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 [...]

Soy complex: Different strokes for different products

Soy complex price action lately has been a mixed bag, with each component’s market behaving a bit differently from the others. Soybean futures were relatively tame recently, moving within just a few cents per bushel in trading throughout the week. Conversely, soybean meal: After [...]

USDA projects 2 percent growth in soybean crush

In the August WASDE report, USDA forecast 2019/20 soybean crush at 2.115 billion bushels, up 50 million bushels from this season’s volume. With crush nearly complete for the 2018/19 marketing year, USDA is estimating total crush at around 2.07 billion bushels, about 1 percent [...]

December soybean crush up 3 percent from last year

NOPA members reported crushing over 171.7 million bushels of soybeans last month, up 3 percent from November and from December 2017. Crush was a bit higher than the industry anticipated, which was around 170 million bushels, and confirms robust domestic demand continues for soybean [...]

China may not need U.S. soybeans after all

China imported 98 MMT of soybeans last year and was projected to reach 100 MMT this year. As China shifted to Brazilian soybeans, it was expected that at some point Brazil would run out and China would be forced to buy U.S. soybeans. However, [...]

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