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Grain, Soybean Futures Extend Monday's Declines
Grain, Soybean Futures Extend Monday's Declines

Grain, soybean futures extend Monday's declines following stronger than expected USDA crop ratings.

Strong Start for Wholesale Beef Trade
Strong Start for Wholesale Beef Trade

Choice boxed beef firmed $1.36 and Select was 65 cents higher Monday.

Soybean Futures Tumble
Soybean Futures Tumble

Soybean futures tumble nearly 60 cents, corn and wheat also lower after grain ship departs Ukraine.

Morning Calls & Comments (8/1)
Morning Calls & Comments (8/1)

Grain and livestock calls and general market comments.

Hot, Mostly Dry Conditions this Week
Hot, Mostly Dry Conditions this Week

A high-pressure ridge will bring hot and dry conditions to the Plains and Midwest this week before retreating over the Rocky Mountains after the weekend.

Weekly Market Recap (7/29)
Weekly Market Recap (7/29)

Soybean futures post largest weekly gain in 23 years, corn also firmer, on concern over Midwest heat; wheat posts weekly gain.

Morning Calls & Comments (7/29)
Morning Calls & Comments (7/29)

Grain and livestock calls and general comments.

Rains Aid Some of Argentina’s Wheat Crop
Rains Aid Some of Argentina’s Wheat Crop

Rainfall in recent days helped ease drought conditions in some areas of Argentina, the Buenos Aires Grains Exchange said in its weekly report.

Soybean Futures Surge to Four-Week High
Soybean Futures Surge to Four-Week High

Soybeans futures surge to four-week high on impending Midwest heat wave; corn, wheat also firmer.

Cash Cattle Trade
Cash Cattle Trade

Cash cattle trade started around $135 in the Southern Plains and $225 in the Nebraska dressed market on Wednesday. . .

Morning Calls & Comments (7/28)
Morning Calls & Comments (7/28)

Calls and comments for corn, soybeans, wheat, cattle and hogs.

HRS Wheat Tour Results - Day 2
HRS Wheat Tour Results - Day 2

Scouts on Day 2 of the Wheat Quality Council’s annual spring wheat tour found an average HRS yield of 47.7 bu. per acre on routes through central and northern North Dakota.

Soybean Futures Climb Near Four-Week High
Soybean Futures Climb Near Four-Week High

Soybean futures climb near four-week high on concern Midwest heat may curb yields; corn firm, wheat lower.

U.S. Ethanol Production
U.S. Ethanol Production

U.S. ethanol production and stocks updates.

Morning Calls & Comments (7/27)
Morning Calls & Comments (7/27)

Soybeans climb to two-week high overnight, corn firmer on Midwest heat concern; wheat mixed.

Indonesia Tests Higher Biodiesel Blends
Indonesia Tests Higher Biodiesel Blends

Indonesia launched road tests for two types of biodiesel containing 40% palm oil, hoping to conclude by the end of the year whether they are viable for public use.

Oil Pumps
U.S. to Sell More Oil From SPR

The Biden administration announced it will sell an additional 20 million barrels of oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve (SPR) as part of a previous plan to tap the facility to calm oil prices.

Corn, Soybeans, Wheat Rally
Corn, Soybeans, Wheat Rally

Corn, soybeans rally as USDA crop ratings slip, Midwest heat seen returning; wheat also higher.

Morning Calls & Comments (7/26)
Morning Calls & Comments (7/26)

Corn, soybeans gap higher overnight, surge after larger than expected crop ratings drop; wheat stronger.

Crop Progress Report Highlights (7/26/22)
Crop Progress Report Highlights (7/26/22)

Highlights from USDA’s crop progress and condition update for the week ended July 24.

Grain, Soybean Futures Gain
Grain, Soybean Futures Gain

Grain, soybean futures gain on concern over Ukraine shipments, return of Midwest heat next week.

Grain Futures Expected Higher
Grain Futures Expected Higher

Grain futures expected higher on concern over Ukraine port attack, return of Midwest heat.

Some Weather Relief This Week, but Heat and Dryness Will Return
Some Weather Relief This Week, but Heat and Dryness Will Return

Beneficial rains fell on some areas of the Corn Belt, but weekend precipitation was light from eastern Nebraska to Minnesota and that region may stay drier biased during the next ten days. . .

Corn Futures Sink to a 6-Month Low
Corn Futures Sink to a 6-Month Low

Corn futures sink to six-month low on outlook for crop-aiding rain, less heat; wheat plunges on Ukraine deal.

Big Report Day for Cattle Market
Big Report Day for Cattle Market

USDA's Cattle on Feed Report, Cattle Inventory and Cold Storage reports expectations.

Soybeans Sink to Six-Month Lows
Soybeans Sink to Six-Month Lows

Soybean futures sink to six-month lows on prospects for rain relief in Midwest; corn, wheat also lower.

Net U.S. Corn Sales Drop
Net U.S. Corn Sales Drop

USDA reported net U.S. corn sales during the week ended July 14 of 33,900 MT for the 2021-22 marketing year, down 43% from the previous week and . . .

Futures Drop on Midwest Rain Outlook
Futures Drop on Midwest Rain Outlook

Corn, soybean futures drop to two-week lows overnight on Midwest rain outlook; wheat also lower.

Biden Seeks to Boost Farm Vehicle Electrification
Biden Seeks to Boost Farm Vehicle Electrification

The Biden administration wants to spur the electrification of the transportation sector beyond traditional cars.

Wheat Climbs to One Week Highs
Wheat Climbs to One Week Highs

Corn, soybean futures expected lower on outlook for rain, heat relief; wheat climbs to one-week highs.

Big Day for Wholesale Beef Trade
Big Day for Wholesale Beef Trade

Wholesale beef prices jumped $2.02 for Choice and $1.07 for Select on Tuesday. But just as importantly. . .

Today's Market Recap (7/19)
Today's Market Recap (7/19)

Corn, soybean futures fall on prospect for relief from extreme Midwest heat; wheat futures also lower.

Extreme Heat Expected
Extreme Heat Expected

Some relief from heat may be ahead. . .

Soybeans Rally to Highest Close in a Week
Soybeans Rally to Highest Close in a Week

Soybeans rally to highest close in a week on Midwest heat concerns; wheat up sharply in corrective bounce.

Crop-Stressing Heat this Week
Crop-Stressing Heat this Week

The Plains and western Corn Belt are expected to experience extreme, crop-stressing heat this week. . .

Corn, Soybean Futures Expected Higher
Corn, Soybean Futures Expected Higher

Corn, soybean futures expected higher with hot week ahead for Midwest; wheat up from five-month lows.

Big Week for Cattle Data
Big Week for Cattle Data

Key reports are due out this week for cattle.

Grains and Livestock Recap (7/15)
Grains and Livestock Recap (7/15)

Commodity-by-commodity recaps of today's market action.

Upcoming Stressful Weather for Crops
Upcoming Stressful Weather for Crops

Soybean futures are mostly firmer, with soyoil sharply higher and soymeal solidly lower.

Morning Calls & Comments (7/15)
Morning Calls & Comments (7/15)

Grain and livestock calls and general comments.

Chinese Pork Production Surges
Chinese Pork Production Surges

China’s second-quarter pork production climbed to 13.8 MMT, the highest level for the period since at least 2015.

Yellen: Inflation ‘Unacceptably High’
Yellen: Inflation ‘Unacceptably High’

U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen has warned that inflation in the U.S. is “unacceptably high” and said bringing down rising prices will be Washington’s “top priority.”

Corn, Soymeal Hold Strength into the Close
Corn, Soymeal Hold Strength into the Close

Corn, soymeal hold strength into the close, soybeans, soy oil, and wheat end lower.

Morning Calls & Comments (7/14)
Morning Calls & Comments (7/14)

Wheat futures caught a bid late in the overnight session after weekly export sales greatly topped expectations.

Food Prices Jump over 10%
Food Prices Jump over 10%

Food prices jumped 10.4% from year-ago in June – the biggest annual gain since February 1981.

Corn, Soybeans Attempt to Add Weather Premium
Corn, Soybeans Attempt to Add Weather Premium

Corn, soybeans attempt to add weather premium, wheat trades lower for third consecutive trading session.

Morning Calls & Comments (7/13)
Morning Calls & Comments (7/13)

Calls and livestock for grains and livestock.

China Soybean Imports Slowed in June
China Soybean Imports Slowed in June

China imported 8.3 MMT of soybeans in June, according to preliminary customs data. . .

Corn Hit Hard by Bearish Elements
Corn Hit Hard by Bearish Elements

Market comments for corn, soybeans, wheat, cattle & hogs.

Morning Calls & Comments (7/12/22)
Morning Calls & Comments (7/12/22)

Grain and soy futures faced heavy selling pressure overnight after low-range closes on Monday.