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Midday Update – Revised



Midday Update

·         USDA’s daily export reporting service today confirmed the sale of 7.4 million bushels of U.S. new-crop soybeans to “unknown destinations.”

·         Export sales for the week ending May 21 totaled 25.8 million bushels of old-crop corn, 2.9 million old- & 4.2 million new-crop grain sorghum bushels, 11.8 million old- & 2.0 million new-crop soybean bushels and 10.9 million bushels of wheat.

·         The EPA released its proposed biofuel mandates for 2014, 2015 & 2016 this morning.

·         Corn-based ethanol mandates are 13.25 billion gallons in 2014, versus 13.01 in previous plan; 13.4 bln glns in 2015, vs 15 bln in 2007 law; 14 bln glns in 2015 vs 15 bln in 2007 law. Total reduction in mandate from 2007 law over the three years is 3.75 billion gallons.

·         Biodiesel mandates are 1.63 billion gallons in 2014, 1.7 bln in 2015, 1.8 bln in 2016 and 1.9 bln in 2017.

·         EPA opened the door for foreign biodiesel to meet the mandate earlier this year.

·         Recent shipping dockets have shown cargoes of biodiesel being loaded at Argentine ports for shipment to the United States.

·         Corn futures are down 2 cents after the EPA announcement wiped out previous gains.

·         Soybean futures are up 5 cents in the nearby and just 2 cents for new-crop.

·         Soymeal futures are down $2.60, while soyoil prices are $1.18 higher on the EPA announcement.

·         Wheat futures are down 8 cents in Chicago, down 6 cents in Kansas City and down 7 cents in Minneapolis on improving weather forecasts.

·         Live cattle futures are quietly mixed, with packers and feeders still very far apart in the Plains.

·         Feeder cattle futures are 25 to 60 cents lower on profit taking after recent gains.

·         Lean hog futures are 10 to 50 cents weaker on profit taking. Cash hogs are mostly steady.


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