Final Look at 2014/15 Crop by USDA a Mixed-Bag for Grain Futures

Grain futures were anticipating the USDA’s final look at the 2014/15 crop, but the actual data was mixed. Grain futures ended lower across the board with soybeans down nearly .17c, wheat down .075, and corn down a penny per bushel at the Chicago Board of Trade.

The final ending stocks saw an increase for corn by 50M bushels, a 15M decrease for soybeans, and a seven-million bushel decrease for wheat. The world production saw only a negligible increase in production for all three.

Today’s grain market report was really no surprise, but rather a reflection of the numbers released last week,” said Gerry Plotkin, a Senior Market Strategist for R.J. O’Brien in Chicago, sharing his fundamental analysis regarding the current grain futures situation. Plotkin added, Now that the 2014/15 crop season numbers are in, farmers can now evaluate how to continue for the forthcoming crop season.”

The soy-product futures are still in down-trends, but corn and wheat are still holding on to fragile technical up-trends (in my work). Prices going forward from here should be more in line with weather fluctuations rather than supply since supply from old crop is now a definite known variable.

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