PDF Attached includes a few charts on world soybeans, USDA Broiler Hatchery and EIA ethanol




trade soybean complex and grains.  US weather is favorable.  The track of the hurricane shifted southeast. Malaysia was on holiday. 


and Crop Progress


  • Hurricane
    Sally was moving inland this morning and was expected to produce more flooding rain, strong wind speeds and damage to crops and property
    • Rain
      totals have already ranged from 16 to more than 20 inches over the past two days from Fort Walton Beach, Florida to the Mobile Bay
    • Wind
      speeds have reached 92 mph near the naval station southeast of Oyster Bay, Alabama and 81 mph at Pine Forest High School in the same region
      • Peak
        speeds of 55 to 81 mph have common from Fort Walton, Beach, Florida to Mobile, Alabama
      • Tropical
        storm force wind was occurring in southern Alabama as well
    • Coastal
      flooding from both the storm surge and two days of rainfall has been significant across many of these same areas
    • At
      0800 CDT, the center of the sally was located near 30.5 north, 87.6 west or 20 miles north northeast of Gulf Shores, Alabama with peak wind speeds near the center of the storm of 90 mph and movement north northeasterly at 3 mph
  • Hurricane
    Sally will is still expected to slowly accelerate to the northeast over the next two days reaching southeastern North Carolina Saturday
    • In
      the storm’s wake will be 4.00 to 10.00 inches of additional rain from western parts of the Florida Panhandle through central and interior southeastern Alabama to northern Georgia and 3.00 to 6.00 inches in portions of the Carolinas
      • Flooding
        is expected in many areas, but it will be most serious from central through southern Alabama and in the Florida Panhandle
    • Wind
      speeds will continue to reach damaging levels this morning from western parts of the Florida Panhandle into south-central Alabama and then gradually lighten as the storm moves farther north this afternoon and tonight
    • Damage
      to crops will be greatest in Alabama and Florida’s Panhandle with cotton suffering the greatest losses
  • Hurricane
    Paulette, Hurricane Teddy and Tropical Storm Vicky are over open water in the Atlantic Ocean and posing no threat to land
    • Teddy
      will become a major hurricane later today and Thursday and will eventually impact Bermuda early next week as a weaker storm once again
    • Vicky
      will likely dissipate by the weekend over open water in the central Atlantic Ocean
    • Paulette
      will lose its tropical characteristics over the next few days, but remain a viable mid-latitude storm system over the north-central Atlantic
  • Tropical
    wave west of Africa still has potential to develop into a tropical cyclone later this week and it will move toward the northern Leeward Islands over the coming week
    • This
      system will need to be closely monitored for possible influence on North America and the Caribbean Islands next week, although there is plenty of time for the system’s potential to change
  • Tropical
    disturbance in the southwestern Gulf of Mexico will be wandering around off the coast of eastern Mexico the next few days and has some potential for becoming better organized over time
    • Most
      likely this system will produce repetitive rainfall in eastern Mexico and in the southernmost tip of Texas for a while
    • The
      system is showing signs of better organization and there will be support for development later this week
  • Tropical
    Storm Noul has formed west of the Philippines in the South China Sea and has produced some beneficial rainfall in parts of the Philippines recently
    • The
      storm has potential to become a weak typhoon as it moves west northwesterly across the South China Sea the next few days with landfall possible in central Vietnam Friday
      • Flooding
        rainfall and strong wind speeds may impact central and northern parts of Vietnam from this storm
      • Central
        Highlands crop areas will be impacted by the storm, but the most damaging properties of Noul will be to the north of the region
  • Tropical
    Storm Karina remains well west of Mexico and posing no threat to land; the system will dissipate over open water this weekend



  • Argentina
    rainfall will remain limited over the next ten days with very little potential for relief from drought conditions in the west
  • Dryness
    in southeastern Europe will prevail for the next week to ten days supporting good summer crop maturation and harvest conditions, but threatening winter crop planting and emergence
    • Some
      relief is possible late this month and better weather is expected in October
    • All
      of eastern Europe, as well as Germany and including Ukraine will be included in this dry bias
  • France,
    the U.K., Spain and Portugal will all get some welcome rainfall beginning this weekend and continuing through all of next week
    • Improved
      soil moisture will occur for better winter crop planting and emergence conditions later this autumn will result
    • Some
      slowing of summer crop maturation and harvesting is expected
    • Rain
      will also reach into Italy and the Adriatic Sea region early to mid-week next week, but Germany is no longer advertised to get rain during this period
  • Dryness
    remains a concern in central and eastern Ukraine, parts of Russia’s Southern region and portions of Kazakhstan
    • Very
      little rain will fall in these areas through the next ten days to two weeks
  • Northern
    Russia will receive periods of rain and experience mild to cool temperatures at times over the next two weeks
  • Western
    Australia rainfall will be limited to the far southwest over the next ten days to two weeks where crop conditions will stay good
    • Dryness
      in other Western Australia crop areas will raise concern over reproductive conditions if greater rain does not fall soon
      • Northern
        crops in Western Australia will be reproducing through the end of this month
  • Eastern
    Australia will receive significant rain later this week
    • South
      Australia will get rain today into Friday with 0.60 to 2.00 inches possible in some winter crop areas
    • New
      South Wales, Queensland and Victoria will receive rain Thursday into Saturday with 0.50 to 2.00 inches from northern New South Wales into Queensland
    • Rainfall
      of 0.60 to 1.75 inches will also occur in Victoria
    • Some
      lingering rain may reach into eastern Queensland and northeastern New South Wales during early to mid-week next week
    • The
      precipitation will be extremely helpful in raising soil moisture for winter and spring crops, although wheat and barley in Queensland may be a little too far advanced to fully benefit
  • Center
    West and southern parts of center south Brazil are advertised to receive scattered showers and thunderstorms Sep. 20-23 with some follow up rain periodically into the end of this month
    • The
      precipitation might eventually help lift topsoil moisture for some early season soybean planting, but much more rain will be needed
    • Coffee
      and citrus flowering “may” occur in a few areas from Sao Paulo into southern Minas Gerais and Rio de Janeiro while sugarcane and early corn experience a moisture boost to improve crop development; however, most of the region will fail to get quite enough moisture
      to make big changes in crop or soil conditions without follow up moisture
  • Southern
    Brazil rice, corn and wheat areas will get periodic rainfall through the next two weeks
    • Crop
      and field conditions will either improve or continue good through the end of this month
  • China
    rainfall Tuesday was most significant from the northern parts of the North China Plain into interior eastern Inner Mongolia
    • Rain
      totals varied from 1.00 to nearly 3.50 inches and maintained excessively wet conditions for some of the crops in this region
    • Rain
      also fell in the Yangtze River Basin with amounts of 1.00 to 4.00 inches and local totals to 5.82 inches
    • Rainfall
      elsewhere was more sporadic and light with needed dry conditions in much of the northeast provinces and some other areas
  • China
    weather over the next two weeks
    • Rain
      will return to Heilongjiang and Jilin today and it may occur frequently over the next week to ten days especially in Heilongjiang where summer crop maturation and harvest delays will occur through the balance of this month
    • Net
      drying in the middle and lower Yellow River Basin and portions of the North China Plain should improve summer crop maturation and harvest conditions while improving future wheat planting potentials
    • Rain
      will fall frequently in the Yangtze River Basin and southern coastal provinces as well as Yunnan and Guangxi during the next two weeks to maintain soggy field conditions
    • Much
      of eastern China needs to dry down in support of summer crop maturation and harvesting as well as support for winter crop planting that occurs from late this month through October and into November
  • India
    weather over the next two weeks will continue wettest in central, southern and far eastern parts of the nation while net drying occurs in the north
    • Monsoonal
      precipitation will continue without much withdrawal through early next week, but a more significant withdrawing trend is expected in the last week of September and early October improving crop maturation conditions in central parts of the nation
    • Weather
      conditions in most of India are still favorable, but drying is needed in Gujarat and that may not come for another week
  • U.S.
    weather over the next ten days
    • Favorable
      summer crop maturation and harvest weather is expected due to restricted rainfall and mild to warm temperatures for the next ten days including the Midwest Corn and Soybean Belt
    • Southeastern
      U.S. rainfall will be excessive over the balance of this week due to Hurricane Sally, but after that some improved weather is expected; including net drying conditions
    • U.S.
      hard red winter wheat areas will receive limited rainfall which may be good for summer crop maturation and harvest progress
      • Wheat
        planting and emergence will continue, although there is need for greater rain to induce better emergence and establishment in the driest areas
        • The
          bulk of additional planting will occur in October
    • West
      Texas rainfall will be limited enough to support favorable crop maturation
    • Northern
      Plains will receive restricted rainfall and experience warm temperatures favoring a good crop maturation and harvest environment
  • U.S.
    temperatures will slip to the frost and freeze threshold in the upper Midwest and northern Great Lakes region late this week with lows in the 30s Fahrenheit and with a few colder readings near the Canada border
    • Some
      extreme lows in the upper 20s will occur in northern Minnesota, but key crop areas in the Midwest will not experience temperatures nearly as cold
    • Overall
      temperatures in the coming week will be warmer than usual from the central and northwestern Great Plains through most of the western states while near to below average farther to the east
      • The
        coolest conditions relative to normal this week will be in the eastern Midwest through the northeastern states
    • Temperatures
      next week will be similar to those of this week, although a little warmer in the eastern Midwest and a little milder in the central Plains
      • Some
        cooling is also expected in the Pacific Northwest and Rocky Mountain region
  • West-central
    Africa will continue to experience periodic showers and thunderstorms over the next couple of weeks
    • Additional
      improvement is expected to coffee, cocoa, rice and sugarcane production areas after rain fell significantly during the weekend
    • The
      next wave of greatest rain will occur next week
    • Cotton
      areas will also continue to receive some rain for a while longer
    • All
      crops receiving rain will likely benefit from the moisture
  • South
    Africa weather will continue mostly dry over the next seven days with only a few showers in the far east and near the south coast expected
  • East
    central Africa rainfall has been and will continue to be erratic and mostly beneficial over the next ten days
  • Canada
    Prairies will experience some weekend rain, but good harvest weather is expected prior to and after that period of time for a few days
    • Additional
      rainfall is expected in the last week of this month
    • Harvesting
      and crop maturation should advance relatively well during the period with only a few delays likely
  • Xinjiang,
    China weather will continue favorable for cotton and other crop maturation and early harvest progress
    • Alternating
      periods of warm and cool weather will occur through the next ten days with restricted rainfall expected
    • The
      environment will support crop maturation, leaf defoliation and early harvesting
  • Mainland
    areas of Southeast Asia will experience periodic showers and thunderstorms over the next couple of weeks
    • Late
      season moisture boosting is extremely important since water supply has not been fully restored from last year’s low levels
  • Philippines
    rainfall increased the past two days from Tropical Storm Noul, but more rain is still needed in the Visayan Islands
  • Improving
    rainfall in Indonesia and Malaysia is expected over the next two weeks with some heavy rain possible in random locations
  • Ontario
    and Quebec rainfall will occur periodically over the next ten days alternating with periods of rain and sunshine
    • Net
      drying is expected over the coming week
    • Temperatures
      will be seasonable to slightly cooler than usual
  • New
    Zealand rainfall will be above average on the west coast of South Island and below average elsewhere; temperatures will be near to below average
  • Southern
    Oscillation Index was +10.00 today and it will stay significantly positive this week


World Weather Inc. 



Ag Calendar

Sept. 16:

  • EIA
    U.S. weekly ethanol inventories, production, 10:30am
  • FranceAgriMer
    supply and demand estimates
  • Future
    Food-Tech conference, Sept. 17-18
    Malaysia, Mexico

Sept. 17:

  • USDA
    weekly crop net-export sales for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, pork, beef, 8:30am
  • USDA
    total milk production for August, 3pm
  • Port
    of Rouen data on French grain exports
  • Biosev
    SA 1Q 2021 earnings

Sept. 18:

  • ICE
    Futures Europe weekly commitments of traders report, 1:30pm (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




Futures survey of U.S. planting intentions for 2021 (1,044 producers surveyed)

Soybean plantings for 2021 were forecast at 87.9 million acres, up 4.9% 2020

Corn plantings seen at 91.8 million acres, down 0.3%

Winter wheat seedings seen at 31.3 million acres, up 2.3%

Spring wheat plantings (excluding durum) seen at 11.6 million acres, down 4.8%



Retail Sales (M/M) Aug 0.6% (est 1.0%; prevR 0.9%; prev 1.2%)

Retail Sales Ex. Auto (M/M) Aug 0.7% (est 0.9%; prevR 1.3%; prev 1.9%)

Retail Sales Ex. Auto & Gas (M/M) Aug 0.7% (est 0.9%; prevR 1.1%; prev 1.5%)

Retail Sales Control Group (M/M) Aug -0.1% (est 0.5%; prevR 0.9%; prev 1.4%)

AM livesquawk Canada CPI (M/M) Aug -0.1% (est 0.1%; prev 0.0%)

CPI (Y/Y) Aug 0.1% (est 0.4%; prev 0.1%)

AM livesquawk Canada CPI Median (Y/Y) 1.9% (est 1.9%; prev 1.9%)

CPI Common (Y/Y) 1.5% (est 1.4%; prev 1.3%)

CPI Trim (Y/Y) 1.7% (est 1.8%; prev 1.7%)


DoE Crude Oil Inventories (W/W) 11-Sep: -4389K (est 2047K; prev 2033K)

Distillate Inventories: 3461K (est -250K; prev -1675K)

Cushing OK Crude Inventories: -74K (prev 1838K)

Gasoline Inventories: -381K (est -600K; prev -2954K)

Refinery Utilization: 4.00% (est 1.50%; prev -4.90%)



  • US
    harvesting is advancing rapidly across parts of the Delta.  Arkansas was cutting away last week and yields are coming in better than expected. 
  • APK-Inform
    lowered its estimate for Ukraine corn to 35.1MMT from 37.3 million tons previously.  They lowered exports to 28.5 million tons from 29.4 million.
  • China’s
    recent storms across northeastern crop areas has created a lot of buzz recently.  Reuters picked up that the China corn crop could drop 5-10 million tons as cited by an analyst from Cofco.  China corn futures are near a 5-year high. 
  • China
    suspended imports from an OK Foods poultry plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas, because of coronavirus cases.  This is the second suspension after blocking imports from a Tyson Foods Inc TSN.N plant in June.
  • Germany
    confirmed they discovered 5 cases of ASF in wild boars in their eastern German state of Brandenburg.  German pork exports to China more than doubled in first half 2020 to 233,300 tons.
  • The
    USDA weekly Broiler Report showed eggs set in the US up 2 percent and chicks placed down slightly.  Cumulative placements from the week ending January 4, 2020 through September 12, 2020 for the United States were 6.88 billion. Cumulative placements were down
    1 percent from the same period a year earlier.


estimates missed the weekly US ethanol production and stocks update for the week ending 9/11.  Production declined a large 15,000 barrels to 926,000 and stocks decreased 195,000 barrels to 19.798 million, down 1.084 million over the past two weeks.  The sentiment
for corn is mixed now that ethanol stocks are lowest since Aug 7.  A Bloomberg poll looked for weekly US ethanol production to be up 1,000 and stocks to increase 345,000 barrels.  The 4-week average change for ethanol production is zero. 





Export Developments

  • Taiwan
    seeks bought 65,000 tons of corn from Brazil for Nov-Dec shipment at 189.63 cents over the March contract. 
  • South
    Korea’s KOCOPIA rejected all offers for up to 60,000 tons of corn for arrival around Dec. 25.




  • December
    is seen in a $3.40-$3.85 range.  2020-21 to average $3.75 for corn and $2.85 for oats. 



  • Brazil’s
    Parana, Sao Paulo and Minas Gerais will see beneficial rain starting Sept. 21, allowing for soybean plantings to advance by late September. 
  • There
    was some talk this am that Argentina is considering raising export taxes and that has provided support to the soybean complex this morning.   Most of the trade thinks this is unfounded. 
  • Argentina’s
    black market peso fell 9.7 percent by mid-morning to an all-time low (140/145 per U.S. dollar) after the central bank announced it was tightening currency controls. 
  • Ukraine
    rapeseed exports fell to 1.27 million tons so far in the 2020-21 (July-June) from 1.81 million tons in the same period in 2019-20, a 30 percent decrease. 
  • APK-Inform
    sees 2020-21 sunoil exports falling to 6.17 million tons from 6.63 million tons in 2019-20 due to a smaller sunflower harvest.  Rapeseed exports were seen falling to 2.45 MMT from 2.89 and soybeans to 2.2 MMT from 2.63 MMT. 


Export Developments

  • Under
    the 24-hour announcement system, USDA announced private exporters sold:
    • 327,000
      metric tons of soybeans for delivery to China during the 2020/2021 marketing year. 
  • Today
    the USDA CCC seeks 40,750 tons of soybean meal for export to Indonesia and Cambodia for Nov 10-20 shipment. 
  • USDA
    CCC seeks 3,000 tons of vegetable oils on Sep 17 for October 16-31 shipment.