Articles By Mark Shenk

29 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk
Investors closed out longs and added shorts in the corn, soybean, and two of the three primary US wheat contracts in the week ended April 26, leading to modest declines in the net long position in all of the markets, data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission showed late Friday...
28 Apr 2022 | Jocelyn Garcia, Mark Shenk
Declining Canadian canola/rapeseed output should further tighten global oilseed stocks, causing additional pain for consumers scrambling to attain supply in the wake of the disruptions caused by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and Indonesia’s ban on palm oil exports...
28 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk
US weekly wheat net sales of 32,300 mt for the week ending April 21, were up 23% from the previous week’s marketing year low and down 65% from the prior 4-week average, USDA data showed Thursday...
27 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk, Jocelyn Garcia
Statistics Canada’s seeding report on Tuesday showed that the country’s farmers are planting less canola acreage this year...
27 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk
Investors in the French milling wheat complex have slashed both long and short positions, with the bigger drop in bullish bets resulting in the highest net long position in at least five years...
25 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk
US spring crop planting made slow progress last week, with the corn, soybean, and spring wheat trailing typical fieldwork timing...
25 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk
US wheat export inspections dropped by 35% to 287,997 mt in the week ending...
21 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk
The International Grains Council (IGC) increased its world grain production forecast for the 2021/22 marketing year by 3 million mt on Thursday, almost completely due to an upward revision in the Brazilian corn crop...
21 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk
US corn net sales for the 2021/22 crop year dropped by 34% from the previous week to 879,200 mt in the week ending April 14 – which was down just 6% from the previous 4-week average – data from the USDA showed Thursday...
21 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk
US ethanol producers will consume more corn, while biodiesel makers will boost their use of soyoil this marketing year to meet the rising demand for biofuels, according to USDA Bioenergy Statistics released late Wednesday...
20 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk
Investors in the French milling wheat complex have increased both long and short positions, resulting in the...
20 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk
Total US ethanol production in the week ending April 15 tumbled to the lowest level recorded since...
18 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk
China’s state-owned stockpiler sold 502,900 mt of imported soybeans from reserves in an auction held on April 15, the National Grain Trade Centre (NGTC) confirmed on Friday...
18 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk
Export inspections of US corn were down 23% in the week ending April 14, data from the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) showed on Monday...
18 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk
Managed money investors boosted their net longs in the US corn, soybean, and two of the country’s primary wheat contracts in...
14 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk
US weekly wheat net sales for the 2021/22 crop year fell 39% from the previous week and 30% from the prior four-week...
13 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk
Investors in French milling wheat boosted long positions to the highest level since December as the conflict in Ukraine and drought in North America bolster consumer demand for European grain.
US corn demand and ethanol sales are set to climb as a result of...
11 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk
The USDA’s weekly crop progress showed that even after a minor positive change in winter wheat crop conditions the overall...
11 Apr 2022 | Mark Shenk
US wheat export inspections advanced by 29% to 411,012 mt in the week to April 7, USDA data showed Monday...
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