Corn futures edge lower ahead of WASDE

Futures activity Dec-21 corn futures dropped by roughly $0.10 over last week to close at $5.3050 per bushel. Since the last week of September, futures have traded in a narrow range. S&D and fundamental factors Global ending stocks are projected to rise by about [...]

Corn market reverses direction Thursday

Dec-21 corn prices tested $5 per bushel last Wednesday before rallying and trading limit up on Thursday. Since May 7, nearby Jul-20 futures fell from $7.32 per bushel down to $6.21 per bushel Wednesday, a one-month low. Prices on Friday closed at $6.56 per [...]

Underwhelming Ukrainian corn harvest may impact exports

As of Oct. 22, Ukraine’s 2020/21 corn acreage was 52 percent harvested, yielding some 4.7 MT per hectare (107.7 bushels per acre), the lowest yield in eight seasons. That equates to around 13.1 MMT of corn collected so far, prompting Ukraine’s grain trader union, [...]

Corn supply reductions partially offset by lower demand

Friday’s WASDE report noted some expected changes to the domestic corn balance sheet, including supply reductions that were partially offset by adjustments to demand projections. Planted and harvested acreage for 2020/21 were both reduced by 1 million acres, with the latter now pegged at [...]

Expanding acreage in Brazil to boost 2020/21 production

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 Safras & Mercado pegs planted area at 48.56 million acres (19.66 million hectares) in 2020/21, which is 370,000 acres (149,734 [...]

Lower corn feed demand revealed in July WASDE

In the July WASDE, U.S. corn feed demand and ethanol demand in 2019/20 were lowered by 100 million bushels and 50 million bushels, respectively. Lower demand in 2019/20 lifted ending stocks to nearly 2.25 billion bushels, up 145 million bushels from the June estimate. [...]

Will 2020/21 bring corn & soybean bumper crops?

Ahead of USDA’s Annual Outlook Conference, corn and soybean analysts estimated planted acreage, production, and ending stocks for the 2020/21 U.S. crops. The forecasts presented were bearish compared to 2019/20 figures. Beginning with corn, estimated planted acreage averaged 93.6 million acres, almost 4 million [...]

WASDE: Higher corn & soybean yields

The January WASDE report was slightly surprising in terms of corn with many expecting more bullish numbers. Instead, USDA raised 2019/20 corn yield to 168.0 bushels per acre (bpa), up 1 bpa from the December estimate. The industry was expecting yield to be 2 [...]

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