Ag Insight Weekly

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    Ag Insight Weekly May 24, 2019

    Ag Insight Weekly May 24, 2019

    24 May 2019

    In this issue, "Corn Planted Acres Facing Historical Setback from Planting Intentions," "A Quick Update on ASF’s Impact on the Global Hog/Pork Markets," and "2019 Tariff Aid Package Revealed: What are the Implications?".

    Ag Insight Weekly May 17, 2019

    Ag Insight Weekly May 17, 2019

    17 May 2019

    In this issue, "The Asian Growth Center is Driving World Agricultural Decisions", "Implications from the May 2019 USDA WASDE – Crops", and "Trump Tariff Aid Plan for Farmers #2."

    Ag Insight Weekly May 10, 2019

    Ag Insight Weekly May 10, 2019

    10 May 2019

    In this issue, "Meat Demand Seems Likely to Remain Strong Through Summer", "Corn Plantings Threatened", and "2019 Wheat Quality Council Winter Wheat Tour Recap." 

    Commodity Digest

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    Commodity Digest May 24, 2019

    Commodity Digest May 24, 2019

    24 May 2019

    In this issue, soy oil futures close lower for the week as WTI futures plummet. Doane adds to U.S. soybean planting ideas following government aid details. Wetter forecasts in the "Bread Basket" lead to wheat quality and disease concerns. Doane lowers their corn acreage estimate due to extremely low planting progress in May. Concerns that the aid payment program will affect farmers' planting decisions plague the industry inspite of government officials stressing that farmers should not change decisions based on the USDA announcement on Thursday.  

    Commodity Digest May 17, 2019

    Commodity Digest May 17, 2019

    17 May 2019

    In this issue, we discuss the impacts of slow plantings to date on the 2019 U.S. corn crop's potential. Concern for further delays spurred some covering of short positions across the grain and oilseed markets this week. The soybean market digested the April NOPA crush and stocks data released mid-week and found some selling interest heading into the weekend. Finally, the wheat market followed corn modestly higher this week but gains were limited by the overhang of what appears to be much larger European and Black Sea wheat crops.  

    Commodity Digest May 10, 2019

    Commodity Digest May 10, 2019

    11 May 2019

    In this issue, trade worries intensify after Trump raises tariffs on Chinese exports to the US. USDA forecasts world soybean production down in 2019/20. Initial USDA 2019 winter wheat forecast tops trade expectations.

    Quarterly Crop

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    Quarterly Crop Report March 2019

    Quarterly Crop Report March 2019

    14 March 2019

    In this issue, corn global ending stocks are lowered; farmer surveys point to lower wheat seedings in 2019; China is buying U.S. soybeans, but trade figures are still low; and 2019 cotton plantings will probably be 0.8 million higher, from 14.1 million acres to 14.9 million acres.

    International Ag

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    International Report May 2019

    International Report May 2019

    10 May 2019

    In this issue, global trends and historical data are discussed for corn, soybeans, cotton, rice and wheat, and forecasts are included for the next 10 years. Of course, the "trade war" with China is a big factor for many of the crops today and the forecasts for the next 10 years, affecting more than just the U.S. and China. At the time of publishing, the trade war had not been resolved, and President Trump added more tariffs on Chinese imports. Other factors besides the trade situation affect the forecasts, such as the Asian Growth Center of China, India, Other Asia and East Asia accounting for 52% of the world population. The area consists of extreme poverty that is enjoying economic growth, which is very important for commodity consumption, but especially food products. Also, Doane's forecasts assume that the USMCA will be ratified this summer. 

    Crop Weather

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    Crop Weather Report May 20, 2019

    Crop Weather Report May 20, 2019

    20 May 2019

    In this issue, Doane economists react to the May 20 USDA Crop Progress Report. Corn and soybeans planting progress are much below average for the third week of May. Spring wheat is behind, but it's not lagging as much as the other two. The same is true for cotton whereas rice planting progress is somewhere in the middle of all the crops. The winter wheat condition rating continues to be high in the good/excellent categories, and even went up one point this week. 

    Crop Weather Report May 13, 2019

    Crop Weather Report May 13, 2019

    13 May 2019

    In this issue, the 2019 planting season continues to be full of slow progress for rice, corn, cotton and soybeans due to wet and cool spring weather. Only a few places in the U.S. are caught up. Spring wheat made great progress this week and is close to the average planting progress. Winter wheat condition is high and consistent at 64% good and excellent condition. This reaction is published after the release of the USDA Crop Progress Report. 

    Crop Weather Report May 6, 2019

    Crop Weather Report May 6, 2019

    06 May 2019

    In this issue, Doane eonomists react to the USDA Crop Weather Progress Report released today, May 6, 2019. The report focuses on corn, soybean, cotton, rice and spring wheat planting progress as well as winter wheat condition. Most crops are behind in planting this spring due to wet weather and cooler temperatures across the northern Plains. 

    News to Use

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    News2Use May 2019

    News2Use May 2019

    16 May 2019

    China and U.S. trade negotiations fell apart in early May, with both countries adding more tariffs for the other. The 2019 planting season has been plagued with wet, cool weather, and corn, rice, cotton and soybean plantings have been lagging behind in many states. The BLT season will most likely be mediocre due to plentiful supplies and moderate grocer demand for bacon. There's a weak El Nino event present this year. 

    News 2 Use April 2019

    News 2 Use April 2019

    16 April 2019

    In this issue, The View From Here is "An Update on the ASF Situation." The snowy winter and a mid-April storm boosted chances for late plantings this spring. A major global pork shortage and higher hog and pork prices are likely to develop in the coming months. U.S and Chinese negotiators are reportedly close to a trade agreement.

    News2Use March 2019

    News2Use March 2019

    13 March 2019

    In this issue, The View From Here is "U.S. Farm Sector Income Seen Up 10% in 2019." Harsh winter weather kept a lid on early-2019 cattle and beef supplies, thereby offering sustained price support. It also signals spring planting problems in many areas. China and U.S. trade deal is still not settled. 

    Ag News Weekly

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    Ag News Weekly May 24, 2019

    Ag News Weekly May 24, 2019

    24 May 2019

    In this issue, growing spring planting delays continued boosting corn prices this week. Concerns about the global economy apparently triggered broader market losses. Extremely late plantings suggest reduced acreage and yields this year. No new trade talks between the U.S. and China are scheduled at this point.

    Ag News Weekly May 17, 2019

    Ag News Weekly May 17, 2019

    17 May 2019

    In this issue, diminished trade war activity and weather concerns boosted the grains and soybeans. The U.S. dollar looks set to test recent highs. The May 10 WASDE report proved generally bearish for the crop markets. U.S.-China trade negotiations will probably restart in the weeks just ahead.

    Ag News Weekly May 10, 2019

    Ag News Weekly May 10, 2019

    11 May 2019

    In this issue, Chinese backtracking and fresh U.S. import tariffs undercut the ag markets this week. Crude oil prices slipped below pivotal support. Farmer attitudes have declined along with prices. The Trump administration boosted tariffs on Chinese imports early Friday morning.

    Updates Bulletins

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    NOPA May 15, 2019

    NOPA May 15, 2019

    15 May 2019

    NOPA released its April 2019 monthly crush report on May 15, 2019. NOPA reported that members crushed 160.0 million bushels in April. Members produced 1.871 billion lbs. of soybean oil in the month, versus 2.000 billion lbs. in March and 1.857 billion lbs. last year.

    Doane Economist Reaction to the May 2019 WASDE

    Doane Economist Reaction to the May 2019 WASDE

    11 May 2019

    On May 10, 2019, the USDA released the WASDE report. In this WASDE report, the USDA released world and US information for corn, soybeans, soy oil, soy meal, and wheat. Because of the trade war and rhetoric on Twitter from Donald Trump, the futures didn't react as much to the WASDE Report as they might usually. 

    Canadian Crop Summary April 2019

    Canadian Crop Summary April 2019

    25 April 2019

    In this issue of Doane's reaction to the Canada Principal Field Crop Areas Report released on April 24, 2019, wheat seeding intentions were higher than expected, reaching to the top end of various trade forecasts. Canola seeding intentions came in toward the low end of expectations and consistent with trade expectations on average for a decrease. Corn plantings were above expectations.

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