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Mon, Aug 20th, 2018
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Mon Aug 20, 4:51PM CDT
Soybean futures saw fractional to 1 1/4 cent gains in most contracts on Monday. Those gains were limited by rains rolling across the Midwest. Later in the afternoon, President Trump stated he does not expect much out of this week’s talks and has “no time frame” for coming to an agreement with China. 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.Sep 18 Soybeans closed at $8.81 3/4, up 1/4 cent,Nov 18 Soybeans closed at $8.93 1/4, up 1/2 cent,Jan 19 Soybeans closed at $9.05 3/4, up 3/4 cent,May 19 Soybeans closed at $9.27 1/4, up 1 1/4 cents,Sep 18 Soybean Meal closed at $328.20, down $1.90,Sep 18 Soybean Oil closed at $28.54, up $0.31
Mon Aug 20, 4:51PM CDT
Wheat futures ended Monday with most nearby contracts 13 to 18 1/4 cents in the red. The Monday morning Export Inspections report tallied all wheat shipments during the week of August 16 at just 345,375 MT. That was 29.14% lower than last week’s report and 41.72% below the same week in 2017. 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.Sep 18 CBOT Wheat closed at $5.42 1/4, down 18 1/4 cents,Sep 18 KCBT Wheat closed at $5.47 1/4, down 17 3/4 cents,Sep 18 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.94 1/4, down 14 1/4 cents
Mon Aug 20, 4:51PM CDT
Corn futures closed the Monday session with most contracts down 2 to 3 cents. Pressure was felt from widespread rains across the WCB. This 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. This 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.Sep 18 Corn closed at $3.62, down 2 1/4 cents,Dec 18 Corn closed at $3.76 1/2, down 2 1/4 cents,Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.88 1/2, down 2 1/4 centsMay 19 Corn closed at $3.95 1/2, down 2 1/4 cents
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