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Market Commentary Market Commentary: Wheat Leads the Way on Weather Worries; Soyoil Rallies on China SAF Plans

Reports of frost damage in Ukraine sent CBOT futures higher to start the week with wheat once again leading the way. Weather conditions remain challenging for wheat seemingly across the entire Northern Hemisphere, which has created the meteoric rise in values. Now, concerning weather forecasts...

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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Corn  Argentina’s corn harvest continues to progress slowly, slower than WPI expected. It currently spans 25 percent of the area, which implies an 8 percent delay compared to the five-year average. The progress is slowed as combines are still fully engaged in harvesting soybeans and...

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Market Commentary: Bulls Rest Amid Quiet Headlines but Weather Minimizes Downside Potential

The CBOT was mixed to close a week that has generally featured quiet or range-bound trade (except the soyoil market) with traders seemingly weighing their long-term outlooks amid conflicting weather and production signals. Wheat was lower on Friday with pressure coming from larger-than-expected...

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Market Commentary: A Breather in the Market

There was little pushing the market one way or another today, other than a sense that things had been pushed high enough for now. The open was mostly higher but that softened not long after the open. The run-up in prices last week led to farmer selling, and so this was a third day of selling co...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 16 May)

Ocean Freight Comments - 16 May 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry-bulk freight markets remain choppy and volatile albeit with a generally higher trend. Rates took a step back this week amid weaker cargo demand in the Atlantic and Pacific markets, which created a surplus of ship availability. Time cha...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 16 May)

Ocean Freight Comments - 16 May 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry-bulk freight markets remain choppy and volatile albeit with a generally higher trend. Rates took a step back this week amid weaker cargo demand in the Atlantic and Pacific markets, which created a surplus of ship availability. Time cha...

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Brazil Leans into Meat

Over the past decade, Brazilian corn production has grown faster than its output of animal protein, but that may be changing. Brazil’s corn production this year could be down almost 10 percent from a year ago, and USDA’s latest forecast has 2024/25 output down 7.2 percent from 2022/...

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Market Commentary: Soyoil Sinks as Cooking Oil Escapes Tariffs; Grains Fall on Crop Progress

The CBOT pushed higher overnight with corn notching a new four-month high and wheat futures extending their rally, but that strength quickly faded during the day session. One of the biggest drivers for the day’s declines was the failure of used cooking oil to be included in the Biden Admi...

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Market Commentary: Wheat Still Leads CBOT Rally; Frost/Freeze Threatens Russian Wheat Crop

In what has become a common refrain this year, wheat futures were again the upside leader in Monday’s CBOT trade as markets are increasingly concerned about Northern Hemisphere weather. Monday’s trade was seemingly primarily focused on the dryness and recent frost/freeze events in c...

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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Wheat Brazil’s state of Rio Grande do Sul is experiencing the worst climatic catastrophe in the last 80 years, with intense rains causing major floods. There are many dead, injured, and evacuated individuals. Rio Grande do Sul represents approximately 50 percent of the country's wheat pro...

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WASDE Soybeans

USDA’s outlook for 2024/25 U.S. soybeans is for higher supplies, increased exports, and higher ending stocks. The soybean crop is projected at 4.45 billion bushels, up 285 million on higher area and trend yield. U.S. ending stocks for 2024/25 are projected at 445 million bushels, up...

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WASDE Corn

USDA’s outlook for 2024/25 U.S. corn is for modestly larger supplies, increased exports, and higher ending stocks. The yield projection of 181.0 bushels per acre is based on a weather-adjusted trend. Total corn supplies are forecast at 16.9 billion bushels, the highest since 2017/18. U.S...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Market Commentary Market Commentary: Wheat Leads the Way on Weather Worries; Soyoil Rallies on China SAF Plans

Reports of frost damage in Ukraine sent CBOT futures higher to start the week with wheat once again leading the way. Weather conditions remain challenging for wheat seemingly across the entire Northern Hemisphere, which has created the meteoric rise in values. Now, concerning weather forecasts...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Corn  Argentina’s corn harvest continues to progress slowly, slower than WPI expected. It currently spans 25 percent of the area, which implies an 8 percent delay compared to the five-year average. The progress is slowed as combines are still fully engaged in harvesting soybeans and...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Bulls Rest Amid Quiet Headlines but Weather Minimizes Downside Potential

The CBOT was mixed to close a week that has generally featured quiet or range-bound trade (except the soyoil market) with traders seemingly weighing their long-term outlooks amid conflicting weather and production signals. Wheat was lower on Friday with pressure coming from larger-than-expected...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: A Breather in the Market

There was little pushing the market one way or another today, other than a sense that things had been pushed high enough for now. The open was mostly higher but that softened not long after the open. The run-up in prices last week led to farmer selling, and so this was a third day of selling co...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 16 May)

Ocean Freight Comments - 16 May 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry-bulk freight markets remain choppy and volatile albeit with a generally higher trend. Rates took a step back this week amid weaker cargo demand in the Atlantic and Pacific markets, which created a surplus of ship availability. Time cha...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 16 May)

Ocean Freight Comments - 16 May 2024 By Matt Herrington Dry-bulk freight markets remain choppy and volatile albeit with a generally higher trend. Rates took a step back this week amid weaker cargo demand in the Atlantic and Pacific markets, which created a surplus of ship availability. Time cha...

feed-grains livestock

Brazil Leans into Meat

Over the past decade, Brazilian corn production has grown faster than its output of animal protein, but that may be changing. Brazil’s corn production this year could be down almost 10 percent from a year ago, and USDA’s latest forecast has 2024/25 output down 7.2 percent from 2022/...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Soyoil Sinks as Cooking Oil Escapes Tariffs; Grains Fall on Crop Progress

The CBOT pushed higher overnight with corn notching a new four-month high and wheat futures extending their rally, but that strength quickly faded during the day session. One of the biggest drivers for the day’s declines was the failure of used cooking oil to be included in the Biden Admi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat Still Leads CBOT Rally; Frost/Freeze Threatens Russian Wheat Crop

In what has become a common refrain this year, wheat futures were again the upside leader in Monday’s CBOT trade as markets are increasingly concerned about Northern Hemisphere weather. Monday’s trade was seemingly primarily focused on the dryness and recent frost/freeze events in c...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Wheat Brazil’s state of Rio Grande do Sul is experiencing the worst climatic catastrophe in the last 80 years, with intense rains causing major floods. There are many dead, injured, and evacuated individuals. Rio Grande do Sul represents approximately 50 percent of the country's wheat pro...

soy-oilseeds

WASDE Soybeans

USDA’s outlook for 2024/25 U.S. soybeans is for higher supplies, increased exports, and higher ending stocks. The soybean crop is projected at 4.45 billion bushels, up 285 million on higher area and trend yield. U.S. ending stocks for 2024/25 are projected at 445 million bushels, up...

feed-grains

WASDE Corn

USDA’s outlook for 2024/25 U.S. corn is for modestly larger supplies, increased exports, and higher ending stocks. The yield projection of 181.0 bushels per acre is based on a weather-adjusted trend. Total corn supplies are forecast at 16.9 billion bushels, the highest since 2017/18. U.S...

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