3/15/2024

Mar 15, 2024


It looked like it was going to be an uneventful session to the end the week.  Corn was hanging around 1 higher and soybeans recovered off of their lows and were trading steady down 1-2 cents.  A buying surge in the last 20 minutes pushed corn and soybeans to go into the weekend 2-3 cents higher.  It was just enough to get May corn back above its 10-day moving average and May soybeans will start next week looking to make a push through $12.  The USDA made a corn sale announcement for the second day in a row.  Today's sale was for 125,000 tonnes for delivery to unknown during the 2023/24 marketing year.  We also had the NOPA Crush report for February.  The total of 186.194 mln bushels crushed was a record for the month of February and up 12.6% from February 2023.  This was well above the average trade guess of 178.06 mln bu.  Soyoil stocks were reported at 1.69 bln lbs, down 6.6% from a year ago but above the trade guess of 1.591 bln.

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