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12 Jul 2024 | Mark Shenk
Managed money investors in the US soybean and corn markets accumulated short positions in the week to Tuesday July 9, sending net short positions to record highs, data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showed late on Friday July 12.
12 Jul 2024 | Yana Sukharska
Russian exporters have started the new marketing year at a relatively sluggish pace after a record-breaking previous season, with 618,246 tonnes of wheat shown as exported from the country’s Black Sea ports in the July 1-12 period, a Fastmarkets analysis of port line-up data showed on Friday July 12.
12 Jul 2024 | Jocelyn Garcia
Canada's top crop-growing regions recorded variable rain over the week but overall drier conditions were reported, revealing poorer topsoil and subsoil conditions following excessive showers last week, as reported in local provincial reports collated by Fastmarkets.
12 Jul 2024 | Marcela Caetano
The Rosario Grains Exchange (BCR) has cut its estimates for Argentina’s wheat crop area, leading to a reduction in the country’s output to 20.5 million tonnes from last month’s forecast of 21 million tonnes, the exchange said in its monthly report on Friday July 12.
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Wheat Commentary
12 Jul 2024
Global wheat prices dropped sharply on Friday July 12 after the USDA increased its US and global production and ending stocks projections for 2024/25 in the influential World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report.
Corn Commentary
12 Jul 2024
US corn futures were mixed but overall had support on Friday July 12, with market participants weighing lower-than-expected domestic new crop ending stocks, against overall-higher global production and ending stocks.
Soybean Commentary
12 Jul 2024
Soybean futures were down on Friday July 12 following the USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) release, with low demand and ample supply continuing to put pressure on futures on the Chicago Mercantile Exchange.
Vegoils Commentary
12 Jul 2024
Crude palm oil (CPO) futures in Malaysia dipped on Friday July 12 when healthy supply damped buying sentiment despite higher Chinese vegoil futures.

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10 Jul 2024 | Eduardo Tinti
The USDA is expected to slightly reduce its soybean acreage and production estimates on its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report that will be published on Friday July 12, a Fastmarkets poll of 11 traders and analysts showed.
10 Jul 2024 | Mark Shenk
The USDA's influential World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report for July is projected to bolster its domestic 2024/25 crop-ending stocks and production projections while slightly boosting global stockpile estimates, according to analysts polled by Fastmarkets.
10 Jul 2024 | Jocelyn Garcia
Industry participants polled by Fastmarkets ahead of the USDA’s monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates...
Russia set a new wheat export record in the 2023/24 marketing year, which ended on June 30, with the country increasing supplies to several countries in Asia, while the underlying structure of key Russian exporters has changed, Fastmarkets research shows.
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Russia set a new wheat export record in the 2023/24 marketing year, which ended on June 30, with the country increasing supplies to several countries in Asia, while the underlying structure of key Russian exporters has changed, Fastmarkets research shows.
9 Jul 2024 | Agricensus staff
Fastmarkets commits to publishing on a daily basis the bids, offers, indicative levels or other cash trading indications on any basis and geography that relates to any of the vital markets that have strong ties with Ukraine.
9 Jul 2024 | Victor Gusmao
The second corn crop harvest in the Brazilian state of Paraná advanced 13 percentage points in the week to Monday July 8, to 66% of the 2.4 million-hectare sowed area, state agency Deral's weekly report showed on Tuesday July 9.
8 Jul 2024 | Marcela Caetano
Brazilian soybean and soyoil exports started the month at a strong pace, while corn shipments were taking longer to pick up, customs data showed late on Monday July 8.
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12 Jul 2024 | Mark Shenk
The US hard red winter (HRW) harvest is 34% complete while the soft red winter (SRW) harvest is winding down, the latest harvest report from the US Wheat Associates (USWA) showed on Friday July 12.
12 Jul 2024 | Mark Shenk
The USDA boosted its estimates of US wheat stocks, production, exports and consumption for the 2024/25 marketing year, while also increasing its global ending stocks and output projections, Fastmarkets has learned.
12 Jul 2024 | Marcela Caetano
The USDA cut its forecast for US ending stocks for 2023/24 below expectations, while reducing US soybean crop output in line with the average market projections, its World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report showed on Friday July 12.
12 Jul 2024 | Eduardo Tinti
Soyoil future prices spiked after the USDA reported its monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on Friday July 12 with a cut to US ending soybean stocks for both crops.
12 Jul 2024 | Jocelyn Garcia
The USDA expects larger supplies, higher consumption, more exports and lower ending stocks for the US 2024/25 new corn crop compared with June’s projections, according to the agency’s monthly update to its influential World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report on Friday July 12.
12 Jul 2024 | Agricensus staff
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12 Jul 2024 | Agricensus staff
Fastmarkets commits to publishing on a daily basis the bids, offers, indicative levels or other cash trading indications on any basis and geography that relates to any of the vital markets that have strong ties with Ukraine.
12 Jul 2024 | Masha Belikova
The Russian government has marginally increased the wheat export tax for the week of July 17-23, but left corn and barley taxes at zero, an official update from the agriculture ministry showed on Friday July 12.
12 Jul 2024 | Jane Li
Chinese authorities will offer around 547,000 tonnes of imported soybeans for auction on Wednesday July 17, according to a notice issued by the country’s National Grain Trade Center (NGTC) on Friday.