Wheat: USDA Predicts Decline in Spring Planted Area Apr 2, 2021

🕔Apr 2, 2021
According to the March 31 USDA 2021 Prospective Plantings report, total U.S. total spring wheat planted area is expected to fall to 11.7 million acres (4.34 million hectares), down 4% from last year, […]

Ag Trade: Ocean Freight Rates Follow Rising Bulk Commodity Demand Mar 4, 2021

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🕔Mar 4, 2021
A spike in ocean freight rates is creating some heartburn for dry bulk commodity buyers who may be uncovered over the next few months as strong global demand for grain and coal […]

Wheat: Historic Freeze, Severe Dryness Challenge Winter Crop Feb 19, 2021

🕔Feb 19, 2021
Winter wheat farmers in several states have not had an easy winter. All eyes are on Kansas, Nebraska and Colorado as “a perfect storm” of historically low temperatures combined with […]

Wheat Market: Fundamental, Technical Factors Lift U.S. Futures Prices Feb 4, 2021

🕔Feb 4, 2021
Given the strong surge in U.S. wheat futures prices over the past several weeks, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) wants to share more information about the market factors behind the rise. […]

Winter Wheat: Favorable Weather, Strong Income Potential Support 2021 Seeding Jan 21, 2021

🕔Jan 21, 2021
For the first time since 2013/14, total U.S. winter wheat planted area increased on the year as producers took advantage of dry seeding conditions and strong prices through fall 2020. USDA’s […]

Wheat Market: U.S. Export Sales Pace Remains Strong Jan 7, 2021

🕔Jan 7, 2021
Seven months into marketing year 2020/21, USDA currently forecasts total U.S. wheat exports will reach 26.8 million metric tons (MMT), which, if realized, would be 2% more than 2019/20 and […]

U.S. Wheat Export Basis to Remain High Until March 2021 Dec 11, 2020

🕔Dec 11, 2020
Since June, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) has carefully tracked the relationship between limited export elevation capacity and high U.S. wheat export basis values. Significantly greater Chinese demand for U.S. agricultural […]

U.S. Wheat Commercial Sales Significantly Ahead of Last Year’s Pace Nov 12, 2020

🕔Nov 12, 2020
USDA currently estimates the United States will export 26.5 million metric tons (MMT) of wheat in 2020/21, 1 percent ahead of last year’s pace, if realized. Four months into marketing […]

Great Plains Wheat: Dry Weather Brings Opportunities, Challenges Oct 29, 2020

🕔Oct 29, 2020
Persistent dryness is both a blessing and a curse to winter wheat farmers across the U.S. Plains states. Dry conditions accelerated the autumn row crop harvest, which allowed for quick […]

Wheat Market: Export Prices Firm on Higher Futures, Basis Values Oct 16, 2020

🕔Oct 16, 2020
It is no secret that wheat futures prices have reached unexpected heights recently. Higher futures prices usually pressure export basis values when farmers sell wheat “into the rally” because that […]

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