CHS Drayton Morning Market Wire

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Market Summary

Corn closed unchanged this morning with the March contract trading a narrow one cent range overnight.  March corn is holding above most moving averages and 8 cents below its 200 day moving average of $3.88.  Support comes from adverse weather in South America and ideas of a smaller corn yield for the final production numbers.  Look for mostly steady trade today as the market awaits fresh supportive news.

Soybeans traded lower overnight as South America received some light, scattered precipitation.  The March contract is currently just below the 200 day moving average of $9.22.  Prices garnered support last week on ideas of sizeable reductions to the Brazilian soybean crop from continued dryness.  Look for lower trade on rains in Brazil and lack of Chinese interest in U.S soybeans.

Spring wheat traded higher overnight bouncing off the low of the recent trading range.  Ideas that Russian exports may slowdown also provided support.  U.S/China trade talks will also be focus; will they confirm the recent rumor that China will buy 3-7mmt of U.S wheat?  Look for higher trade today on hopes of improving demand of U.S supplies.

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.)

Price Builder BonusDaily Price PlusFutures at 8:00am
SX19 (Nov)$10.10$9.90$9.61
CZ19 (Dec)$4.25$4.21$4.02
MWZ19 (Dec)$6.28$6.15$6.02

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 is 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 PremiumNew Crop TargetTrigger Date
0.166.40 MWZ1911/20/2019
0.2510.20 SX1910/23/2019
0.184.10 CZ1911/20/2019

Futures markets as of 8:30 AM

Minneapolis Wheat:MWEH195.77+0.02
Kansas City HRW:KWEH195.12+0.02
Soybeans:SH199.20-0.04
Corn:CH193.800.00

CHS Drayton Cash Prices

Spring Wheat:5.32-0.45 basisJanDelivered Drayton
Winter Wheat:4.32-0.80 basisJanDelivered Drayton
Corn:3.26-0.54 basisJanDelivered Drayton
Soybeans:7.90-1.30 basisJanDelivered 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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