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Edwards Market Thoughts

8/16/18 8:10am

Corn market is higher following news US/China will hold low level talks in late August. Strong new crop corn sales in the weekly export sales report.

COMMODITY                                              ACTUAL                                             TRADE ESTIMATES

CORN (OLD CROP)                                     338,900 MT’S                                 300,000-600,000 MT’S

CORN (NEW CROP)                                    1,044,800 MT’S                               300,000-1,000,000 MT’S

 SOYBEANS (OLD CROP)                            133,400 MT’S                                  100,000-400,000 MT’S

SOYBEANS (NEW CROP)                            571,600 MT’S                                   300,000-700,000 MT’S

Technicals turning friendly short term with next major resistance in CZ from $3.85-3.90. Argentine farmers are expected to plant a record corn areas of 14.3 mln acres, up 7% from last year. (Planting starts in Sept).

Overnight trade has soybeans finding support on a Reuters story that, "A Chinese delegation led by vice commerce minister Wang Shouwen will travel to the United States for trade talks in late August, China's Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday."  This support has spillover buying.  Also a Mexican delegation was in Washington yesterday to continue hammering out a NAFTA deal. Mexico has been eager to get something done ahead of their new President taking office in a few months. Canada has largely been left out of talks so far.

Pro Farmer crop tour kicks off Monday. Going to be interesting to hear what they have to say about maturity in the western corn belt where we saw a lot of late planted corn that is maturing ahead of normal.

I will be out of the office starting tomorrow through next Friday August 24th on Vacation.







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Soybeans -

Soybean futures rallied into the close to end the day with 4 to 5 cent losses, roughly 10 cents off their lows. Traders were taking money from this

Ag Market Commentary -

Corn futures closed the day with fractional to 1 cent losses in most nearby contracts, as September was up 1.82% on the week. CFTC data on Friday

Wheat -

Wheat futures posted 15 to 18 1/4 cent gains in the nearby winter wheat contracts on Friday, with MPLS 10 to 12 1/4 cents higher. A weaker US dollar

Cattle -

Live cattle futures ended the Friday session with gains of 75 cents to $1.60, as August was up 1.09% on the week. Feeder cattle futures were up 67.5

Lean Hogs -

Lean hog futures saw another round of sharp gains on Friday, with most contracts up triple digits. Nearby Oct used some of the expanded limits on

Cotton -

Cotton futures settled the Friday session with most contracts down 30 to 41 points. A weaker dollar helped to limit losses in the cotton. December

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