World Food Production Blog

The World Food Production Blog is one of the world’s leading informational resources on global agricultural production and its impact on food prices worldwide.


Wheat Report, 05/30/2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Harvest progress over the holiday weekend has wheat under minor pressure and continuing sideways, as favorable weather allowed harvest to move up into S. OK. Reports show good TW but low protein, so far, with concerns over effects of disease and what it could mean for the Kansas crop. The CFTC... Learn More →


Soybean Report, 05/25/2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

OC export sales exceed expectations, even if low it is surprising considering the time of year and the size of SA crop. Unknown and China, usually one and the same, were almost 280 of the 473 TMT booked. It is more of an indication of logistical issues in SA than the fact our beans are needed. The... Learn More →


Corn Report, 05/23/2017

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The strength that closed out last week flowed continued to flow into the market yesterday as a wet 7 day forecast for the entire Midwest then technical took over as corn broke through that 100MA and ran up to $3.77 before we saw a slight sell off into the close. The funds where an estimated net... Learn More →


Corn Report, 05/22/2017

Monday, May 22, 2017

Corn caught some strength on Friday after the fall back from Brazil allegations as replanting talk and forecasts were able to push the scandal news to the side for a moment. The funds bought an estimated 12K contracts going onto the weekend, the managed money large short position still remains in... Learn More →


Soybean Report, 05/19/2017

Friday, May 19, 2017

Dead cat Friday? Feels like it to me. The bounce is not enthusiastic nor is it much of one, but at least it is a bounce. The biggest indicator to me of a bearish move is the nearly 10 cent reversal move in the N/X bean spread in 24 hours. On Wed. the inverse hit 10 cents and by the close yesterday... Learn More →


Wheat Report, 05/16/2017

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

The KC July and Sep contracts lost 10 cents on Monday, as traders expect the crop will produce adequately to cover needs. The major concern falls on disease pressure and lack of protein. Weekly export inspections saw 691 TMT reported to ship last week, breakdown: HRW 250 TMT, HRS 207 TMT and soft... Learn More →


Wheat Report, 05/10/2017

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Traders are still trying to shuffle through crop reports about damage and potential, which pressured wheat on Tuesday and led to 4-5 cent losses in KC and Chicago. The focus will switch to this morning’s USDA S&D numbers until the 11:00 release, but will quickly move back to weather.... Learn More →


Corn Report, 05/08/2017

Monday, May 08, 2017

Corn finished the very choppy weak on a bounce, trading 7 higher through the day before losing steam and closing up 4. The trade see-sawed as flooding and wet forecast for central/southern Midwest put some volatility in the market, while the northern areas, the ones most behind on planting... Learn More →


Soybean Report, 04/28/2017

Friday, April 28, 2017

Deliveries are running the show today in the complex. HEAVY(B-1,015/M-303/BO-1,442) deliveries in oil and beans and could even be indicated in that manner for meal as we seldom have seen meal deliveries in the last few years. ADM obviously wanted the oil capacity expanded for the first day, but did... Learn More →


Corn Report, 04/27/2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Corn gave everything back from Tuesday’s rally as talk that Trump was pulling out of NAFTA hit new wires and ALGO’s went to work on the fresh longs as the funds sold off an estimated 20K contracts as the peso crashed supporting the USD, this combined with failure to break the 100/50 cross was... Learn More →


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