Pro Farmer crop tour hints at ominous 2022/23 corn production

Futures activity Bolstered by concerns about the upcoming crop, Sep-22 corn futures on Friday, Aug. 25, ended the week up by more than $0.35 at $6.6875 per bushel. Dec-22 futures closed similarly higher at $6.6475 per bushel. S&D and fundamental factors The Pro Farmer [...]

U.S. weekly corn exports at eight-month low

For the week ending Jul. 7, U.S. weekly corn exports were 916,123 MT (36.1 million bushels), an eight-month low and down 14 percent YOY. Cumulative 2021/22 exports reached 53.4 MMT (2.102 billion bushels), down 11 percent YOY. Weekly net export sales were 59,027 MT [...]

Barge transport costs ease, but truck rates remain dizzying

USDA’s recent transportation cost index update shows barge freight rates for grain are down by almost 50 percent from sky-high values seen in March, while grain trucking costs are still close to May’s record level. Rail costs are also around the May average and [...]

Corn futures traded sideways ahead of holiday

Futures activity Spot corn futures closed last week basically unchanged from their close Friday, May 20, at $7.77 per bushel. During the mid-week sell down, prices dipped to $7.65 per bushel before rallying it all back during trading on Friday. S&D and fundamental factors [...]

Corn market rises on new-crop supply concerns

Futures activity May-22 corn closed near $7.90 per bushel last Friday, up more than 25 cents from Monday. The Dec-22 harvest contract closed at $7.35 per bushel. The general lack of spread among 2022/23 contracts may be reflecting the market’s uncertainty over corn for [...]

Russian invasion of Ukraine roils markets, including the soy complex

Futures activity Mar-22 soybeans closed last week at $15.9025 per bushel on Friday but not before touching a high of $17.65 per bushel on Thursday—a record high for a March soybean contract. Mar-22 soybean oil futures surpassed last year’s high, reaching $0.7472 in Thursday’s [...]

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 [...]

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