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Recent South America Analysis

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Soybean and grain futures prices were lower to open the overnight session, and losses grew as trading progressed into the early morning. Understandably, soybeans were the downside leader as they are most directly threatened by Chinese tariffs. They were down more than 20 cents when trading rece...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Trade War Havoc

Trade wars invariably involve government actions intended to impede, punish or prevent imports and exports of goods between two or more countries. The most common ammunition used by participants is the imposition of higher tariffs and/or surcharges on either imports of specific items or on an a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds

China Tariffs and U.S. Exports

The imposition of trade tariffs on imports from China and that country’s corresponding retaliation against imports from the U.S. have had a profoundly negative impact on corn, wheat and soybean prices since negotiations broke down. These trade issues have overwhelmed some bullish fundamen...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Impact of the U.S.-China Trade War Trading was slow in Brazil last week with an old-crop basis rally due to lack of farmer selling and news on the U.S.-China trade war. The latter included a Trump tweet about a possible tariff on Chinese imports, which was officially announced Thursday...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Corn and wheat opened lower Sunday with soybeans slightly higher. Everything was slightly lower by the time markets closed this morning, and that is how they opened the day session. Soybeans traded back and forth with small gains or losses through much of today. Wheat was moderately lower with...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

There probably isn’t much point in talking about fundamental issues surrounding the grain and oilseed markets as very little has changed in that regard. The Black Sea region continues to suffer from adverse weather that is reducing yields and production there, and most of Australia is sti...

Roadblock Italy; Lemon to a Knife Fight

Roadblock Italy The new Italian government says it will not ratify the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. It is a major agreement, but the Italians say it does too little to protect their country’s specialty foods. This does not bode well for EU c...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: China’s Soybean Sales; U.S. Soy; Indian Vegoil Tariffs; Brazil’s Strike Aftermath

China Sells Reserve Soybeans China’s National Grain Trade Center today announced the government sold 192,324 MT of reserve stock soybeans at auction. They were sold at 3,043 yuan/MT ($476/MT), only 1.4 percent above the minimum sales price of 3,000 yuan/MT. The volume sold was approximate...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy futures started out firmer on follow-through from yesterday’s post-report rally. However, that did not last long. The market’s attention soon returned to trade issues when Washington sources indicated the Trump administration is preparing to impose the long-discussed t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The overnight market did not seem to know how to take the results of the Trump/Kim Jong Un meeting in Singapore. It ended with an announced agreement to denuclearize North Korea and for the U.S. to cease joint military exercises with South Korea. As always, the “devil is in the details,&r...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

The 2018/19 season-average price for soybean oil prices is projected at 29.5 to 33.5 cents per pound. The 2018/19 global oilseed supply and demand forecasts include higher production, exports, and stocks compared to last month. Higher global soybean production is partly offset by lower rapeseed...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soymeal

Higher soybean meal domestic disappearance reflects stronger-than-expected use for the marketing year through April. Soybean meal exports are raised based in part on commitments through May. The 2018/19 season-average price for soybean meal is projected at $330 to $370 per short ton...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Soybean and grain futures prices were lower to open the overnight session, and losses grew as trading progressed into the early morning. Understandably, soybeans were the downside leader as they are most directly threatened by Chinese tariffs. They were down more than 20 cents when trading rece...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Trade War Havoc

Trade wars invariably involve government actions intended to impede, punish or prevent imports and exports of goods between two or more countries. The most common ammunition used by participants is the imposition of higher tariffs and/or surcharges on either imports of specific items or on an a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds

China Tariffs and U.S. Exports

The imposition of trade tariffs on imports from China and that country’s corresponding retaliation against imports from the U.S. have had a profoundly negative impact on corn, wheat and soybean prices since negotiations broke down. These trade issues have overwhelmed some bullish fundamen...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Impact of the U.S.-China Trade War Trading was slow in Brazil last week with an old-crop basis rally due to lack of farmer selling and news on the U.S.-China trade war. The latter included a Trump tweet about a possible tariff on Chinese imports, which was officially announced Thursday...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Corn and wheat opened lower Sunday with soybeans slightly higher. Everything was slightly lower by the time markets closed this morning, and that is how they opened the day session. Soybeans traded back and forth with small gains or losses through much of today. Wheat was moderately lower with...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

There probably isn’t much point in talking about fundamental issues surrounding the grain and oilseed markets as very little has changed in that regard. The Black Sea region continues to suffer from adverse weather that is reducing yields and production there, and most of Australia is sti...

Roadblock Italy; Lemon to a Knife Fight

Roadblock Italy The new Italian government says it will not ratify the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) between the EU and Canada. It is a major agreement, but the Italians say it does too little to protect their country’s specialty foods. This does not bode well for EU c...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: China’s Soybean Sales; U.S. Soy; Indian Vegoil Tariffs; Brazil’s Strike Aftermath

China Sells Reserve Soybeans China’s National Grain Trade Center today announced the government sold 192,324 MT of reserve stock soybeans at auction. They were sold at 3,043 yuan/MT ($476/MT), only 1.4 percent above the minimum sales price of 3,000 yuan/MT. The volume sold was approximate...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy futures started out firmer on follow-through from yesterday’s post-report rally. However, that did not last long. The market’s attention soon returned to trade issues when Washington sources indicated the Trump administration is preparing to impose the long-discussed t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The overnight market did not seem to know how to take the results of the Trump/Kim Jong Un meeting in Singapore. It ended with an announced agreement to denuclearize North Korea and for the U.S. to cease joint military exercises with South Korea. As always, the “devil is in the details,&r...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

The 2018/19 season-average price for soybean oil prices is projected at 29.5 to 33.5 cents per pound. The 2018/19 global oilseed supply and demand forecasts include higher production, exports, and stocks compared to last month. Higher global soybean production is partly offset by lower rapeseed...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soymeal

Higher soybean meal domestic disappearance reflects stronger-than-expected use for the marketing year through April. Soybean meal exports are raised based in part on commitments through May. The 2018/19 season-average price for soybean meal is projected at $330 to $370 per short ton...

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