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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...

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 $4.06/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...

Soy & Oilseeds

Soy & Oilseeds

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 $4.06/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...

Wheat

Wheat

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 $4.06/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...

Livestock

Livestock

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...

livestock

Livestock Roundup: Cattle on Feed Preview

USDA will release its Cattle on Feed report tomorrow and the consensus pre-report analysts’ estimate is for the inventory of cattle on feed to be 100 percent of the prior year. If correct, this would be the fifth consecutive month that inventories were equal to or larger than the previous...

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...

livestock

Livestock Roundup: Cattle on Feed Preview

USDA will release its Cattle on Feed report tomorrow and the consensus pre-report analysts’ estimate is for the inventory of cattle on feed to be 100 percent of the prior year. If correct, this would be the fifth consecutive month that inventories were equal to or larger than the previous...

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...

Biofuels

Biofuels

biofuel

A Look at Low Carbon Feedstock for Biofuels

At the end of this year the existing biofuel tax credit expires and will be replaced with the new Clean Fuel Production Credit (CFPC) included in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022. Those credits which are expiring include the on-again, off-again biodiesel blenders’ tax credit (BTC...

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

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The weekly CFTC report was in-line with expectations as it showed funds still being heavy net sellers in soybeans and corn with light short selling in the SRW wheat contract. Equally unsurprising was the net buying by managed money traders in soymeal and soyoil as they’ve largely whittled...

biofuel

A Look at Low Carbon Feedstock for Biofuels

At the end of this year the existing biofuel tax credit expires and will be replaced with the new Clean Fuel Production Credit (CFPC) included in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) of 2022. Those credits which are expiring include the on-again, off-again biodiesel blenders’ tax credit (BTC...

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

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The weekly CFTC report was in-line with expectations as it showed funds still being heavy net sellers in soybeans and corn with light short selling in the SRW wheat contract. Equally unsurprising was the net buying by managed money traders in soymeal and soyoil as they’ve largely whittled...

softs biofuel wheat

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The attached PDF offers graphical depiction and seasonal analysis of managed money and commercial traders' net position in key agricultural commodity markets. The data is, of course, taken from the CFTC's weekly Commitment of Traders report, using the futures only data. WPI recently completed a...

Farm Inputs

Farm Inputs

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Feast or Famine

The COVID supply chain meltdown created anxiety over the availability of agricultural inputs. This compelled many operators to look forward and lock in their needs for 2023, often at elevated prices. This buy-high insurance marker has been met with ammonia prices that have now fallen by 50 perc...

farm-inputs

Similarities of Farming and Manufacturing

Debate around the reauthorization of the U.S. farm bill is focused on the legislation’s two major functions, domestic food assistance and farm price supports. The former involves Republicans trying to reduce the most generous portions of what amounts to 81 percent of farm bill spending, a...

feed-grains wheat farm-inputs

Black Sea Grain Initiative: One and Done?

The uncertainty that Russia’s invasion has brought to agricultural markets continues. Roughly 32.9 MMT of grain has been exported from Ukraine since the Black Sea Grain Initiative (BSGI) began in July 2022. Russia refused to extend it Monday, siting the continued sanctions that target Rus...

farm-inputs

Feast or Famine

The COVID supply chain meltdown created anxiety over the availability of agricultural inputs. This compelled many operators to look forward and lock in their needs for 2023, often at elevated prices. This buy-high insurance marker has been met with ammonia prices that have now fallen by 50 perc...

farm-inputs

Similarities of Farming and Manufacturing

Debate around the reauthorization of the U.S. farm bill is focused on the legislation’s two major functions, domestic food assistance and farm price supports. The former involves Republicans trying to reduce the most generous portions of what amounts to 81 percent of farm bill spending, a...

feed-grains wheat farm-inputs

Black Sea Grain Initiative: One and Done?

The uncertainty that Russia’s invasion has brought to agricultural markets continues. Roughly 32.9 MMT of grain has been exported from Ukraine since the Black Sea Grain Initiative (BSGI) began in July 2022. Russia refused to extend it Monday, siting the continued sanctions that target Rus...

farm-inputs

Green Deal Strategies

It has been a year since the EU released its plan for halving the use of pesticide and slashing fertilizer use and the debate over it is evolving. The farming lobby has stiffened its spine with the Dutch government backing away from some of its strident demands, and now agriculture members of t...

Equities

Equities

wheat soy-oilseeds feed-grains

Market Commentary: Bullish End-of-Year Action in Soy Complex, Wheat

The CBOT posted another day of surprising between-holiday trade with multiple markets seeing above-average volume and scoring important technical developments. The major move for Friday’s trade came from soymeal, which boasted an upside breakout from a bull flag on the charts. The market...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 21 Corn closed at $4.2375/bushel, up $0.03 from yesterday's close.  Mar 21 Wheat closed at $5.885/bushel, up $0.1125 from yesterday's close.  Jan 21 Soybeans closed at $11.53/bushel, down $0.09 from yesterday's close.  Jan 21 Soymeal closed at $385.6/short ton, down $4.6 from...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 20 Corn closed at $4.1625/bushel, up $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Wheat closed at $5.98/bushel, up $0.045 from yesterday's close.  Jan 21 Soybeans closed at $11.535/bushel, up $0.055 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Soymeal closed at $389.3/short ton, up $1.2 from y...

wheat soy-oilseeds feed-grains

Market Commentary: Bullish End-of-Year Action in Soy Complex, Wheat

The CBOT posted another day of surprising between-holiday trade with multiple markets seeing above-average volume and scoring important technical developments. The major move for Friday’s trade came from soymeal, which boasted an upside breakout from a bull flag on the charts. The market...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Mar 21 Corn closed at $4.2375/bushel, up $0.03 from yesterday's close.  Mar 21 Wheat closed at $5.885/bushel, up $0.1125 from yesterday's close.  Jan 21 Soybeans closed at $11.53/bushel, down $0.09 from yesterday's close.  Jan 21 Soymeal closed at $385.6/short ton, down $4.6 from...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 20 Corn closed at $4.1625/bushel, up $0.0575 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Wheat closed at $5.98/bushel, up $0.045 from yesterday's close.  Jan 21 Soybeans closed at $11.535/bushel, up $0.055 from yesterday's close.  Dec 20 Soymeal closed at $389.3/short ton, up $1.2 from y...

equities

Historical Coronavirus Impacts

While agricultural commodity values have been adversely impacted by the latest coronavirus afflicting human populations, it has been nothing like the beating being taken by the equities markets. In both cases there is a view that the selloff has been exaggerated. In the parlance of Chicago, ove...

Energy

Energy

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...

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

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

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...

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

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...

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...

Softs

Softs

softs

Honey Rebounding

Global honey production fell 6.3 percent between 2017 and 2019. Culprits for the decline included Colony Collapse Disorder and the use of pesticides such as neonicotinoids. However, since then production has rebounded by 4 percent and continues expanding on an upward trend. In Europe where the...

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

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The weekly CFTC report was in-line with expectations as it showed funds still being heavy net sellers in soybeans and corn with light short selling in the SRW wheat contract. Equally unsurprising was the net buying by managed money traders in soymeal and soyoil as they’ve largely whittled...

softs

Honey Rebounding

Global honey production fell 6.3 percent between 2017 and 2019. Culprits for the decline included Colony Collapse Disorder and the use of pesticides such as neonicotinoids. However, since then production has rebounded by 4 percent and continues expanding on an upward trend. In Europe where the...

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

CFTC COT Report Analysis

The weekly CFTC report was in-line with expectations as it showed funds still being heavy net sellers in soybeans and corn with light short selling in the SRW wheat contract. Equally unsurprising was the net buying by managed money traders in soymeal and soyoil as they’ve largely whittled...

softs

Eat Your Rice

South Korea wants more rice to be consumed and is subsidizing rice for college students, the cohort least likely to eat breakfast, and is incentivizing food products made from rice flour. Rice production is dropping as population growth has stalled, but rice consumption is dropping even faster...

Macroeconomics

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...

Cost of Deception; Trade and Politics; Political Constituencies

Cost of Deception President Joe Biden like other politicians thought he made a clever calculation when he recent;ly blamed food processors for inflation in the sector. As he scorned, “The American public is tired of being played for suckers…I’ve had enough of what they call s...

German Broken Window Theory; Mixed Ethanol Policies; Future of Food

German Broken Window Theory At this past weekend’s Munich Security Conference, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said U.S. defense contractors and the American economy would benefit from spending more money helping Ukraine defend itself against Russia. Biden economic adviser Lael Br...

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...

Cost of Deception; Trade and Politics; Political Constituencies

Cost of Deception President Joe Biden like other politicians thought he made a clever calculation when he recent;ly blamed food processors for inflation in the sector. As he scorned, “The American public is tired of being played for suckers…I’ve had enough of what they call s...

German Broken Window Theory; Mixed Ethanol Policies; Future of Food

German Broken Window Theory At this past weekend’s Munich Security Conference, German Defense Minister Boris Pistorius said U.S. defense contractors and the American economy would benefit from spending more money helping Ukraine defend itself against Russia. Biden economic adviser Lael Br...

International Agency Capture; Running Out of Crap; Vilsack Shines

International Agency Capture Regulatory capture occurs when a policymaker or regulator is co-opted to serve the interests of a minor constituency. That capture has now occurred to two international agencies, the WTO and the IEA. The WTO is dysfunctional because it has been recast as a developme...

Pulses

Year of the Pulse

The International Grains Council (IGC) announced that it will include pulses in its definition of grains and expand market information on these products. Trade in pulses has been increasing as they grow in stature as a staple food and plant-based protein. The pod-based seeds of the legume famil...

livestock

An IPO-Level Look at the Veggie Burger Sector

Beyond Meat, the maker of a vegetable protein meat alternative product, is preparing for an IPO. It will be offering 8.75 million shares at $19-21, which would raise $175 million at the mid-point price. The company’s cornerstone product is the Beyond Burger, which is now available at a nu...

softs soy-oilseeds wheat

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Higher Early Sugar Production and Slow Exports Could Pressure Prices Due to the early start of the 2018/19 sugarcane crushing season, Indian sugar mills were able to produce 21.93 MMT of sugar as of 15 February 2019 versus 20.36 MMT at the same point a year ago, an increase of 7.71 percent. Ano...

Year of the Pulse

The International Grains Council (IGC) announced that it will include pulses in its definition of grains and expand market information on these products. Trade in pulses has been increasing as they grow in stature as a staple food and plant-based protein. The pod-based seeds of the legume famil...

livestock

An IPO-Level Look at the Veggie Burger Sector

Beyond Meat, the maker of a vegetable protein meat alternative product, is preparing for an IPO. It will be offering 8.75 million shares at $19-21, which would raise $175 million at the mid-point price. The company’s cornerstone product is the Beyond Burger, which is now available at a nu...

softs soy-oilseeds wheat

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Higher Early Sugar Production and Slow Exports Could Pressure Prices Due to the early start of the 2018/19 sugarcane crushing season, Indian sugar mills were able to produce 21.93 MMT of sugar as of 15 February 2019 versus 20.36 MMT at the same point a year ago, an increase of 7.71 percent. Ano...

softs feed-grains

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Sugar Production Estimates Lowered Based on new satellite survey data from the Indian Sugar Mills Association’s (ISMA’s) satellite survey of sugarcane plantings, the sugar production estimate has been decreased from 31.5 MMT to 30.7 MMT. That is 4.3 MMT or 12.28 percent lower than t...

Freight

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 22 February)

Ocean Freight Comments - 22 February 2024 By Matt Herrington Freight markets and traders returned from their seasonal quiet period during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday and found a flurry of buying orders that supported markets and rates. The Capesize sector led the rally with the Panamax s...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 22 February)

Ocean Freight Comments - 22 February 2024 By Matt Herrington Freight markets and traders returned from their seasonal quiet period during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday and found a flurry of buying orders that supported markets and rates. The Capesize sector led the rally with the Panamax s...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION BRICS membership increased on 1 January 2024 to include Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Ethiopia in addition to existing members: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Further expansion is expected i...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 22 February)

Ocean Freight Comments - 22 February 2024 By Matt Herrington Freight markets and traders returned from their seasonal quiet period during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday and found a flurry of buying orders that supported markets and rates. The Capesize sector led the rally with the Panamax s...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 22 February)

Ocean Freight Comments - 22 February 2024 By Matt Herrington Freight markets and traders returned from their seasonal quiet period during the Chinese Lunar New Year holiday and found a flurry of buying orders that supported markets and rates. The Capesize sector led the rally with the Panamax s...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION BRICS membership increased on 1 January 2024 to include Egypt, Iran, Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Ethiopia in addition to existing members: Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa. Further expansion is expected i...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA/AFRICA – MEA REGION Red Sea and Arabian Sea shipments in transit are being attacked by forces said to be from Yemen or Somalia. Attackers say that they are only attacking vessels with some relationship with Israel. Both Zim lines and...

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