Harvest conditions for corn & soybeans in Mato Grosso may improve

During the week ending Feb. 12, Brazil’s soybean harvest advanced to 9 percent complete, up 5 points on the week but about 11 points below the five-year average. More rain is expected in northern Brazil before March, which would further delay harvest. However, less [...]

WASDE confirms lower domestic soybean stocks

Last week’s WASDE report confirmed the trade’s expectation of declining domestic soybean stocks. Now pegged at 120 million bushels, U.S. soybean stocks are poised to touch their lowest level since 2013/14. After an initial bullish market reaction, futures traded lower on Wednesday before climbing [...]

Corn futures consolidate ahead of USDA report

Corn prices traded in a relatively narrow range of about $0.10 per bushel last week. Traders were also positioning ahead of what is expected to be a fairly bullish WASDE report tomorrow as the market foresees the potential for additional declines to ending stocks [...]

A wet start to South American soybean harvest

As of last week, soybean harvest in Brazil’s Mato Grosso was just over 2 percent complete, down about 12 points YOY and almost 10 points below the five-year average. Rain is expected in Mato Grosso in the near term but should not hinder decent [...]

Argentina in need of rain, Brazil okay for now

Most corn and soybean producing areas in Argentina are not expected to receive adequate rain during the next two weeks, which is unfavorable for planting and early crop development. The area stretching from San Luis, across Cordoba, and into southern Sante Fe may see [...]

Lower U.S., global soybean stocks

Soy complex futures closed on Friday nearly flat with the week’s start. Last Thursday’s WASDE report reflected a smaller-than-expected downward revision in U.S. soybean stocks, leaving the market little to get excited about. Global soybean stocks were lowered by about 1 MMT. The only [...]

WASDE: Limited changes for corn & soybeans

For the second consecutive December, USDA made no changes to the domestic corn balance sheet. Despite the industry expecting slightly lower 2020/21 ending stocks, the forecast remained at a seven-year low of 1.702 billion bushels. Globally, USDA lowered its 2020/21 world corn production forecast [...]

Pre-WASDE estimates: Corn stocks slightly lower

On average, the industry expects USDA to lower its 2020/21 domestic corn ending stocks forecast from 1.702 billion bushels to 1.691 billion bushels in Thursday’s WASDE. This estimate may reflect an anticipated increase to exports. Globally, 2020/21 ending stocks are expected to drop by [...]

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