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Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.06/bushel, down $0.05 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Wheat closed at $5.7925/bushel, up $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.4775/bushel, down $0.13 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soymeal closed at $331.4/short ton, down $5.3 f...

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Market Commentary: CBOT Decline Continues while Stocks Rally; EPA Confirms Summer E15 Sales

The CBOT was mostly lower again on Thursday with funds retaining their bearish grip on the markets and driving futures into the red. Despite adjustments to South American crop expectations, corn and soybean markets are reacting to overall favorable production conditions and the looming crops th...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Corn Scores New Lows; CBOT to Remain Weak and Defensive

The CBOT resumed its downward trend on Wednesday with corn and soybeans abandoning any of the prior day’s strength while wheat futures wobbled but remained near Tuesday’s highs. Corn futures scored new contract lows with little fresh news available to offer support and favorable wea...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.11/bushel, down $0.0775 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Wheat closed at $5.78/bushel, down $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.6075/bushel, down $0.1825 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soymeal closed at $336.7/short ton, down $5...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 12–16 February 2024 The global bear market was shocking but it did not have an equal effect on the Russian grain market, which is still living under previously signed contracts, tenders, etc. However, huge stocks along with a global bearish trend and the upcoming pl...

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Ukraine's Limited Choices

Much like U.S. farmers, Ukrainian producers prefer to plant the most profitable crops. This is especially true when considering Ukraine’s farmers are reportedly losing $50/MT on corn. The preference is to grow soybeans, and output of the oilseed increased nearly 27 percent in 2023. Howeve...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat Leads CBOT Rally on Short-Covering, Value Buying

The CBOT turned sharply higher after the three-day weekend with wheat leading the way on a surge in buying interest. Paris wheat started the rally with contracts there rebounded from new contract lows, and that strength spilled over into CBOT and KCBT futures as well. While little clear motivat...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.1875/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Wheat closed at $5.8275/bushel, up $0.2225 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.79/bushel, up $0.0675 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soymeal closed at $347.6/short ton, up $2 from...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Pakistan’s Economic Coordination Committee approved the importation of wheat supplies for 2024 even with a forecasted record wheat harvest. It seems that there are concerns that due to very dry weather the f...

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CFTC COT Report Analysis

The weekly CFTC report featured a few surprises, most notably the 11,000-contract net buying in the Chicago wheat market. Heading into the report, expectations were that it would show funds expanding short positions heading into the February AOF from USDA. Rather, funds were parging back shorts...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Rush for the Exit Continues; Cattle Surge on Higher Cash Trade

Long’s rush to the exit in CBOT futures continued Friday with the USDA’s Ag Outlook Forum (AOF) balance sheet projections weighing heavily on markets. March corn futures posted a new contract low in the first five minutes of the overnight trade on Friday and continued to post new lo...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.165/bushel, down $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Wheat closed at $5.605/bushel, down $0.065 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.7225/bushel, up $0.1 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soymeal closed at $345.6/short ton, up $6.1 fro...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.06/bushel, down $0.05 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Wheat closed at $5.7925/bushel, up $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.4775/bushel, down $0.13 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soymeal closed at $331.4/short ton, down $5.3 f...

livestock wheat soy-oilseeds

Market Commentary: CBOT Decline Continues while Stocks Rally; EPA Confirms Summer E15 Sales

The CBOT was mostly lower again on Thursday with funds retaining their bearish grip on the markets and driving futures into the red. Despite adjustments to South American crop expectations, corn and soybean markets are reacting to overall favorable production conditions and the looming crops th...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Corn Scores New Lows; CBOT to Remain Weak and Defensive

The CBOT resumed its downward trend on Wednesday with corn and soybeans abandoning any of the prior day’s strength while wheat futures wobbled but remained near Tuesday’s highs. Corn futures scored new contract lows with little fresh news available to offer support and favorable wea...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.11/bushel, down $0.0775 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Wheat closed at $5.78/bushel, down $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.6075/bushel, down $0.1825 from yesterday's close.  May 24 Soymeal closed at $336.7/short ton, down $5...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 12–16 February 2024 The global bear market was shocking but it did not have an equal effect on the Russian grain market, which is still living under previously signed contracts, tenders, etc. However, huge stocks along with a global bearish trend and the upcoming pl...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Ukraine's Limited Choices

Much like U.S. farmers, Ukrainian producers prefer to plant the most profitable crops. This is especially true when considering Ukraine’s farmers are reportedly losing $50/MT on corn. The preference is to grow soybeans, and output of the oilseed increased nearly 27 percent in 2023. Howeve...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Wheat Leads CBOT Rally on Short-Covering, Value Buying

The CBOT turned sharply higher after the three-day weekend with wheat leading the way on a surge in buying interest. Paris wheat started the rally with contracts there rebounded from new contract lows, and that strength spilled over into CBOT and KCBT futures as well. While little clear motivat...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.1875/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Wheat closed at $5.8275/bushel, up $0.2225 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.79/bushel, up $0.0675 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soymeal closed at $347.6/short ton, up $2 from...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Pakistan’s Economic Coordination Committee approved the importation of wheat supplies for 2024 even with a forecasted record wheat harvest. It seems that there are concerns that due to very dry weather the f...

biofuel energy wheat

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The weekly CFTC report featured a few surprises, most notably the 11,000-contract net buying in the Chicago wheat market. Heading into the report, expectations were that it would show funds expanding short positions heading into the February AOF from USDA. Rather, funds were parging back shorts...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Rush for the Exit Continues; Cattle Surge on Higher Cash Trade

Long’s rush to the exit in CBOT futures continued Friday with the USDA’s Ag Outlook Forum (AOF) balance sheet projections weighing heavily on markets. March corn futures posted a new contract low in the first five minutes of the overnight trade on Friday and continued to post new lo...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 24 Corn closed at $4.165/bushel, down $0.0125 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Wheat closed at $5.605/bushel, down $0.065 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soybeans closed at $11.7225/bushel, up $0.1 from yesterday's close.  Mar 24 Soymeal closed at $345.6/short ton, up $6.1 fro...

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