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Local Weather

Ag Commentary
Cotton Close Friday Mixed
Cotton futures were mixed when the final ICE bell rang on Friday, as July was down 38 points, with other nearby contracts up 2 to 35 points. July was down 287 points on the week, with December slipping just 75 points lower. Deferred contracts slipped 8 to 34 points. The...
Wheat Resumes Lower Trade on Friday
The wheat complex was also fading off lower into the week’s close across all three exchanges. Chicago wheat posted 7 ¼ to 14 cent losses on the day, with July down 14 ¾ cents over the course of the week. KC contracts closed out Friday with contracts 9 ¼ to...
Soybeans Fall to Close Near the Low of the Day
Soybeans faded off lower into the Friday close, settling near the lows with contracts down 4 ¾ to 11 cents. July did managed to pull out a ½ cent gain on the week, though November, down 8 cents, wasn’t as lucky. Soymeal futures were up 10 cents/ton in the July...
Cash Cattle Gives Futures a Boost
Live cattle futures followed the cash strength on Friday, as contracts closed out the week with gains of $1.92 to $3.67. Contracts are up anywhere from $1.97 in June to $3.75 in other front months. Cash trade was strong this week, with a few sales at $186 reported in KS...
Hogs Rally to Close Out Week
Lean hog futures bulls have finally found some footing after hitting or getting close to some new contract lows on Friday. Most contracts were up anywhere from 15 cents to $1.85, as expiring June was down 57 cents. The CME Lean Hog Index was up 20 cents at $91.58 on...
Corn Falls into Close with Western Corn Belt Looking Wetter
Corn futures collapsed into the close, with contracts ended the week with 3 ¼ to 8 ½ cent losses across the board. The limited the gains for the week, with July up just 1 ¼ cents and December picking up 3 cents. NOAA’s 7-day QPF shows heavy precip total from...

Daily Market news

6-14-24 Commentary:

 Not exactly “new” news but even though the last week has seen a pick-up in old crop U.S. soybean sales (China/Unknown), the new crop export outlook does not look very positive. Combined old/new crop outstanding sales (excluding recent daily announcements) of 170 million bu. are off 26% from 2023 and remain close to a 20-year low. China has zero new crop U.S. beans on the books. With some forecasting a 125 million bu. drop in its SON imports, U.S. sales could remain sluggish.


  • U.S. corn export sales update: sales 41.6 million bu. were down 10.5% from last week, up 16% the 4-wk avg. & above the midpoint of trade range 28-49
  • total was more than 5x the 7.5 needed to reach USDA forecast
  • outstanding sales of 460.5 million bu. were 238.7 higher than last year
  • Buenos Aires Grain Exchange maintained its estimate of Argentina corn crop at 46.5 million metric tons (USDA: 53.0 million metric tons in its June WASDE report)
  • harvest is estimated at 40.3% compared to 35.1% last week
  • Conab increased Brazil’s production estimate on its June report by 2.51 million metric tons to 114.14 million metric tons, within the 109.4-115.1 trade range (USDA: 122 million metric tons in its June WASDE report). Exports for the Feb-Jan MY were up 2.5 Million metric tons to 33.50
  • Market adds weather premium as Funds buy 6 K


  • U.S. export sales: bean sales of 13.9 million bu. were up 98.6% from last week, 42% vs. the 4-week avg. & slightly above the midpoint of the 6-20 trade range
  • total was above the 7.6 needed to reach annual USDA forecast
  • meal sales of 143.3 million metric tons were above the week needed of 120.4 million metric tons
  • oil sales of 14.6 million metric tons were above the week needed of 2.5 & last week’s 6
  • Buenos Aires Grain Exchange maintained its estimate of Argentinian soybean crop at 50.5 million metric tons (USDA: 50.0 in its June WASDE report)
  • harvest progress at 96%, v. 92.2 last week; 22% G/E, vs. 22% LW & 16% LY
  • Conab cut Brazil soybean prod. estimate by 0.33 MMT to 147.35 (USDA: 153)
  • Funds: bot 5 K SB, 5 SBM, sold 1 BO July Crush, +$.06 @ $1.03


 Major indices suggest a weak opening for the stock market.


Dow, -256; S&P, -20.25; NAS, -18

Asia - Mixed:

Nikkei, +0.24%; Shanghai, +0.12%;

Hang Seng, -0.94%

EUROPE - Weaker:

DAX, -0.84%; FTSE, -0.21%; CAC -1.9%

August Gold: +$26.3 @2,344

July CRUDE: $-0.21 @$78.41

Jun U.S. Dollar Index: +0.388 @105.187

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