Ag Insight Weekly

Timely weekly analysis of two or three developing forces that are impacting the major crop and livestock outlooks for acreages and crop and protein production, demand, and prices. Trade policies, weather, farm and commodity related legislation, income, currencies, and geopolitical impacts are among many potential topics in any individual week.

  • Quarterly five-year annual acreage forecast table for 23 U.S. row crops and discussions of factors shaping the major outlooks
  • Implications of the latest ag news on crop and protein related forecasts
  • Identification of price shifts from Market Watch table of 29 key commodities
  • Inclusion for Doane’s spot analysis of periodic releases of market moving reports including major USDA and Statistics Canada updates

AG INSIGHT WEEKLY JUNE 26, 2020

Date : 26th Jun 2020

The US livestock  markets have been devastated by COVID-19 mitigation efforts directed to packing plants that have limited animals processed. Updated views of the flows of animals and price impacts for cattle, hogs, and broilers. Specific to hogs, latest quarterly hogs and pigs data find farmers responding to low prices with plans to reduce farrowings. USDA releases quarterly grain stocks and updated acreage totals on June 30. We review past performances against trade estimates and price action post reports. 

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AG INSIGHT WEEKLY JUNE 19, 2020

Date : 19th Jun 2020

We continue our series of long-term overviews of the world''s major row crops with excerpts from the International report of the prospects for global corn to 2029. Seasonally, the 2020 growing season is progressing toward the peak period for corn growth and reproduction. Price volatility usually picks up and during most years, there is a summer corn rally. Are we in one now? We examine the recent performance of December corn futures and how that compares with past years. NWS releases its forecasts for July weather. 

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AG INSIGHT WEEKLY JUNE 12, 2020

Date : 12th Jun 2020

Chart signals suggest agricultural commodity markets have put in major so-called bottoms. We explore futures chart analysis for several of the crop and livestock markets. The Census Bureau released its April trade data. There was disappointment on the US side about the apparent slow progress by China in not moving more quickly to fulfill its agricultural purchase commitments under the Phase One trade agreement. 

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AG INSIGHT WEEKLY JUNE 12, 2020

Date : 12th Jun 2020

Chart signals suggest agricultural commodity markets have put in major so-called bottoms. We explore futures chart analysis for several of the crop and livestock markets. The Census Bureau released its April trade data. There was disappointment on the US side about the apparent slow progress by China in not moving more quickly to fulfill its agricultural purchase commitments under the Phase One trade agreement. 

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AG INSIGHT WEEKLY JUNE 5, 2020

Date : 05th Jun 2020

In this week's edition of Ag Insight Weekly, we continue our periodic updates of the global agricultural outlook over the next decade. This week's focus is on the global soybean outlook. The 2020s will bring more large gains in area, production and consumption. In our second article discusses the above average starts for the corn, soybean, and spring wheat growing seasons, along with an update on the winter wheat crop's status. Good starts for corn and soybeans tip the odds toward higher than normal harvest yields.

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Ag Insight Weekly May 29, 2020

Date : 29th May 2020

In this issue, "Long-Term Drivers in Global Agriculture" and "Seasonal Price Performances for Corn, Soybeans, and Wheat."

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Ag Insight Weekly May 22, 2020

Date : 22nd May 2020

In this issue, "CFAP Details Released Under Much Scrutiny" and "Doane Looks at 2020/2021 Crop Supply/Demand Scenarios." 

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Ag Insight Weekly May 15, 2020

Date : 16th May 2020

In this issue, "Major Changes on a Global Scale Since November 2019," "Insights from the May 2020 WASDE," "Livestock Sector and COVID-19 Update," and Market Watch table  

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Ag Insight Weekly May 8, 2020

Date : 08th May 2020

In this issue, "Expectations for USDA New-crop Seasonal Cash Price Forecasts," "Meek Start for U.S./China Phase One Export Sales," "Barge Fees and Infrastructure Maintenance Affect on Crop Prices," and the Market Watch Table.  

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Ag Insight Weekly May 1, 2020

Date : 01st May 2020

In this issue, "China Soy and Animal Feed Update," "President Trump Issues an Executive Order Admist Controversy," "Climate Outlook for May – A Little Cooler, a Little Drier," and the Market Watch Table.  

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