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feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight news that Australia’s 2019/20 wheat crop will be smaller than expected set the stage for a sharp rally in the CBOT wheat markets. Morning calls were for wheat to open higher and pull corn along with it, which is exactly what happened. Few, if any, analysts, however, expected whe...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 18 February)

Update for 18 February 2020: New Data Added!! WPI has expanded the data offerings in this app to include DDGS, Sorghum, Soymeal, Corn Gluten Meal, Corn Gluent Feed Pellets, and additional FOB price indications for corn and soybeans. All other routes/offers updated through the day's close. ...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 18 February)

Data Updated Through: 18 February 2020  New Features: Added 6 month, 1 year, 2 year, YTD, and "All" data selectors for easier navigation within charts.  Also added data going back 6 months for the baltic dry-bulk panamax indexes: P2A: Gulf/Atlantic-Japan P2A: PNW/Pacific-Japan...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Note: CBOT and CME ag futures markets will be closed on Monday, 17 February for the U.S. President’s Day holiday. WPI offices will be closed as well. Enjoy the holiday!  The CBOT opened on a stronger note with short covering again the feature of the morning. As the day wore on, howev...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

It’s back! Coronavirus was peaking and then suddenly it was not due to a new testing procedure and that largely defined the day. It remains a question of where the reality is on this disease. The more it drags on the deeper the adverse impacts. It is possible to gamble one way or another...

Regulated Competition; Market Disoriented; Hugging Ecuador

Regulated Competition The global pig meat surplus has been building at nearly 3 percent per year and EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski has a plan to stop it. He wants to reduce intensive pig farming in member states like Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. These countries produ...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; Canada Prairie Soybean Plantings; Soy in WASDE

Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s USDA export sales report for the week ending 6 February indicated exporters had moderate soybean and soymeal export sales and very good soyoil export sales. However, there were no substantial sales or exports of soybeans to China and that had to be a bi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

USDA and Phase One Agreement

It used to be that analyzing world supplies and demand for grains and oilseeds was basically concentrated on just a few countries. Production was dominated by the U.S. with Canada, the EU, Australia, Argentina and South Africa added to the mix. Besides domestic demand in those producing countri...

livestock wheat feed-grains

Market Commentary

The CBOT opened on a strong note and moved higher for most of the day with the markets posting a mini rally following yesterday’s day of depressed trading. Wheat futures moved higher in a test of old support levels, which helped put a bid under corn as well. Outside markets were higher as...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

China In-Country Analysis

Public Health Coronavirus Slows, Number of Recovered Patients Jumps Since last week, the number of total confirmed coronavirus cases has nearly doubled, reaching 45,204 as of this morning. The real-time ARC GIS system of Johns Hopkins Systems for Science and Engineering (CSSE) offers impressive...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were cautious ahead of this afternoon’s WASDE report and wheat and soyoil opened on a weaker tone. As the morning wore on, buy soyoil/sell meal trade developed and wheat selling pressured the corn market as well. Funds were long wheat and soyoil but short everything else heading i...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

The soybean oil price forecast is lowered 0.5 cents to 33.5 cents per pound.  Global oilseed production is raised 2.2 million tons to 576.8 million, with higher soybean, sunflowerseed, and cottonseed production.  Partly offsetting is lower palm kernel production. Palm kernel and palm...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight news that Australia’s 2019/20 wheat crop will be smaller than expected set the stage for a sharp rally in the CBOT wheat markets. Morning calls were for wheat to open higher and pull corn along with it, which is exactly what happened. Few, if any, analysts, however, expected whe...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 18 February)

Update for 18 February 2020: New Data Added!! WPI has expanded the data offerings in this app to include DDGS, Sorghum, Soymeal, Corn Gluten Meal, Corn Gluent Feed Pellets, and additional FOB price indications for corn and soybeans. All other routes/offers updated through the day's close. ...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 18 February)

Data Updated Through: 18 February 2020  New Features: Added 6 month, 1 year, 2 year, YTD, and "All" data selectors for easier navigation within charts.  Also added data going back 6 months for the baltic dry-bulk panamax indexes: P2A: Gulf/Atlantic-Japan P2A: PNW/Pacific-Japan...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Note: CBOT and CME ag futures markets will be closed on Monday, 17 February for the U.S. President’s Day holiday. WPI offices will be closed as well. Enjoy the holiday!  The CBOT opened on a stronger note with short covering again the feature of the morning. As the day wore on, howev...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

It’s back! Coronavirus was peaking and then suddenly it was not due to a new testing procedure and that largely defined the day. It remains a question of where the reality is on this disease. The more it drags on the deeper the adverse impacts. It is possible to gamble one way or another...

Regulated Competition; Market Disoriented; Hugging Ecuador

Regulated Competition The global pig meat surplus has been building at nearly 3 percent per year and EU Agriculture Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski has a plan to stop it. He wants to reduce intensive pig farming in member states like Belgium, Denmark and the Netherlands. These countries produ...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; Canada Prairie Soybean Plantings; Soy in WASDE

Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s USDA export sales report for the week ending 6 February indicated exporters had moderate soybean and soymeal export sales and very good soyoil export sales. However, there were no substantial sales or exports of soybeans to China and that had to be a bi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

USDA and Phase One Agreement

It used to be that analyzing world supplies and demand for grains and oilseeds was basically concentrated on just a few countries. Production was dominated by the U.S. with Canada, the EU, Australia, Argentina and South Africa added to the mix. Besides domestic demand in those producing countri...

livestock wheat feed-grains

Market Commentary

The CBOT opened on a strong note and moved higher for most of the day with the markets posting a mini rally following yesterday’s day of depressed trading. Wheat futures moved higher in a test of old support levels, which helped put a bid under corn as well. Outside markets were higher as...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

China In-Country Analysis

Public Health Coronavirus Slows, Number of Recovered Patients Jumps Since last week, the number of total confirmed coronavirus cases has nearly doubled, reaching 45,204 as of this morning. The real-time ARC GIS system of Johns Hopkins Systems for Science and Engineering (CSSE) offers impressive...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were cautious ahead of this afternoon’s WASDE report and wheat and soyoil opened on a weaker tone. As the morning wore on, buy soyoil/sell meal trade developed and wheat selling pressured the corn market as well. Funds were long wheat and soyoil but short everything else heading i...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

The soybean oil price forecast is lowered 0.5 cents to 33.5 cents per pound.  Global oilseed production is raised 2.2 million tons to 576.8 million, with higher soybean, sunflowerseed, and cottonseed production.  Partly offsetting is lower palm kernel production. Palm kernel and palm...

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