Weekly National Grain Market Review
St. Joseph, MO    Fri Apr 21, 2017   USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News


   Compared to last week, grain and soybean bids were mostly lower.  This spring 
it has been too wet for planting in many areas, however, may corn continues to 
stay above its March low of $3.54 1/4.  Brazil continues to see good growing 
conditions for its second corn crop and there is more rain in the forecast which 
is beneficial for its production.  May soybeans persists to trade above the low 
of last week�s outside reversal, however, the large supply of freshly harvested 
soybeans in Brazil continues to linger over the market�s head.  There is passive 
support in wheat offered by commercials, but not enough to stop the downtrend.  
In 2017 the winter wheat crop is off to a good start with no major problems as 
of yet.  Although, the U.S. dollar index is at risk of trading higher, if French 
presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has a strong showing in Sunday�s election. 
Weekly export sales for wheat came in at 20.3 mb (551,200 mt) with 15.2 mb 
(414,000 mt) for the 2016-2017 marketing year.  Export sales for corn came in at 
33.4 mb (848,200 mt) with 29.8 mb (756,400) for the 2016-2017 marketing year. 
Soybeans were bullish showing a total of 8.3 mb (225,000 mt) with 7.8 mb 
(211,000 mt) for the 2016-2017 marketing year.  Weekly export sales for grain 
sorghum showed a total of 1.8 mb (46,900 mt) for the 2016-2017 marketing year.  
Wheat was mostly 10 to 27 cents lower.  Yellow corn was 8 to 13 cents lower.  
Sorghum was 23 cents lower.  Soybeans were mostly 3 to 8 cents lower.

   WHEAT:  Kansas City US No 1 Hard Red Winter, ordinary protein rail bid was 24 
1/2 to 27 1/2 cents lower from 3.85 3/4-4.49 3/4 per bushel.  Kansas City US No 
2 Soft Red winter rail bid was not quoted.  St. Louis truck US No 2 Soft Red 
Winter terminal bid was 22 to 23 cents lower from 3.86-4.13 per bushel.  
Minneapolis and Duluth US No 1 Dark Northern Spring, 14.0 to 14.5 percent 
protein rail, was 11 3/4 cents higher at 6.22 per bushel.  Portland US Soft 
White wheat rail was 10 to 23 1/2 cents lower from 4.26 1/4-4.70 per bushel.

   CORN:  Kansas City US No 2 rail White Corn was 9 to 12 cents lower from 3.45-
3.52 per bushel.  Kansas City US No 2 truck Yellow Corn was 13 1/4 cents lower 
from 3.37 3/4-3.42 3/4 per bushel.  Omaha US No 2 Yellow Corn was 8 to 13 cents 
lower from 3.23-3.33 per bushel.  Chicago US No 2 Yellow Corn was 13 1/4 cents 
lower from 3.32 3/4-3.57 3/4 per bushel.  Toledo US No 2 rail Yellow corn was 11 
1/4 to 12 1/4 cents lower from 3.48 3/4-3.50 3/4 per bushel.  Minneapolis US No 
2 Yellow corn rail was 10 1/4 cents lower at 3.32 3/4 per bushel.

   OATS AND BARLEY:  US 2 or Better oats, rail bid to arrive at Minneapolis 20 
day was 2 3/4 to 3 3/4 cents lower from 2.78 3/4-2.91 3/4 per bushel.  US No 
3 or better rail malting Barley, 70 percent or better plump out of Minneapolis 
was not available.  Portland US 2 Barley, unit trains and Barges-export was not 

   SORGHUM:  US No 2 yellow truck, Kansas City was 23 cents lower at 5.50 per 
cwt.  Texas High Plains US No 2 yellow sorghum (prices paid or bid to the 
farmer, fob elevator) was 23 cents lower from 5.23-5.61 per cwt.

   OILSEEDS:  Minneapolis Yellow truck soybeans was 2 3/4 cents lower at 9.09 
3/4 per bushel.  Illinois Processors US No 1 Yellow truck soybeans were 8 3/4 
cents lower from 9.31 3/4-9.41 3/4 per bushel.  Kansas City US No 2 Yellow truck 
soybeans were 1 1/4 to 3 1/4 cents higher from 9.18 3/4-9.21 3/4 per bushel.  
Illinois 48 percent soybean meal, processor rail bid was 5.60 to 9.60 lower from 
301.90-302.90 per ton.  Central Illinois Crude Soybean oil processor bid was 
0.73 points higher from 29.42-30.67 cents per pound.

SOURCE:  USDA-MO Dept of Ag Market News Service, St Joseph, MO
         Dakota Arthur, Market Reporter (816)676-7000
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