Monday, February 01, 2016


Bean export/import charts, 02/01/2016

Monday, February 01, 2016

I find the second one is the most interesting to me – decline to China from Argentina, we know the tax/currency/government situation has been the main feature on that but with the reforms being seen corn/wheat acres will increase and I am not sure if that will be at the expense of bean acres, from... Learn More →


Perspective: Midday Commentary, 02/01/2016

Monday, February 01, 2016

February 1 – The broader commodity sector remains under pressure at midday, led by crude oil that is down 6% at this writing. The sell-off in commodities has its roots in overnight trade when China’s Purchasing Managers Index showed contraction in the manufacturing sector for the sixth consecutive... Learn More →


China to drop domestic grain price support

Monday, February 01, 2016

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Farm Loan Volumes Remain At High Levels

Monday, February 01, 2016

The Kansas City Federal Reserve reports levels of non-real estate farm lending at commercial banks remained high in the fourth quarter of 2015 despite a modest decline from a year earlier. Loans used to finance current operating expenses remained at record levels, while volumes for most other types... Learn More →


Canadian Soybeans: Ontario Farmers Push Double-Cropping Envelope – DTN

Monday, February 01, 2016

Double cropping soybeans after wheat is a common practice in many states, from Kansas to Maryland and south to the Gulf of Mexico. We typically think of this rotation being planted south of Interstate 70 in the U.S. Pushing the rotation further north puts soybeans at risk of frost damage and... Learn More →


Morning Grain Comments, 02/01/2016

Monday, February 01, 2016

Those surprising CFTC results hit the corn market early last night and crude is hitting it late; those brief rallies continue to have a tough time sustaining any momentum in the current fundamental environment... Israeli private buyers purchased up to 105k tonnes of corn, 45k tonnes of feed wheat,... Learn More →


Perspective: Morning Commentary, 02/01/2016

Monday, February 01, 2016

February 1 – Today is the day when a number of countries report their Purchasing Managers Index for manufacturing. U.S. data is due to be released starting at 9:45 EST, while data overseas thus far has been less than impressive, particularly in China. Commodity prices came under pressure, while... Learn More →


Wheat Report, 02/01/2016

Monday, February 01, 2016

February is off on a weaker foot, as crude oil is starting the month lower on weak economic data out of China. Fund were buyers on Friday, cutting the net short by 11k contracts, and the CFTC the position decreased for 20k contracts for the week ending 1/26 which was 8k contracts more than... Learn More →


Morning Dairy Comments, 02/01/2016

Monday, February 01, 2016

General Market News Euro-Area factories cut prices as deflation risks loom large http://goo.gl/7vyFxJ Synlait Milk cuts payout forecast to $4.20/kg MS China set to adopt 6.5-7% growth target for 2016 http://goo.gl/Grffjj Coca-Cola buys stake in juice and dairy firm, Chi http://goo.gl/bgmGjU ... Learn More →