by Steve Freed
Grains are higher. SX is up 4 cents and near 12.28. SMZ is near 326.0. BOZ is near 62.73. CZ is up 4 cents and near 5.36. WZ is up 7 cents and near 7.49. KWZ is up 11 cents and near 7.59. MWZ is up 10 cents and near 9.95. US stocks are marginally higher. US Dollar is lower. Crude is higher. Copper is higher.
US supply chain problems and increase consumer demand fuel and food and raising inflation worries
US Food companies raising prices due to higher raw material, energy, and labor cost and labor shortages
China Dalian corn, palmoil and soyoil prices are lower. Soybeans and soymeal are higher.
Brazil weather favorable. Rains central.. Drier south. Argentina dry. US west Midwest dry. Russia dry
NOAA 30 and 90 day US Midwest forecast suggest above normal temps and Great lakes/PNW rains
SX weekly range 12.23-12.30. 2 week range 11.84-12.51. High export sales offset by talk of higher supply
The higher supply and concern about exports could push US carryout over USDA 320 to 500 mil bu
CZ weekly range 5.32-5.36. 2 week range 5.06-5.34. Warmer US weather offset est of higher demand
Some feel US ethanol demand could be 100 mil bu higher, exports 300 higher and carryout 1,100
MWZ testing Thursday high near 9.96. Higher KC wheat futures has US HRW less competitive to buyers.
There is a wide range of private est of US wheat carryout from 550-635 depending upon final exports.
WZ weekly range 7.43-7.50. 2 week range 7.12-7.63. KWZ 2 week range 7.16-7.64
Informa est US 2022 corn acres at 92.3 vs 93.3 ly, soybean 87.3 vs 87.2, wheat 48.8 vs 46.7.
Informa est US 2022 corn crop 15,213 vs 15,019 ly, soybean 4,455 vs 4,448, wheat 2,059 vs 1,646
Battle is already on between corn, soybean, wheat and oat 2022 US acres. May need less soybean acres
Weekly US soybean export sales 106 mil bu. Total commit 1,075 vs 1,666 ly USDA goal 2,090 vs 2,265 ly
Weekly US wheat export sales 13 mil bu. Total commit 453 vs 566 ly USDA goal 875 vs 992 ly
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