0.2225 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.79/bushel, up $0.0675 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soymeal closed at $347.6/short ton, up $2 from...

biofuel

A Look at Low Carbon Feedstock for Biofuels

At the end of this year the existing biofuel tax credit expires and will be replaced with the new Clean Fuel Production Credit (CFPC) included in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022. Those credits which are expiring include the on-again, off-again biodiesel blenders’ tax credit (BTC...

German Broken Window Theory; Mixed Ethanol Policies; Future of Food

German Broken Window Theory At this past weekend’s Munich Security Conference, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said U.S. defense contractors and the American economy would benefit from spending more money helping Ukraine defend itself against Russia. Biden economic adviser Lael Br...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.06/bushel, down $0.05 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Wheat closed at $5.7925/bushel, up $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.4775/bushel, down $0.13 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soymeal closed at $331.4/short ton, down $5.3 f...

livestock wheat soy-oilseeds

Market Commentary: CBOT Decline Continues while Stocks Rally; EPA Confirms Summer E15 Sales

The CBOT was mostly lower again on Thursday with funds retaining their bearish grip on the markets and driving futures into the red. Despite adjustments to South American crop expectations, corn and soybean markets are reacting to overall favorable production conditions and the looming crops th...

livestock

Livestock Roundup: Cattle on Feed Preview

USDA will release its Cattle on Feed report tomorrow and the consensus pre-report analysts’ estimate is for the inventory of cattle on feed to be 100 percent of the prior year. If correct, this would be the fifth consecutive month that inventories were equal to or larger than the previous...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 22 February)

Ocean Freight Comments - 22 February 2024 By Matt Herrington Freight markets and traders returned from their seasonal quiet period during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday and found a flurry of buying orders that supported markets and rates. The Capesize sector led the rally with the Panamax s...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 22 February)

Ocean Freight Comments - 22 February 2024 By Matt Herrington Freight markets and traders returned from their seasonal quiet period during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday and found a flurry of buying orders that supported markets and rates. The Capesize sector led the rally with the Panamax s...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Corn Scores New Lows; CBOT to Remain Weak and Defensive

The CBOT resumed its downward trend on Wednesday with corn and soybeans abandoning any of the prior day’s strength while wheat futures wobbled but remained near Tuesday’s highs. Corn futures scored new contract lows with little fresh news available to offer support and favorable wea...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.11/bushel, down $0.0775 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Wheat closed at $5.78/bushel, down $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.6075/bushel, down $0.1825 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soymeal closed at $336.7/short ton, down $5...

Cost of Deception; Trade and Politics; Political Constituencies

Cost of Deception President Joe Biden like other politicians thought he made a clever calculation when he recent;ly blamed food processors for inflation in the sector. As he scorned, “The American public is tired of being played for suckers…I’ve had enough of what they call s...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat Leads CBOT Rally on Short-Covering, Value Buying

The CBOT turned sharply higher after the three-day weekend with wheat leading the way on a surge in buying interest. Paris wheat started the rally with contracts there rebounded from new contract lows, and that strength spilled over into CBOT and KCBT futures as well. While little clear motivat...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.1875/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Wheat closed at $5.8275/bushel, up $0.2225 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.79/bushel, up $0.0675 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soymeal closed at $347.6/short ton, up $2 from...

biofuel

A Look at Low Carbon Feedstock for Biofuels

At the end of this year the existing biofuel tax credit expires and will be replaced with the new Clean Fuel Production Credit (CFPC) included in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022. Those credits which are expiring include the on-again, off-again biodiesel blenders’ tax credit (BTC...

German Broken Window Theory; Mixed Ethanol Policies; Future of Food

German Broken Window Theory At this past weekend’s Munich Security Conference, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said U.S. defense contractors and the American economy would benefit from spending more money helping Ukraine defend itself against Russia. Biden economic adviser Lael Br...

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