Will funds continue to liquidate soybean commitments?

Holiday weeks and the end of the year in general are notorious for volatility and fewer market participants. Those factors are likely behind the price swings we’ve seen just this past week. Focusing on the longer term, the question is whether funds are done [...]

Corn market awaits WASDE

Some fundamental information came out last week to drive corn futures prices, but the dominant market factor was the risk-off/risk-on trades of the speculative community. This allowed corn to drop to short-term support around $4 for the Mar-21 contract before retracing to near $4.20 [...]

Spring rains provide planting window in South America

While some crop row in South America areas are still mostly dry,  some key region in Argentina and Brazil have seen an uptick in precipitation and soil moisture in the last ten days, allowing planting to accelerate and lessening the risk of replanting due [...]

South American corn harvest leads to export activity

As of Jul. 16, Argentina’s corn harvest was over 90 percent complete. Production is still forecast at 50 MMT by both USDA and Bola de Cereales. Weekly Argentine corn exports reached a calendar year high in late June of over 1.9 MMT but have [...]

Record world wheat supplies may impact export values

In the May WASDE, new-crop wheat production forecasts for the U.S. and EU were both slightly down from 2019/20. However, USDA forecasted 2020/21 world wheat production at a record 768.5 MMT (28.2 billion bushels), supported by sizeable crops in Australia, Canada, and Russia, and [...]

Recovery in South Dakota’s honey production

U.S. honey production was around 156.9 million pounds in 2019, up 2 percent from 2018 but down 2 percent from the previous five-year average of 160 million pounds. Honey stocks as of Dec. 15 were 41.0 million pounds, up 40 percent year over year. [...]

Southern Brazil to get rain, U.S. soils remain saturated

South and southwest Brazil have seen limited rains in recent months. While significant rain is expected in these areas over the next two weeks, it may not be enough to restore soil moisture to adequate levels. Nevertheless, any rain at this point will be [...]

Weather may limit South American corn production

As of Jan. 23, the Argentine corn crop was 94.7 percent planted, up 3.8 points from the prior week and up 2 points YOY. Yield expectations for the current crop are about the same as last year’s, per Bolas de Cereales. For early corn, [...]

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