Corn follows soybeans higher

Corn futures were trading higher last Friday but are still in a consolidation pattern. The market will await a breakout as an indication as to whether the bullish trend can continue. For such direction, tomorrow’s WASDE report will be scrutinized as well as weather [...]

February cattle on feed at multiyear high

As of Feb. 1, U.S. cattle on feed totaled just over 12.1 million head, the second highest February total since reporting began in 1996. Inventory was up 1 percent from January and up about 1 percent YOY, slightly above industry expectations. The high number [...]

WASDE confirms lower domestic soybean stocks

Last week’s WASDE report confirmed the trade’s expectation of declining domestic soybean stocks. Now pegged at 120 million bushels, U.S. soybean stocks are poised to touch their lowest level since 2013/14. After an initial bullish market reaction, futures traded lower on Wednesday before climbing [...]

WASDE: Industry hits on soybean stocks, misses on corn

In the February WASDE, USDA raised its 2020/21 corn exports forecast by 50 million bushels to 2.600 billion bushels. This dropped USDA’s 2020/21 U.S. corn ending stock forecast by 50 million bushels to 1.502 billion bushels, notably above the average industry estimates of 1.384 [...]

Corn futures consolidate ahead of USDA report

Corn prices traded in a relatively narrow range of about $0.10 per bushel last week. Traders were also positioning ahead of what is expected to be a fairly bullish WASDE report tomorrow as the market foresees the potential for additional declines to ending stocks [...]

WASDE: Corn & soybean ending stocks forecasts cut notably

In the January WASDE, USDA dropped its total 2020/21 U.S. corn supply estimate by 400 million bushels, with new crop production now estimated at 14.182 billion bushels, down 325 million bushels from the December estimate. USDA’s cuts to domestic use and exports in 2020/21 [...]

May-21 corn futures briefly test $5 after weeks-long rally

Corn futures have posted an astounding rally that began in the middle of December and accelerated through the first week of January. Supported by expectations of an additional downward revision to 2020/21 domestic and Argentine production and a weak dollar’s perceived impact on export [...]

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