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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets, 18-22 January 2021 The Russian domestic market prices followed the same pattern as the week before with little movement, increasing mainly in the southern region. The updated grain export duties order was signed on 23 January and the market hasn’t yet reacted to the...

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European Market Analysis

Regional News  Russia’s weather remains warmer-than-normal for the next week. While no concerns currently exist for the crop (other than the impacts of late planting and early dryness), the warm temperatures mean a lack of snow cover that could increase winterkill if a cold snap deve...

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Market Commentary: Russian Export Duties Spark Wheat Rally; Profit Taking Sends Corn, Soybeans Lower

The CBOT settled mostly lower heading into the long, three-day weekend with traders citing profit taking and uncertain macro markets as reasons for the lower trade. CBOT corn, soybeans, and wheat have all posted six- or seven-year highs this week and the overbought nature of these markets made...

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Export Embargo Losers

Russia is said to be imposing restrictions on the export of wheat, corn, and barley from mid-February onward. The move follows restrictions on soybean exports and other products may incur informal hurdles to sales abroad. The goal is to stem domestic food price inflation. Restrictions on soybea...

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WASDE Corn

USDA forecast decreased ending stocks for U.S. corn.  U.S. corn production is estimated at 14.182 billion bushels was reduced by 324 million because of lower U.S. yield results and a slight reduction in harvested area.  On the other hand, U.S. corn use is down 250 million bushels to 1...

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WASDE Wheat

USDA forecast higher domestic wheat use, unchanged exports, and lower ending stocks.  Feed and residual use is raised 25 million bushels to 125 million on lower-than-expected second-quarter stocks reported in today’s NASS Grain Stocks report.  Seed use is up 1 million bushels to...

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European Market Analysis

Regional News  The EU-UK Brexit trade deal is seen as a positive development for UK grain markets. The lack of tariffs and quotas means export/imports will continue freely. The UK will likely benefit this year due to its expected need for greater imports.  Temperatures across the Blac...

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Ag Review - December 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy analysis articles. This issue looks at global food supplies, the direction of the diesel market, Russia’s crop production, the future of agribusiness under the new Biden Administration, an analysis of market...

Spud Consumption

Although Walmart sells more groceries, Kroger is the largest grocery chain in the U.S. and some things on its list of documented food trends in 2020 will concern health specialists. The effort to avoid contracting COVID by staying home included increased consumption of flavored potato chips. Al...

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Russia’s Small Durum Plan

Russia’s rising agricultural commodity prices have prompted various export restraints and now there is an announced plan for increased production, of durum. Reportedly, no less than President Vladimir Putin is upset about the increase in pasta prices and his officials announced the new go...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Russia’s Exportable Crop Story

Moscow’s introduction of export constraints on major commodities is only part of the story of the return of the world’s breadbasket. The changes that have occurred since the collapse of the Soviet Union continue to reverberate across the country. Between 1992 and 1998, Russian cerea...

soy-oilseeds

Better than Gold

Except for the dip early this past summer, global vegetable oil prices have been on a year-long steady trajectory higher. This is especially true for sunflower oil, and thus the announced Russian export restrictions.  The rise in value of industrial materials gets the headlines as big bet...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets, 18-22 January 2021 The Russian domestic market prices followed the same pattern as the week before with little movement, increasing mainly in the southern region. The updated grain export duties order was signed on 23 January and the market hasn’t yet reacted to the...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

European Market Analysis

Regional News  Russia’s weather remains warmer-than-normal for the next week. While no concerns currently exist for the crop (other than the impacts of late planting and early dryness), the warm temperatures mean a lack of snow cover that could increase winterkill if a cold snap deve...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Russian Export Duties Spark Wheat Rally; Profit Taking Sends Corn, Soybeans Lower

The CBOT settled mostly lower heading into the long, three-day weekend with traders citing profit taking and uncertain macro markets as reasons for the lower trade. CBOT corn, soybeans, and wheat have all posted six- or seven-year highs this week and the overbought nature of these markets made...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Export Embargo Losers

Russia is said to be imposing restrictions on the export of wheat, corn, and barley from mid-February onward. The move follows restrictions on soybean exports and other products may incur informal hurdles to sales abroad. The goal is to stem domestic food price inflation. Restrictions on soybea...

feed-grains

WASDE Corn

USDA forecast decreased ending stocks for U.S. corn.  U.S. corn production is estimated at 14.182 billion bushels was reduced by 324 million because of lower U.S. yield results and a slight reduction in harvested area.  On the other hand, U.S. corn use is down 250 million bushels to 1...

wheat

WASDE Wheat

USDA forecast higher domestic wheat use, unchanged exports, and lower ending stocks.  Feed and residual use is raised 25 million bushels to 125 million on lower-than-expected second-quarter stocks reported in today’s NASS Grain Stocks report.  Seed use is up 1 million bushels to...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

European Market Analysis

Regional News  The EU-UK Brexit trade deal is seen as a positive development for UK grain markets. The lack of tariffs and quotas means export/imports will continue freely. The UK will likely benefit this year due to its expected need for greater imports.  Temperatures across the Blac...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ag Review - December 2020

WPI's monthly publication features a review of the past month's market and policy analysis articles. This issue looks at global food supplies, the direction of the diesel market, Russia’s crop production, the future of agribusiness under the new Biden Administration, an analysis of market...

Spud Consumption

Although Walmart sells more groceries, Kroger is the largest grocery chain in the U.S. and some things on its list of documented food trends in 2020 will concern health specialists. The effort to avoid contracting COVID by staying home included increased consumption of flavored potato chips. Al...

wheat

Russia’s Small Durum Plan

Russia’s rising agricultural commodity prices have prompted various export restraints and now there is an announced plan for increased production, of durum. Reportedly, no less than President Vladimir Putin is upset about the increase in pasta prices and his officials announced the new go...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Russia’s Exportable Crop Story

Moscow’s introduction of export constraints on major commodities is only part of the story of the return of the world’s breadbasket. The changes that have occurred since the collapse of the Soviet Union continue to reverberate across the country. Between 1992 and 1998, Russian cerea...

soy-oilseeds

Better than Gold

Except for the dip early this past summer, global vegetable oil prices have been on a year-long steady trajectory higher. This is especially true for sunflower oil, and thus the announced Russian export restrictions.  The rise in value of industrial materials gets the headlines as big bet...

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