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    August 28, 2013

    AFB Grain-Soybean Close: Wheat Prices Fell, Corn And Soybeans Had gains

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    Closing commodity reports from the Arkansas Farm Bureau Commodity Staff.

    Soybean Comment

    November soybeans were higher today. New private estimates released today cut the average yield to somewhere between 40 and 41 bushels per acre. That was enough to give the market a boost. Further deterioration in the condition of the crop is likely and traders are thinking USDA’s current estimate is a bit too high. November will find tough resistance at $14 on additional strength.

    Wheat Comment

    Wheat prices fell also today, weakness in the corn market continues to pull wheat prices lower. A lack of new fundamental support continues to prevent wheat from sustaining gains as other markets move against wheat. U.S. wheat prices remain high relative to other countries, leading to continued wide basis.

    Corn Comment

    December corn continued to give back gains today, as weather forecast continues to show improved moisture across parts of the Midwest. Price action will remain volatile as we approach harvest as there remains a lot of uncertainty about this crop. While most will agree we are going to have a big crop the question is how big: Will we have 2.5 billion or 1.5 billion in carryover?? The important thing for Arkansas producers right now is look at current market situation, if your local market is offering a strong premium for corn this could be one of the best times to sell if the forecasts of a 160 bu+ crop prove true. Another suggestion is to look at markets to the north. Those of you in north Arkansas, the best market maybe in Missouri or other states where their crop is still a few weeks out and user do not want to shut down.

     

    High Low
    Cash Bids 1431 1292
    New Crop 1406 1324

     

    Riceland Foods

    Cash Bids Stuttgart: 1381 Pendleton: 1403
    New Crop Stuttgart: 1178 Pendleton: 1183

     

    Futures:
    SOYBEANS
    High Low Last Change
    Sep ’13 1435.00 1408.50 1433.00 +19.00
    Nov ’13 1387.75 1362.25 1372.75 +2.25
    Jan ’14 1382.75 1357.50 1368.50 +3.00
    Mar ’14 1356.50 1333.25 1346.00 +10.25
    May ’14 1330.00 1307.00 1319.50 +11.75
    Jul ’14 1326.50 1303.00 1310.25 +7.50
    Aug ’14 1292.00 +11.50
    Sep ’14 1249.50 1249.50 1251.75 +11.75
    Nov ’14 1229.00 1211.00 1223.25 +10.25
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    Wheat

    High Low
    Cash Bids 649 584
    New Crop 690 658

     

    Futures:
    WHEAT
    High Low Last Change
    Sep ’13 656.25 645.50 646.50 -4.25
    Dec ’13 669.50 658.25 659.50 -4.25
    Mar ’14 681.00 670.50 671.50 -4.00
    May ’14 688.00 677.75 678.75 -4.00
    Jul ’14 681.25 671.50 672.50 -4.50
    Sep ’14 688.75 681.00 681.75 -5.25
    Dec ’14 702.25 693.00 693.75 -4.50
    Mar ’15 698.50 698.00 700.75 -4.25
    May ’15 700.75 -4.25
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    Grain Sorghum

    High Low
    Cash Bids 526 491
    New Crop 514 501

    Corn

    High Low
    Cash Bids 534 436
    New Crop 486 463

     

    Futures:
    CORN
    High Low Last Change
    Sep ’13 506.75 495.50 504.25 +4.50
    Dec ’13 492.00 479.00 480.75 -5.50
    Mar ’14 504.50 491.75 493.50 -5.25
    May ’14 511.75 499.50 501.00 -5.25
    Jul ’14 516.75 505.00 506.75 -4.75
    Sep ’14 516.50 507.00 508.25 -4.00
    Dec ’14 520.75 510.50 511.75 -4.00
    Mar ’15 523.50 519.75 520.50 -3.75
    May ’15 525.00 -3.50
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