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Futures Market News and Commentary

Corn Market News and Commentary

Corn futures closed the Tuesday session with most contracts 2 to 5 cents lower, with pressure coming from wheat. The weekly Export Inspections report showed shipments of 941,811 MT of corn in the week of 2/14. That was slightly below last year but 25.34% larger than the previous week. Mexico and Japan were the top two destinations in that week. Inspections YTD are still 44.90% larger than the same time frame last year. The EIA report will be pushed back to Thursday this week due to Monday’s President’s Day holiday. A Reuters poll of analysts shows Brazil’s estimated second crop corn acreage at 12 million hectares (29.65 million acres).Mar 19 Corn closed at $3.69 3/4, down 5 cents,May 19 Corn closed at $3.78, down 4 3/4 cents,Jul 19 Corn closed at $3.86, down 4 1/2 centsSep 19 Corn closed at $3.90 3/4, down 3 1/2 cents --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
Wheat Market News and Commentary

Wheat futures posted sharp 11 to 17 1/2 cent losses in most contracts, with MPLS back months 4 to 9 1/2 cents lower. All wheat shipments in the week that ended on February 14 were reported at 357,131 MT by the USDA this morning. That was down 36.54% from the week prior and 15.82% lower than the same week in 2018. ABARES pegged the 18/19 Australian wheat crop at 17.3 MMT on Monday, down 3.94 MMT from the year prior. Egypt set a tender due on Wednesday seeking wheat for April 5-15 delivery.Mar 19 CBOT Wheat closed at $4.89 3/4, down 14 1/2 cents,Mar 19 KCBT Wheat closed at $4.60 3/4, down 15 3/4 cents,Mar 19 MGEX Wheat closed at $5.55 1/2, down 17 1/2 cents --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
Soybean Market News and Commentary

Soybean futures ended Tuesday with most contracts 5-6 cents off their lows, but still down 6 to 7 cents on the day. Meal futures were down $1.10/ton in the nearby contract, with soy oil 2 points lower. This morning’s USDA Export Inspections report saw exports in the week of February 14 at 1.031 MMT. That was down 3.37% from the week prior but 7.20% above the same time last year. This is the first week this MY that was larger than the same week last year, with shipments still lagging by 490 mbu. Exports to China were reported at 404,420 MT. Brazil’s soybean harvest was estimated at 36% complete vs. the 19% average. Brazil’s soybean crop is seen at 114.6 MMT according to a Reuters poll, below the USDA’s 117 MMT.Mar 19 Soybeans closed at $9.00 3/4, down 6 3/4 cents,May 19 Soybeans closed at $9.14 1/2, down 7 cents,Jul 19 Soybeans closed at $9.28, down 7 cents,Sep 19 Soybeans closed at $9.37 1/4, down 6 1/4 cents,Mar 19 Soybean Meal closed at $305.40, down $1.10,Mar 19 Soybean Oil closed at $29.74, down $0.21 --provided by Brugler Marketing & Management
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