reported corn and soybean sales to China, Japan and unknown. The larger than expected decline in corn and soybean conditions sent futures higher. Corn hit a 6-week high. Wheat appreciated on increasing global import demand.
IMPORTANT WEATHER AROUND THE WORLD
issues of concern
Storm Laura is poised to be a viable hurricane and may induce some serious damage to the Lake Charles, Louisiana area late Wednesday and Thursday
Depression Marco is dissipating off the coast of Louisiana
Bavi will be the next world issue with its strong wind and heavy rain impacting the northwest corner of North Korea and northeastern China where some flooding is expected
heavy rain from Madhya Pradesh to Gujarat is over, but a new round of heavy rain and flooding will occur in the coming week from West Bengalto Madhya Pradesh as a new monsoon depression moves from the northern Bay of Bengal into Madhya Pradesh
will stay dry with concern over limited moisture in Queensland continuing
Australia is drying out too
frost and a few freezes occurred in eastern winter crop areas this morning
will get some needed rain over the next few days
continues from eastern Ukraine into Kazakhstan and Russia’s Southern Region
cold surge of the year is slated for western Canada late in the weekend and early next week with a possible second surge later next week
weather will trend wetter in the Midwest briefly over the next couple of weeks to stop declining crop conditions with the Ohio River Valley getting rain first this weekend and the northwestern Corn Belt waiting until early next week for its rain
Storm Laura still represents the greatest threat to the U.S. Gulf of Mexico Coast, although landfall is not likely before late Wednesday night or early Thursday
0700 EDT today, the center of the storm was 145 miles northwest of the western tip of Cuba at 23.4 north, 86.4 west moving west northwesterly at 17 mph and producing maximum sustained wind speeds of 70 mph; tropical storm force wind was occurring out 175
miles from the center of the storm
will intensify as it moves across the Gulf of Mexico during mid-week and could become a significant hurricane prior to reaching the U.S. coast late Wednesday night and early Thursday
storm’s latest forecast path is not expected to shift much more over the next few days, but some adjustment may continue Landfall will be near the Texas/Louisiana coast, but the greatest wind, rain and flooding will be from the Lake Charles area east to Lafayette,
storm’s hurricane forecast wind speeds will likely extend outward 20-40 miles prior to landfall
western coastline will be most vulnerable to the storm’s fury with a notable coastal storm surge, wind speeds may surpass 100 mph and rainfall of 5.00 to 15.00 inches will accompany the storm inland
rain will reach into the western Delta and the lower Midwest late this week and during the weekend respectively
damage is possible in western sugarcane production areas in Louisiana
corn, sorghum and soybeans areas in the western Delta are not likely to be seriously impacted, although some rain and breezy conditions will occur
property damage will be greatest around the Lake Charles area of southwestern Louisiana
Depression Marco was dissipating 60 miles south of Louisiana this morning
storm’s remnants will have no serious impact on any land
wave in the western Gulf of Campeche may follow Laura into the Texas coast this weekend with no more than scattered showers and thunderstorms expected
Bavi was located 197 miles northwest of Okinawa Japan at 0900 GMT today near 29.5 north, 125.5 east moving northwesterly at 8 mph while producing a maximum sustained wind speed reached 104 mph with typhoon force wind occurring out 35 miles from the center
of the storm
storm force wind speeds were occurring out 120 miles from the storm center
will move north northeast through the East China Sea and then into the Yellow Sea through Wednesday and then move across northeastern China into southeastern Russia Thursday and Friday
heavy rain and windy conditions will impact a part of the western Korean Peninsula and into Liaoning China during the middle to latter part of this week
wind and flooding rain could impact rice in parts of northwestern North Korea and northeastern China
China will receive some significant rain early this week before the tropical cyclone arrives causing the soil to be saturated before the typhoon arrives resulting in a higher than usual risk of serious flooding in Liaoning, southern Jilin and North Korea
of this region is still excessively wet from previous heavy rain further complicating the flood situation
China will experience net drying this week as Typhoon Bavi moves up the East China Sea and Yellow Sea
dry weather is not expected, but warm temperatures and quick evaporation will lead to some firming soil
change will be welcome after recent abundant rain
China will experience more frequent rainfall over the coming week ending the recent stretch of drier days that has firmed the soil in some areas after recent months of flooding
China will continue to experience milder than usual conditions at times through mid-week this week with some rain expected in the northeast early through mid-week this week
temperatures have been milder than usual which may be reducing some of the degree day accumulations for cotton and other crops
is expected late this week through much of next week which may help cotton finish out in a more favorable weather environment
on the Yangtze River will continue for a while as the region continues to drain surplus water from behind the Three Gorges Dam
excessive rain event of the weekend shifted mostly into Gujarat Monday where more than 5.00 inches of additional rain fell expanding flood conditions out of Madhya Pradesh into that state
of the heavy rain is now ending
rain in this coming week will become greatest from Odisha and West Bengal to Madhya Pradesh with amounts of 3.00 to 7.00 inches common and local totals over 10.00 inches
of this region is already saturated and flooding will result causing some concern over rice, sugarcane, pulse, soybean and other crops produced in the region
rain may impact northern India during the weekend and early next week perpetuating concern over some crop conditions
maturing cotton may be opening bolls and could encounter some decline in fiber quality because of the rain in far northern India during the weekend and early next week
cyclone development was advertised for the southern Bay of Bengal next week, but confidence is very low with impact possible in the far south of the nation in early September
experienced additional frost and a few freezes in southeastern Queensland and New South Wales this morning, but no more damage of significance than that which occurred during the weekend was suspected
rainfall over the coming week will be most significant in Victoria while most other areas in the nation are left dry
will evolve in Western Australia early next week before moving east across the remaining southern crop areas in the nation through Friday, September 4.
still needs rain immediately to support reproduction that is expected to begin in early September
will experience alternating periods of rain and sunshine during the next ten days favoring the North and Baltic Sea regions and areas from the Alps into western Ukraine, northern Romania and western Russia
relief from dryness is expected in some areas of France and Germany during this period of time, but most of the greatest rain will fall after the middle part of next week
will be seasonable in the west and above average in the southeast
and southern Ukraine, Russia’s Southern Region, southeastern Romania and eastern Bulgaria will continue too dry for at least another ten days, despite a few sporadic showers
is most likely from Moldova to eastern Bulgaria next week and it may bring a little relief to persistent dryness
showers that occur in eastern Ukraine or Russia’s Southern region will be minimal and offer little to no relief to persistent dryness
central and eastern New Lands will receive rain periodically during the next ten days
areas in the region are becoming a little too wet and need to dry down to protect small grain and sunseed quality
is still expected to receive significant rain in a part of its winter wheat and barley production region over the next few days
of 0.20 to 0.70 inch will occur in many areas through Thursday with local totals of 1.00 to 2.00 inches
in Entre Rios, the northeast half of Buenos Aires and a few immediate neighboring areas of Santa Fe
bottom line will be good for many winter crops, although rainfall in Cordoba will still be too light for a serious change in drought status and follow up rain will be of critical importance
will not be much follow up rain through September 7 – at least not in the driest areas
rainfall this week will be confined to the upper east coast through mid-week and then alternating periods of light rain and sunshine will occur in Rio Grande do Sul during the following full week
corn planting is expected
development will continue to advance well
areas in Rio Grande do Sul may become too wet over time
will be warmer in Argentina and southern Brazil this week after last week’s bitter cold
be warmer than usual except in the Delta, southeastern Plains and southeastern states where readings will be closer to normal
rainfall is expected in the Midwest through mid-week this week and then wet biased conditions are likely late this week through next week
of Tropical Storm Laura will be responsible for much this week’s rain beginning late in the week and lasting through early next week in the Ohio River Basin
colder airmass coming into the Midwest from Canada next week will be responsible for rain at that time
will fall erratically in eastern Texas this week while the remainder of the southern and western Plains will experience restricted rainfall, warm temperatures and net drying
rain is expected on the west side of the Delta because of Tropical Cyclone Laura and its remnants, but the heart of the Delta should miss the storm’s extremes
damage is expected in southwestern Louisiana
periods of rain and sunshine are expected in the southeastern United States
moisture will continue to fall in the central and southern Rocky Mountains during the coming week before diminishing next week
Texas may get some rain early and again late next week as a couple of frontal systems impact the region
air advertised in Canada’s Prairies and the northwestern U.S. Plains August 30-September 5 will bring down temperatures and induce a little precipitation
frost or a brief bout of light freezing conditions might occur in a small part of Alberta and far northern Saskatchewan during this period
weather will continue to impact the northern U.S. Plains and southern Canada periodically early this week with additional bouts of 80- and 90-degree afternoon highs while rainfall is minimal
few extremes near and above 100 will occur in eastern Montana and especially South Dakota
cooling will occur briefly late this week
relief should come in the Aug. 30-Sep. 6 period as a notable cool airmass arrives
and Quebec weather is mostly good with alternating periods of rain and sunshine over the next two weeks
will be seasonable
Africa rain over the coming week will be erratically distributed over the next ten days
winter wheat and barley areas still need a general rain to support dryland crops which represent 8% of the total crop in the region
conditions may occur next week
will be warm in the east and mild in the west
precipitation in the coming week to ten days will be greatest in western and southern parts of the nation benefiting many corn, sorghum and dry bean production areas
citrus, sugarcane and many fruit and vegetable crops will also benefit
Mexico will be mostly dry
of the region is still drought stricken
America rainfall will be frequent enough to support all crop needs
Oscillation Index was +5.47 this morning and it will continue positive this week
World Weather Inc.
7-day Precipitation Forecast
customs publishes country-wise soybean and pork import data
palm oil export data for August 1-25
U.S. weekly ethanol inventories, production, 10:30am
weekly crop net-export sales for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, pork, beef, 8:30am
Grains Council monthly report
of Rouen data on French grain exports
Sime Darby Plantation
Futures Europe weekly commitments of traders report, 1:30pm (6:30pm London)
commitments of traders weekly report on positions for various U.S. futures and options, 3:30pm
weekly update on crop conditions
agricultural prices paid, received, 3pm
Bloomberg and FI
New Home Sales Change Jul: 901K (est 790K; prev R 791K)
New Home Sales (M/M) Jul: 13.9% (est 1.8%; prev R 15.1%)
and December corn futures gapped higher on robust US export demand and a large drop in US corn crop conditions. USDA announced 408,000 tons of corn to China and 100,000 for Japan. December corn high of the day reached $3.55, level not seen since July 10.
bought an estimate net 30,000 corn contracts.
was down 28 points and WTI crude up 74 cents by 2 pm CT.
tropical storms for the US Gulf this week are expected to delay grain loadings. Gulf basis firmed yesterday on this expectation.
corn crop seen at 112.9MMT
total grain crop seen at 278.7MMT
Bloomberg poll looks for weekly US ethanol production to be down 2,000 at 924,000 barrels (900-940 range) from the previous week and stocks to decrease 126,000 barrels to 20.144 million.
Reuters poll for South Africa’s corn production came in at 15.386 million tons for 2019-20, down from 15.545 estimated by the CEC in July. That includes 8.954MMT white and 6.432 million tons of yellow.
frozen pork inventories at the end of July came in at a nine year low of 458.902 million pounds (pork – including ribs, loins and hams), down from 460.173 million in June and 611.692 million a year earlier. China has been stepping up imports recently.
plans to auction off another 10,000 tons of pork from reserves on August 28. More than 500,000 tons had been sold so far this year.
seeks 75,000 tons of feed barley on Wednesday for Sep-Oct shipment.
the 24-hour announcement system, USDA reported private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the following activity:
sales of 408,000 metric tons of corn for delivery to China during the 2020/2021 marketing year
sales of 100,000 metric tons of corn for delivery to Japan during the 2020/2021 marketing year
corn still in better shape than TX, CO, PN, & OH.
corn is seen in a $3.30 and $3.55 range. December $3.40-$3.75 range.
soybeans traded sharply higher again after USDA showed a drop in US soybean crop conditions. September position was up 14 points and November up 14.50 cents. For the November, the contract reached its highest level since early March.
meal appreciated $2.40-$3.10 per short ton. Soybean
oil stared the day session lower but rallied on higher energy prices and reversal in the overnight product spreading activity. Note the 7-day weather forecast calls for a larger coverage of rain for the US, extending westward, including parts of IA, but a
recovery in crop conditions are slim.
trade talks held Monday apparently went well. We heard China’s Sinograin bought up to 12 cargoes of US beans out of the US Gulf and PNW for shipments between December and January.
bought an estimated net 15,000 contracts, bought 3,000 meal and bought 3,000 soybean oil.
first notice day delivery is Monday.
imported 8.18 million tons of Brazilian soybeans in July out of the 10.09-million-ton total. The 8.2 million tons compares to 6.42 million for July 2019 Brazil shipments to China and down from 10.51 million tons in June. US July imports totaled 38,331 tons,
down from 267,553 tons in June.
soybean crop seen at 133.5MMT (USDA 131MMT vs. 126MMT for 2019-20)
Conab revised their production figures for the last seven years.
soybean producer sales reached 40 percent as of August, up from 20% same time year earlier.
soybean exports projected at 86.79MMT, up from 2020 forecast of 82MMT
reported August 1-25 palm shipments off 16.2 percent (1-20 were down more than 20%), at 1.220 million tons from 1.455 million during the same period last month. AmSpec showed a 14.3 percent decline at 1.220 million tons.
Malaysian Palm oil hit a 4-week low. Futures were down about 47MYR.
the 24-hour announcement system, USDA reported private exporters reported to the U.S. Department of Agriculture the following activity:
sales of 204,000 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to China during the 2020/2021 marketing year;
sales of 142,500 metric tons of soybeans for delivery to unknown during the 2020/2021 marketing year.
seeks 30,000 tons of soybean meal on Wednesday for shipment by September 25, optional origin.
seeks 50,000 tons of soybean meal and 50,000 tons of corn on Aug 25 for delivery within four months of contract signing.
Covid-19 pandemic is negatively impacting the Argentine biofuels sector in 2020 as long-term lockdown provisions continue to restrict the full range of personal and commercial activities. Bioethanol consumption is forecast at 880 million liters, the lowest
in five years, with capacity utilization at 55 percent. Biodiesel production in 2020 is projected to drop to 1.85 billion liters, the lowest in the past decade in response to a reduction in local and export demand. The biofuels law requiring blend mandates
for ethanol and biodiesel (the mandate for biodiesel has not held in 2020) will expire in May 2021, with ongoing discussions as to whether an extension or new law may be options under consideration by the government.
soybeans are seen in a $8.85-$9.20 range. November $8.80-$9.50.
soybean meal is seen in a $285 to $300 range. December $285-$325.
soybean oil range is seen in a 31.25 to 32.25 range. December 29.75-34.00 range.
wheat futures traded higher from an increase in global import tenders and lower USD. Higher corn added to the positive undertone.
September wheat nearly hit a one-month high and again the contract was unable to break above its 200-day MA. KC and MN front month contracts also traded at or near a one month high. There were at least six global wheat import tender updates/announcements
over the past 24 hours.
the close it was announced Egypt bought 530,000 tons of Russian wheat for October shipment.
Laura changed paths and the wheat planting areas in the Plains will miss needed rain. crop starts planting in a couple weeks. See cone model in the weather section.
Rosario Grains Exchange announced about 800,000 hectares of Argentina’s wheat production area was affected by the recent frost events. This represent about half of the 1.6 million hectare planted area.
bought an estimated net 6,000 Chicago wheat contracts.
December wheat was up 1.75 euro at 184.25.
looks for 2020-21 grain exports to reach 7.5-8.0 million tons.
will get some needed rain this week
bought 530,000 tons of Russian wheat, with 230,000 tons for October 11-20 shipment and 300,000 tons for October 21-31 shipment. They paid $213/ton fob plus $14.50 to $15.35 for freight. They last paid around $222-223/ton second week of August.
initially bought 210,000 tons of wheat for their import tender for up to 1.5 million tons of wheat. They paid around $233.85/ton C&F.
offer $331/ton c&f for durum, $209 for soft wheat and $192 for feed barley: Turkey seeks 390,000 tons of red milling wheat and 110,000 tons of durum wheat on August 25. They also seeks feed barley.
wheat shipment period is between Sep 4 and Oct 10
shipment period is between Sept. 15 and Oct. 10.
barley shipment period is between Sept. 11 and Sept. 25.
seeks 120,000 tons of wheat on Wednesday for October through December shipment.
seeks 80,000 tons of feed wheat and 100,000 tons of feed barley (SBS) on August 26 for November 30 loading.
seeks 100,952 tons of food wheat this week.
seeks 100,645 tons of US wheat on Aug 27 for Oct/Nov shipment.
looks to sell and export 100,000 tons of feed barley with offers by Sep 1.
seeks 200,000 tons of soft wheat from EU/Russia on Sept. 9 and 200,000 tons of wheat from Russia on Sept. 14.
awaited: Pakistan seeks 1.5 million tons of wheat. Lowest offer was $233.85/ton for 200,000 tons of milling wheat.
September is seen in a $5.10-$5.45 range. December $5.15-$5.50 range.
September; $4.20-$4.60 range. December $4.35-$4.75.
September $5.00-$5.30 range. December $5.10-$5.45.
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