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Futures Market News and Commentary

Soybean Market News and Commentary

Soybean futures ended the Friday session with 6 to 7 1/4 cent losses in most contracts, pressured by product values. May was down 0.6% on the week. Meal futures were down 30 cents/ton, with soy oil 44 points lower. Nearby soy oil lost 2.62% this week. Money managers in soybean futures and options backed off their net short position by 26,205 contracts as of Tuesday to a net position of -63,992 contracts. US soybean acres were estimated at 85.9 million acres according to a Farm Futures survey of producers. Export commitments for soybeans are down 17% from the same time last year. Compared to USDA’s projection they are 81% complete vs. the 92% average for this time of year.May 19 Soybeans closed at $9.03 3/4, down 6 3/4 cents,Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $9.17 1/4, down 7 cents,Aug 19 Soybeans closed at $9.23 1/4, down 7 cents,Nov 19 Soybeans closed at $9.37 1/2, down 7 1/4 cents,May 19 Soybean Meal closed at $315.00, down $0.30,May 19 Soybean Oil closed at $28.66, down $0.44 --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
Wheat Market News and Commentary

Wheat futures settled with most winter wheat contracts steady to 2 cents lower, as MPLS was mixed. Strength in the dollar pressured the market. Front month CBT and KC saw slight gains this week, with MPLS up 3.15%. CFTC data showed that spec funds in KC wheat futures and options added to their record reported net short position as of Tuesday (to 51,380 contracts). Their net short in Chicago was 73,506 contracts on that date. Total old crop export commitments are now 89% of USDA’s export projection, lagging the normal pace of 99%. Taiwan purchased 110,000 MT of US wheat in their tender on Friday. South Korean importers purchased a total of 125,000 MT of optional origin wheat in tenders on Friday.May 19 CBOT Wheat closed at $4.66, down 1/2 cent,May 19 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.45, down 2 cents,May 19 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.72 1/4, up 1 cent --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
Corn Market News and Commentary

Corn futures saw 1 to 2 cent gains in most contracts on Friday, with May up 1.34% this week. A private export sale of 300,000 MT of corn for 2018/19 delivery to China was announced by the USDA this morning. Friday afternoon’s Commitment of Traders report indicated that spec traders in corn futures and options extended their record reported net short position for the week that ended on 3/19 to 261,326 contracts. An updated Farm Futures survey released this morning indicated 90.9 million planted corn acres for 2019. A Reuters report estimates ~13% of the US ethanol capacity is offline at the moment due to the recent flooding and both bridge and rail damage. Total export commitments for corn are 7.4% below this time last year. They are 69% of the USDA projected full year amount vs. the average of 78% for this date.May 19 Corn closed at $3.78 1/4, up 2 cents,Jul 19 Corn closed at $3.87 1/2, up 2 cents,Sep 19 Corn closed at $3.93 1/4, up 1 1/2 centsDec 19 Corn closed at $4.00, up 1 1/4 cents --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
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