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Soybeans, soymeal and corn futures jumped higher. Wheat traded higher. Soyoil traded lower. So much for negative USDA report. Bullish USDA FSA enrollment acres and a 2 week US Midwest drier than normal forecast triggered massive fund buying and equal massive farmer selling.

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Soybean trade higher. Funds were massive buyers after a bullish USDA 2020 crop insurance enrollment acre number. Fact China continues to be a big buyer of US new crop soybeans also offered support and offset yesterday bearish USDA estimate of US 2020 crop and 2020/21 carryout. USDA FSA enrollment soybean acres were near 75.9 million or 6 million below the number that would confirm USDA 83.8 million planted acres. There was also 1.2 million prevent plant soybean acres. Most of these acres were in ND. Trade is buying these bullish numbers. FSA did say they were missing data due to delay enrollments. Weekly US old crop soybean sales were 570 mt. Total commit is near 47.5 mmt versus 48.5 last year. China has shipped 14.1 mmt with total commit near 16.8. USDA goal is 44.9 versus 47.6 last year. New crop sales were near 2.8 mmt. Total unshipped open sales are near 17.9 mmt of which China is 10.2.Unknown is 5.2 mmt. Some expect China to take 25 mmt US 2020/21 soybeans.



Corn futures jumped on a bullish reaction to USDA FSA crop insurance acreage enrollment report. USDA FSA enrollment corn acres were near 81.1 million or 7 million below the number that would confirm USDA 92.0 million planted acres. There was also 5.4 million prevent plant corn acres. Managed funds were net buyers of 38,000 corn contracts on huge volume.  FSA did say they were missing data due to delay enrollments. US farmer was equally big seller of old and new crop cash corn. Most feel that the FSA numbers should go higher. Best month for the report is October. Some though are looking for 200-300 mil bu less final production due to recent heavy wind storm that went through Iowa. Drier than normal US Midwest 2 week weather forecast could also take the top off the US final corn yield. Some look for USDA weekly corn crop rating to drop 4-5 pct on Monday. Weekly US old crop corn sales were only 377 mt. Total commit is near 44.1 mmt versus 50.0 last year. USDA goal is 45.6 versus 52.4 last year. New crop sales were near 553 mt. Total unshipped open sales are near 11.4 mmt of which China is 5.7. CZ hit buy stops near 3.18. Todays high is near the next level of resistance near 3.29. Most do not recommend end users to chase this rally and suggest farmers should increase cash sales.


Wheat futures traded higher following the big gains in corn, soybean and soymeal. Corn and soybean rallied on lower than expected USDA FSA enrollment acres. That same report suggested US wheat planted acres are close to what farmer said they planted. WU found support near 4.90. WU is back near 5.00 with resistance near 5.10. KWU also found support near a double bottom near 4.10. KWU is back near 4.25 with next resistance near 4.32. WU-KWU spread has now backed off recent highs near 90 cents and is now near 71 cents. Next support is near 63 cents. KC has found new support after USDA dropped the 2020 crop estimate and end stocks forecast. USDA raised HRS stocks 23 mil bu and dropped HRW 23. USDA failed to increase 2020 Australia and Canada crop numbers. They raised Russia 1.5 and lowered EU 4.0. Some feel final World crop will be larger. Weekly US wheat export sales were only 367 mt. Total commit is near 10.5 mmt versus 9.8 last year. USDA goal is 26.5 versus 26.2 last year. USDA est World wheat trade near 187 mmt versus 189 last year. Russia is 37.5, EU 25.5, Canada 24.5, Ukraine 18.0, Australia 17.5 and Argentina 14.0.

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