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Grain/Market News Report
Monday, October 22, 2018

Corn: CZ18 +2.00¢, CH19 +1.75¢, CK19 +1.75¢, CN19 +1.75¢
  • Corn futures remain positive at midday
    • Fundamental news is quiet to start the week
    • Should expect a decent amount of harvest progress across the corn belt, good window for much of the WCB over the weekend
    • Harvest progress released at 2PM
  • Weekly corn export inspections reached 37.4 million bu.
    • Trade estimates ranged 35.4-47.2 million bu.
    • Marketing year corn export shipments to date exceed the seasonal pace needed to reach USDA’s target by 15 million bushels, up from 12 million bushels the previous week.
    • Top Destinations: Mexico 8.4 million bu., Colombia 7.0 million bu., Japan 6.9 million bu.
    • The technical picture feels a bit shaky
      • CZ18 reached its highest values on Monday and by Friday it closed below key support at 370
      • Next target is 366 and would a rebound over 370 continue to tempt the funds to build more of a long position?
      • Beans:  SX18 +2.00¢, SF19 +1.75¢, SH19 +2.00¢, SK19 +1.75¢, SN19 +2.50¢, SX19 +2.00¢
      • Beans holding their own to start out the week as harvest has made great strides over much of the WCB in the last 5 days
        • The trade will be fixated on just how much harvest progress was made when the USDA tells us this afternoon
      • Brazil is on a fast pace getting their beans in the ground so that they can begin to fill China’s pipeline once again
      • China is in need of beans yet they have virtually no appetite for US beans
        • BEIJING/MUMBAI, Oct 22 (Reuters) - China has dropped a years-long ban on rapeseed meal imports from India as the government seeks to diversify sources of protein used in animal feed, the customs administration said on Monday. Rapeseed meal shipments from India can resume Monday if they meet certain inspection and quarantine requirements, the General Administration of Customs said on its website.
      • Export inspections came in at 42.2 mbu and at the upper end of the range
        • LY on this week we inspected just shy of 100 mbu
        • We shipped 5.9 mbu to Argentina LW which put them as the #2 destination with Egypt #1 at 6.0 mbu
        • We are now 143.57 mbu behind LY’s pace
        • Wheat: KWZ18 -8.00¢ MWZ18 -2.50¢
        • Wheat export inspections today at 382 vs 458.5 last week.
          • Spring wheat behind pace 12%
          • Winter wheat behind pace 23%
          • Total wheat behind by 14%
        • Informa rated all wheat acres of 49.8 Friday. 
          • Higher than last year (2mln) but lower than last month (290K).

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Humid: 33% Dew Pt: 27oF
Barom: 30.21 Wind Dir: NW
Cond: N/A Wind Spd: 14 mph
Sunrise: 7:53 Sunset: 6:32
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Tuesday Continues Dry
Bryce Anderson (Bio) – DTN Meteorologist

Dry conditions covered all major crop areas Monday afternoon. Temperatures ranged from the upper 30s in the southern Canadian Prairies to the mid 70s on the eastern Gulf coast and South Atlantic coast. » More DTN Weather Commentary

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CORN (@C8Z) 369'4 2'4
CORN (@C9H) 381'6 2'2
CORN (@C9K) 389'2 2'2
SOYBEANS (@S8X) 858'4 1'6
SOYBEANS (@S9F) 872'0 2'0
SOYBEANS (@S9H) 884'6 2'2
OATS (@O8Z) 295'6 0'2
OATS (@O9H) 287'4 -0'2
OATS (@O9K) 288'4 0'0
LIVE CATTLE (@LE8V) 112.825 0.550
LIVE CATTLE (@LE8Z) 118.275 1.300

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