Articles By Mark Shenk

17 hours ago | Mark Shenk
US weekly net sales of wheat for the 2024/25 crop year totaled 578,500 tonnes during the week to July 11, up “noticeably” from the previous week and up by 1% from the prior four-week average, the US Department of Agriculture said on Thursday July 18.
16 Jul 2024 | Mark Shenk
Egypt’s state-backed General Authority of Supply Commodities (GASC) successfully closed a tender on Tuesday July 16 and secured 770,000 tonnes of wheat from Russia and Bulgaria for September shipment.
15 Jul 2024 | Mark Shenk
US corn and soybean crop conditions were unchanged in the week to Sunday July 14, while spring wheat and barley conditions improved, the USDA’s weekly crop progress report showed on Monday July 15.
15 Jul 2024 | Mark Shenk
Export inspections of US wheat advanced by 55.5% to 533,828 tonnes during the week to Thursday July 11, up from 343,359 tonnes the previous week, according to data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) released on Monday July 15.
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 | 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.
11 Jul 2024 | Mark Shenk
US weekly net sales of wheat for the 2024/25 crop year totaled 240,400 tonnes during the week to July 4, the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) said on Thursday July 11.
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.
8 Jul 2024 | Mark Shenk
Investors in the US corn, soybean and wheat markets accumulated shorts, bolstering their net short positions in the week to Tuesday July 2, data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showed late on Monday July 8.
8 Jul 2024 | Mark Shenk
Export inspections of US wheat advanced by 1.7% to 341,005 tonnes during the week to Thursday July 4, from 335,235 tonnes the previous week, according to data from the US Department of Agriculture released on Monday July 8.
5 Jul 2024 | Mark Shenk
The US hard red winter (HRW) harvest was completed in Oklahoma this week while the harvest is nearing completion in Texas and Kansas, the latest harvest report from the US Wheat Associates (USWA) showed on Friday July 5.
5 Jul 2024 | Mark Shenk
US weekly net sales of corn totaled 357,200 tonnes for the 2023/24 crop year in the week ended June 27, down by 34% from the previous week and by 57% from the prior four-week average, according to data from the US Department of Agriculture released on Friday July 5.
5 Jul 2024 | Mark Shenk
US weekly net sales of wheat for the 2024/25 crop year totaled 805,300 tonnes during the week to June 27, the US Department of Agriculture said on Friday July 5.
2 Jul 2024 | Mark Shenk
Sentiment among US agricultural producers slipped slightly in June, with the Index of Future Expectations responsible for the decline, the Purdue University/CME Group Ag Economy Barometer survey showed on Tuesday July 2.
28 Jun 2024 | Mark Shenk
Investors in the US agricultural sector accumulated short positions in all major markets, boosting their net short positions in the week to June 25, data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) showed late on Friday June 28.
28 Jun 2024 | Mark Shenk
Farmers pushed forward with the US hard red winter (HRW) harvest this week amid unsettled weather, while the soft red winter (SRW) harvest advanced quickly, the latest harvest report from the US Wheat Associates (USWA) showed on Friday June 28.
28 Jun 2024 | Mark Shenk
US corn and wheat planted areas were down year on year, but the soybean estimated planted area increased, according to the USDA Acreage report released on Friday June 28.
27 Jun 2024 | Mark Shenk
Canadian farmers are planting less wheat, canola and corn in 2024 while bolstering the acreage planted with soybeans, Statistics Canada (Stat Can) said in a report on Thursday June 27.
27 Jun 2024 | Mark Shenk
US weekly net sales of wheat for the 2024/25 crop year totaled 667,200 tonnes during the week to June 20, the US Department of Agriculture said on Thursday June 27.
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