TFM Midday Update 09-02-2022

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  • Dec corn up 9 @ 6.67
  • The dollar is lower today allowing corn and other commodities the opportunity to trade higher
  • Job data was released and showed an increase in non-farm payrolls, but the unemployment rate rose to 3.7% with trade expecting 3.5%
  • Yesterday, Stone X revised their corn yield estimates to 173.2 bpa from 176 bpa last month
  • The US is at a disadvantage export wise as Ukrainian corn offers have fallen due to the difficulty in exporting land locked bushels unable to move through the Black Sea


  • Nov soybeans up 19 @ 14.14
  • The soy complex is higher today as a lower dollar is supportive of higher crude oil and most other commodities
  • The USDA will not release export data until the 15th, but we know that 59 mb of soybeans have been sold to China and unknown destinations over the past 10 days
  • Stone X revised their soybean yield estimates to 51.8 bpa from 51.3 bpa last month, pointing to a record crop of 4.515 bb, with South America possibly turning out record production too
  • Domestic crush incentives remain high following the July Census crush coming out at the second largest ever at 181 mb


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  • Dec wheat up 17 @ 8.12, Dec KC up 15 @ 8.83, & Dec MNPLS up 15 @ 9.02
  • All three wheat products are higher today after yesterday’s sell-off, and remain in the same sideways trade formation
  • Russian wheat exports are reportedly down 27% from a year ago for July-August, but they are aggressively offering to ramp up sales of their record crop
  • Egypt reportedly purchased 120,000 mt of Russian wheat this week
  • Argentina is forecast to have some frosts and freezes in the next two weeks which could impact their wheat crop


  • Aug LC up 1.300 @ 144.100 & Sep FC up 0.350 @ 183.500
  • Live cattle are higher and have pulled front month feeders up as well despite higher grains
  • Cash is lower with Southern trade a dollar lower and northern dressed 4 to 5 dollars lower
  • Slaughter pace has stayed brisk with strong beef demand despite higher prices
  • Choice cuts down 0.27 and select down 1.15
  • Cattle slaughter projected at 120K
  • CME Feeder Cattle Index for 9/1: down 0.68 @ 182.36


  • Oct hogs down 0.900 @ 91.050 & Oct pork cutout down 0.900 @ 101.450
  • Hogs are lower again today with another drop in cash and a drop in the cutout of 1.44
  • Packers have not been aggressive this week and have been pulling contracted hogs
  • The USDA has not reported export sales and will not until the 15th which leaves trade without much to go off
  • National Direct Afternoon report declined 5.06
  • Hog slaughter projected at 459K
  • CME Lean Hog Index for 9/2: down 1.36 @ 106.26


Amanda Brill

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