The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Ag Outlook Forum concluded Friday and Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group was listening online with the hope for new guidance or more soybean acres; however, that didn’t happen. Surprisingly, the government kept corn and soybean acres about the same as last year. It seems USDA kicked the can down the road by keeping the acres the same, perhaps to see what happens on the March 29 Prospective Plantings report, Gulke says.
This week saw a wild ride as Mother Nature continues to influence markets, especially in South America, says Jerry Gulke, president of the Gulke Group. Argentina seems to be having another year riddled with crop problems. In 2016, the country was dealing with flood conditions, this year they’re dealing with drought, which is impacting their soybean crops. “The crop keeps being revised lower every week it seems,” Gulke says.
The reactions to USDA’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report were not as one would expect. Thursday saw a neutral response to a bullish corn report that lowered carryout by 125 million bushels and USDA increased soybean carryout by 60 million bushels taking us to levels of ending stocks not seen in quite a few years.
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