WASDE: Corn carryout drops, soybean carryout steady

In the April WASDE, USDA lowered its 2020/21 U.S. corn ending stocks forecast by 150 million bushels to 1.352 billion bushels. This change to carryout is due to both exports and domestic use each rising 75 million bushels. For 2020/21, exports are now forecast [...]

March WASDE: U.S. corn balance sheet unchanged

USDA made no changes to the 2020/21 U.S. corn balance sheet in the March WASDE. Ending stocks remain forecast at a multiyear low of 1.502 billion bushels, exports at record 2.600 billion bushels, and domestic use at 12.025 billion bushels, a five-year low.   Globally, 2020/21 corn ending stocks rose by about 1.1 [...]

Corn follows soybeans higher

Corn futures were trading higher last Friday but are still in a consolidation pattern. The market will await a breakout as an indication as to whether the bullish trend can continue. For such direction, tomorrow’s WASDE report will be scrutinized as well as weather [...]

WASDE: Industry hits on soybean stocks, misses on corn

In the February WASDE, USDA raised its 2020/21 corn exports forecast by 50 million bushels to 2.600 billion bushels. This dropped USDA’s 2020/21 U.S. corn ending stock forecast by 50 million bushels to 1.502 billion bushels, notably above the average industry estimates of 1.384 [...]

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 [...]

Corn market positions itself ahead of WASDE

Last week brought relaxation in corn futures after the previous week’s volatility as the funds appear to have broken a bit. Mar-21 corn futures closed the week lower by about $0.06 per bushel at $4.205. Trade activity may also be positioning ahead of Thursday’s [...]

WASDE: U.S. corn ending stocks plummet

USDA lowered 2020/21 U.S. corn ending stocks by 465 million bushels in the November WASDE on lower new-crop production and higher exports. Corn yield was lowered to 175.8 bushels per acre (bpa), down 2.6 bpa from the October estimate and notably below the average [...]

EU-27 corn production estimate revised lower

As of late October, the European Commission’s 2020/21 EU-27 corn production estimate was 60.2 MMT, down 10.0 MMT from its August estimate, per Reuters. The EU has sourced most of its corn imports from Ukraine in recent years, but with both the EU and [...]

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