Average soybean basis slipped a penny in response to this weeks bean rally; corn basis firmed amid lackluster price action
Soybean basis lost one-cent a bushel on average across the country this week, while corn basis managed to post a modest one-cent gain for the week.
Gains in corn basis were most notably tied to ethanol plants, which saw a 2-cent gain over the last week. Ethanol margins continue to improve off their lows from the start of the year as ethanol prices have firmed and corn prices have eased off. At the Gulf, corn basis was unchanged and limited changes occurred along river terminals as barge rates were mostly stable.
For beans, basis levels were off 1-cent a bushel across the country this week. Soybean crushing plants were lower by 2-cents a bushel, while some processors in the Eastern Cornbelt were off 5 to 10-cents on the week. River markets were slightly stronger as export business continues to be strong for this time of year.
Markets continued to weaken overnight with grains, stocks and crude all under pressure.
In grains, prices continued to be pressured following Monday’s setback as traders await fresh data from USDA in their monthly Supply and Demand report. The report will be released at 11 am CDT today,...
Grain markets were mostly quiet overnight with corn and wheat posting fractional changes while soybeans advanced around 3 cents a bushel. In outside markets, the US dollar inched higher after being routed in the last two trade sessions while crude oil and stock futures also were quiet,...