World Perspectives
feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The markets started with good gains in the Sunday evening session, led by double-digit increases in soybeans on the heels of a sharp rally in soymeal futures. Overnight volume was also good with over 40,000 contracts of corn and 36,000 contracts of soybeans. Chicago wheat volume exceeded 20,000 contracts. It is all about weather right now. Last week’s chatter about Argentina finally receiving some crop-saving rains turned out to be inaccurate. While it did rain in some areas, coverage and amounts were considered very disappointing. The forecast again looks very hot and mostly dry, and the outlook for the U.S. southern Plains is still dry. World equity markets also started the week higher with the Dow up more than 400 points (about 2...

WPI on Twitter

WPI POLL

Trump's negotiations with China...?

Related Articles

Reading Trump, Again; Economic Focus; Market Signals; Iran and China Impacts

Reading Trump, Again The Trump administration’s announcement of a Section 232 investigation into automobile imports as a national security threat only reinforced the viewpoint of critics that he is a protectionist. However, the goal is not new duties on car imports but leverage to negotia...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The general grain and soy rally surged ahead overnight with soybeans and wheat reaching double-digit gains, while more timid corn futures managed to climb 3-4 cents. Speculation that China may commit to purchase a large amount of additional U.S. ag products and a list of weather concerns around...

livestock

Cattle on Feed

USDA will release its monthly Cattle on Feed report tomorrow. Pre-report estimates from the industry peg the total number of cattle on feed as of 1 May to be 104.8 percent of last year with April placements and marketings at 90.6 percent and 106 percent, respectively, of the totals for April 20...

Reading Trump, Again; Economic Focus; Market Signals; Iran and China Impacts

Reading Trump, Again The Trump administration’s announcement of a Section 232 investigation into automobile imports as a national security threat only reinforced the viewpoint of critics that he is a protectionist. However, the goal is not new duties on car imports but leverage to negotia...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The general grain and soy rally surged ahead overnight with soybeans and wheat reaching double-digit gains, while more timid corn futures managed to climb 3-4 cents. Speculation that China may commit to purchase a large amount of additional U.S. ag products and a list of weather concerns around...

livestock

Cattle on Feed

USDA will release its monthly Cattle on Feed report tomorrow. Pre-report estimates from the industry peg the total number of cattle on feed as of 1 May to be 104.8 percent of last year with April placements and marketings at 90.6 percent and 106 percent, respectively, of the totals for April 20...

soy-oilseeds

Oilseed Highlights: Argentine Export Taxes; China’s Soy Purchases…

Argentina May Freeze Soy Export Tax Rates Argentine Finance Minister Nicolas Dujovne has proposed freezing export tax rates for soybeans and soymeal/soyoil at the current levels of 27.5 percent and 24.5 percent, respectively. Under current policy, they are supposed to decline by a half-percent...

Image
From WPI Consulting

Illuminating the value of technical research

On behalf of a commodity producer organization, WPI evaluated the outputs from a project that featured a $5 million investment into technical research over multiple years. WPI’s team captured the results of this extensive effort and synthesized them for presentation to the organization’s governing board; among the findings uncovered and presented for the first time was the development of genomic traits proven, via rigorous testing, to provide crop yield advantages of 50 percent or more to U.S. farmers in times of drought. Capturing measurable results from long-term efforts can be challenging. Educating clients on the dynamics of success measurement when quantifiable results are not readily available requires deep client-consultant collaboration and an ability to consider both near- and long-term client aspirations with market/policy dynamics – attributes that WPI brings to every consulting engagement.

Search World Perspectives

Sign In to World Perspectives

Don’t have an account yet? Sign Up