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Grain Belt & South America weather update

By |September 30, 2020|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Weather|Tags: , , , , |

Scattered rains may cause some harvest delays across the Grain Belt into early October, but little to no rain is expected from the eastern [...]

Cocoa spec position reaches six-month high

By |September 29, 2020|Categories: Cocoa & Chocolate|Tags: , , , , , |

Mounting tension ahead of next month’s presidential election in Ivory Coast, coupled with a drier-than-normal little dry season—not to mention a significant weakening of [...]

Corn eases on harvest pressure, COVID-19 concerns

By |September 28, 2020|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Ethanol|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The corn rally may have peaked on Sep. 18 after going six consecutive weeks of higher week-over-week closes. Fears over coronavirus resurgence in Europe, [...]

Hog population stable YOY heading into fall

By |September 25, 2020|Categories: Livestock & Poultry|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

USDA’s quarterly Hogs & Pigs report put the Sep. 1 population at 79.1 million head, up less than 1 percent from Sep. 1, 2019 [...]

Mexico domestic sugar reference pricing continues to strengthen

By |September 24, 2020|Categories: Sugar|Tags: , , , , |

For the week ending Sep. 18, the average reference price for Mexico estandar sugar rose 1.4 percent from a month prior and averaged up [...]

Expanding acreage in Brazil to boost 2020/21 production

By |September 23, 2020|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex|Tags: , , , , , , , |

USDA forecasts planted corn acreage in Brazil at nearly 48.19 million acres in 2020/21, up 0.8 percent year on year. A private forecast from [...]

Global dairy markets exhibit signs of life as New Zealand enters flush

By |September 22, 2020|Categories: Dairy & Eggs|Tags: , , , , , |

After spending the last two months in negative territory, global dairy prices surged forward in the latest Fonterra Global Dairy Trade auction on Sep. [...]

China’s buying spree pushes soy complex to new heights

By |September 21, 2020|Categories: Corn & Soy Complex, Global Trade|Tags: , , , , |

The soy complex extended its momentous run last week, hitting contract highs for futures connected to the 2020/21 marketing year. A combination of bullish [...]