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Heading Into Spring: April 3-18

South American crop size is what it is and will permanently skew fundamentals until their 2019 harvest replenishes supply. Implications to corn and soybeans are modest. Here's an excerpt from recent research on corn.

Maybe final US corn seeded acreage will exceed 88 mil; maybe yield will exceed 175 bu/ac, but respective economics are not in rationing mode to threaten demand assumptions. While exports are a smaller tonnage component versus food and feed, weekly export newsflow should be strong through to Feb-19 to feed bull psychology. When headline US 18/19 carryout portrays about 1.5 bil bu, down from 2.25 bil bu four months ago, consumers who have profit are likely to side with wanting deeper coverage, specs are likely to re-establish a large long, and market bias is likely to look for fault more than praise good early growing season. Impact: Until 2018 supply assurances are made, corn looks poised to trend higher.

A view on major commodities (wheat, corn, soy) and implications to Canada has just been completed. If would like more detail or on anything else in the reading room, please send me an email or can be reached by  

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