Afternoon Commodities Report from Allendale for September 20, 2012

Posted on September 20, 2012

Corn closed under $7.50 and soybeans are almost down to $16 a bushel. While I called the top in corn prices in early August,  I expected prices to stay closer to $8 per bushel until there was more clarity about the weather and planting season in South America. However, many poultry producers have recently sought to renegotiate contracts. Even at $7.50 per bushel these producers say they are losing roughly ¢0.10 per pound of poultry sold. New export sales were 69,900 metric tons, which was well below expectations of  350,000 – 450,000.

Closing Prices (per bushel unless otherwise stated)

Contract Commodity Last Change
Dec 2012 Corn $7.4625 -0.1025
Dec 2012 Wheat $8.8150 0.0000
Nov 2012 Soybeans $16.1850 -0.5100
Sep 2012 Soybean Oil (Metric Ton) $54.6100 -1.2200
Sep 2012 Soybean Meal (Metric Ton) $482.2000 -17.5000

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