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feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were again soft to start the Sunday night session and the week. Soybeans traded mostly back and forth overnight. Wheat markets were quite weak, though, and that held corn down as well. Last Friday night’s military action in Syria had no apparent effect on either U.S. commodity mar...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets all started easier Thursday evening and finished the night session mixed with corn down less than a penny, soybeans up 1-2 cents, KC and Chicago wheat down 6-7 cents, and Minneapolis wheat 1-2 cents lower. This pattern didn’t change throughout today’s session except for soyb...

soy-oilseeds

Trade War Aid for Farmers

U.S. farmers rightly see themselves as being extremely vulnerable to repercussions from President Trump’s nationalistic “cut the balance of trade deficit no matter what” trade policies. Among other things, threats to withdraw from NAFTA could greatly shrink agricultural export...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

A war of words between the U.S. and Russia over a possible U.S. missile strike against the Syrian regime, intended as a response to its purported gas attack on civilians, is raising geopolitical tensions. Yesterday’s calming conciliatory remarks on trade from Chinese President Xi have pro...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

USDA’s April WASDE

The April WASDE is sometimes viewed as a way station between the end-of-March planting intentions and quarterly stocks reports and the May WASDE, which includes USDA projections of potential U.S. and world production along with supply/demand balances for the upcoming crop cycle. This is not to...

wheat

WASDE Wheat

USDA estimates that world wheat supplies in 2017/18 will be nearly 3.0 million tons larger as production is raised to a new record of 759.8 million - primarily due to Morocco’s higher production estimate as it recovered from a severe drought in 2016/17. 2017/18 U.S. wheat ending stoc...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

News Updates Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS The Oman Food Investment Holding Company (OFIC) is planning to invest $100 million in a facility that can produce 750,000 MT of soymeal and 175,000 MT of soyoil annually, which should be sufficient to cover 100 percent of Oman&rsq...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets had strong buying in the Sunday night session following the three-day Easter weekend and USDA’s bullish corn/soybean acreage estimates of last Thursday. The overnight rally then quickly lost steam this morning, partially due to ideas that those USDA acreage estimates were perhaps...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat Domestic prices in Russia were stable except for the $4/MT increase in the southern region, which is close to the Black Sea and Azov Sea ports, as the surplus there has been reduced significantly. Exporters are now forced to cover their commitments from sources located far from th...

Power of Phonies; Weakness of Sanctions; Meat with Crossbones

Power of Phonies According to Polish author Tomak Jankowski, the biologist Trofim Lysenko sought to make a name for himself in the early days of the Soviet Union. In 1927, he announced that he had successfully grown peas in the Russian winter and didn’t even use fertilizer. Lysenko procee...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market was about unchanged last week. There were no significant moves in the Russian domestic market, and the ruble was slightly weaker. Temperatures in central Russia remained very low, but there is enough snow on the ground to protect the wheat from freezing. Russi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were generally soft overnight. That pattern of weakness then held throughout today in corn and wheat markets, but the soy complex did not follow and closed higher for the week. Friday’s volume was underwhelming except in Chicago wheat. Outside markets were higher today. Oil was tr...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were again soft to start the Sunday night session and the week. Soybeans traded mostly back and forth overnight. Wheat markets were quite weak, though, and that held corn down as well. Last Friday night’s military action in Syria had no apparent effect on either U.S. commodity mar...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets all started easier Thursday evening and finished the night session mixed with corn down less than a penny, soybeans up 1-2 cents, KC and Chicago wheat down 6-7 cents, and Minneapolis wheat 1-2 cents lower. This pattern didn’t change throughout today’s session except for soyb...

soy-oilseeds

Trade War Aid for Farmers

U.S. farmers rightly see themselves as being extremely vulnerable to repercussions from President Trump’s nationalistic “cut the balance of trade deficit no matter what” trade policies. Among other things, threats to withdraw from NAFTA could greatly shrink agricultural export...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

A war of words between the U.S. and Russia over a possible U.S. missile strike against the Syrian regime, intended as a response to its purported gas attack on civilians, is raising geopolitical tensions. Yesterday’s calming conciliatory remarks on trade from Chinese President Xi have pro...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

USDA’s April WASDE

The April WASDE is sometimes viewed as a way station between the end-of-March planting intentions and quarterly stocks reports and the May WASDE, which includes USDA projections of potential U.S. and world production along with supply/demand balances for the upcoming crop cycle. This is not to...

wheat

WASDE Wheat

USDA estimates that world wheat supplies in 2017/18 will be nearly 3.0 million tons larger as production is raised to a new record of 759.8 million - primarily due to Morocco’s higher production estimate as it recovered from a severe drought in 2016/17. 2017/18 U.S. wheat ending stoc...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

News Updates Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS The Oman Food Investment Holding Company (OFIC) is planning to invest $100 million in a facility that can produce 750,000 MT of soymeal and 175,000 MT of soyoil annually, which should be sufficient to cover 100 percent of Oman&rsq...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets had strong buying in the Sunday night session following the three-day Easter weekend and USDA’s bullish corn/soybean acreage estimates of last Thursday. The overnight rally then quickly lost steam this morning, partially due to ideas that those USDA acreage estimates were perhaps...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat Domestic prices in Russia were stable except for the $4/MT increase in the southern region, which is close to the Black Sea and Azov Sea ports, as the surplus there has been reduced significantly. Exporters are now forced to cover their commitments from sources located far from th...

Power of Phonies; Weakness of Sanctions; Meat with Crossbones

Power of Phonies According to Polish author Tomak Jankowski, the biologist Trofim Lysenko sought to make a name for himself in the early days of the Soviet Union. In 1927, he announced that he had successfully grown peas in the Russian winter and didn’t even use fertilizer. Lysenko procee...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market was about unchanged last week. There were no significant moves in the Russian domestic market, and the ruble was slightly weaker. Temperatures in central Russia remained very low, but there is enough snow on the ground to protect the wheat from freezing. Russi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Markets were generally soft overnight. That pattern of weakness then held throughout today in corn and wheat markets, but the soy complex did not follow and closed higher for the week. Friday’s volume was underwhelming except in Chicago wheat. Outside markets were higher today. Oil was tr...

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