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feed-grains wheat

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market is firm as it gained about $4 in one week. Domestic prices in Russia are steady to slightly higher, and the ruble was higher with the recovery of the crude oil market. The main reason that Russian wheat continues to rally is that there is no longer any signifi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Note that U.S. markets will be closed Monday for the Presidents Day holiday. A three-day weekend in the middle of a weather market tends to make traders a bit nervous because of the potential for significant changes in the forecasts. Volume today was just slightly better than average, and marke...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Fundamental Winds of Change

USDA made several changes a week ago to its supply/demand estimates for the U.S. and the world that were unusual for a February WASDE. With South American harvests just underway at this time and Northern Hemisphere supplies/demand patterns/trade flows well in place, revisions made in February W...

TPP Necessity: Loss Aversion; What Protectionism?

TPP Necessity: Loss Aversion President Donald Trump has called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a “disaster” and a “rape” of our country, but reality is going to make him crawl back to rejoin it and without gaining many changes. After months of briefings about the geo...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The corn, soybean and wheat markets were lower overnight with the latter two suffering the greatest losses in moderate volume. That pattern of weakness did not change in today’s session. There is a chance for some helpful rainfall across Argentina in the extended forecasts, although it wi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 22-26 January 2018 There were no significant changes in domestic market trends. Prices for wheat (all grades) and feed barley continued to increase and for the same reasons as previously: high export demand and gradual depletion of stocks. The export market showed a simil...

feed-grains wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS News reports concerning a possible ADM/Bunge merger have raised questions about the future of G3 Canada, the Saudi Arabia SALIC and Bunge joint grain handling venture. However, there doesn’t seem to be much reason for concern yet since t...

wheat

Wheat Rediscovered

Noncommercial managed funds have held a large short position in wheat futures, mainly Chicago (SRW), in what seems like forever. The fund long position in wheat was estimated to be about 125,000 contracts at last count. Being short wheat futures for the long haul has been easy to rationalize. W...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market is firmer because of the stronger Russian ruble, which has rallied more than 3 percent versus the USD in one month. While domestic prices in Russia remain stable in RUB expression, the FOB price for Russian 12.5 pro wheat is up about $4-5 since the end of Dece...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 15-19 January 2018 The domestic market was influenced by the same trends of the previous week with average prices rising slightly in both RUB and USD expressions due to strengthening of the ruble. The leaders of the price growth were feed barley (due to active exports) an...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The futures market pattern of firmer soybeans and weaker grains continued overnight in modest limited volume, but the truth is that soybean gains as well as corn and wheat losses were relatively small. The market as a whole remains stuck in technical purgatory between support and resistance lev...

Farming Propaganda; Legal Matters; Farm Policy Dichotomy

Farming Propaganda It may not just be foreign elections that Russia is trying to influence but foreign economies as well. While investigating the 2016 U.S. presidential election and Russian efforts to influence it, evidence has reportedly been found that Russian money was funneled to groups pro...

feed-grains wheat

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market is firm as it gained about $4 in one week. Domestic prices in Russia are steady to slightly higher, and the ruble was higher with the recovery of the crude oil market. The main reason that Russian wheat continues to rally is that there is no longer any signifi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

Note that U.S. markets will be closed Monday for the Presidents Day holiday. A three-day weekend in the middle of a weather market tends to make traders a bit nervous because of the potential for significant changes in the forecasts. Volume today was just slightly better than average, and marke...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Fundamental Winds of Change

USDA made several changes a week ago to its supply/demand estimates for the U.S. and the world that were unusual for a February WASDE. With South American harvests just underway at this time and Northern Hemisphere supplies/demand patterns/trade flows well in place, revisions made in February W...

TPP Necessity: Loss Aversion; What Protectionism?

TPP Necessity: Loss Aversion President Donald Trump has called the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) a “disaster” and a “rape” of our country, but reality is going to make him crawl back to rejoin it and without gaining many changes. After months of briefings about the geo...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The corn, soybean and wheat markets were lower overnight with the latter two suffering the greatest losses in moderate volume. That pattern of weakness did not change in today’s session. There is a chance for some helpful rainfall across Argentina in the extended forecasts, although it wi...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 22-26 January 2018 There were no significant changes in domestic market trends. Prices for wheat (all grades) and feed barley continued to increase and for the same reasons as previously: high export demand and gradual depletion of stocks. The export market showed a simil...

feed-grains wheat

Middle East, Mediterranean and Africa Regional Analysis

Regional Updates MIDDLE EAST/MEDITERRANEAN COMMENTS News reports concerning a possible ADM/Bunge merger have raised questions about the future of G3 Canada, the Saudi Arabia SALIC and Bunge joint grain handling venture. However, there doesn’t seem to be much reason for concern yet since t...

wheat

Wheat Rediscovered

Noncommercial managed funds have held a large short position in wheat futures, mainly Chicago (SRW), in what seems like forever. The fund long position in wheat was estimated to be about 125,000 contracts at last count. Being short wheat futures for the long haul has been easy to rationalize. W...

wheat feed-grains soy-oilseeds

Southeast Europe Regional Analysis

Milling Wheat The Black Sea market is firmer because of the stronger Russian ruble, which has rallied more than 3 percent versus the USD in one month. While domestic prices in Russia remain stable in RUB expression, the FOB price for Russian 12.5 pro wheat is up about $4-5 since the end of Dece...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Black Sea Regional Analysis

Russian Grain Markets: 15-19 January 2018 The domestic market was influenced by the same trends of the previous week with average prices rising slightly in both RUB and USD expressions due to strengthening of the ruble. The leaders of the price growth were feed barley (due to active exports) an...

feed-grains soy-oilseeds wheat

Market Commentary

The futures market pattern of firmer soybeans and weaker grains continued overnight in modest limited volume, but the truth is that soybean gains as well as corn and wheat losses were relatively small. The market as a whole remains stuck in technical purgatory between support and resistance lev...

Farming Propaganda; Legal Matters; Farm Policy Dichotomy

Farming Propaganda It may not just be foreign elections that Russia is trying to influence but foreign economies as well. While investigating the 2016 U.S. presidential election and Russian efforts to influence it, evidence has reportedly been found that Russian money was funneled to groups pro...

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