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Did you know that today is the 10th anniversary of $25 for Minneapolis Wheat Futures?

Friday, February 23, 2018

Did you know that today is the 10th anniversary of $25 for Minneapolis Wheat Futures?


Day 2 of 2018 USDA Ag Outlook Forum projecting 18/19 U.S. soybean exports will ...........

Friday, February 23, 2018

......rebound to a record high 2,300 up 200 million bushels (2,100 17/18), boosted by the setback to Argentina’s crop from drought


The U.S. drought seems to be travelling from the South and intensifying vs. from the North in 2012!

Friday, February 23, 2018

The U.S. drought seems to be travelling from the South and intensifying vs. from the North in 2012!


USDA 2018 Feb. WASDE: bullish corn, bearish soys & wheat. 17/18 Corn ending stocks ............

Thursday, February 8, 2018

....... 2.352 bil bu, down -125 mil bu from last month; Soys 530 bil bu, up +60 mil bu; & Wheat 1.009 bil bu, up +20 mil bu


In the monthly CONAB crop report 2017/18 soybean production is estimated up 1.15 MMT to ............

Thursday, February 8, 2018

........ 111.55 MMT. Total corn production down 4.3 MMT to 88 MMT more than expected, 1st season corn crop down 0.48 and 2nd season down 3.94 and wheat at 4.65 MMT vs. last year at 4.26 MMT.


Ahead of USDA Feb crop report analysts are estimating U.S. 17/18 corn ending stocks to be down......

Monday, February 5, 2018

.....10 million bushels, soybean ending stocks up 22 million bushels and all wheat ending stocks up 4 million. Global corn stocks are expected to be down 2.6 MMT, soybean unchanged and wheat down 0.2 MMT. USDA also expected to lower Argentina soybean production by 2.2 MMT to 52.8 vs. 56 last month, Brazil production to offset up 1.5 MMT and Argentina corn down 1.4 MMT to 40.5 vs. 42 last month and Brazil corn down 1.4 to 93.5 vs. last month at 95 MMT. 


In Stats Canada’s December 31st stocks report all grain estimates came in lower than expected with..

Monday, February 5, 2018

....the exception of peas slightly supportive wheat, oats and canola futures. Canola stocks the highest since 1980! 


USDA released its 2018 January Semi Annual Cattle Inventory report, which was mostly friendly.......

Wednesday, January 31, 2018

....... for prices and did not show higher than expected US cattle inventory expansion, except for dairy cattle. 


AgRural analysts pegged 17/18 Brazil soybean crop harvest at 3.8% complete, that compares to........

Monday, January 29, 2018

.......... the 4.3% pace in the year earlier week, but ahead of the long-term average pace at 2.9% complete. They estimate Mato Grosso soybean harvest at 13.5% complete up from the 12.4% pace in the year earlier week. 


AAFC: 18/19 Canadian grain & oilseed acreage to rise +3.8% Y/Y to 28.1 mil ha. Canola crop to ......

Friday, January 26, 2018

rise to record 21.7 MT vs. prev. 17/18 record 21.3 MT, exports to increase to record 12 MT. Wheat acreage to increase +4% Y/Y, -11% drop in W. wheat more than offset by +5% in S. wheat


Weather playing havoc with South American Crop. Private estimates for 2017/18 crop .................

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

..........factoring lower Y/Y total South American corn and soybeans production. Current projections see a drop of -10 MMT Y/Y for total South American production


Pres. Trump says terminating NAFTA would be the "best deal" to revamp 24-year old pact. Stay tuned..

Thursday, January 18, 2018

........ for potential shock at 23rd Jan, 6th round, talks in Montreal, and a wild ride for CDN$. BoC raised rates +0.25% y’day. Some think a U.S. NAFTA withdrawal could sink CDN$ 5-6 cents!


The Bank of Canada (BoC) today increased its target for the overnight rate up +0.25 to 1 .25% as....

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

............. recent data has been strong, inflation is close to target, and the economy is operating roughly at capacity despite the NAFTA uncertainty. 


Rare snow covers the Sahara Desert in Algeria – Second year in a row after 40 years of absence

Monday, January 15, 2018

Rare snow covers the Sahara Desert in Algeria – Second year in a row after 40 years of absence


18 USDA Jan. crop reports bearish wheat & corn vs. expected & slightly bullish soys from ........

Friday, January 12, 2018

...........unexpected cut in yield to 49.1 bpa despite being offset by lower exports. The drop in 18 winter wheat acres was 1% but less than the 4% drop expected. The perennial bull market in cotton also saw a setback as the USDA trimmed ending stocks and increased exports but not as much as was expected by the trade. 


Dec. 1 corn stocks a new record high! USDA Dec. 1 corn stocks were ABOVE trade expectations at......

Friday, January 12, 2018

.......... 12.516 bln bu, soybeans BELOW at 3.157 bln bu, and wheat ABOVE at 1.874 bln bu. 


U.S. farmers planted the 2nd lowest ever of 2018 winter wheat acres at 32.608 million including.....

Friday, January 12, 2018

........... a record 109 year low of HRW acres of 23.1 mln.


U.S. winter wheat, through the end of December, shows crop stress. But, this doesn't include .......

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

...... the recent cold spell!

In North Carolina, winter wheat conditions were rated 72% G&E compared to 86% previously and P&VP was 4% compared to 1% back in Nov. In Colorado, winter wheat conditions were rated 48% G&E compared to 66% previously and P&VP was 21% compared to 7% in Nov. In Oklahoma, winter wheat conditions were rated 15% G&E compared to 30% previously and P&VP was 42% compared to 10% in Nov. In Illinois, winter wheat conditions were rated 56% G&E compared to 62% previously and P&VP was 15% compared to 11% in Nov. In Kansas, winter wheat conditions were rated 37% G&E compared to 51% previously and P&VP was 22% compared to 14% back in Nov. North Dakota conditions were very comparable to last month. Winter wheat conditions were rated 27% G&E compared to 28% previously and P&VP was 38% compared to 34% back in Nov. Nebraska wheat conditions improved. Winter wheat conditions were rated 64% G&E compared to 59% previously and P&VP was 7% compared to 10% back in Nov. South Dakota conditions also improved. Winter wheat conditions were rated 20% G&E compared to 18% previously and P&VP was 36% compared to 38% back in Nov. Montana conditions also improved. Winter wheat conditions were rated 40% G&E compared to 33% previously and P&VP was 13% compared to 15% back in Nov. 


Join us at 11:45a.m. EDT or 10:45am CDT for live review '17 USDA Dec. WASDE. Details in email.

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Join us live 11:45 a.m. EDT or 10:45 am CDT for pre & post review 17 USDA Dec. crop report. Details in email


Market expectations for Dec. WASDE: reductions to the South American 17/18 crop..........

Thursday, December 7, 2017

........ Argentina Soybeans: 56.52 mmt vs 57.0 last month, Corn: 41.77 vs 42.0 last month. Brazil Soybeans: 108.2 mmt vs 108 last month, Corn: 93.26 vs 95 last month


Stats Canada 2017 Nov. Production report raised canola & wheat est. from trade expectations &