Corn prices eclipse $7 per bushel

Futures activity A bullish WASDE report last Monday pushed spot corn futures above $7 per bushel for the first time in two months, hitting $7.12 per bushel on that day’s close. S&D and fundamental factors Monday’s WASDE report was in line with expectations in [...]

Ethanol & corn production unchanged in June WASDE

In its June WASDE report, USDA raised its previous estimate for 2022/23 world corn ending stocks by 5.32 MMT to 310.5 MMT, about 400,000 MT below the current season’s volume. World corn production was increased by 5.1 MMT to 1.186 billion MT, up 30.1 [...]

U.S corn forecast unchanged, higher soybean crush in February WASDE

The February WASDE report was almost the same as January’s, with no changes to the U.S corn balance sheet and only slight adjustments to soybean figures. USDA left its 2021/22 U.S corn production and yield estimates unchanged from last month’s report at 177 bushels [...]

WASDE: Higher corn & soybean ending stocks

In the January WASDE, USDA increased its 2021/22 U.S. corn production estimated to 15.115 billion bushels, up 53 million bushels from the December estimate. USDA raised 2021/22 corn ending stocks to 1.540 billion bushels, up 47 million bushels from the previous forecast. Corn exports [...]

WASDE: Yields higher for corn, lower for soybeans

In the November WASDE, estimated 2021/22 U.S. corn yield was raised 0.5 bushels per acre (bpa) to 177.0 bpa, which would be the highest yield on record. With this improved yield, estimated new-crop production rose to 15.062 billion bushels, up 43 million bushels from [...]

Corn futures fall under liquidation pressure

Futures activity Positioning ahead of tomorrow’s WASDE report led to volatility in the corn market last week. Dec-21 futures settled at $5.53 per bushel last week, down $0.26 per bushel from Monday. Dec-22 futures closed at $5.405 per bushel. S&D and fundamental factors Ahead [...]

WASDE: New-crop corn production & stocks raised

In the September WASDE, 2021/22 U.S. corn yield was estimated at 176.3 bushels per acre (bpa), up 1.7 bpa from August and above the average industry estimate. USDA also raised its 2021/22 harvested area estimate by 600,000 acres to 85.1 million acres. Improved yield [...]

Corn ending stocks adjusted in July WASDE

In the July WASDE, the 2020/21 U.S. corn ending stocks estimate was lowered 25 million bushels to just 1.082 billion bushels, an eight-year low, because of burgeoning corn feed demand. For 2021/22, U.S. corn production is seen at 15.165 billion bushels, up 175 million [...]

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