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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Bad weather in Egypt has closed four ports on the Red Sea and two on the Mediterranean. Very strong winds are reportedly causing docking and visibility difficulties due to sand and dust storms. Egypt normally experiences strong khamaseen winds...

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Market Commentary

Markets rebounded overnight following Thursday’s big losses. It was interesting that no one could come up with a solid reason yesterday for the unexpected and big fund selling. Some attributed it to the fact that there would be no USDA reports released today, which include the winter whea...

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Lower U.S. Wheat Ending Stocks Again in 2019/20

One of the major USDA reports that were supposed to be issued today was the U.S. winter wheat planting estimate. WPI’s own estimate that was discussed last Friday (click here ) includes a 1.9 million acre reduction in those plantings and an 800,000 acre increase in spring wheat plant...

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Market Commentary

Grain and soy futures traded quietly overnight amid low volume, and prices were not much changed by the morning recess. The overnight action (or rather the lack thereof) did not prepare traders for the big and broad sell-off that took place during the day session. Bulls like to be fed every day...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy futures prices were slightly firmer overnight across the board. Chicago and KC wheat were up 4-5 cents at one point with corn and soybeans 2-3 cents higher. This firmness carried over to the day session with all prices entirely green until late selling by index funds dropped wheat...

Agriculture’s Unique Pedestal; Globalization’s Future

Agriculture’s Unique Pedestal It comes with downsides, but U.S. agriculture continues to be highlighted in a manner that would have been unheard of a few years ago. Analysts would listen keenly for the rare times when a president would make a mere mention of farmers in the annual State of...

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Flying Blind

As the partial U.S. government shutdown has moved into its third week with no end in sight, the nation’s press is increasingly focused on the ripple affect it is having on various sectors of the U.S. economy. An example is a recent article in the Washington Post that discussed how the lac...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were quiet again overnight, although soybean futures showed some life early this morning and closed the night session a nickel higher with corn steady. Wheat finished down a penny and started today slightly weaker. The U.S. government is beginning the third week of the partial shutdown...

soy-oilseeds wheat feed-grains

Market Commentary

Traders began the first trading day of 2019 figuratively wearing the blindfold resulting from the lack of USDA information due to the partial government shutdown, which in now in its 13th day. This afternoon, President Trump is meeting again with congressional leaders of both parties in another...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Today’s CME closing grain market board was very unusual in the array of tiny price changes compared with that of yesterday. MGEX wheat had the biggest gains, finishing up 2.5-3 cents. Every other change was 1 cent or less except for a 1.25 cent gain for corn and Chicago wheat. While this...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets ended the Thursday evening session with wheat down 6 cents, corn up a penny and soybeans steady. Volume was light and continued that way in today’s session, which was expected on the last full trading day before the Christmas holiday break. Markets will close at 1 pm (EST) Monday...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy prices were mixed overnight, having traded on both sides of Tuesday’s closes. As the early morning trading recess approached, wheat prices edged lower. However, soybean prices staying around the prior close in expectation that new large sales to China would be reported by US...

wheat feed-grains biofuel

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Bad weather in Egypt has closed four ports on the Red Sea and two on the Mediterranean. Very strong winds are reportedly causing docking and visibility difficulties due to sand and dust storms. Egypt normally experiences strong khamaseen winds...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets rebounded overnight following Thursday’s big losses. It was interesting that no one could come up with a solid reason yesterday for the unexpected and big fund selling. Some attributed it to the fact that there would be no USDA reports released today, which include the winter whea...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Lower U.S. Wheat Ending Stocks Again in 2019/20

One of the major USDA reports that were supposed to be issued today was the U.S. winter wheat planting estimate. WPI’s own estimate that was discussed last Friday (click here ) includes a 1.9 million acre reduction in those plantings and an 800,000 acre increase in spring wheat plant...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy futures traded quietly overnight amid low volume, and prices were not much changed by the morning recess. The overnight action (or rather the lack thereof) did not prepare traders for the big and broad sell-off that took place during the day session. Bulls like to be fed every day...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy futures prices were slightly firmer overnight across the board. Chicago and KC wheat were up 4-5 cents at one point with corn and soybeans 2-3 cents higher. This firmness carried over to the day session with all prices entirely green until late selling by index funds dropped wheat...

Agriculture’s Unique Pedestal; Globalization’s Future

Agriculture’s Unique Pedestal It comes with downsides, but U.S. agriculture continues to be highlighted in a manner that would have been unheard of a few years ago. Analysts would listen keenly for the rare times when a president would make a mere mention of farmers in the annual State of...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Flying Blind

As the partial U.S. government shutdown has moved into its third week with no end in sight, the nation’s press is increasingly focused on the ripple affect it is having on various sectors of the U.S. economy. An example is a recent article in the Washington Post that discussed how the lac...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were quiet again overnight, although soybean futures showed some life early this morning and closed the night session a nickel higher with corn steady. Wheat finished down a penny and started today slightly weaker. The U.S. government is beginning the third week of the partial shutdown...

soy-oilseeds wheat feed-grains

Market Commentary

Traders began the first trading day of 2019 figuratively wearing the blindfold resulting from the lack of USDA information due to the partial government shutdown, which in now in its 13th day. This afternoon, President Trump is meeting again with congressional leaders of both parties in another...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Today’s CME closing grain market board was very unusual in the array of tiny price changes compared with that of yesterday. MGEX wheat had the biggest gains, finishing up 2.5-3 cents. Every other change was 1 cent or less except for a 1.25 cent gain for corn and Chicago wheat. While this...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets ended the Thursday evening session with wheat down 6 cents, corn up a penny and soybeans steady. Volume was light and continued that way in today’s session, which was expected on the last full trading day before the Christmas holiday break. Markets will close at 1 pm (EST) Monday...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy prices were mixed overnight, having traded on both sides of Tuesday’s closes. As the early morning trading recess approached, wheat prices edged lower. However, soybean prices staying around the prior close in expectation that new large sales to China would be reported by US...

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