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: 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 [...]

Soybean & soybean oil futures move in opposite directions

Futures activity Soybean oil futures rose steadily all last week, supported by rising palm oil prices. Dec-21 bean oil futures rose from 58.85 cents per bushel to 61.40 cents per bushel, nearing a two-month high if futures climb to 62.3 cents per pound this [...]

USDA adds 35 million bushels to 2021/22 soybean crop

Last Friday's WASDE report was in line with the previous week’s market expectations for soybeans—a modest increase in production due to improved yield prospects—but fell short of this week’s hopes for higher acreage. In sum, stocks for 2020/21 ended at around 175 million bushels, [...]

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 [...]

New soybean ending stocks estimate tops expectations

USDA increased projected 2018/19 soybean ending stocks to 955 million bushels, up 70 million bushels from last month’s forecast. The industry was expecting a more modest increase in stocks, to around 900 million bushels, but USDA lowered soybean exports to 1.9 billion bushels, down [...]

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