August soybean crush beat expectations

NOPA members crushed 158.8 million bushels of soybeans last month, higher than estimates ahead of today’s report by about 4.5 million bushels. NOPA's cumulative crush for the 2020/21 Sep-Aug soybean marketing year ended at 2.02 billion bushels, meaning total U.S. crush was likely around [...]

Weather, edible oils supply will drive soybean futures

Futures activity Soybean futures rallied last week, driven by weather concerns and impact on yield. Aug-21 soybeans closed Friday at $14.5475 per bushel, up from $14.04 on Monday. Aug-21 soybean meal closed the week at $363.20 per short ton, and Aug-21 soybean oil settled [...]

March soybean crush up from February, down YOY

NOPA processors’ March crush, 178.0 million bushels, was down 2 percent from last March but still the second highest on record for the month and reflected a good recovery from February’s low volume. In the April WASDE, USDA lowered 2020/21 crush by 10 million [...]

2020/21 soybean stocks still pegged at 120 million bushels

Friday’s world crop supply and demand update brought an expected increase to 2020/21 U.S. soybean exports, which USDA offset by tinkering with other use numbers, leaving ending stocks unchanged from the February and March estimates. USDA attributed the 30 million bushel increase in exports, [...]

Soybean crush fell to 155.2 million bushels in February

NOPA members crushed a smaller volume last month than expected, as February’s storms may have limited the month’s processing hours. Analysts were expecting crush to be closer to 169 million bushels, slightly higher year over year in keeping with growth we saw in Sep-Jan. [...]

Soybeans correct after soaring higher on bullish WASDE

Last week was interesting for the soy complex as prices rallied before correcting a bit on Friday. A bullish WASDE report sent soy complex futures to new highs with the Mar-21 contract surpassing $14 per bushel for the first time since 2014. Likewise, soybean [...]

Lower U.S., global soybean stocks

Soy complex futures closed on Friday nearly flat with the week’s start. Last Thursday’s WASDE report reflected a smaller-than-expected downward revision in U.S. soybean stocks, leaving the market little to get excited about. Global soybean stocks were lowered by about 1 MMT. The only [...]

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