India 2020/21 sugar production up 23% from last season

Through mid-February, Indian sugar production reached 20.89 MMT, up 23 percent from production of 17.00 MMT a year ago. Among the producer states, production is up strongly in Maharashtra, down marginally in Uttar Pradesh, and up by nearly a third in Karnataka. ISMA currently [...]

Biodiesel production consuming near-record soybean oil volumes

Biodiesel production in July increased 7 percent from June and, at 162 million gallons, was up 2 percent from a year ago, as diesel fuel demand from the shipping sector supported biodiesel demand. Sales of B100 for blending totaled 98 million gallons, the highest [...]

Corn eases on harvest pressure, COVID-19 concerns

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, surpassing 200,000 deaths here in the U.S., and increased cases in the Midwest caused a sharp drop in the equities [...]

WASDE: Lower yields to reduce corn, soybean stocks

Today’s reported yield reductions were in line with what the market anticipated. However, USDA’s 2020/21 corn ending stocks forecast was about 40 million bushels above industry expectations ahead of WASDE, while its 2020/21 soybean ending stocks forecast was around 9 million bushels below expectations. [...]

One week after WASDE, a few notes on corn

Some bullish notes for corn include USDA estimating 2020/21 prevented planting at just under 5.4 million acres, which may mean lower harvested acreage in the September WASDE. The recent derecho storm is another bullish factor that may also pressure harvested acreage and yields in [...]

Brazil center-south sugar output up, ethanol output down year to date

From April through mid-July, Brazil’s center-south cane crush reached 276.0 MMT, up 6.5 percent YOY. Cumulative center-south sugar production is up 50 percent YOY at 16.32 MMT. Center-south ethanol production is down 5.9 percent YOY at 12.13 billion liters. From October through mid-July, center-south [...]

Record soybean oil use for biodiesel in May

The biodiesel industry produced 147 million gallons in May, up 2 percent from April but down 5 percent from May 2019. However, soybean oil utilization jumped to 778 million pounds, up 16 percent from April and beating the previous monthly volume of 768 million [...]

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