Ray Nabors

Dollar’s value impacts exports
China increased interest rates to keep down inflation. As a result dollar values have increased in parts of Asia making
2010 market expectations
We start the year with the smallest hog heard in three years. Hogs on feed are down another 2 percent below last
Market news for bulls, bears
SOYBEANS January soybean prices are near the middle of a nine-month range. Bullish factors in the news: (1) the USDA’s
Herd reductions bearish for corn, soy
November cattle placed on feed are expected to be 3.6 percent smaller than last year. Placements had increased four
Soy export sales ahead of year ago
Will Chinese soybean buying slow down? Markets anticipate soybean prices near $8 when the South American crop comes
GM crops: China, EU OK
China and Europe have approved use of genetically modified crops. Europe approved imports of soybeans and China
Soybean exports beat expectations
Soybean demand is 24 percent ahead of USDA predictions so far this season. Weekly soybean export sales exceed market
Soybeans — U.S. key export supplier
Weather problems are now thought to be factored into market prices. Grain supplies are adequate for short term demand.
Markets: soybean harvest point of focus
Weekly soybean export sales were above expectations. Soy oil sales were disappointing this past week. Exports are 23
Markets: soybean export opportunities
China reopened imports of pork from the United States, increasing domestic demand for soy meal and feed
Markets: open cotton vulnerable
Cotton Open cotton is vulnerable to rain damage. Harvest is only 20 percent complete. The harvest price pressure could
Markets: weather, dollar and energy
There is some speculation that some crop acres in the United States may not get harvested until next year. Lower
Markets weather-driven — corn, soy, cotton
Weather is driving market prices as cotton, corn and soybean yield estimates and quality potential drops. The freeze
Markets: China buying soybeans
Soybeans China bought over 800,000 tons of a million tons of soybeans sold last week. Private sources expect Chinese
Markets: Rain keeps soy stocks tight
Tariffs on Chinese poultry imports are damaging our commodity export potential to China. Chinese markets are closed
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