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Canadian production estimates are viewed as supportive for wheat and canola, but soybean prices fell on light technical selling and oil/meal spreading.  US Gulf shipments are starting to increase.  Corn and wheat rallied in part to wheat production concerns. 





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  • Tropical
    Storm Nicholas has produced heavy rain and strong wind along the middle and upper Texas coast and some heavy rain in southwestern Louisiana

Wind speeds of 30 to 60 mph were noted in many Texas coastal areas Monday and overnight with peak wind speeds officially reported reaching 66 mph near Galveston

Rainfall through dawn today varied up to 7.00 inches along the upper Texas coast with 3.00 to 6.00 inches common

Very little rain or adverse weather impacted crop areas in Texas or Louisiana so far

  • Tropical
    Storm Nicholas will produce excessive rain across southern Louisiana over the next few days resulting in some flooding

Flooding is also expected along the upper Texas coast

Additional rainfall of 4.00 to 10.00 inches will result in these areas with local totals to 13.00 inches in southern Louisiana

Sugarcane is vulnerable to a fall in sucrose because of the wet weather at harvest time

Early season harvesting will be delayed because of this rain event as well with fieldwork beginning in October rather than late September because of this excessive rain event

  • U.S.
    Midwest weather will be favorably mixed over the next ten days supporting late season summer crops finish out favorably and allowing some harvest progress to advance on the drier days
  • West
    Texas weather will be mostly good for the next ten days with only a few showers expected later this week

Temperatures will be warm enough to promote quick crop development

  • U.S.
    southeastern states will experience a good mix of weather

Rainfall may be a little more abundant than desired, but no serious impact is expected other than slowing crop maturity and some fieldwork

  • U.S.
    Great Plains weather will be mostly favorable for summer crop maturation, harvesting and some winter crop planting; however, rain is needed in the northwestern Plains and in many other winter wheat production areas to adequately prepare the soil for planting,
    germination and emergence
  • Frost
    and freezes coming up later this week and early next week in the Canadian Prairies will have no negative impact on summer crops because of their faster than usual  maturation this year
  • Frost
    and freezes will also impact a part of the northern U.S. Plains early next week and that, too, should have a low impact on crops because of their advanced state this year
  • Another
    bout of rain is expected in the U.S. Pacific Northwest this weekend, but the moisture will be mostly confined to the Cascade Mountains and the northern Rocky Mountains with very little moisture in the Yakima, Snake or Columbia River Basins.
  • California
    weather will continue mostly dry for the next ten days
  • Most
    of the southwestern U.S. monsoon rainfall has ended
  • Canada’s
    Prairies and the northwestern U.S. Plains will receive minimal amounts of rain in the next ten days

The exceptions will be in western Alberta and in a few Manitoba locations where some rain is expected

Good crop maturation and harvest weather is expected

Planting of winter crops will advance, too, although some areas are still too dry for quick germination and plant emergence

  • Rain
    will also fall from South Dakota into Minnesota and southeastern North Dakota later this week and during the late weekend ahead the two cool fronts expected in the region
  • Strong
    wind speeds will impact a part of the U.S. Plains and Canada Prairies periodically over the next week to ten days as autumn weather systems come and go
  • Mexico
    precipitation will continue greater than usual in some western and interior southern parts of the nation during the coming week and the precipitation may continue abundantly in central and southern areas next week
  • Argentina
    rainfall will continue lacking significance in the driest areas of the west and north for at least another ten days
  • Southern
    Brazil received significant rain Monday and early today

Waves of additional rain are expected in southern Brazil over the next ten days, but rain in center west and center south crop areas will be minimal for a while

Rain is still needed in all coffee, citrus and sugarcane production areas and it would be good for soybean and corn areas in center west and center south

      • The
        earliest that these areas will get rain is in about ten days and confidence is very low
  • South
    Africa crop areas will continue to receive periodic rainfall near the coast and rain would be welcome in many winter wheat areas to support aggressive spring crop development
  • Australia
    rainfall will continue limited in Queensland, northern New South Wales and northern parts of Western Australia through the weekend stressing some reproductive crops that do not have much subsoil moisture

Queensland winter wheat and barley yields are likely to slip lower this year because of frost, freezes and dryness in unirrigated areas

The remainder of Australia’s winter crops are still poised to perform quite favorably

  • Tropical
    Storm Chanthu will move away from China’s Shanghai and Hangzhou Bay ports today and Wednesday allowing shipping to resume
  • Tropical
    Storm Chanthu will impact western Japan and a part of far southern South Korea later this week and into the weekend as it moves off to the east northeast from near the Shanghai area of the East China Sea today
  • Eastern
    China crop areas will see a good mix of weather over the next two weeks

Recent drying was welcome, and more is needed to support summer crop maturation and harvest progress

  • India’s
    monsoon will continue to last longer than usual

Another ten days of frequent rainfall will occur in the central and north parts of the nation raising some concern over the condition of early maturating crops

      • Cotton
        in the open boll stage in the north needs to dry out for harvesting
        • Too
          much rain may harm its quality and could string some fiber out of open bolls

Southern India will continue dry biased for the next two weeks with rainfall well below average

Above normal rainfall in central and northern India will be good for some late season crops, but some drying will soon be needed

  • Interior
    parts of mainland Southeast Asia will receive near to above normal precipitation over the next ten days resulting in an improvement in soil moisture and water supply which is needed for winter crops
  • Philippines
    rainfall will be greater than usual for a while and a new tropical cyclone could impact the nation next week
  • Southwestern
    Russia and parts of Ukraine will receive some needed rain this weekend into next week that will help improve soil moisture for winter wheat, rye and barley planting and emergence
  • Northern
    Russia will continue wet biased, but planting in those areas should be mostly complete
  • Europe
    weather Monday was very good for widespread fieldwork, although rain developed in Portugal and Spain

The moisture in the southwest will shift into France, northern Italy and parts of Germany over the next several days.

Temperatures will be warm biased

Eastern Europe will receive a more restricted precipitation pattern for a while and that will allow fieldwork to continue along with summer crop maturation

      • Rain
        is needed to improve soil moisture for winter crops in the southeast
  • North
    Africa showers will be restricted over the next ten days, but some rain will fall
  • West-central
    Africa rain will continue to come and go favorably for coffee, sugarcane, rice, cocoa and other crops

Cotton production from the region has been better than last year in some areas especially Mali and Senegal

  • East-central
    Africa coffee, cocoa and other crop development has advanced well due to timely rainfall that will continue lightly for a while
  • A
    tropical depression or tropical storm may evolve east of the Bahamas during the second half of this week that could evolve additionally while moving toward the North Carolina coast

The storm could impact North Carolina Thursday into Friday with some rain also occurring in Virginia

      • No
        crop damaging rain, flooding or wind is expected

The tropical system should turn out to sea later this week and during the weekend

  • Today’s
    Southern Oscillation Index was +9.17 and will rise over the next several days
  • Ontario
    and Quebec weather will continue favorably mixed over the next two weeks for late season farming activity and harvesting of summer crops
  • New
    Zealand will wetter than usual this week in North Island while more seasonable precipitation occurs farther to the south.

Next week will be wetter in western parts of South Island

World Weather Inc. 



Ag Calendar

Sept. 14:

  • EU
    weekly grain, oilseed import and export data
  • France
    agricultural ministry crop production estimate
  • Ros
    Agro capital markets day
  • Abares’
    agricultural commodities — September quarter 2021

Sept. 15:

  • EIA
    weekly U.S. ethanol inventories, production
  • FranceAgriMer
    monthly grains report
  • Malaysia
    Sept. 1-15 palm oil exports
  • Brazil’s
    Unica releases cane crush and sugar output data (tentative)

Sept. 16:

  • USDA
    weekly crop net-export sales for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, pork, beef, 8:30am
  • Port
    of Rouen data on French grain exports

Sept. 17:

  • ICE
    Futures Europe weekly commitments of traders report (6:30pm London)
  • CFTC
    commitments of traders weekly report on positions for various U.S. futures and options, 3:30pm
  • FranceAgriMer
    weekly update on crop conditions

Bloomberg and FI



Counterparties Take $1169.28 Bln At Fed’s Fixed-Rate Reverse Repo (prev $1087.108 Bln, 77 Bidders)

CPI (M/M) Aug: 0.3% (est 0.4%; prev 0.5%)

CPI Ex‐Food, Energy (M/M) Aug: 0.1% (est 0.3%; prev 0.3%)

CPI (Y/Y) Aug: 5.3% (est 5.3%; prev 5.4%)

CPI Ex‐Food, Energy (Y/Y) Aug: 4.0% (est 4.2%; prev 4.3%)

Real Avg Hourly Earnings (Y/Y) Aug: ‐0.9% (prev ‐1.2%)

Real Avg Weekly Earnings (Y/Y) Aug: ‐0.9% (prevR ‐0.9%; prev ‐0.7%)

Manufacturing Sales (M/M) Jul: ‐1.5% (est ‐1.0%; prev 2.1%)

To Sell 7.38Mln Barrels Of Crude From Reserve September 24



US corn futures ended 4.75-7.00 cents higher on technical buying and one point drop in US crop conditions to 58 percent.  The rally in wheat, and corn/soybean spreading added to the upside movement.  December ended back above
$5.20 at $5.2025/bu.  Earlier this week both November soybeans and corn held above their 200-day MA’s. 

Funds bought an estimated net 5,000 corn contracts. 

US harvest progress could slow during the last half of this week from the tropical storm in the Gulf.  4 percent of the US corn crop had been harvested as of Sunday. 

WTI crude oil traded in a wide two-sided range, ended mixed. 

Argentina Buenos Aires grains exchange estimated the 2021-22 Argentina corn crop at 55 million tons, using a 7.1 million hectares area, up from 6.6 million hectares in 2020-21.

China corn futures hit a 12-mont low. 

A Bloomberg poll looks for weekly US ethanol production to be up 3,000 barrels (905-950 range) from the previous week and stocks down 226,000 barrels to 20.164 million.

Bloomberg) — China’s national oil reserve center has announced the trading of 7.38m barrels of oil reserve on September 24, the National Food and Strategic Reserves Administration says in statement. 

This week some of the filed reports are showing mixed yields for corn and soybeans, but most of the locations we read are above last year.  One plot in central IL has poor stalk quality. 



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