Industry sees U.S. corn production up, soybean down

Ahead of Monday’s July WASDE, the industry is expecting 2021/22 U.S. corn production up by over 117.5 million bushels from the previous forecast as higher acreage more than offsets a slight drop in yield. The industry also expects USDA to lower its 2020/21 corn [...]

Soybeans & meal turn bearish

A lackluster WASDE and higher production in Brazil helped to pressure soybean futures last week. May-21 soybeans lost about $0.20 per bushel over the course of the week as Brazil revised its production estimate higher: Its crop could be large enough to cover losses [...]

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 [...]

Industry expects smaller corn, soybean crops in WASDE

The average industry estimate for corn and soybean production is 14.823 billion bushels and 4.288 billion bushels, respectively. At these levels, the corn crop would still be the second largest on record, while soybean production would be the fourth largest on record. The trade [...]

China’s buying spree pushes soy complex to new heights

The soy complex extended its momentous run last week, hitting contract highs for futures connected to the 2020/21 marketing year. A combination of bullish factors supported the move: a tightening balance sheet, a surge in Chinese buying, and ongoing reports of troublesome weather in [...]

Acreage report to impact July WASDE numbers

This month’s WASDE is set for release on Friday, Jul. 10, and as usual, the industry will see how its expectations stack up against USDA corn and soybean market forecasts. The Jun. 30 Acreage report, which saw lower corn acres and higher soybean acres, [...]

WASDE: Corn & soybean 2020/21 numbers released

USDA’s forecasts in the May WASDE were neutral to bearish for both corn and soybeans, as the industry expected. Although, there were still some slightly surprising numbers that were especially bearish or less bullish than expected. Starting with corn, 2020/21 production was forecast at [...]

Will 2020/21 bring corn & soybean bumper crops?

Ahead of USDA’s Annual Outlook Conference, corn and soybean analysts estimated planted acreage, production, and ending stocks for the 2020/21 U.S. crops. The forecasts presented were bearish compared to 2019/20 figures. Beginning with corn, estimated planted acreage averaged 93.6 million acres, almost 4 million [...]

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