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Market Commentary: Macro Markets Stabilize, Soy Rallies on China Buying; Wheat Weaker on Planting

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with soybeans grinding lower and breaking support early in the day before rumors of Chinese purchases pushed the market to a positive close. Wheat was lower on last week’s news of a lower Russian export tax and corn seemed caught between the wheat and soybean...

feed-grains

PM Post - Loss of Upside Steam

THE OPEN Nov beans:  3 higher  Dec meal:  1.30 higher Dec soyoil:  15 higher Dec corn:  1 lower  Dec wheat:  4 lower Prices opened as called but oilshare quickly found more selling pressure as traders bot meal/sold soy oil.  The markets continued to find...

feed-grains

AM Outlook - Still Awaiting Upside Reversal

GOOD MORNING, Prices overnight continue to trend lower for grains, while attempting to put in some stabilization trade for soyoil and beans.   Outside markets are showing a recovery from yesterday's nose-dive, with crude up which is supporting soyoil futures.  Beans are also seei...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Macro Markets Stabilize, Soy Rallies on China Buying; Wheat Weaker on Planting

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with soybeans grinding lower and breaking support early in the day before rumors of Chinese purchases pushed the market to a positive close. Wheat was lower on last week’s news of a lower Russian export tax and corn seemed caught between the wheat and soybean...

feed-grains

PM Post - Loss of Upside Steam

THE OPEN Nov beans:  3 higher  Dec meal:  1.30 higher Dec soyoil:  15 higher Dec corn:  1 lower  Dec wheat:  4 lower Prices opened as called but oilshare quickly found more selling pressure as traders bot meal/sold soy oil.  The markets continued to find...

feed-grains

AM Outlook - Still Awaiting Upside Reversal

GOOD MORNING, Prices overnight continue to trend lower for grains, while attempting to put in some stabilization trade for soyoil and beans.   Outside markets are showing a recovery from yesterday's nose-dive, with crude up which is supporting soyoil futures.  Beans are also seei...

feed-grains

Technical Views - Soy to Lead

SPREADS Dec crush trades to 89c while oilshare trades to 44.76%.  Dec/March corn carry trades from 8c to 8 1/4c, while Dec 21/22 trades from 20c inverse to 19c.  Dec /March wheat trades from 10 3/4c to 11c carry.  Dec wheat/corn trades 1.76 1/2c.  Nov/Jan trades from 9c to 9...

Soy & Oilseeds

Soy & Oilseeds

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Market Commentary: Macro Markets Stabilize, Soy Rallies on China Buying; Wheat Weaker on Planting

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with soybeans grinding lower and breaking support early in the day before rumors of Chinese purchases pushed the market to a positive close. Wheat was lower on last week’s news of a lower Russian export tax and corn seemed caught between the wheat and soybean...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

WPI Crop Progress and Conditions App (Updated 20 September)

Update for 20 September 2021:  If you don't see the app on the WPI homepage, you can always find it here: https://www.worldperspectives.com/articles/wpi-crop-progress-app The app contains a large volume of data, so please be patient while it loads.  Also, if you have any feedback abou...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  Morocco is forecast by USDA-FAS to be importing about 4.5 MMT of wheat in 2021/22 – down from 5.4 MMT in 2020/21. The drop is due to the greatly increased wheat production, up from last year’s drought affected production...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Macro Markets Stabilize, Soy Rallies on China Buying; Wheat Weaker on Planting

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with soybeans grinding lower and breaking support early in the day before rumors of Chinese purchases pushed the market to a positive close. Wheat was lower on last week’s news of a lower Russian export tax and corn seemed caught between the wheat and soybean...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

WPI Crop Progress and Conditions App (Updated 20 September)

Update for 20 September 2021:  If you don't see the app on the WPI homepage, you can always find it here: https://www.worldperspectives.com/articles/wpi-crop-progress-app The app contains a large volume of data, so please be patient while it loads.  Also, if you have any feedback abou...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  Morocco is forecast by USDA-FAS to be importing about 4.5 MMT of wheat in 2021/22 – down from 5.4 MMT in 2020/21. The drop is due to the greatly increased wheat production, up from last year’s drought affected production...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Macro Risk-Off Trade Pressures CBOT

The CBOT was lower to start the week with widespread “risk off” trade taking place in light of weaker macro markets. U.S. and world stocks were sharply lower as China’s largest property developer, Evergrande, is in the middle of a debt crisis and missed payments this morning,...

Wheat

Wheat

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Macro Markets Stabilize, Soy Rallies on China Buying; Wheat Weaker on Planting

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with soybeans grinding lower and breaking support early in the day before rumors of Chinese purchases pushed the market to a positive close. Wheat was lower on last week’s news of a lower Russian export tax and corn seemed caught between the wheat and soybean...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

WPI Crop Progress and Conditions App (Updated 20 September)

Update for 20 September 2021:  If you don't see the app on the WPI homepage, you can always find it here: https://www.worldperspectives.com/articles/wpi-crop-progress-app The app contains a large volume of data, so please be patient while it loads.  Also, if you have any feedback abou...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  Morocco is forecast by USDA-FAS to be importing about 4.5 MMT of wheat in 2021/22 – down from 5.4 MMT in 2020/21. The drop is due to the greatly increased wheat production, up from last year’s drought affected production...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Macro Markets Stabilize, Soy Rallies on China Buying; Wheat Weaker on Planting

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with soybeans grinding lower and breaking support early in the day before rumors of Chinese purchases pushed the market to a positive close. Wheat was lower on last week’s news of a lower Russian export tax and corn seemed caught between the wheat and soybean...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

WPI Crop Progress and Conditions App (Updated 20 September)

Update for 20 September 2021:  If you don't see the app on the WPI homepage, you can always find it here: https://www.worldperspectives.com/articles/wpi-crop-progress-app The app contains a large volume of data, so please be patient while it loads.  Also, if you have any feedback abou...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  Morocco is forecast by USDA-FAS to be importing about 4.5 MMT of wheat in 2021/22 – down from 5.4 MMT in 2020/21. The drop is due to the greatly increased wheat production, up from last year’s drought affected production...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Macro Risk-Off Trade Pressures CBOT

The CBOT was lower to start the week with widespread “risk off” trade taking place in light of weaker macro markets. U.S. and world stocks were sharply lower as China’s largest property developer, Evergrande, is in the middle of a debt crisis and missed payments this morning,...

Livestock

Livestock

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Macro Markets Stabilize, Soy Rallies on China Buying; Wheat Weaker on Planting

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with soybeans grinding lower and breaking support early in the day before rumors of Chinese purchases pushed the market to a positive close. Wheat was lower on last week’s news of a lower Russian export tax and corn seemed caught between the wheat and soybean...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Macro Risk-Off Trade Pressures CBOT

The CBOT was lower to start the week with widespread “risk off” trade taking place in light of weaker macro markets. U.S. and world stocks were sharply lower as China’s largest property developer, Evergrande, is in the middle of a debt crisis and missed payments this morning,...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 21 Corn closed at $5.2175/bushel, down $0.055 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Wheat closed at $7.0075/bushel, down $0.08 from yesterday's close.  Nov 21 Soybeans closed at $12.625/bushel, down $0.215 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Soymeal closed at $339.8/short ton, down $2...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Macro Markets Stabilize, Soy Rallies on China Buying; Wheat Weaker on Planting

The CBOT was mixed on Tuesday with soybeans grinding lower and breaking support early in the day before rumors of Chinese purchases pushed the market to a positive close. Wheat was lower on last week’s news of a lower Russian export tax and corn seemed caught between the wheat and soybean...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary: Macro Risk-Off Trade Pressures CBOT

The CBOT was lower to start the week with widespread “risk off” trade taking place in light of weaker macro markets. U.S. and world stocks were sharply lower as China’s largest property developer, Evergrande, is in the middle of a debt crisis and missed payments this morning,...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 21 Corn closed at $5.2175/bushel, down $0.055 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Wheat closed at $7.0075/bushel, down $0.08 from yesterday's close.  Nov 21 Soybeans closed at $12.625/bushel, down $0.215 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Soymeal closed at $339.8/short ton, down $2...

livestock

Methane and Climate Policies Ag Focus before U.N. Climate Meeting

There was a lot of activity last week in preparation for the upcoming United Nations climate meeting to be held in Glasgow, including a new U.S.-EU methane reduction agreement outline and a discussion among the G20 ag ministers about climate and ag policies. First, on Saturday, the U.S. and EU...

Biofuels

Biofuels

biofuel

Will Biofuels Go Sky High in Taking to the Air?

The Biden Administration last week announced an effort to lower carbon emissions in aviation, targeting a 20 percent drop in aviation emissions by 2030 and the “potential for a fully zero-carbon aviation sector by 2050.” That would be 3 billion gallons annual use by 2030, and potent...

biofuel

Will Coming RVOs be a 2013-2016 Redux?

The 2021 and 2022 proposed RVOs, developed by EPA, have been under review at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a week. As we reported last Friday, the proposal was sent from EPA for review last Thursday. What is in the proposal is still a mystery, however. That differs from last yea...

biofuel

RFS Volume Rule Under Review: Going Retro for 2020

We reported on Monday that the EPA would be sending its 2022, and never finalized 2021, proposed required volume obligations (RVO) under the renewable fuel standard to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The question was when? We now know the answer: yesterday. There has been...

biofuel

Will Biofuels Go Sky High in Taking to the Air?

The Biden Administration last week announced an effort to lower carbon emissions in aviation, targeting a 20 percent drop in aviation emissions by 2030 and the “potential for a fully zero-carbon aviation sector by 2050.” That would be 3 billion gallons annual use by 2030, and potent...

biofuel

Will Coming RVOs be a 2013-2016 Redux?

The 2021 and 2022 proposed RVOs, developed by EPA, have been under review at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for a week. As we reported last Friday, the proposal was sent from EPA for review last Thursday. What is in the proposal is still a mystery, however. That differs from last yea...

biofuel

RFS Volume Rule Under Review: Going Retro for 2020

We reported on Monday that the EPA would be sending its 2022, and never finalized 2021, proposed required volume obligations (RVO) under the renewable fuel standard to the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) for review. The question was when? We now know the answer: yesterday. There has been...

biofuel energy

Biofuel Falters

U.S. biofuel makers are disappointed that U.S. EPA is not more aggressively pushing fuel blending, but their plight is consistent with the pandemic related faltering in global biofuel production. The International Energy Agency (EIA) says that 10 percent annual increases are needed in global bi...

Farm Inputs

Farm Inputs

farm-inputs

Technical Views - Retrace Lower

SPREADS Dec crush trades to 88c/bu while oilshare trades at 45.0%.  Dec/March corn trades out to 8c from 7c, while Dec 21/22 trades from 23 1/2c carry to 20 3/4c.  Dec/March wheat carry trades from 10 1/2c to 11c.  Dec wheat/corn trades from 1.86 1/4c to 1.83c.  Nov/Jan bean...

farm-inputs feed-grains

Fertilizer Prices and Production

DTN reports that for the first time in about nine months there was no significant increase in fertilizer prices this past month. Among the eight major components, prices have risen between 36 percent to a 76 percent increase for MAP. Higher crop prices have meant higher farm revenue and increas...

wheat biofuel farm-inputs

GMO Tipping Point; One-Way Ethanol; Opium or Food?

GMO Tipping Point They do not call it genetic modification because of all the negative baggage associated with the first wave of organisms modified to be better. The technologies that have evolved from originally inserting a gene into DNA instead have a trendier moniker, new genomic techniques...

farm-inputs

Technical Views - Retrace Lower

SPREADS Dec crush trades to 88c/bu while oilshare trades at 45.0%.  Dec/March corn trades out to 8c from 7c, while Dec 21/22 trades from 23 1/2c carry to 20 3/4c.  Dec/March wheat carry trades from 10 1/2c to 11c.  Dec wheat/corn trades from 1.86 1/4c to 1.83c.  Nov/Jan bean...

farm-inputs feed-grains

Fertilizer Prices and Production

DTN reports that for the first time in about nine months there was no significant increase in fertilizer prices this past month. Among the eight major components, prices have risen between 36 percent to a 76 percent increase for MAP. Higher crop prices have meant higher farm revenue and increas...

wheat biofuel farm-inputs

GMO Tipping Point; One-Way Ethanol; Opium or Food?

GMO Tipping Point They do not call it genetic modification because of all the negative baggage associated with the first wave of organisms modified to be better. The technologies that have evolved from originally inserting a gene into DNA instead have a trendier moniker, new genomic techniques...

feed-grains livestock farm-inputs

EO “Attempts” Competitive Ag Economy

Much of the Biden Administration’s agriculture agenda was furthered today by an Executive Order (EO) issued from the White House while Secretary Vilsack was in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to tout the plan.  The order to Promote Competition in the American Economy is a broad reaching effort...

Equities

Equities

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...

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...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

President Trump’s Twitter account was in overdrive this morning as he lashed out at China in a series of tweets, including a note that U.S. companies are “hereby ordered” to find alternatives to that country. This could be part of a bizarre negotiating strategy, a knee-jerk re...

Energy

Energy

energy

Missing Energy Diversity

The theme of the pandemic has been the need for reshoring and diversification of supply chains to strengthen future resilience from such black swan events. Europe has done a better job than the U.S. in diversifying its major sources of energy and yet it is now more burdened by the current spike...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 21 Corn closed at $5.2175/bushel, down $0.055 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Wheat closed at $7.0075/bushel, down $0.08 from yesterday's close.  Nov 21 Soybeans closed at $12.625/bushel, down $0.215 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Soymeal closed at $339.8/short ton, down $2...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 21 Corn closed at $5.2725/bushel, down $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Wheat closed at $7.0875/bushel, down $0.0425 from yesterday's close.  Nov 21 Soybeans closed at $12.84/bushel, down $0.12 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Soymeal closed at $342.2/short ton, down $1...

energy

Missing Energy Diversity

The theme of the pandemic has been the need for reshoring and diversification of supply chains to strengthen future resilience from such black swan events. Europe has done a better job than the U.S. in diversifying its major sources of energy and yet it is now more burdened by the current spike...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 21 Corn closed at $5.2175/bushel, down $0.055 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Wheat closed at $7.0075/bushel, down $0.08 from yesterday's close.  Nov 21 Soybeans closed at $12.625/bushel, down $0.215 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Soymeal closed at $339.8/short ton, down $2...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 21 Corn closed at $5.2725/bushel, down $0.0225 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Wheat closed at $7.0875/bushel, down $0.0425 from yesterday's close.  Nov 21 Soybeans closed at $12.84/bushel, down $0.12 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Soymeal closed at $342.2/short ton, down $1...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Summary of Futures

Dec 21 Corn closed at $5.295/bushel, down $0.04 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Wheat closed at $7.13/bushel, up $0.0075 from yesterday's close.  Nov 21 Soybeans closed at $12.96/bushel, up $0.015 from yesterday's close.  Dec 21 Soymeal closed at $344.1/short ton, up $4.5 from ye...

Softs

Softs

softs

2021 Sour Domestic Sugar Outlook

The MY 2020/21 outlook for sugar is for more domestic production and a reduction in imports, but with lower deliveries and increasing year-end stocks. Beet sugar production is up 133,662 short tons – raw value (STRV) based on higher extraction rates in Minnesota and North Dakota. Cane pro...

softs

Agriculture and RCEP

Asian leaders gather this Sunday to hopefully put the final touches on a trade agreement called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). The negotiations have taken eight years and, as usual, the word comprehensive does not apply to agriculture. Likely exempt from tariff reductio...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

CFTC Approves Commodity Position Limits

One common thread running through part of the history of grain trading has been the subject of federally set limits on the size of positions that a trader could hold in grain and oilseed futures and options. On 15 October, the CFTC finally approved a new rule regarding commodity position limits...

softs

2021 Sour Domestic Sugar Outlook

The MY 2020/21 outlook for sugar is for more domestic production and a reduction in imports, but with lower deliveries and increasing year-end stocks. Beet sugar production is up 133,662 short tons – raw value (STRV) based on higher extraction rates in Minnesota and North Dakota. Cane pro...

softs

Agriculture and RCEP

Asian leaders gather this Sunday to hopefully put the final touches on a trade agreement called the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP). The negotiations have taken eight years and, as usual, the word comprehensive does not apply to agriculture. Likely exempt from tariff reductio...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

CFTC Approves Commodity Position Limits

One common thread running through part of the history of grain trading has been the subject of federally set limits on the size of positions that a trader could hold in grain and oilseed futures and options. On 15 October, the CFTC finally approved a new rule regarding commodity position limits...

softs

Could Be More Bearish

Trading grain is not as sexy now as it was back in 2007-2008, but it could be worse. Orange juice futures were a big deal in 1983 when the movie Trading Places was a Hollywood hit but the underlying commodity has been falling out of favor in recent years. Global production and trade have been t...

Macroeconomics

Double Exposure; New Old Era

Double Exposure In a concept paper yesterday at the WTO, the U.S. outlined its lessons from the pandemic in terms of a more resilient planet. Notably missing from the report was any mention of the TRIPS agreement hindering vaccinations against disease. The reason for its absence is the mounting...

livestock

Methane and Climate Policies Ag Focus before U.N. Climate Meeting

There was a lot of activity last week in preparation for the upcoming United Nations climate meeting to be held in Glasgow, including a new U.S.-EU methane reduction agreement outline and a discussion among the G20 ag ministers about climate and ag policies. First, on Saturday, the U.S. and EU...

Biden Buckles; Future-casting Politics

Biden Buckles Much the way Donald Trump’s threat to end NAFTA united Congressional Republicans and Democrats in support of the USMCA, China has managed to flip President Biden’s view toward the CPTPP. Yesterday, the White House conceded that it was open to discussing joining the Com...

Double Exposure; New Old Era

Double Exposure In a concept paper yesterday at the WTO, the U.S. outlined its lessons from the pandemic in terms of a more resilient planet. Notably missing from the report was any mention of the TRIPS agreement hindering vaccinations against disease. The reason for its absence is the mounting...

livestock

Methane and Climate Policies Ag Focus before U.N. Climate Meeting

There was a lot of activity last week in preparation for the upcoming United Nations climate meeting to be held in Glasgow, including a new U.S.-EU methane reduction agreement outline and a discussion among the G20 ag ministers about climate and ag policies. First, on Saturday, the U.S. and EU...

Biden Buckles; Future-casting Politics

Biden Buckles Much the way Donald Trump’s threat to end NAFTA united Congressional Republicans and Democrats in support of the USMCA, China has managed to flip President Biden’s view toward the CPTPP. Yesterday, the White House conceded that it was open to discussing joining the Com...

Proposed Taxes to Pay for the Reconciliation Bill

As we wrote yesterday, while the House Agriculture Committee finished its version of the reconciliation bill, the House Ways and Means Committee is working it its portion. Late yesterday, an outline of tax changes to pay for the reconciliation bill was released, which confirmed that the propose...

Pulses

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...

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...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Rabi Sowing Down As of 18 January 2019, the total rabi planted area was down 4.8 percent versus 2017/18. While wheat is among the crops affected, pulses and coarse cereals, most especially pearl millet, are down significantly (see table below). The overal oilseed area has been good, however, as...

Freight

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 14 September)

Ocean Freight Comments - 9 September 2021 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting It was another bumpy week for dry-bulk markets, and it was mostly a seller’s game for the first half of the week. Late Thursday, markets started to see seeing some buying interest return and experienced a partial...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 14 September)

Ocean Freight Comments - 9 September 2021 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting It was another bumpy week for dry-bulk markets, and it was mostly a seller’s game for the first half of the week. Late Thursday, markets started to see seeing some buying interest return and experienced a par...

feed-grains livestock farm-inputs

EO “Attempts” Competitive Ag Economy

Much of the Biden Administration’s agriculture agenda was furthered today by an Executive Order (EO) issued from the White House while Secretary Vilsack was in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to tout the plan.  The order to Promote Competition in the American Economy is a broad reaching effort...

FOB Prices and Freight Rate App (Updated 14 September)

Ocean Freight Comments - 9 September 2021 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting It was another bumpy week for dry-bulk markets, and it was mostly a seller’s game for the first half of the week. Late Thursday, markets started to see seeing some buying interest return and experienced a partial...

Interactive Ocean Freight Rates (Updated 14 September)

Ocean Freight Comments - 9 September 2021 By Jay O'Neil Commodity Consulting It was another bumpy week for dry-bulk markets, and it was mostly a seller’s game for the first half of the week. Late Thursday, markets started to see seeing some buying interest return and experienced a par...

feed-grains livestock farm-inputs

EO “Attempts” Competitive Ag Economy

Much of the Biden Administration’s agriculture agenda was furthered today by an Executive Order (EO) issued from the White House while Secretary Vilsack was in Council Bluffs, Iowa, to tout the plan.  The order to Promote Competition in the American Economy is a broad reaching effort...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MEDITERRANEAN/MIDDLE EAST/NORTH AFRICA  Pakistan’s Economic Coordination Committee has approved the importation of 3 MMT of wheat for strategic stocks. Tenders will be issued by the Trading Corporation of Pakistan with importation by PASSCO, the government storage ag...

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