Oil Crops Outlook: Firming of Soybean Prices Hinges on Demand Prospects

🕔May 14, 2018USDA’s first projection of the 2018/19 soybean crop is 4.28 billion bushels based on a trend yield and 1-percent decline in intended sown acreage. Although this projection falls below the […]

Global Markets: Oilseeds – Demand Growth Forecast to Outpace Production (Again)

🕔May 11, 2018Global oilseed production is forecast to grow slightly in 2018/19. Soybean production is projected up, as Argentina is forecast to rebound from this year’s drought, offsetting year-over-year declines in production […]

Oil Crops Outlook: U.S. Season-Ending Soybean Stocks Shifted Higher

🕔Mar 12, 2018USDA forecast 2017/18 season-ending soybean stocks 25 million bushels higher this month to 555 million. This month’s expected increase was the consequence of a lowered 2017/18 export forecast, which is […]

Oil Crops Outlook: Big South American Crops Pressure U.S. Soy Meal

🕔Jun 13, 2017USDA lowers its forecast of the 2016/17 soybean crush by 15 million bushels this month to 1.91 billion due to lackluster domestic demand for soybean meal. USDA lowered its 2016/17 […]

Soybean Market’s Roller Coaster Ride Just Keeps on Climbing – DTN

🕔Feb 21, 2017Believe it or not, assessing the bullishness or bearishness of a grain (or oilseed) market is usually not a hard call, especially after doing one’s homework and using the tools […]

Dried Distillers Grains: Spot Prices Rebound – DTN

🕔Jan 23, 2017The DTN average DDG spot price was unchanged from one week ago at $93 for the week ended Jan. 19. Price declines ranged from $5 to $10 per ton, and […]

World Markets: Oilseeds – Tepid Soy Meal Exports Influenced by Lower Grain Prices

🕔Dec 12, 2016Very few factors influence the demand for agriculture commodities as the availability and relative price of substitutes. Over the past few months, global soybean meal trade from major exporters has […]

Soy Oil Prices: Jan. 2017 Futures Up Due to Increased EPA Renewable Fuel Standards

🕔Nov 28, 2016From October 13 through November 25, the price of January 2017 soybean futures increased by 8.4 percent. The higher prices were led by soybean oil prices, with the January 2017 […]

Ethanol Production: What’s Causing the Price Fluctuations in Distillers’s Dried Grain?

🕔Oct 21, 2016Distiller’s dried grains (DDG) are a co-product of dry-milled ethanol production. U.S. ethanol plants have the capacity to produce more than 15 billion gallons of ethanol and 45 million tons […]

Livestock: Impact of Corn, Soy Meal Prices on Swine Finishing Feed Cost

🕔Jul 25, 2016The recent volatility in the corn and soybean markets has increased the uncertainty related to expected swine finishing feed cost. Since planting there have been wide swings in corn and […]

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