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Market Commentary: Day of Regrets

Yesterday’s bump in the market was because USDA’s WASDE report was not as bearish as feared. Today’s jump is harder to explain - it seems miscalculated. Some say it was based on the prevented planting acres data, but the World Agricultural Outlook Board would have had those nu...

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Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; Highlights of WASDE for Soy

U.S. Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s USDA export sales highlights confirmed the week ending 6 August was a fantastic one for exporters of U.S. soybeans and a good one for export sales of U.S. soymeal. The large sales and exports of soybeans of last week have been followed by additiona...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Thoughts from the August WASDE

Last week we asked the rhetorical question “how big is big” as it applies to the U.S. and world grain and soybean supply and demand estimates for 2019/20 and 2020/21. Yesterday, USDA and NASS provided their latest answers when the August WASDE was released. To summarize their answer...

Harris on Food; Seasonal Produce Hearing; Pick Your Partner; Idle or Convert; Truth to Power

Harris on Food U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) is Mr. Biden’s selection for vice president on his ticket and she is your garden variety Democrat when it comes to agriculture. She advocates for farmworkers, domestic food assistance and is a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. Perha...

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WASDE Soyoil

  The soybean oil price is forecast at 30.0 cents per pound, up 1 cent...

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WASDE Soymeal

Soybean crush is also raised, mainly reflecting increased soybean meal exports.  The soybean meal price is forecast at $290 per short ton, down 10 dollars...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

USDA forecasts U.S. soybean production at 4.425 billion bushels, up 290 million on higher yields.  Harvested area is forecast at 83.0 million acres, unchanged from the July projection.  The first survey-based soybean yield forecast of 53.3 bushels per acre is raised 3.5 bushels from l...

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WASDE Corn

 USDA forecasts U.S. corn production at 15.3 billion bushels, up 278 million from the July projection.  The season’s first survey-based corn yield forecast, at a record 181.8 bushels per acre, is 3.3 bushels higher than last month’s trend-based projection.  Today&rsqu...

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WASDE Wheat

USDA raised U.S. wheat production 14 million bushels to 1,838 million as increased Hard Red Spring (HRS) and Durum production more than offsets lower winter wheat production as indicated by the NASS August 12 Crop Production report.  Projected 2020/21 exports are raised 25 million bushels...

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China In-Country Analysis

Macroeconomics Food Prices Up by 13.2 Percent in July For the second straight month, the cost of food in China was up year-on-year by double digits. Following a 11.1 percent increase in June, higher pork, vegetable, cooking oil, and dairy products pushed up food inflation to 13.2 percent, the l...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wind versus WASDE

Yesterday’s “derecho” weather event that brought hurricane-force winds to parts of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana likely caused 200-400 million bushels of lost corn production. Some estimates suggest the event may have lowered the U.S. national corn yield by as much as...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 11 August)

Freight Comments for 6 August 2020: By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting Dry-bulk freight markets bumped up this week on support from cargo demand from the U.S. Gulf and East Coast South America to China. The Capesize market also helped move markets with better rates for Australian Iron Ore to C...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Day of Regrets

Yesterday’s bump in the market was because USDA’s WASDE report was not as bearish as feared. Today’s jump is harder to explain - it seems miscalculated. Some say it was based on the prevented planting acres data, but the World Agricultural Outlook Board would have had those nu...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: U.S. Soy Export Sales; Highlights of WASDE for Soy

U.S. Soy Export Sales Highlights Today’s USDA export sales highlights confirmed the week ending 6 August was a fantastic one for exporters of U.S. soybeans and a good one for export sales of U.S. soymeal. The large sales and exports of soybeans of last week have been followed by additiona...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Thoughts from the August WASDE

Last week we asked the rhetorical question “how big is big” as it applies to the U.S. and world grain and soybean supply and demand estimates for 2019/20 and 2020/21. Yesterday, USDA and NASS provided their latest answers when the August WASDE was released. To summarize their answer...

Harris on Food; Seasonal Produce Hearing; Pick Your Partner; Idle or Convert; Truth to Power

Harris on Food U.S. Senator Kamala Harris (D-California) is Mr. Biden’s selection for vice president on his ticket and she is your garden variety Democrat when it comes to agriculture. She advocates for farmworkers, domestic food assistance and is a co-sponsor of the Green New Deal. Perha...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soyoil

  The soybean oil price is forecast at 30.0 cents per pound, up 1 cent...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soymeal

Soybean crush is also raised, mainly reflecting increased soybean meal exports.  The soybean meal price is forecast at $290 per short ton, down 10 dollars...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

USDA forecasts U.S. soybean production at 4.425 billion bushels, up 290 million on higher yields.  Harvested area is forecast at 83.0 million acres, unchanged from the July projection.  The first survey-based soybean yield forecast of 53.3 bushels per acre is raised 3.5 bushels from l...

feed-grains

WASDE Corn

 USDA forecasts U.S. corn production at 15.3 billion bushels, up 278 million from the July projection.  The season’s first survey-based corn yield forecast, at a record 181.8 bushels per acre, is 3.3 bushels higher than last month’s trend-based projection.  Today&rsqu...

wheat

WASDE Wheat

USDA raised U.S. wheat production 14 million bushels to 1,838 million as increased Hard Red Spring (HRS) and Durum production more than offsets lower winter wheat production as indicated by the NASS August 12 Crop Production report.  Projected 2020/21 exports are raised 25 million bushels...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

China In-Country Analysis

Macroeconomics Food Prices Up by 13.2 Percent in July For the second straight month, the cost of food in China was up year-on-year by double digits. Following a 11.1 percent increase in June, higher pork, vegetable, cooking oil, and dairy products pushed up food inflation to 13.2 percent, the l...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wind versus WASDE

Yesterday’s “derecho” weather event that brought hurricane-force winds to parts of Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, and Indiana likely caused 200-400 million bushels of lost corn production. Some estimates suggest the event may have lowered the U.S. national corn yield by as much as...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 11 August)

Freight Comments for 6 August 2020: By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting Dry-bulk freight markets bumped up this week on support from cargo demand from the U.S. Gulf and East Coast South America to China. The Capesize market also helped move markets with better rates for Australian Iron Ore to C...

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