Friday, February 05, 2016

Perspective: Warm Midwest Summer?

Friday, February 5, 2016

February 5 – The debate over possible risks for a hot dry Midwest summer is expected to heat up in the weeks ahead. Most of the focus is on the El Nino/Southern Oscillation (ENSO) cycle as we transition from an El Nino pattern toward La Nina this year. However, the impacts of the ENSO cycle are... Learn More →

Perspective: Midday Commentary, 02/05/2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

February 5 – Commodities are under pressure this morning as the dollar pushes sharply higher. The markets were generally quiet overnight as traders waited for the U.S. monthly jobs report. Wall Street focused on the sharp rise in wages, up 0.5% on the month, likely influenced as minimum wage hikes... Learn More →

Perspective: Crop Revenue Insurance, 02/05/2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

February 5 – This is a key month for farmers taking out revenue insurance on their crops. USDA calculates a base price for revenue insurance based on the average February settlement of December corn futures, as well as for November soybean futures. The average is then calculated again at harvest in... Learn More →

Wheat Report, 02/05/2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

The weakness in the USD has not been enough to keep the wheat market positive this week, as poor export sales and lack of other fundamental support has left futures in a lower pattern. Estimates for the Feb. 9th USDA Supply & Demand reports show few changes for the wheat balance sheets, with... Learn More →

Morning Dairy Comments, 02/05/2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

General Market News · ANZ Bank New Zealand cuts payout forecast to $3.95/kg MS · Job gains slow, wages rise and jobless rate falls · Tyson Foods raises profit forecast on lower costs · ECB’s Jazbec: Will act in March ‘if necessary’ · If Russia started a... Learn More →

Perspective: Morning Commentary, 02/05/2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

February 5 – The Department of Labor reports that the economy created just 151,000 jobs in January. December’s job gains were slashed by 30,000 to 262,000, while November’s were boosted by 28,000 to 280,000. Gains in January were led by retail trade, food services and drinking places, health care... Learn More →

Morning Grain Comments, 02/05/2016

Friday, February 5, 2016

The soybean complex registered a steady incline across the overnight session, but that was only to save beans from falling too far below its nice comfy recent technical range after an ugly mid-week. Argentine rains do need to verify over the weekend to keep S.A. crop prospects unhindered... Egypt’s... Learn More →

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