Morning Comments January 17, 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018, 8:01 AM
Submitted by: Landus Cooperative

Opening Calls:

Corn steady/higher

Soybeans steady


Good morning!


The corn market saw a little short covering yesterday, but the lack of fresh news is still keeping a cap on the rally. The South American crop continues to be watched closely, with conditions in Brazil being decent and Argentina seeming to get just enough rain to keep their crop development moving steadily along. The next big focus for the corn market will be the pace of the Brazilian soybean harvest, which will also dictate the timeline for their Safrinha corn crop planting.


The soybean market gapped higher at the open of the night trade Monday evening on buying, following the buying we saw yesterday in the meal on concerns about the Argentine bean crop, slowly working its way out of the oversold condition.


The weekly export inspection report released yesterday morning showed weak shipments again for corn, coming in at 23 million bushels, which is lower than market expectations. The U.S. soybean export shipments came in at a decent 45.2 million bushels (upper end of trade expectations). Cumulative exports for soybeans now stand at 1.133 billion bushels, but still down 14% from last year.


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