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Tue, Aug 21st, 2018
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Agricharts Market Commentary

1 hour ago
Corn futures are trading 1 3/4 to 2 cents lower this morning. They ended Monday session down 2 to 3 cents. Pressure came from widespread rains across the WCB. Preliminary open interest shows some net new selling, up 19, 212 contracts for the day. Monday morning’s USDA Export Inspections report indicated that 1.097 MMT of corn was shipped in the week that ended on August 16. That was down 13.13% from the week prior but 52.27% larger than the same week in 2017. Total YTD exports are now lagging last year by just 0.28% with just over 2 weeks left in the 17/18 MY. The afternoon’s Crop Progress report put the corn crop at 85% dough stage (72% avg) and 44% dented (26% avg) as of August 19. Condition ratings were down 5 points on the Brugler500 index, with gd/ex ratings 2% lower to 78%. This is a typical decline for mid-August. The DTN Digital crop tour put US national average yield at 174.99 bpa. The Pro Farmer tour started on Monday, with results expected Thursday.
1 hour ago
Soybean futures are currently fractionally mixed after seeing fractional to 1 1/4 cent gains in most contracts on Monday. Those gains were limited by rains rolling across the Midwest. Preliminary open interest dropped 4,565 contracts, a little light short covering. Nearby soy meal was down $1.90/ton, with soy oil up 31 points. Export Inspections of soybeans in the week of 8/16 totaled 639,001 MT. That was 4.5% lower than the same time of last year, but 9.9% larger than the previous week. Accumulated YTD exports are now 3.2% lower than the same time last year, as we head into the last 2 weeks of the MY. The Monday afternoon Crop Progress report indicated that 91% of the US soybean crop was setting pods vs. the average of 83%. Crop ratings were down 1% to 65% gd/ex, while the Brugler500 Index lost 2 points to 367.
1 hour ago
Wheat futures are 2 to 3 cents lower this morning in MPLS spring wheat, and down 7+ cents in the CHI and KC contracts. They ended Monday with most nearby contracts 13 to 18 1/4 cents in the red. USDA weekly Export Inspections were just 345,375 MT. That was 29.14% lower than last week’s report and 41.72% below the same week in 2017. Last night, NASS showed the winter wheat harvest nearly done at 97% complete, as the Northern states finish up. Spring wheat harvest is progressing, with 60% of the acres harvested vs. the normal pace of 44% for this date. The spring crop was rated at 74% gd/ex down 1% from last week, with the Brugler500 down 3 to 379.
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