From: Terry Reilly
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2020 7:27:31 AM (UTC-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada)
Subject: FI Morning Grain Comments 05/28/20

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  • No
    general theme change occurred overnight, but the first week of the outlook was wetter from South Dakota into Iowa while less rain was suggested in parts of central Nebraska and from northern Illinois to Ohio

    • Most
      of the changes noted above occur during the middle part of next week
  • Rain
    was reduced in western Canada’s Prairies and the northern U.S. Plains June 4-6

    • Some
      of this change was needed
  • A
    boost in rainfall occurred from eastern New Mexico into the Texas Panhandle June 4-6

    • Some
      rain is possible, but the model may be a little too aggressive
  • GFS
    moved the tropical cyclone from the north-central Gulf of Mexico on June 9 to a position near Jamaica

    • The
      cyclone is still too far out in the forecast to have much confidence, although the odds are very good that a tropical disturbance will evolve this weekend and next week near the Caribbean Coast of Central America
    • GFS
      brings the tropical cyclone to the central Gulf of Mexico by June 11
  • GFS
    removed widespread rain from the Delta to the western Corn Belt June 10-11 due to the delayed landfall of the tropical cyclone in the Gulf of Mexico through the Delta and into the western Corn Belt during this period of time

    • This
      model run ends with the storm still in the Gulf of Mexico
  • GFS
    reduced rain from South Dakota and southern North Dakota into Wisconsin June 7-9

    • Some
      of this reduction was needed
  • GFS
    increased rainfall in portions of the lower Midwest

    • The
      change was needed, although not necessarily properly placed in the region; the previous model run was too dry in the Midwest


operational model and Ensemble take the ridge of high pressure that is expected over the Plains and western Corn Belt during mid-week next week and pushes it a little farther into the Midwest late next week and during the following weekend. The model dues
not return the ridge to the Plains as suggested yesterday. World Weather, Inc. believes the model run is still pushing the ridge too far to the east and that it should return the southern Plains while a quasi-zonal (west to east) flow of air occurs in the
northern Plains and northern Midwest during the latter part of the second week.  Confidence in the second week outlook is low because of the model inconsistency with the tropical cyclone. Further changes are likely.  For now, the expectation is that rainfall
this weekend and out for the following ten days will trend drier and warmer across the Midwest, Delta and Tennessee River Basin along with the central and southern Plains. Weather in the northwestern States, across the northern Plains into the northern Midwest
will be better mixed over the next two weeks with very warm and dry conditions next week to be followed by some rain and a little cooling in the June 6-11 period.



  • No
    significant changes were noted in the first ten days of the outlook, although heavy rain in far southern Argentina was pushed farther to the south and reduced



  • GFS
    model continue to insist on scattered showers in northwestern Europe during mid-week next week

    • The
      moisture advertised is light, but there is some moisture for the U.K., France and a few areas east into Germany
    • The
      model is still considered to be too wet with 0.20 to 0.75 inch and locally more in France and the U.K.
  • No
    change was noted for eastern Europe or the Black Sea region in the first week of the outlook
  • GFS
    increased rainfall in western Europe June 4-6 while reducing it in central and eastern Europe

    • The
      precipitation was overdone, although some increase in rainfall may occur in southern France and northern Spain
  • GFS
    reduced rain in the North Sea region and increased it in eastern France, Germany and northern Italy; rain was also reduced in the Iberian Peninsula

    • These
      changes were needed
  • GFS
    increased rainfall in eastern Europe from the Balkan Countries to Belarus

    • Some
      of this increase was needed
  • Rain
    was increased June 10-11 from the Balkan Countries into Belarus and reduced in northern Italy and areas north into eastern France and western Germany

    • Some
      of these changes were needed


bottom line remains as it has been. Northwestern Europe will have the biggest ongoing dryness problem over the next ten days to two weeks as advertised by the Europe and Canadian Models. Rain is expected in parts of southern Europe into the Black Sea region
with the second week of the outlook a little drier in the eastern half of the Black Sea region.  Some net drying is expected in northwestern Russia



  • Little
    change was noted this morning for the eastern New Lands where scattered showers are expected in the coming first week of the outlook and temperatures will trend mild to cool
  • The
    second week still generates periods of rain and temperatures are advertised to be mild to cool


bottom line is one of limited concern. Timely precipitation and seasonably mild to cool temperatures will impact the eastern New Lands minimizing concern over soil moisture, although the southeastern parts of the region will likely keep its low soil moisture
for a while in this first week of the outlook.



continues to build over drying in China from Henan and Anhui along with some neighboring areas north through the central Yellow River Basin to western Inner Mongolia. This region does not seem to get much relief over the next ten days to two weeks. Net drying
is expected, and parts of the region are already getting too dry. Temperatures will be seasonably warm.

World Weather Inc. and FI


World Weather Inc. and FI


World Weather Inc. and FI




Ag Calendar

May 28:

  • EIA
    U.S. weekly ethanol inventories, production, 11:00am
  • International
    Grains Council monthly report
  • Port
    of Rouen data on French grain exports
  • Poland
    crop plantings report
    Sanderson Farms

May 29:

  • ICE
    Futures Europe weekly commitments of traders report on coffee, cocoa, sugar positions
  • CFTC
    commitments of traders weekly report on positions for various U.S. futures and options, 3:30pm
  • FranceAgriMer
    weekly update on crop conditions
  • USDA
    weekly crop net-export sales for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, 8:30am
  • U.S.
    Agricultural prices paid, received, 3pm
  • Vietnam’s
    General Statistics Office releases data on coffee, rice, rubber exports in May
  • Shanghai
    exchange’s weekly commodities inventory

Bloomberg and FI









Corn futures

were mixed earlier this morning on lower soybeans and higher wheat.  We see corn remaining in a two-sided trading range with a possibility for a break down if US weather remain very good.  Years US producers see rapid plantings there tends to be an expansion
in the corn area.  With 70 percent combined good/excellent, the US corn crop is looking up above 16 billion bushels, versus 13.663 billion for 2019. 

July corn support is seen at $3.15. 

A Bloomberg survey looks for US ethanol production to increase to 720,000 from 663,000 last week and stocks to decrease to 23.330 million from 23.626 million previous week. 

China sold all of its 4 million tons of corn from state reserves.  This was the first auction of the season.  3.66 million tons of corn is from 2015.  Average price was 1,765 yuan per ton. 

China’s Heilongjiang increased its corn crop planting area, to 14.37 million hectares, 33,333 hectares more than last year.

USDA Export sales are delayed until Friday morning. 


Export Developments

  • Results
    awaited: Syria seeks 50,000 tons of soymeal and 50,000 tons of corn on May 24, for delivery within four months of purchase. 






China cash crush margins as of this morning, using our calculation, were 87 cents per bushel (87 previous session) and compares to 68 cents a week ago and 100 cents around this time last year. 
April crush margins were over $2.00.

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