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CHS Drayton: Morning Market Wire

Thursday, May 16, 2019
by Eric Peterson

Market Summary

Corn traded higher overnight as forecasts continue to show wet weather in the extended forecast.  The seven-day precipitation models continue to show heavy moisture accumulations in much of the western corn belt, stretching into Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin. The overly wet weather continues to leave concerns about further delays in planting.  Look for mostly higher trade today on continued planting concerns.

Soybeans closed a nickel higher this morning with the July contract closing two cents off the overnight high of $8.42.  We saw some short covering overnight on wet spring planting delays.  Later planted soybeans do not yield as well as early planted soybeans.  However, gains continue be limited on uncertainty about acres being shifted form corn to soybeans.  Look for higher trade today on spillover strength from the corn market.  The long term outlook still looks bearish as we remain over supplied with not enough demand.          

Spring wheat traded higher overnight with the July contract closing at the overnight high of $5.23.  The market found support overnight on spillover strength from corn.  Additional strength in wheat is likely due to short covering in the Kansas City and Chicago markets.  Look for higher trade today on short covering and strength from corn.  

Compass contracts are a great way to market your new crop by pricing grain daily at a fixed higher futures price.  Below are today’s closing bids for two types of compass contracts we offer.  If you would like to make an offer or would like more information please give me a call at the office.  (All compass contracts have a 48 hour probation period.)

Builder Bonus
Price Plus
SH20 (Mar) $9.42

CH20 (Mar) $4.28

MWH20 (Mar) $5.84


Below is the third compass contract we offer which pays you a premium for your old crop for potentially selling the same amount of new crop.  You only sell the new crop if the futures are equal to or greater than the target price on the trigger date.  There are many different premiums and target prices available. Please call for more info!

Old Crop Premium New Crop Target Trigger Date
0.10 5.65 MWH20 2/22/2020
0.21 9.00 SX19 10/23/2019
0.17 4.10 CH20 2/22/2020

Futures markets as of 8:30 AM
Minneapolis Wheat: MWEN19 5.23 +0.07
Kansas City HRW: KWEN19 4.10 +0.08
Soybeans: SN19 8.40 +0.05
Corn: CN19 3.75 +0.05

CHS Drayton Cash Prices
Spring Wheat: 4.63 -0.60 basis May Delivered Drayton
Winter Wheat: 3.30 -0.80 basis May Delivered Drayton
Corn: 3.25 -0.50 basis May Delivered Drayton
Soybeans: 7.23 -1.17 basis May Delivered Drayton

Spring Wheat Protein Scales

-.02 cents ea. 1/5 down from 14.0% to 13.0%

-.02 cents ea. 1/5 down from 13.0% to 12.0% (Max -0.20)

+.02 cents ea. 1/5 from 14.0% to 15.0%

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Join the fight against rural hunger

People in rural communities live surrounded by growing food, but they experience hunger too. That’s why CHS is once again teaming up with local farmers to fight hunger in rural America. The CHS Harvest for Hunger food, grain and fund drive begins March 1 and continues through March 20 at your nearest CHS location.

“We might never know that the neighbor across the road or down the drive struggles to put food on the table, but through our efforts this month, we can make sure those local food shelves can anonymously help those who need it most,” says Rick Dusek, executive vice president, CHS Country Operations. “For nine years now, our CHS employees and farmer-owners have stepped up during this annual campaign to help local and regional food shelves feed those in need.”

Since 2011, CHS has raised more than $5.6 million and 3.6 million pounds of food through its Country Operations business units. CHS locations across the United States have organized ways to get farmer, ranchers, employees and community members involved in fun and interactive ways to raise food and funds to fight hunger.

Financial donations are encouraged as they give food banks additional buying power to provide nutritious food at deeply discounted rates; $1 equals 6 pounds of food for area food banks. But food and grain donations are also accepted. Every donation counts.

“All the food, money and grain raised by CHS Harvest for Hunger goes directly back to local and regional food banks to help fill their shelves,” Dusek says. “This way, we can help those in need by ensuring those organizations dedicated to fighting rural hunger have the resources they need to make a real difference in people’s lives.”

Stop by or contact your nearest CHS location to learn how you can support CHS Harvest for Hunger.

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