Grain Futures Marginally Up


Grains are marginally higher. Seems like a long week for market breaking news. Fridays USDA report could be key. SX is up 6 cents and near 13.15. SMZ is near 394.0. BOZ is near 60.39. CZ is up 2 cents and near 4.96. WZ is up 2 cents and near 6.64. KWZ is up 6 cents and near 7.82. MWZ is up 4 cents and near 8.40. US stocks are higher. US Dollar is lower. Crude is higher. Gold, silver, copper, coffee, cocoa, sugar are higher. China is lifting ban on group travel including Japan, EU and US.

Soybean futures are higher. Dalian soymeal prices are making new highs. Dalian palmoil and soyoil prices were higher. Trade is looking for US soybean yield near 51.3 bpa vs USDA 52.0.  US OND soybean export prices are competitive to China vs Brazil. Question is; Is China covered for OND or will they need to add to US buying. Weekly new crop US export sales are est at 300-1,500 mt. Argentina estimated 2024 crop near 48 mmt vs 20 this year. SX range 12.90 to 13.30.

Corn futures are higher. CZ found support near 4.90. Next resistance is near 5.20. Higher Crude is offering support. Trade is looking for US corn yield near 175.5 bpa vs USDA 177.5. Trade is looking for US 2023/24 corn carryout near 2,168 vs USDA 2,262. Weekly US ethanol use could suggest USDA could drop corn use 5-15 mil bu. Weekly new crop US export sales are est at 200-500 mt. Argentina estimated 2024 crop near 56 mmt vs 34 this year. Some look for USDA to increase Brazil 2023 crop

Wheat futures are higher. Wheat futures battling low demand for US exports and negative tech signals vs talk of lower World crops and increase Black Sea tension. Weather supports US SRW 2024 plantings but HRW soils are dry. Weekly new crop US export sales are est at 200-500 mt. US SRW export prices are competitive vs EU and Black Sea. Tough to find enough news to rally wheat 50 cents or break 50 cents. Key is Black Sea tension news.

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