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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 5-9 November 2018 Milling wheat export prices were stable at an average $228/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase prices at seaports grew in RUB expression but dropped in USD expression to $196-197/MT CPT-Black Sea port. The average feed barley export and purchase prices rose t...

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Market Commentary

Yesterday commodity markets were dominated by NYMEX crude oil’s precipitous decline, but today that market stabilized and actually closed a little higher to end its 12-day losing streak. This allowed other commodities to return to their own specifics. Unfortunately for the grain and soy f...

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Summary of Futures

Dec 18 Corn closed at $3.67/bushel, up $0.005 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Wheat closed at $5.03/bushel, down $0.0475 from yesterday's close.  Jan 19 Soybeans closed at $8.835/bushel, up $0.0525 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Soymeal closed at $305.7/short ton, up $1.8 from y...

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China In-Country Analysis

Livestock African Swine Fever Continues to Run Rampant Despite quarantines, incentives to cull herds impacted by sick animals, and harsh penalties administered to officials committing fraud, new cases of African swine fever (ASF) have continued to appear across China with outbreaks reported in...

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Market Commentary

Overnight trade reversed some of what occurred on Monday. Soybeans were higher, while grain prices were lower. Traders were chewing over news that U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin has been discussing trade issues with high-level Chinese officials. Optimists see such contact as setting the stage...

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Soybean Market’s Hope Springs Eternal

For the past few weeks, the soybean futures market has been living largely on hope. At this writing, the January soybean contract is at $8.815, down 1.75 cents from Monday’s close after trading as high as $8.9075 today. Meanwhile, cash basis bids for soybeans have been creeping higher fro...

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Oilseed Highlights: EU Rapeseed; Brazil’s Soybean Exports; U.S. Soybean Inspections; Argentine Biodiesel

European Rapeseed Plantings Down Sharply The head of the French Federation of Oilseed and Protein Crop Producers (FOP) indicated last week that the country’s winter rapeseed plantings will likely decrease 30-35 percent from last year due to the lack of rain this fall. While that suggests...

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Summary of Futures

Dec 18 Corn closed at $3.665/bushel, down $0.0475 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Wheat closed at $5.0775/bushel, down $0.12 from yesterday's close.  Jan 19 Soybeans closed at $8.7825/bushel, down $0.05 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Soymeal closed at $303.9/short ton, down $1.7...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Iran’s Chabahar port has been granted an exemption from the U.S. sanctions placed on that country. The exemption is said to cover port use for Afghanistan-related goods and also extends to the Iran/Afghanistan railway corridor. India has...

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Market Commentary

Today was the Veterans Day holiday in the U.S. The government was closed, but markets were open. The typical Monday USDA reports (e.g., weekly export inspections and weekly crop progress) will be released Tuesday. Corn and wheat futures were just slightly higher overnight with soybean futures l...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 18 Corn closed at $3.7125/bushel, up $0.015 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Wheat closed at $5.1975/bushel, up $0.1775 from yesterday's close.  Jan 19 Soybeans closed at $8.8325/bushel, down $0.035 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Soymeal closed at $305.6/short ton, up $0 from...

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Are Soybean Prices Doomed Even with a China Trade Deal?

The January 2019 soybean futures chart (see below) clearly shows the steep price decline that occurred after China imposed a 25 percent duty on soybean imports from the U.S., a retaliatory response in its trade dispute with the latter. The soybean trade issue was a hot topic across farm country...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 5-9 November 2018 Milling wheat export prices were stable at an average $228/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase prices at seaports grew in RUB expression but dropped in USD expression to $196-197/MT CPT-Black Sea port. The average feed barley export and purchase prices rose t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Yesterday commodity markets were dominated by NYMEX crude oil’s precipitous decline, but today that market stabilized and actually closed a little higher to end its 12-day losing streak. This allowed other commodities to return to their own specifics. Unfortunately for the grain and soy f...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 18 Corn closed at $3.67/bushel, up $0.005 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Wheat closed at $5.03/bushel, down $0.0475 from yesterday's close.  Jan 19 Soybeans closed at $8.835/bushel, up $0.0525 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Soymeal closed at $305.7/short ton, up $1.8 from y...

livestock soy-oilseeds feed-grains

China In-Country Analysis

Livestock African Swine Fever Continues to Run Rampant Despite quarantines, incentives to cull herds impacted by sick animals, and harsh penalties administered to officials committing fraud, new cases of African swine fever (ASF) have continued to appear across China with outbreaks reported in...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight trade reversed some of what occurred on Monday. Soybeans were higher, while grain prices were lower. Traders were chewing over news that U.S. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin has been discussing trade issues with high-level Chinese officials. Optimists see such contact as setting the stage...

soy-oilseeds

Soybean Market’s Hope Springs Eternal

For the past few weeks, the soybean futures market has been living largely on hope. At this writing, the January soybean contract is at $8.815, down 1.75 cents from Monday’s close after trading as high as $8.9075 today. Meanwhile, cash basis bids for soybeans have been creeping higher fro...

soy-oilseeds biofuel

Oilseed Highlights: EU Rapeseed; Brazil’s Soybean Exports; U.S. Soybean Inspections; Argentine Biodiesel

European Rapeseed Plantings Down Sharply The head of the French Federation of Oilseed and Protein Crop Producers (FOP) indicated last week that the country’s winter rapeseed plantings will likely decrease 30-35 percent from last year due to the lack of rain this fall. While that suggests...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 18 Corn closed at $3.665/bushel, down $0.0475 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Wheat closed at $5.0775/bushel, down $0.12 from yesterday's close.  Jan 19 Soybeans closed at $8.7825/bushel, down $0.05 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Soymeal closed at $303.9/short ton, down $1.7...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS Iran’s Chabahar port has been granted an exemption from the U.S. sanctions placed on that country. The exemption is said to cover port use for Afghanistan-related goods and also extends to the Iran/Afghanistan railway corridor. India has...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Today was the Veterans Day holiday in the U.S. The government was closed, but markets were open. The typical Monday USDA reports (e.g., weekly export inspections and weekly crop progress) will be released Tuesday. Corn and wheat futures were just slightly higher overnight with soybean futures l...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 18 Corn closed at $3.7125/bushel, up $0.015 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Wheat closed at $5.1975/bushel, up $0.1775 from yesterday's close.  Jan 19 Soybeans closed at $8.8325/bushel, down $0.035 from yesterday's close.  Dec 18 Soymeal closed at $305.6/short ton, up $0 from...

soy-oilseeds

Are Soybean Prices Doomed Even with a China Trade Deal?

The January 2019 soybean futures chart (see below) clearly shows the steep price decline that occurred after China imposed a 25 percent duty on soybean imports from the U.S., a retaliatory response in its trade dispute with the latter. The soybean trade issue was a hot topic across farm country...

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