August 15, 2016 | Arlette Sambs | Views: 540

Top 5 Reasons Not To Miss Feed & Grain LIVE

Time is running out to sign up for this important conference

Top 5 Reasons Not To Miss Feed & Grain LIVE
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We’re only a week away from the start of Feed & Grain LIVE! Aug. 22 is fast approaching and I can’t wait to see our readers face-to-face in Altoona, IA, for a few drinks, great food and top notch education.  

It seems like just yesterday our group sat down and decided to bring a live version of Feed & Grain to our readers. What grew from that meeting is what we believe to be the biggest bang for your buck in the industry. 

If you haven’t signed up and still need convincing, here are the top five reasons to join us at Feed & Grain LIVE.

  1. Education — The Feed, Grain and Management & Safety tracks are comprised of six sessions, and will have useful, practical information that can be taken back to your facility and put into use right away.
  2. Keynote Addresses — We’ve worked hard to bring in keynotes that can give our attendees information about the current and future agricultural economy. Including Rod Paulson, vice president of CHS Processing and Ambassador Darci Vetter, chief agricultural negotiator with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
  3. Facility improvement ideas — We’ve gathered three managers from past issue cover stories to relate their personal experiences. They’ll go through why they built or expanded, how it went and what’s happened in the time since they were on the cover.
  4. Exhibitor hall — 47 exhibitors have signed up for Feed & Grain LIVE! Representatives are there with the latest technology, eager to help you make your facility the best it can be.
  5. Networking — Join your peers for food and drinks during the opening reception, and make connections with other facility managers from across the US.

If you need any more reasons, be sure to check out Feed & Grain LIVE’s website. You can also sign up for the event by following this link here.

I hope to see every one there! If you have any questions email me at arlette.sambs@feedandgrain.com or call me directly at 920-397-3828.

Looking forward to meeting you,

Arlette Sambs, Publisher

August 15, 2016 | Grain Hedge Insights | Kevin McNew | Views: 237

Grains Start the Week Higher

Crude Oil also trading higher

Grains were higher to start the new week, shrugging off Friday’s bumper crop forecasts by USDA. Crude oil was also higher, trading briefly above $45 for the first time since Jul 21.

 

Friday’s crop report couldn’t have been much more bearish as both corn and soybean production forecasts came in well above analyst expectations, but traders seemed skeptical of 175 yield on US corn as prices ended up rallying on the news and continue to trade higher today. Export prices for US corn has achieved the low price medal in the world market, which should help keep export business brisk.

 

Saudi Arabia's main state wheat buying agency the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO) said on Monday it has purchased 640,000 tonnes of hard wheat in a tender. A tender for for 600,000 tonnes content had closed on Friday seeking wheat with 12.5 percent protein for October and November shipment. The accepted origins in the tender were the European Union, North America, South America and Australia at the sellers' option.

 

NOPA July crush estimates are out later this morning. The report is expected to show a crush of 146.7 million bushels of soybeans in July. That would have been the biggest crush ever for any July. The previous record of 145.227 was set in July 2015. In June, NOPA processors crushed 145.050 million bushels of soybeans. Crush forecasts ranged from 142.643 million to 150.000 million bushels, with a median of 147.500 million bushels.

The NOPA report is scheduled for release on Monday at 11 a.m. CDT

 

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August 12, 2016 | Grain Hedge Insights | Kevin McNew | Views: 418
August 12, 2016 | Grain Hedge Insights | Kevin McNew | Views: 255

Weekly Cash Comments

Weekly Cash Commentary for week ending 08/12/2016

National basis was mixed yet again. Soybeans saw slight basis gains while corn moved lower.

 

On average, corn lost ½ a cent per bushel. Ethanol basis followed in lockstep, losing ½ a cent as well. Even with strong exports this week, corn along the river dropped of 5 ½ cents per bushel.

 

Soybean crush facilities lead the move higher gaining 4.64 cents per bushel. Reports of increased worldwide demand for soyoil could be helping. Overall soybean basis edged up 1.5 cents this week on strong export demand. Soybean river basis broke the trend and was off almost a cent to close the week.

 

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August 12, 2016 | Grain Hedge Insights | Kevin McNew | Views: 248

USDA News Today at 11 a.m.

Grain Markets Drift Lower in the Overnight

Grain markets drifted lower overnight as traders await news from USDA at 11 am CDT this morning about the size of the corn and soybean crop.

 

Traders are looking for big bumps in the yield and production forecasts relative to USDA’s numbers in July. For corn, traders expect a 170.6 corn yield and a production forecast of 14.76 billion bushels. This would be up from the July forecast of 168.0 and 14.54, respectively. For soybeans, July’s estimates by USDA were 46.7 for yield and 3.88 for production. Traders expect those numbers to grow to 47.5 and 3.94, respectively.

 

In overnight news, the Taiwan Flour Millers' Association purchased 85,250 tonnes of milling wheat to be sourced from the United States in a tender which closed on Thursday, European traders said on Friday. The wheat was bought for September/October shipment in two consignments comprising different wheat types, they said.

 

USDA reported a sale of 258,000 MT of soybeans to China.

 

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August 11, 2016 | Grain Hedge Insights | Kevin McNew | Views: 279

Weekly Export Sales Numbers out Today

Crude Oil dips below $42

Grains were higher overnight although continue to struggle with relatively tight, range-bound trade. In outside markets, crude oil dipped below $42.

 

Traders await Friday’s USDA report, expected to show large production for corn and soybeans. Average analyst estimates are at 170.6 yield for corn and 47.5. Both figures would be well above July yield projections from USDA. However, there is a growing number of analysts that are suggesting the potential for lower yields. Lanworth in a seminar yesterday put their yield forecast at 165.6 and Descartes Labs yesterday released a forecast if 169.0.

 

In export news, Saudi Arabia's main state wheat buying agency, the Saudi Grains Organization (SAGO), has issued an international tender to purchase 600,000 tonnes of hard wheat, it said on Thursday. The tender deadline is Aug. 12. The wheat, with 12.5 percent protein content, is sought from global suppliers for shipments in October and November 2016, it said.

 

Weekly export sales from USDA came in strong with all three crops scoring an above expectation total.

 

WEEKLY EXPORT SALES

 

                 OC-Act      OC-Exp       NC-Act         NC-Exp

Corn            595        200-400         1,015      800-1,100

Soybeans     308        200-400         2,792   1,900-2,500

Wheat                                             607          350-550

 

World shares hovered close to one-year highs on Thursday as oil prices dropped for a third straight day and the latest interest rate cut in a developed market - this time New Zealand - got a lukewarm response from investors.   The slip in crude markets left energy firms and London's FTSE backpedaling, though a sharp jump in consumer goods stocks lifted the rest of Europe ahead of what was expected to be a 0.2 percent higher start for Wall Street. Currency markets' broader focus remained on whether U.S. interest rates will rise this year, with traders looking ahead to speeches by Federal Reserve officials culminating in Fed Chair Janet Yellen's Aug. 26 address at the Jackson Hole symposium.

 

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August 10, 2016 | Grain Hedge Insights | Kevin McNew | Views: 295
August 10, 2016 | Grain Hedge Insights | Kevin McNew | Views: 267

Grains Higher in the Overnight

Crude Oil Dips Below $43

Grains were higher overnight although continue to struggle with relatively tight, range-bound trade. In outside markets, crude oil dipped below $43.

 

This morning USDA announced a 143,650 MT sale of corn to Mexico. It was the first day in 10 days when there were no soybean announcements. In other export news, the Taiwan Sugar Corp. purchased 20,000 tonnes of US-origin corn and 15,000 tonnes of US-origin soybeans in a tender which closed on Wednesday, European traders said. Australian wheat exports in August look set to hit an eight-month high as the lowest prices in a decade draw Southeast Asian millers to market, easing worries that the fourth-biggest seller would fail to meet official forecasts for the season. Exports will hit 1.4 million tonnes in August, port shipping data shows, a rise of nearly 30 percent from July and the largest business month since December 2015.

 

But, in the EU bad weather continues to plague key wheat areas there. France's exports of soft wheat outside the EU will fall to 4.8 million tonnes in 2016/17 from an estimated 12.5 million last season due to a weather-hit harvest in the bloc's biggest grain grower, agricultural group InVivo forecast on Wednesday. French soft wheat shipments within the European Union were expected to fall to 6.7 million tonnes from 7.5 million, which would give total exports of 11.5 million tonnes, down about 40 percent from last season and the lowest volume since 2001/02.

 

USDA’s crop report on Friday is expected to show higher production of corn and soybeans from USDA’s first formal farmer survey of the season on production. Traders look for a corn yield of 170.6, up from USDA’s July projection of 168, while soybean yields are expected  at 47.5, up from 46.7 in July.

 

In crude oil,, the American Petroleum Institute (API) on Tuesday showed weekly U.S. inventories increased by 2.09 million barrels. But, the report also found a 3.9-million-barrel drop in gasoline stockpiles and a 1.5-million-barrel draw for distillates. Analysts are expecting that the Energy Information Administration (EIA) will report a 1.0-million-barrel drop in U.S. crude oil inventories when it releases its official weekly data on Wednesday, but the API data lends greater uncertainty to these forecasts.


 

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August 09, 2016 | Grain Hedge Insights | Kevin McNew | Views: 336

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