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 July 31, 2020

Date : 31st Jul 2020

Corn and soybean prices were under pressure this week from improving crop conditions. Weather outlooks were favorable. China made additional large purchases. Soy oil gained on news of large use for biodiesel in May.

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COMMODITY DIGEST July 24, 2020

Date : 24th Jul 2020

Chinese buying of soybeans and corn provides some support, whereas favorable crop conditions are bearish. Wheat gaining value from export demand for soft red winter. 

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COMMODITY DIGEST July 17, 2020

Date : 17th Jul 2020

Major factors moving crop prices over the past week included the actual and forecast weather, Chinese buying of major amounts of corn and soybeans, the monthly NOPA crush report, and the Trump Administrations' rhetoric against China. 

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COMMODITY DIGEST July 10, 2020

Date : 10th Jul 2020

USDA made some major changes to its crop forecasts in the July WASDE. We explore those results and update our forecasts. New purchase recommendations are included. 

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COMMODITY DIGEST July 2, 2020

Date : 02nd Jul 2020

The USDA and other agencies issued many updates on acreages and use of the five major commodities this week. We have the major results summarized and discussed. There are also new recommendations for need coverages. 

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COMMODITY DIGEST June 26, 2020

Date : 26th Jun 2020

Crop markets looking ahead to several reports next week. Those include crop progress on Monday afternoon, Acreage and Quarterly Grain Stocks on Tuesday, monthly grain and oilseed crush on Wednesday, and export data on Thursday. We will discussion next week.

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COMMODITY DIGEST June 19, 2020

Date : 19th Jun 2020

Corn and soybeans score small price gains on the week. There was encouraging words late this week about the potential for China to accelerate its ag product purchases, which would imply China buying corn, soybeans, DDGS, and ethanol. Wheat was weaker with the harvest underway and world supplies still on an upswing. Soybean oil was very strong. Crude oil prices were higher. The NOPA crush report implied strong offtake. 

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COMMODITY DIGEST June 12, 2020

Date : 12th Jun 2020

This week's report highlights the results of the June 11 USDA Crop Production and WASDE reports. Updates on added coverage. 

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COMMODITY DIGEST June 12, 2020

Date : 12th Jun 2020

This week's report highlights the results of the June 11 USDA Crop Production and WASDE reports. Updates on added coverage. 

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COMMODITY DIGEST June 5, 2020

Date : 05th Jun 2020

Crop condition ratings for corn, soybeans, and spring wheat remain high. Corn and soybean prices scored large advances this week, likely driven by China buying soybeans and hopes that China buys corn. Monthly crush report discussed for soybeans and products. Views for the next WASDE on June 11. 

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