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Futures Market News and Commentary

Wheat Market News and Commentary

Wheat futures are following the rest of the grain complex, with gains of 7 to 12 3/4 cents in most contracts on Thursday. USDA forecasts 2019 wheat acreage at 47 MMT in their annual Ag Outlook Forum, down 800,000 acres from last year. Friday’s Export Sales report is projected to show 2-3 MMT in all wheat sales for the weeks of 1/10-2/14. That implies a 333,000-500,000 MT per week in sales on average. Taiwan is seeking 110,000 MT of US wheat in a tender that is due next Tuesday. The IGC trimmed their world wheat ending stocks for 18/19 by 1 to 262 MMT, mainly on lower production. Mar 19 CBOT Wheat is at $4.90, up 9 1/4 cents,Mar 19 KCBT Wheat is at $4.61, up 11 cents,Mar 19 MGEX Wheat is at $5.61 1/2, up 12 3/4 cents --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
Soybean Market News and Commentary

Soybean futures are up 8 to 9 cents in nearby contracts at midday That is following reports that several Memorandum of Understandings are being developed between the US and China. Meal futures are up $1.40/ton in the nearby contract, with soy oil 45 points higher. US soybean acreage is forecast to fall to 85 million acres according to the USDA at their Ag Outlook forum. Trade estimates for tomorrows USDA Export Sales report range from 6-9 MMT in old crop sales for the week of 1/10-2/14, with 100,000-600,000 MT for new crop. The 18/19 bookings would imply a 1-1.5 MMT weekly average. That would be down 4.2 million acres from last year if realized. The International Grains Council cut their 18/19 world soybean crop estimate by 5 MMT, with stocks seeing the same reduction, at 49 MMT.Mar 19 Soybeans are at $9.11, up 8 1/2 cents,May 19 Soybeans are at $9.24, up 8 cents,Jul 19 Soybeans are at $9.37 3/4, up 8 cents,Aug 19 Soybeans are at $9.43 3/4, up 8 1/2 cents,Mar 19 Soybean Meal is at $306.60, up $1.40Mar 19 Soybean Oil is at $30.41, up $0.45 --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
Corn Market News and Commentary

Corn futures are trading 4 to 6 cents higher in the front months on Thursday, with support coming from positive news on the Trade War front. The weekly update to the EIA report showed production last week was down 33,000 barrels per day back below 1 million bpd to 996,000. Even with the lower production, ethanol stocks were up 447,000 barrels to 23.913 million barrels. The USDA’s Ag Outlook Forum showed forecast 2019 corn acreage at 92 million acres, which would be 2.9 million larger than last year. Analysts are expecting Friday’s Export Sales report to show 4-7 MMT in old crop sales and 50,000-250,000 MT in new crop bookings in the weeks of Jan 10-Feb 14.Mar 19 Corn is at $3.76 3/4, up 6 cents,May 19 Corn is at $3.85 1/2, up 6 cents,Jul 19 Corn is at $3.93 1/2, up 6 centsSep 19 Corn is at $3.97 1/4, up 4 3/4 cents --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
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