Changes for 2021/22 corn ethanol & soybean use in April WASDE

In its April WASDE report, USDA made minimal changes to its existing forecast for corn but did adjust soybean use estimates. USDA did not change its prior 2021/22 U.S. corn production estimate of 15.115 billion bushels, still above the past two seasons’ volumes. Corn [...]

Geopolitics, smaller Brazilian crop drive soy complex

Futures activity Nearing expiration, the Mar-22 soybean futures contract closed last week slightly higher than it began, at $16.9075 per bushel. Futures did manage to close at a record $17 per bushel on Thursday before correctly slightly on Friday. S&D and fundamental factors USDA’s [...]

Bullish WASDE & CONAB reports for soy complex

Futures activity Mar-22 soybean futures saw a volatile week of trading, with prices making fresh highs of $16.33 per bushel last Thursday morning before crashing to close at $15.74 per bushel. On the week, prices moved up 32 cents per bushel to $15.85 per [...]

South American weather dominates soybean market

Futures activity Jan-22 soybean futures exited the board at $13.5675 per bushel. For Mar-22, futures ended last week lower at $13.6975, down by nearly $0.40 per bushel from the previous Friday. S&D and fundamental factors In last week’s WASDE, USDA raised U.S. soybean ending stocks [...]

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, EPA biofuel news drive soybean market

Futures activity Last week’s trading activity was a mixed bag for the soy complex. Jan-22 soybean futures ended the week at $12.6775 per bushel, nearly identical with the week ending Dec. 3. Soybean meal closed at $366.80 per short ton, up $14.20 per ST [...]

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 [...]

Soybeans end week on bullish note

Futures activity After a bullish WASDE report (arguably more so for corn and wheat than soybeans directly), prices rallied after weeks of consolidation. Sept-21 soybean futures closed last week higher by nearly 32 cents at $13.73 per bushel. Soybean oil followed suit, with the [...]

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