WASDE & weather maintain volatility in corn market

The corn market reversed course on Friday after a bullish WASDE Thursday, with futures trading lower by double-digits. Jul-21 corn futures—at least thus far—haven’t been able to push past recently established highs, arguably creating a scenario for short-term technical weakness. The July and December [...]

NY cocoa ends four-day slide with minor rebound

At the end of May, benchmark Sep-21 NY cocoa consolidated below its 20-day moving average but saw a four-day slide from last Wednesday to this Monday’s one-month low. After breaking support around $2,445 Monday and closing near its lower Bollinger Band, the contract rebounded [...]

June WASDE: Corn exports & ethanol demand up notably

In the June WASDE, USDA lowered its 2020/21 corn ending stocks to 1.107 billion bushels, down 150 million bushels from the May figure and well below industry expectations. The drop in stocks was caused by 2020/21 U.S. exports and ethanol demand each rising by [...]

NFDM futures retreat on heavy milk supply

After peaking in early March, global dairy prices ran into resistance, with sluggish performance over the past two and a half months. This past week’s Global Dairy Trade auction results yielded a modest decline of 0.9 percent, bringing the cumulative performance to a drop of [...]

CBD pricing stabilizes as hemp planting presses on

The average price of CBD isolate in the U.S remained steady throughout May and was up just 2 percent from lows seen in February 2021. In the U.S., documented acreage licensed for production is down 44 percent YOY as growers are opting to plant [...]

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