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Thu, May 25th, 2017
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Thu May 25, 4:07PM CDT
Wheat futures settled mixed on the day. Both CBT and KC were a penny to 2 cents lower. MPLS was the firmest, fractionally to 2 cents higher in most contracts. Old crop US wheat export sales beat the top end of expectations at 201,851 MT, as they were down 18.5% wk/wk but clearly outperformed last year’s net reductions. New crop sales were at 342,913 MT, just 3.3% lower than a year ago and 12.8% behind last week. All wheat exports were well above last year and 9% larger than a week ago at 733,589 MT. Total exports are 2.7 MMT shy of the 16/17 USDA export estimate, with just two reporting weeks left in the MY. Russia’s SovEcon analytical group increased the country’s wheat production estimate to 63 MMT, an increase of 500,000 MT. Jul 17 CBOT Wheat closed at $4.30 3/4, down 1 3/4 cents, Jul 17 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.31 1/4, down 1 1/2 cents, Jul 17 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.62 1/4, up 1 1/4 cents
Thu May 25, 4:07PM CDT
Soybean futures posted losses of 6 3/4 to 9 cents on Thursday, as July closed at a 13 month low. July 17 meal was $1.70 lower, with soy oil down 24 points in the nearby month. Weekly soybean export sales of old crop were 33.1% larger that last week at 472,741 MT, and they were 3.5% above the same time last year. New crop sales, hurt by the large South American crop, were just 6,000 MT. Outstanding new crop sales are just 80.8% of last year’s total to this point. Exports outperformed last year by 178.6%, but were just under the previous week at 334,682 MT. Total soy meal sales ran 159,894 MT, 8% behind last week and 14.6% lower than the same week a year ago. Meal exports were 149,201MT. Soy oil sales were reported at 9,993 MT for 2016/17, just 67% of last week’s sales and well lower than last year. Exports for soy oil came in at 4,573 MT, well short of last week. The Argentine Ag Ministry estimates 2016/17 soybean production at 58 MMT, vs. USDA at 57MMT and BAGE at 57.5 MMT. BAGE says the Argentine soybean harvest is 79.6% complete, up 4.9% over last week. Jul 17 Soybeans closed at $9.39 1/2, down 8 3/4 cents, Aug 17 Soybeans closed at $9.41 1/2, down 8 3/4 cents, Sep 17 Soybeans closed at $9.38 3/4, down 9 cents, Jan 18 Soybeans closed at $9.46 3/4, down 8 1/2 cents, Jul 17 Soybean Meal closed at $304.70, down $1.70, Jul 17 Soybean Oil closed at $32.04, down $0.24
Thu May 25, 4:07PM CDT
Corn futures closed the day 1 1/4 to 2 1/4 cents in the red, as export sales were subpar. This morning’s weekly Export Sales report showed old crop corn sales at 457,211 MT, with new crop sales of just 508 MT. Total old and new crop sales were short of the lower end of expectations, and just 52.41% of last week’s total, as they were down 71.87% from last year. Weekly exports ran 31.8% behind last week and 6.45 lower than a year ago at 1.052 MMT. The USDA reported a private export sale of 115,400 MT to unknown destinations for the 16/17 MY but that didn’t move the needle. Argentina’s Ag Ministry estimates the country’s 2016/17 corn production at 46.5 MMT. That is sharply higher than the USDA projection of 40 MMT and the Buenos Aires Grain Exchange at 39MMT. Jul 17 Corn closed at $3.69 1/4, down 2 cents, Sep 17 Corn closed at $3.77, down 2 cents, Dec 17 Corn closed at $3.87 1/2, down 2 1/4 cents Mar 18 Corn closed at $3.97 1/2, down 1 3/4 cents
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