Tuesday, August 11, 2020      
Morning Markets: Corn +2 Old & NewBeans EVEN Old & New.  Wheat +4.


The rating of the US corn and soybean crop was little changed from a week ago, which is in line with what trade was expecting. The US corn crop rating declined 1 point and now stands at 71% Good/Excellent. The US soybean crop rating improved 1% to now stand at 73% G/E. Even with a slight decline on corn, these ratings are some of the highest in history for this time of year. These ratings are also why most traders think the crops will be larger than previously thought in tomorrow's WASDE report. The question now is what may happen next week after yesterday's storms moved through the Midwest bringing high winds and reports of flat corn fields. Given the start of harvest in some parts of the Deep South, actual field collected data will soon start to replace condition reports on a whole. Most of the today's session will be spent getting final positions in place ahead of tomorrow's WASDE release. For the most part, analysts are expecting to see an increase in production and ending stocks. The anticipation of this data has been pressuring the market in recent sessions, and hopes are the release of the numbers will bring an end to recent selling. Given the volume of the market leaning towards a negative return, even neutral numbers could end up being friendly.

Crude Oil is up $0.63 at $42.57.                           
US Dollar is down $0.321 at $93.261.
Global Equities: Japan +2.5%, China +2.1%, and Europe +2.3%.
Dow futures is up 273 points at 27,952.
EU MATIF Exchange: Corn +0.2% and Wheat +0.4%.
Malaysian Palm Oil: -2.4%.
Dalian: Corn +0.1%, Soybeans +0.7%, Meal -0.4%.
  • The overnight GFS model turned noticeably cooler for the Northern Plains and Corn Belt, starting this weekend, and lasting through most of next week.  The models also turned wetter for IA and the southwest portions of the Belt into the middle of next week.
  • Corn conditions: 71% good to excellent vs 72% last week and 72% expected.  Soybean conditions: 74% good to excellent vs 73% last week and 72% expected.
  • The average trade estimate for the Aug WASDE report has the US corn crop at 15.174 bb, up 174 mb from the July report as yield is projected to increase to 180.5bpa vs 178.5 in July.  The average trade estimate for the soybean crop pegs production at 4.254 bb, up 119 mb from the July report. Yield is estimated to come in near 51.2bpa vs 49.8bpa in July.
  • A storm packing hurricane-force winds tore across the U.S. Midwest on Monday, causing widespread property damage in cities and rural towns and leaving more than half a million homes and businesses without power. Winds as high as 100 miles per hour hit eastern Nebraska, Iowa, Wisconsin, and parts of Illinois in the widespread storm classified as a "derecho" by the National Weather Service.
  • China's WH Group expects pork exports from the United States to China to fall in the second half of 2020 as the coronavirus pandemic hit volumes being handled at U.S. processing plants and pushed up prices. China's pork imports have surged in the first half, with arrivals from the United States especially high.
  • USDA says 132,000mt of soybeans sold to China for 2020/21.
Have a great day!!!!
Chelsey White
Emery Manager & Originator:: Topflight Grain Cooperative, Inc.
593 Emery Rd :: Maroa, IL 61756
Phone:: 217-794-2240
E-Mail:: cwhite@tfgrain.com
Web:: www.topflightgrain.com

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