Commodity Digest

Concise weekly economic analysis and purchasing guidance for corn, wheat (by class), soybean oil, soybean meal, and soybeans. This report exclusively details the most important factors, domestic and foreign, driving price changes. Report includes individual commodity procurement recommendations, 18-month forward futures price forecast ranges, and supply/demand tables including two-year outlooks. Use the economic data and analysis for your strategic decision making.

  • Specific and targeted purchasing advice
  • Bull and Bear market factors
  • 18-month futures price forecast ranges
  • Supply/demand balance tables with forecasts
  • Inclusion for Doane’s spot analysis of periodic releases of market moving reports including major USDA and Statistics Canada updates

Commodity Digest 4-18-2019

Date : 19th Apr 2019

In this issue, March NOPA crush tops expectations. U.S. winter wheat conditions point to above average yields. Slow start for the corn planting season. Mixed market signals from trade negotiations. 


Commodity Digest April 12, 2019

Date : 13th Apr 2019

In this issue, challenging start for April corn plantings with blizzard northwest and heavy rains forecast Mississippi Valley. No soybeans sales to China this week. Monday's NOPA crush expected to fall short of last year. China buys more U.S. pork due to ASF problems. U.S. winter wheat ratings improve. 


Commodity Digest 4-5-2019

Date : 05th Apr 2019

In this issue, February crush and soyoil stocks fell below trade expectations. U.S. pork outlook points to more domestic meal consumption. Spring wheat futures pummeled due to improving weather. Trade still assessing the negative demand implications of the very large quarterly corn stocks. China buys 1.7 million tonnes of soybeans. 


Commodity Digest 3-29-2019

Date : 30th Mar 2019

In this issue, after the USDA's reports this afternoon, corn prices were affected by the shockingly high number of reported quarterly stocks. Missouri River flooding may cause farmers not to meet their planting intentions. For soybeans, planting intentions numbers came in below expectations. March 1 wheat stocks top expectations. 



Date : 23rd Mar 2019

In this issue, more attention being placed on cold, wet weather and floods in the western growing regions that threaten to disrupt the early planting seasons for many farmers. The 2019-20 supply/demand forecasts for the crops are updated to reflect the results of the Doane/Pro Farmer planting intentions survey. Skyrocketing pork prices are encouraging to soybean meal demand. Crush spread widens as meal gains share to soyoil.


Commodity Digest 3-15-2019

Date : 15th Mar 2019

In this issue, focus still on China and how much of corn or soybeans they are buying or might buy. NOPA Feb 28 soyoil stocks top expectations. NOPA soybean meal yields rise to marketing-year high in Feb. World wheat demand remains routine.


Commodity Digest 3-8-2019

Date : 09th Mar 2019

In this issue, the March 8 WASDE Report is discussed and the results of USDA's new figures on the major commodities supply and demand balance sheets. U.S. and China trade talks seem once again to be at a standstill. South American weather has improved. 


Commodity Digest 3-1-2019

Date : 02nd Mar 2019

In this issue, cautionary comments this week from Washington about progress on trade talks. Record soybean oil use for biodiesel in December. Winter wheat condition ratings above long-term averages for late February, early March. 


Commodity Digest FEBRUARY 22, 2019

Date : 23rd Feb 2019

In this issue, U.S. and China trade talks are progressing with talk of China making large purchases of U.S. ag products. The USDA had their Outlook Forum and released their 2019/2020 data for major crops. Six weeks of disappointing export data were finally published.


Commodity Digest February 15, 2019

Date : 15th Feb 2019

In this issue, uncertain progress on the China-U.S. trade front affects commodity markets while delayed export data is released and mixed news for the markets.


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