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Wheat Recent Wheat Analysis

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Summary of Futures

Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.4975/bushel, down $0.05 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Wheat closed at $5.315/bushel, down $0.08 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $9.135/bushel, up $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soymeal closed at $322/short ton, down $2.3 from...

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Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS The Tunisian government will be using drones this year to assess the grain crops as well as to try and identify those who have been setting fire to the wheat crops in parts of the country. However, some locals say only very high temperatures a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy complex futures were higher overnight as continued rain across the Midwest threatens the corn and soybean crops. At this point, there are many fields that will simply go unplanted, while planted crops will deteriorate due to the excessive moisture. One potential problem is that th...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Brazil The weather-driven rally in CBOT soybeans has left Brazilian basis steadily weaker. It dropped 10 cents/bushels last week, especially for nearby positions, on slight Chinese demand. Despite the CBOT’s rally, Dalian soymeal and soyoil futures are steady/lower, reducing crus...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Summary of Futures

Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.5475/bushel, up $0.0175 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Wheat closed at $5.395/bushel, up $0.01 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1275/bushel, up $0.16 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soymeal closed at $324.3/short ton, up $0.8 from ye...

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Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat Southeast Europe and Black Sea wheat markets are mostly steady to start the week despite rising prices in France, Germany and the U.S. The Black Sea region has been under a hot/dry weather pattern that has yet to create significant concerns for the wheat crop there. Soil moistures...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

No Growth Out of Bear Market

Historically, the keys to getting out of bear commodity markets have been economic growth and production cuts in response to low prices. Rising grain and oilseed stocks from the 1997 Asian financial crisis began to subside as the recovery in world gross domestic product (GDP) growth boosted dem...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.53/bushel, up $0.11 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Wheat closed at $5.385/bushel, up $0.03 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $8.9675/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soymeal closed at $323.5/short ton, up $1.8 from yest...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The markets were slightly firmer overnight but then caught a little fire this morning. It is starting to seem that those in the corn market are considering the possibility that the 2019 U.S. crop could fall below 13 billion bushels. There is also more concern now that not all the soybean acres...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy complex futures were higher overnight with large volumes traded. July corn traded over 95,000 contracts, July soybeans saw volume near 22,000 contracts, and July SRW wheat swapped 12,000 contracts. The overnight move higher in heavy volume was hugely important in setting the stage...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Export Sales

Wheat:  Net sales for the 2019/2020 marketing year, which began June 1, totaled 47,600 MT metric tons, resulting increases for Japan (112,100 MT, including 11,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 200 MT), Mexico (75,300 MT, including decreases of 500 MT), Taiwan (56,7...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.42/bushel, up $0.12 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Wheat closed at $5.355/bushel, up $0.0925 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $8.88/bushel, up $0.1 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soymeal closed at $321.7/short ton, up $2.2 from yesterd...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Uncertainty Reigns

Despite the plethora of new data sources such as crop tours, field surveys, satellite imagery and the numerous forecasts they support, there is still great uncertainty about the global crop supply. The influential combination of climate change and genetics presents enough doubts about the real...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy complex futures were lower overnight in a correction from yesterday’s WASDE-induced move higher. There was little fresh news last night, but additional commercial hedges were placed after yesterday’s strong gains. The day session found significant short covering in soy...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.3/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Wheat closed at $5.2625/bushel, up $0.0825 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $8.78/bushel, up $0.1875 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soymeal closed at $319.5/short ton, up $5.1 from ye...

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Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 3-7 June 2019 Prices on the domestic market continued to either decrease moderately or remain stable in RUB expression. Export prices for 2019 wheat (12.5 percent protein content) rose slightly in their bottom segment to $196-198/MT FOB Black Sea, while that average price...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Today’s trading revolved around the June WASDE report with corn, soybeans and wheat lower before its release as traders anticipated only minor changes to the U.S. balance sheets. Corn moved swiftly higher after the report was issued, however, as USDA surprised the market by drastically cu...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.2775/bushel, up $0.12 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Wheat closed at $5.18/bushel, up $0.105 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $8.5925/bushel, up $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soymeal closed at $314.4/short ton, up $1 from yest...

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SOEs Rule

The U.S. grain trade business has been largely dominated by privately-owned companies for the past several decades. Their efficiency at the business is demonstrated by their success over the years replacing government entities at the task, including succeeding the grain boards in Canada and Aus...

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WASDE Wheat

USDA Reported: U.S. 2019/20 wheat supplies are down with lower beginning stocks partly offset by slightly higher production.  Beginning stocks are down 25 million bushels on increased 2018/19 exports.  Winter wheat production is forecast up 6 million bushels to 1,274 million with an i...

wheat feed-grains

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS This past week has been the post-Ramadan Eid al Fitr period of religious holidays in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and all Muslim businesses were closed either for a number of days or the entire time. As a result, the amount of grai...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Consolidation was the word of the day ahead of tomorrow’s WASDE report. Corn finished slightly higher for the most part, while soybeans and wheat added a few pennies’ value. There was notable short covering in the soy complex as traders evened their positions after several days of l...

soy-oilseeds wheat feed-grains

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Brazil The market was quiet last week as the Chinese were not actively buying and instead waited for basis to fall after rising for the past several weeks. It was further slowed by the lack of selling by Brazilian farmers. Their selling interest was quelled by the real’s recent r...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.1575/bushel, up $0 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Wheat closed at $5.075/bushel, up $0.03 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $8.585/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soymeal closed at $313.4/short ton, up $1.1 from yester...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.4975/bushel, down $0.05 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Wheat closed at $5.315/bushel, down $0.08 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $9.135/bushel, up $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soymeal closed at $322/short ton, down $2.3 from...

wheat feed-grains

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS The Tunisian government will be using drones this year to assess the grain crops as well as to try and identify those who have been setting fire to the wheat crops in parts of the country. However, some locals say only very high temperatures a...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy complex futures were higher overnight as continued rain across the Midwest threatens the corn and soybean crops. At this point, there are many fields that will simply go unplanted, while planted crops will deteriorate due to the excessive moisture. One potential problem is that th...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Brazil The weather-driven rally in CBOT soybeans has left Brazilian basis steadily weaker. It dropped 10 cents/bushels last week, especially for nearby positions, on slight Chinese demand. Despite the CBOT’s rally, Dalian soymeal and soyoil futures are steady/lower, reducing crus...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Summary of Futures

Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.5475/bushel, up $0.0175 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Wheat closed at $5.395/bushel, up $0.01 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $9.1275/bushel, up $0.16 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soymeal closed at $324.3/short ton, up $0.8 from ye...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat Southeast Europe and Black Sea wheat markets are mostly steady to start the week despite rising prices in France, Germany and the U.S. The Black Sea region has been under a hot/dry weather pattern that has yet to create significant concerns for the wheat crop there. Soil moistures...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

No Growth Out of Bear Market

Historically, the keys to getting out of bear commodity markets have been economic growth and production cuts in response to low prices. Rising grain and oilseed stocks from the 1997 Asian financial crisis began to subside as the recovery in world gross domestic product (GDP) growth boosted dem...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.53/bushel, up $0.11 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Wheat closed at $5.385/bushel, up $0.03 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $8.9675/bushel, up $0.0875 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soymeal closed at $323.5/short ton, up $1.8 from yest...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The markets were slightly firmer overnight but then caught a little fire this morning. It is starting to seem that those in the corn market are considering the possibility that the 2019 U.S. crop could fall below 13 billion bushels. There is also more concern now that not all the soybean acres...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy complex futures were higher overnight with large volumes traded. July corn traded over 95,000 contracts, July soybeans saw volume near 22,000 contracts, and July SRW wheat swapped 12,000 contracts. The overnight move higher in heavy volume was hugely important in setting the stage...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Export Sales

Wheat:  Net sales for the 2019/2020 marketing year, which began June 1, totaled 47,600 MT metric tons, resulting increases for Japan (112,100 MT, including 11,000 MT switched from unknown destinations and decreases of 200 MT), Mexico (75,300 MT, including decreases of 500 MT), Taiwan (56,7...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.42/bushel, up $0.12 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Wheat closed at $5.355/bushel, up $0.0925 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $8.88/bushel, up $0.1 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soymeal closed at $321.7/short ton, up $2.2 from yesterd...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Uncertainty Reigns

Despite the plethora of new data sources such as crop tours, field surveys, satellite imagery and the numerous forecasts they support, there is still great uncertainty about the global crop supply. The influential combination of climate change and genetics presents enough doubts about the real...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Grain and soy complex futures were lower overnight in a correction from yesterday’s WASDE-induced move higher. There was little fresh news last night, but additional commercial hedges were placed after yesterday’s strong gains. The day session found significant short covering in soy...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.3/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Wheat closed at $5.2625/bushel, up $0.0825 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $8.78/bushel, up $0.1875 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soymeal closed at $319.5/short ton, up $5.1 from ye...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 3-7 June 2019 Prices on the domestic market continued to either decrease moderately or remain stable in RUB expression. Export prices for 2019 wheat (12.5 percent protein content) rose slightly in their bottom segment to $196-198/MT FOB Black Sea, while that average price...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Today’s trading revolved around the June WASDE report with corn, soybeans and wheat lower before its release as traders anticipated only minor changes to the U.S. balance sheets. Corn moved swiftly higher after the report was issued, however, as USDA surprised the market by drastically cu...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.2775/bushel, up $0.12 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Wheat closed at $5.18/bushel, up $0.105 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $8.5925/bushel, up $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soymeal closed at $314.4/short ton, up $1 from yest...

wheat feed-grains

SOEs Rule

The U.S. grain trade business has been largely dominated by privately-owned companies for the past several decades. Their efficiency at the business is demonstrated by their success over the years replacing government entities at the task, including succeeding the grain boards in Canada and Aus...

wheat

WASDE Wheat

USDA Reported: U.S. 2019/20 wheat supplies are down with lower beginning stocks partly offset by slightly higher production.  Beginning stocks are down 25 million bushels on increased 2018/19 exports.  Winter wheat production is forecast up 6 million bushels to 1,274 million with an i...

wheat feed-grains

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS This past week has been the post-Ramadan Eid al Fitr period of religious holidays in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), and all Muslim businesses were closed either for a number of days or the entire time. As a result, the amount of grai...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Consolidation was the word of the day ahead of tomorrow’s WASDE report. Corn finished slightly higher for the most part, while soybeans and wheat added a few pennies’ value. There was notable short covering in the soy complex as traders evened their positions after several days of l...

soy-oilseeds wheat feed-grains

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Brazil The market was quiet last week as the Chinese were not actively buying and instead waited for basis to fall after rising for the past several weeks. It was further slowed by the lack of selling by Brazilian farmers. Their selling interest was quelled by the real’s recent r...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Jul 19 Corn closed at $4.1575/bushel, up $0 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Wheat closed at $5.075/bushel, up $0.03 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $8.585/bushel, up $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Jul 19 Soymeal closed at $313.4/short ton, up $1.1 from yester...

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