TFM Midday Update 8-2-2022

Provided by Stewart-Peterson Inc.


  • Sep corn down 13 @ 5.94
  • Corn is lower with the rest of the grain markets as moderate rain amounts are expected from Illinois to Michigan and Ohio
  • South Dakota and southern Minnesota along with Oklahoma and Arkansas have heat advisories posted and are expecting triple digit temperatures
  • Yesterday the USDA said 61% of the corn crop was rated good-to-excellent, the same as last week
  • A ship carrying 1.0 million bushels of corn left Odesa yesterday and is so far making progress to its destination in Lebanon


  • Sep soybeans down 616 @ 14.16
  • Soybeans are lower as prospects for rain in the eastern Midwest increase this week along with milder temperatures
  • The western and central growing areas are still expected to have crop stress as heat and dryness continue to be forecast there
  • Nancy Pelosi has landed in Taiwan today and traders are concerned about China’s threats of retaliation
  • The USDA reported that 60% of the soybean crop was rated good-to-excellent, up one percentage point from last week


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  • Sep wheat down 20 @ 7.80, Sep KC down 20 @ 8.46, & Sep MNPLS down 19 @ 8.78
  • Wheat is lower after the USDA raised the good-to-excellent crop rating for spring wheat from 68% to 70% yesterday, with Minnesota having the highest increase at 10%
  • The northwestern US plains will be hot and dry this week before light rain chances appear in the 6-to-10-day forecast
  • Traders have been watching the events in Ukraine unfold as the first grain ship has left the port of Odesa and more are likely to follow


  • Aug LC down 0.125 @ 136.625 & Aug FC down 1.000 @ 178.650
  • Cattle are trading quietly this morning with live cattle down slightly and feeders mildly lower despite lower corn
  • Higher boxed beef should provide some support and cash is expected to be slightly higher with asking prices starting in the South at 137
  • Friday’s CFTC data showed funds as buyers last week of 17,840 contracts increasing their net long position to 37,505 contracts
  • Choice cuts up 1.36 and select up 0.65
  • Cattle slaughter projected at 125K
  • CME Feeder Cattle Index for 8/1: up 2.43 @ 174.74


  • Aug hogs down 0.350 @ 120.100 & Aug pork cutout UNCH @ 125.975
  • Hogs are lower today as cash fell and the cutout increased just 0.36
  • The pattern has been higher cash on Tuesday’s, which is expected again this week, but slaughter was significantly lower
  • Friday’s Commitment of Traders showed funds as net buyers of 5,730 contracts, increasing their net long position to 51,075 contracts
  • National Direct Afternoon report declined 0.94
  • Hog slaughter projected at 462K
  • CME Lean Hog Index for 8/2: up 0.45 @ 121.87


Amanda Brill

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