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Australia

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The Global Productivity Gap

The Global Harvest Initiative is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by DuPont, ADM, Monsanto and John Deere. Its purpose is to advance policies, research and agricultural practices that will increase world agricultural productivity through collaborative efforts by private organizations w...

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Wheat Update; Bullish World Corn Numbers

Last Friday we updated our view of the tightening world wheat situation and how that will eventually force the wheat market to rally. It was noted in different market commentaries this morning that wheat prices in Australia have been steadily separating themselves from world prices. The result...

wheat

All the Ingredients - But No Dough

U.S. wheat futures markets continue to trade in a relatively narrow range that is also near the bottom of a longer term-range (see the Chicago wheat chart below). Wheat markets should eventually break out of this bearish pattern for a number of fundamental reasons. USDA has been very slow to r...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

The Global Productivity Gap

The Global Harvest Initiative is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by DuPont, ADM, Monsanto and John Deere. Its purpose is to advance policies, research and agricultural practices that will increase world agricultural productivity through collaborative efforts by private organizations w...

wheat feed-grains

Wheat Update; Bullish World Corn Numbers

Last Friday we updated our view of the tightening world wheat situation and how that will eventually force the wheat market to rally. It was noted in different market commentaries this morning that wheat prices in Australia have been steadily separating themselves from world prices. The result...

wheat

All the Ingredients - But No Dough

U.S. wheat futures markets continue to trade in a relatively narrow range that is also near the bottom of a longer term-range (see the Chicago wheat chart below). Wheat markets should eventually break out of this bearish pattern for a number of fundamental reasons. USDA has been very slow to r...

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USDA’s October WASDE

After two months of bearish reports, there was a general feeling that USDA’s October WASDE, released today at noon (EDT), would add to that trend with even higher yields and production for U.S. corn and soybeans than the already huge September estimates. Moreover, USDA had to factor in th...

Asia

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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Brazil Soybean markets were very slow everywhere last week with suppliers expecting the Chinese to return and actively purchase from South America to fill the gap until their new crop. However, the drop in Asian crush margins deterred them. The decline in Dalian futures combined with t...

ASEM Reality; Derivative Oversight; Glyphobiasate

ASEM Reality EU Foreign Affairs Commissioner Federica Mogherini says this week’s Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to promote liberalized trade and climate change reduction was not an anti-Trump meeting, although she clearly instigated the agenda. The fact remains that except for Australia and N...

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India Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Stable Pulses Demand; Prices Remain Low India’s 2018/10 khariff pulses production is expected to reach 9.2 MMT, down slightly from 9.34 MMT in the previous season. With the rabi crops (sown in October/November and harvested in April) forecast at over 15 MMT, there will be suffient domesti...

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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Brazil Soybean markets were very slow everywhere last week with suppliers expecting the Chinese to return and actively purchase from South America to fill the gap until their new crop. However, the drop in Asian crush margins deterred them. The decline in Dalian futures combined with t...

ASEM Reality; Derivative Oversight; Glyphobiasate

ASEM Reality EU Foreign Affairs Commissioner Federica Mogherini says this week’s Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to promote liberalized trade and climate change reduction was not an anti-Trump meeting, although she clearly instigated the agenda. The fact remains that except for Australia and N...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

India Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Stable Pulses Demand; Prices Remain Low India’s 2018/10 khariff pulses production is expected to reach 9.2 MMT, down slightly from 9.34 MMT in the previous season. With the rabi crops (sown in October/November and harvested in April) forecast at over 15 MMT, there will be suffient domesti...

livestock

New Trade Deals Proposed; Cattle on Feed Pre-Report Estimates

New Trade Deals Proposed This week the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) notified Congress of the administration’s intent to negotiate new trade agreements with Japan, the EU, and the UK. The notification is part of the statutory requirement under the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) grante...

Black Sea

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Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat Domestic prices in Russia were up $2-5/MT last week and are now $15-23/MT (1,000-5,000 rubles/MT) higher versus early August. Exports from there already total approximately 16 MMT since the start of the campaign and will reach 20 MMT by mid-November at the current pace. The govern...

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Market Commentary

Overnight markets finished with slight losses in corn and wheat but minor gains in soybeans on very light trading volume. Today’s session saw wheat make some 4-5 cent gains early with corn and soybeans lower. There was a report that President Trump and President Jinping will try to meet j...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

The Global Productivity Gap

The Global Harvest Initiative is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by DuPont, ADM, Monsanto and John Deere. Its purpose is to advance policies, research and agricultural practices that will increase world agricultural productivity through collaborative efforts by private organizations w...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat Domestic prices in Russia were up $2-5/MT last week and are now $15-23/MT (1,000-5,000 rubles/MT) higher versus early August. Exports from there already total approximately 16 MMT since the start of the campaign and will reach 20 MMT by mid-November at the current pace. The govern...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight markets finished with slight losses in corn and wheat but minor gains in soybeans on very light trading volume. Today’s session saw wheat make some 4-5 cent gains early with corn and soybeans lower. There was a report that President Trump and President Jinping will try to meet j...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

The Global Productivity Gap

The Global Harvest Initiative is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by DuPont, ADM, Monsanto and John Deere. Its purpose is to advance policies, research and agricultural practices that will increase world agricultural productivity through collaborative efforts by private organizations w...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 8-12 October Most prices on the Russian grain market continued to rise, but some remained stable. Milling wheat export prices were steady at an average $232/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase prices at seaports were unchanged in RUB expression but grew in USD expression to $1...

China

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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Brazil Soybean markets were very slow everywhere last week with suppliers expecting the Chinese to return and actively purchase from South America to fill the gap until their new crop. However, the drop in Asian crush margins deterred them. The decline in Dalian futures combined with t...

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Things Aren’t So Great in Brazil Either

There are stories almost daily about how low prices are causing pain for farmers across the U.S. Meanwhile, the U.S.-China trade dispute is an issue in some Farm Belt states because it has driven soybean prices down. Corn and wheat also dropped in sympathy with soybeans. However, U.S farmers ha...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat Domestic prices in Russia were up $2-5/MT last week and are now $15-23/MT (1,000-5,000 rubles/MT) higher versus early August. Exports from there already total approximately 16 MMT since the start of the campaign and will reach 20 MMT by mid-November at the current pace. The govern...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains biofuel

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Brazil Soybean markets were very slow everywhere last week with suppliers expecting the Chinese to return and actively purchase from South America to fill the gap until their new crop. However, the drop in Asian crush margins deterred them. The decline in Dalian futures combined with t...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Things Aren’t So Great in Brazil Either

There are stories almost daily about how low prices are causing pain for farmers across the U.S. Meanwhile, the U.S.-China trade dispute is an issue in some Farm Belt states because it has driven soybean prices down. Corn and wheat also dropped in sympathy with soybeans. However, U.S farmers ha...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat Domestic prices in Russia were up $2-5/MT last week and are now $15-23/MT (1,000-5,000 rubles/MT) higher versus early August. Exports from there already total approximately 16 MMT since the start of the campaign and will reach 20 MMT by mid-November at the current pace. The govern...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were lower overnight following yesterday’s declines, and they slipped a bit more after the weekly export sales report was released 15 minutes before that session closed. Corn and soybean exports sales were much lower than expected, but wheat sales were at the high end of the expec...

Europe

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Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat Domestic prices in Russia were up $2-5/MT last week and are now $15-23/MT (1,000-5,000 rubles/MT) higher versus early August. Exports from there already total approximately 16 MMT since the start of the campaign and will reach 20 MMT by mid-November at the current pace. The govern...

ASEM Reality; Derivative Oversight; Glyphobiasate

ASEM Reality EU Foreign Affairs Commissioner Federica Mogherini says this week’s Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to promote liberalized trade and climate change reduction was not an anti-Trump meeting, although she clearly instigated the agenda. The fact remains that except for Australia and N...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight markets finished with slight losses in corn and wheat but minor gains in soybeans on very light trading volume. Today’s session saw wheat make some 4-5 cent gains early with corn and soybeans lower. There was a report that President Trump and President Jinping will try to meet j...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat Domestic prices in Russia were up $2-5/MT last week and are now $15-23/MT (1,000-5,000 rubles/MT) higher versus early August. Exports from there already total approximately 16 MMT since the start of the campaign and will reach 20 MMT by mid-November at the current pace. The govern...

ASEM Reality; Derivative Oversight; Glyphobiasate

ASEM Reality EU Foreign Affairs Commissioner Federica Mogherini says this week’s Asia-Europe Meeting (ASEM) to promote liberalized trade and climate change reduction was not an anti-Trump meeting, although she clearly instigated the agenda. The fact remains that except for Australia and N...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight markets finished with slight losses in corn and wheat but minor gains in soybeans on very light trading volume. Today’s session saw wheat make some 4-5 cent gains early with corn and soybeans lower. There was a report that President Trump and President Jinping will try to meet j...

livestock

New Trade Deals Proposed; Cattle on Feed Pre-Report Estimates

New Trade Deals Proposed This week the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) notified Congress of the administration’s intent to negotiate new trade agreements with Japan, the EU, and the UK. The notification is part of the statutory requirement under the Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) grante...

India

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

India Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Stable Pulses Demand; Prices Remain Low India’s 2018/10 khariff pulses production is expected to reach 9.2 MMT, down slightly from 9.34 MMT in the previous season. With the rabi crops (sown in October/November and harvested in April) forecast at over 15 MMT, there will be suffient domesti...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

The Global Productivity Gap

The Global Harvest Initiative is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by DuPont, ADM, Monsanto and John Deere. Its purpose is to advance policies, research and agricultural practices that will increase world agricultural productivity through collaborative efforts by private organizations w...

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Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Oil Meal Exports Continue Upward Trend India’s oil meal exports totaled 1.403 MMT for the first six months of FY 2018/19 (April-March), up 0.119 MMT or 9 percent from 1.284 MMT a year ago. Rapeseed meal exports had the biggest gain at 0.601 MMT versus 0.3 MMT during April-September 2017...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

India Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Stable Pulses Demand; Prices Remain Low India’s 2018/10 khariff pulses production is expected to reach 9.2 MMT, down slightly from 9.34 MMT in the previous season. With the rabi crops (sown in October/November and harvested in April) forecast at over 15 MMT, there will be suffient domesti...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

The Global Productivity Gap

The Global Harvest Initiative is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by DuPont, ADM, Monsanto and John Deere. Its purpose is to advance policies, research and agricultural practices that will increase world agricultural productivity through collaborative efforts by private organizations w...

soy-oilseeds softs feed-grains

Indian Subcontinent Regional Analysis

Oil Meal Exports Continue Upward Trend India’s oil meal exports totaled 1.403 MMT for the first six months of FY 2018/19 (April-March), up 0.119 MMT or 9 percent from 1.284 MMT a year ago. Rapeseed meal exports had the biggest gain at 0.601 MMT versus 0.3 MMT during April-September 2017...

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WASDE Soyoil

October estimate is U.S. soybean oil price unchanged at 28.0 to 32.0 cents per pound. Despite lower global oilseed production, increased beginning stocks, mainly in the United States, results in a 2.0 million-ton increase to global oilseed ending stocks to 123.8 million.  ...

Middle East & Africa

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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Brazil Soybean markets were very slow everywhere last week with suppliers expecting the Chinese to return and actively purchase from South America to fill the gap until their new crop. However, the drop in Asian crush margins deterred them. The decline in Dalian futures combined with t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

The Global Productivity Gap

The Global Harvest Initiative is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by DuPont, ADM, Monsanto and John Deere. Its purpose is to advance policies, research and agricultural practices that will increase world agricultural productivity through collaborative efforts by private organizations w...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 8-12 October Most prices on the Russian grain market continued to rise, but some remained stable. Milling wheat export prices were steady at an average $232/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase prices at seaports were unchanged in RUB expression but grew in USD expression to $1...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains biofuel

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Brazil Soybean markets were very slow everywhere last week with suppliers expecting the Chinese to return and actively purchase from South America to fill the gap until their new crop. However, the drop in Asian crush margins deterred them. The decline in Dalian futures combined with t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

The Global Productivity Gap

The Global Harvest Initiative is a non-profit organization founded in 2009 by DuPont, ADM, Monsanto and John Deere. Its purpose is to advance policies, research and agricultural practices that will increase world agricultural productivity through collaborative efforts by private organizations w...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 8-12 October Most prices on the Russian grain market continued to rise, but some remained stable. Milling wheat export prices were steady at an average $232/MT FOB Black Sea, and purchase prices at seaports were unchanged in RUB expression but grew in USD expression to $1...

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Market Commentary

Price action in overnight trading and again during the day session can best be described as dull. Volume was low, and price movement was subdued. The corn market managed to trade a 3-cent range on both sides of Tuesday’s close before the December contract settled down a penny with most de...

North America

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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Brazil Soybean markets were very slow everywhere last week with suppliers expecting the Chinese to return and actively purchase from South America to fill the gap until their new crop. However, the drop in Asian crush margins deterred them. The decline in Dalian futures combined with t...

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Smile! $4.00 Corn Futures Ahead?

The options market has correctly foreseen corn futures’ march higher since mid-September and is signaling this rally isn’t over year. The corn and SRW wheat markets are leaning bullish while the implied volatilities from soybeans offer a more neutral outlook. For live cattle futures...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Things Aren’t So Great in Brazil Either

There are stories almost daily about how low prices are causing pain for farmers across the U.S. Meanwhile, the U.S.-China trade dispute is an issue in some Farm Belt states because it has driven soybean prices down. Corn and wheat also dropped in sympathy with soybeans. However, U.S farmers ha...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains biofuel

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Brazil Soybean markets were very slow everywhere last week with suppliers expecting the Chinese to return and actively purchase from South America to fill the gap until their new crop. However, the drop in Asian crush margins deterred them. The decline in Dalian futures combined with t...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Smile! $4.00 Corn Futures Ahead?

The options market has correctly foreseen corn futures’ march higher since mid-September and is signaling this rally isn’t over year. The corn and SRW wheat markets are leaning bullish while the implied volatilities from soybeans offer a more neutral outlook. For live cattle futures...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Things Aren’t So Great in Brazil Either

There are stories almost daily about how low prices are causing pain for farmers across the U.S. Meanwhile, the U.S.-China trade dispute is an issue in some Farm Belt states because it has driven soybean prices down. Corn and wheat also dropped in sympathy with soybeans. However, U.S farmers ha...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat Domestic prices in Russia were up $2-5/MT last week and are now $15-23/MT (1,000-5,000 rubles/MT) higher versus early August. Exports from there already total approximately 16 MMT since the start of the campaign and will reach 20 MMT by mid-November at the current pace. The govern...

South America

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Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Brazil Soybean markets were very slow everywhere last week with suppliers expecting the Chinese to return and actively purchase from South America to fill the gap until their new crop. However, the drop in Asian crush margins deterred them. The decline in Dalian futures combined with t...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Things Aren’t So Great in Brazil Either

There are stories almost daily about how low prices are causing pain for farmers across the U.S. Meanwhile, the U.S.-China trade dispute is an issue in some Farm Belt states because it has driven soybean prices down. Corn and wheat also dropped in sympathy with soybeans. However, U.S farmers ha...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat Domestic prices in Russia were up $2-5/MT last week and are now $15-23/MT (1,000-5,000 rubles/MT) higher versus early August. Exports from there already total approximately 16 MMT since the start of the campaign and will reach 20 MMT by mid-November at the current pace. The govern...

soy-oilseeds feed-grains biofuel

Mercosur Regional Analysis

Soybeans Brazil Soybean markets were very slow everywhere last week with suppliers expecting the Chinese to return and actively purchase from South America to fill the gap until their new crop. However, the drop in Asian crush margins deterred them. The decline in Dalian futures combined with t...

feed-grains wheat soy-oilseeds

Things Aren’t So Great in Brazil Either

There are stories almost daily about how low prices are causing pain for farmers across the U.S. Meanwhile, the U.S.-China trade dispute is an issue in some Farm Belt states because it has driven soybean prices down. Corn and wheat also dropped in sympathy with soybeans. However, U.S farmers ha...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat Domestic prices in Russia were up $2-5/MT last week and are now $15-23/MT (1,000-5,000 rubles/MT) higher versus early August. Exports from there already total approximately 16 MMT since the start of the campaign and will reach 20 MMT by mid-November at the current pace. The govern...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight markets finished with slight losses in corn and wheat but minor gains in soybeans on very light trading volume. Today’s session saw wheat make some 4-5 cent gains early with corn and soybeans lower. There was a report that President Trump and President Jinping will try to meet j...

Russia

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Market Commentary

Markets were lower overnight following yesterday’s declines, and they slipped a bit more after the weekly export sales report was released 15 minutes before that session closed. Corn and soybean exports sales were much lower than expected, but wheat sales were at the high end of the expec...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Price action in overnight trading and again during the day session can best be described as dull. Volume was low, and price movement was subdued. The corn market managed to trade a 3-cent range on both sides of Tuesday’s close before the December contract settled down a penny with most de...

wheat

All the Ingredients - But No Dough

U.S. wheat futures markets continue to trade in a relatively narrow range that is also near the bottom of a longer term-range (see the Chicago wheat chart below). Wheat markets should eventually break out of this bearish pattern for a number of fundamental reasons. USDA has been very slow to r...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were lower overnight following yesterday’s declines, and they slipped a bit more after the weekly export sales report was released 15 minutes before that session closed. Corn and soybean exports sales were much lower than expected, but wheat sales were at the high end of the expec...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Price action in overnight trading and again during the day session can best be described as dull. Volume was low, and price movement was subdued. The corn market managed to trade a 3-cent range on both sides of Tuesday’s close before the December contract settled down a penny with most de...

wheat

All the Ingredients - But No Dough

U.S. wheat futures markets continue to trade in a relatively narrow range that is also near the bottom of a longer term-range (see the Chicago wheat chart below). Wheat markets should eventually break out of this bearish pattern for a number of fundamental reasons. USDA has been very slow to r...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Overnight trade volume was limited as the market awaited release of USDA’s October WASDE. Corn and wheat were a penny or so lower with soybeans down 4-5 cents, which all tracked with expectations of a bearish report. When the report came out at noon (EDT) today, the immediate conclusion w...

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