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through buying is pulling US agriculture futures higher.  Benchmark soybean complex and wheat contracts didn’t test their intraday highs from yesterday, but December corn did.  Malaysian palm oil prices appreciated for the third straight day, up 54 ringgit
or nearly 2% to 2,872/ton.  Traders are looking for Sep MPOB palm production to increase 3.1% from Aug. SK’s NOFI bought 59,000 tons of soybean meal at $451.49/ton c&f for Dec shipment and 206,000 tons of corn, expected to be from South America, at $239.80/ton
c&f for LH No/FH Dec shipment.  Brazil’s Parana state soybean plantings have seen their slowest start in five years.  Russia plans to introduce grain export quotas for the January through June period.  Jordan saw at least one offer for up to 120,000 tons of
wheat but ended up passing.  China bought $10.7 billion of US agriculture and related products during the first eight months of 2020. A Bloomberg poll looks for weekly US ethanol production to be up 14,000 at 895,000 barrels (885-915 range) from the previous
week and stocks down to 42,000 barrels to 19.649 million. The Philippines seek 300,000 tons of rice, a day after reports they were mulling over ideas to curb imports to prop up domestic prices. 





and Crop Progress



SA Week 1 Accum Precipitation (mm) Forecast



  • GFS
    model removed much of the rain previously advertised from hard red winter wheat country during the next ten days, although a few showers remained
    • Some
      of the reduction was needed
  • European
    model has greater rain in northern and eastern portions of hard red winter wheat areas, as well as eastern Colorado leaving the southwest half of the region mostly dry
    • European
      model is a little too wet in Colorado, Nebraska and northwestern Kansas
  • European
    model has greater rain for the western and central Midwest next week while the GFS has limited rainfall in the region
    • The
      lighter and more limited rainfall outlook is correct, although the region may not be completely dry
  • GFS
    model rain was increased in the lower and eastern Midwest mostly from the Ohio River Valley because of Hurricane Delta
    • This
      change was needed
  • European
    model run was wetter over a larger part of the central and eastern Midwest from the hurricane and a mid-latitude frontal system that follows
    • The
      model is too wet


the bottom line today is rain in hard red winter wheat is expected to be restricted during the next ten days to two weeks as was the official World Weather earlier this week. The models have been periodically overdoing rainfall in the region and today’s GFS
model run is preferred, although additional changes are probable. The European model is too wet for the Midwest over the next ten days, but World Weather, Inc. agrees with bringing moisture from Hurricane Delta farther north into the lower Midwest than advertised



  • GFS
    model outlook has not changed greatly for center west into center south Brazil for next week with rain expected in many areas
  • Restricted
    rainfall occurs in Mato Grosso do Sul, western Parana and western Sao Paulo, although a little more rain falls in these areas than advertised Tuesday morning
  • Rain
    in Brazil’s center south and center west crop areas is restricted from Friday of next week through October 21, although a few sporadic showers are expected – net drying is expected
  • Far
    southern Brazil is still advertised to see a good mix of rain and sunshine during the next ten days to two weeks favoring crops and fieldwork
  • No
    changes were noted in Argentina for the first ten days of the outlook with Buenos Aires and eastern La Pampa getting most of the nation’s significant rain – most of which occurs Saturday into Sunday of this week
  • Argentina
    rainfall was advertised to increase Oct. 18-21, but the latest model run reduced rain in San Luis, La Pampa and western Cordoba relative to the 00z model run
    • Some
      of this reduction was needed


generalities of the South America outlook have not changed much today relative to the previous model run or the overall outlook suggested Tuesday. Argentina is not likely to see much rain for ten days except in Buenos Aires and eastern La Pampa where some
rain will fall this weekend to maintain a good outlook for crops in that region. In Brazil, a period of beneficial moisture will impact center west and center south crop areas next week; although portions of Mato Grosso do Sul and western and northern Parana
as well as western Sao Paulo may not get much rain and will need more soon.



  • Some
    rain fell in western Ukraine overnight with amounts to 0.75 and local totals to 1.34 inches, but this moisture did not reach into eastern areas
  • No
    significant theme changes occurred overnight
    • Rain
      will fall in most of Europe over the coming week to ten days to two weeks
      • Areas
        from the Adriatic Sea region to southeastern Germany, western and southern Poland and parts of western Europe will be wettest
    • Eastern
      Ukraine will continue to receive little to no
    • Kazakhstan.
      The middle and lower Volga River Basin and Russia’s Southern Region will continue very dry