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A Glimmer of Hope for Prices

Most analysts considered last week’s USDA reports to be at least somewhat positive for prices. Ending stocks of wheat, corn and soybeans are now projected to decline in MY 2018/19, both in the U.S. and the world. Corn will see the greatest decrease, primarily because of the sharp drop in China’s supplies. Smaller crops in Brazil and the U.S. are also part of this price-friendly outlook.  The Northern Hemisphere growing season is just beginning, but it’s already safe to say that the overall weather outlook almost everywhere is just not as perfect as it’s been for several consecutive years. USDA used big yield estimates in the latest WASDE. If actual yields don’t achieve those levels, ending supplies will b...

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