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August 13, 2018 | KCRG
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Soybeans Fall After Bearish Report

WASDE report is out and bearing surprises for markets

The World Agriculture Supply and Demand (WASDE) report is out and bearing surprises for the markets, KCRG reports.

For corn, production is forecast at 14.6 billion bushels and a record yield of 179.4 bushels per acre, more than four bushels higher than last months projection. However, the yield for Iowa is unchanged. Illinois, Indiana, Nebraska, Ohio, North Dakota, and South Dakota are forecast to have higher yields than a year ago.

Season average corn prices are down 20 cents at the mid point, at around $3.60 a bushel. The outlook for corn is larger supplies, greater feed and residual use, increased exports, and larger ending stocks.

Over in the soybeans, they are projected at 4.59 billion bushels with a yield forecast of 51.6 bushels per acre, about three bushels more than last month.

Soybean supplies are projected at a record 5 billion bushels, 5%more than last month. Average prices are forecast at $8.90 a bushel at the midpoint, down 35 cents from last month.

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