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mixed close for US agriculture products as trade focused on spread trading, US weather, closing China corn and soybean imports, and outside related markets. Traders are waiting for Black Sea grain deal news. Turkey did mention there might be a two-month extension
to the grain deal. USDA export sales and Brazil Conab supply are due out Thursday morning.


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  • West
    Texas rainfall expected Friday through the weekend will significantly improve topsoil moisture in time for the planting of cotton, corn and sorghum
    • Follow
      up moisture will be needed
  • Portions
    of Central Texas will experience flooding rain this weekend causing some damage to agriculture and infrastructure
  • Beneficial
    rain is expected in the Texas Blacklands, Coastal Bend and South Texas in the coming week, although some producers have recently claimed too much moisture has been occurring in some Coastal Bend areas
  • Northern
    U.S. Plains will trend wetter later this week and into the early weekend
    • Significant
      rain is expected, but it may be greatest in the driest areas of the western Dakotas rather than the wetter areas in the eastern Dakotas and Minnesota
      • Rainfall
        of 1.00 to 3.00 inches may impact some of these western areas
    • Rainfall
      in the eastern Dakotas and Minnesota will range from 0.50 to 1.50 inches
      • The
        moisture will interfere with the region’s much needed drying trend and further delay farming activity
  • Recent
    rain in central Alberta, Canada has been good for spring planting  especially after the previous bout of hot and dry weather
    • More
      heat and dryness is coming later this week and especially into next week making the rain even more important
  • East-central
    Alberta, west-central Saskatchewan and areas to the north in Saskatchewan have been missing recent rain and will continue doing so
    • Net
      drying will continue in these areas and there will also be a return of unusually warm weather this weekend into next week that will accelerate drying and raise more worry about crop development potential in the driest areas
      • Fields
        with favorable subsoil moisture will continue to experience favorable crop and field working conditions
  • U.S.
    central Plains rainfall is expected to continue erratically and lighter than usual maintaining concern for winter wheat and some early summer crops
    • Rain
      will fall in many areas, but amounts will be light for much of western Kansas, southeastern Colorado and immediate neighboring areas
  • Western
    and central Mexico will continue in the midst of drought while rain falls periodically in the eastern and southern parts of the nation into the next ten days
    • Seasonal
      rains usually begin in southern Mexico during May and early June before advancing northward during the balance of June and early July
  • Ontario
    and Quebec will continue in a milder than usual temperature regime for a while and that may lead to slower planting of corn and soybeans that usually begins after May 15
    • Timely
      rainfall is expected as well
  • Europe
    will experience heavy rain and flooding during the coming week from Italy into the eastern Adriatic Sea region where some damage to crops and property may result
    • Some
      replanting of spring and summer crops may be needed in a few areas, but it should not be widespread
  • Northeastern
    Algeria and northern Tunisia will receive additional rain  Thursday into Friday after getting some moisture Monday
    • The
      moisture boost has been and will continue to be helpful for the latest maturing crops, but much of the precipitation has occurred a little too late in the season for big changes in production
    • No
      relief is expected to the drought stricken areas of Morocco or northwestern Algeria
  • Eastern
    parts of Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos experienced some additional needed cooling Tuesday due to scattered showers and thunderstorms that evolved
    • Excessive
      heat and dryness occurred during the weekend stressing livestock and unirrigated crops throughout the region
    • Additional
      rain is expected over the next several days offering more relief from the hottest and driest conditions
  • A
    tropical cyclone will evolve later today Wednesday or Thursday in the Bay of Bengal before moving into northwestern Myanmar this weekend
    • Torrential
      rain, strong wind and flooding will accompany the storm inland
    • Northwestern
      Myanmar, southeastern Bangladesh will be most impacted and “some” damage to rice and sugarcane may result
  • India
    weather is expected to be mostly normal over the next ten days with a few pre-monsoonal showers and thunderstorms expected in the south and extreme east while most other areas are dry
  • Indonesia/Malaysia
    weather is still favorably wet through the next ten days
    • Recent
      rainfall was most significant in Indonesia and Malaysia while the Philippines dried down for a while
      • This
        trend may be perpetuated over the next couple of weeks
  • Drought
    in Yunnan, China will finally be eased late this week and into the weekend as moderate rain finally falls
    • Rice,
      corn and sugarcane among other crops will benefit, though it has been dry enough for a long enough period of time for production to be hurt
    • Additional
      rain will be needed
  • China’s
    greatest rain over the next ten days will be near and south of the Yangtze River, including the southwest where 2.00 to 6.00 inches and locally more than 8.00 inches will result
    • Some
      flooding is expected
    • Rapeseed
      areas will see less frequent and less significant rain which may help stop the damage that has occurred recently from excessive rainfall and flooding
  • Xinjiang,
    China is slowly warming after an unusually cool weekend
    • High
      temperatures Tuesday were in the 60s and 70s in the bulk of cotton and corn areas, though there were some 50-degree Fahrenheit highs in the northeast
    • Summer
      crop conditions are not very good because of the cool start to the planting season; both cotton and corn need much warmer weather
  • Xinjiang,
    China temperatures will trend warmer during the balance of this week with temperatures returning to normal by the weekend
    • Some
      forecast models have suggested warmer than usual temperatures are possible this weekend into next week
  • Northwestern
    Kazakhstan and neighboring southern areas of Russia’s eastern New Lands will get some rain the remainder of this week with 0.50 to nearly 1.50 inches possible in a few areas, but most of the precipitation will be lighter leaving some need for more moisture
    • A
      close watch on this region is warranted because of decreasing topsoil moisture recently and additional warm and dry biased weather that may eventually return later this month
  • Other
    western CIS crop areas are expected to benefit from alternating periods of rain and sunshine during the next week to ten days
  • Argentina
    will experience limited rainfall and warmer biased weather for much of the coming week to ten days
    • Summer
      crop maturation and harvesting will advance normally
  • Rio
    Grande do Sul, Brazil will now experience some welcome drier biased weather for a while
    • Recent
      moisture was good for late season crops, but the state is plenty wet now and needs to dry down for a while
  • Rain
    is expected in Bahia and Tocantins during balance of this week causing a disruption to farming activity; including the harvest of cotton, sugarcane and coffee
    • Most
      of the rain is not likely to be heavy and no damage will result
  • West-central
    Africa will continue to experience periodic rainfall over the next two weeks maintaining a mostly good environment for coffee, cocoa, rice and sugarcane
    • Mali
      and Burkina Faso rainfall will remain lighter than usual, although some welcome precipitation is expected that will raise topsoil moisture.
  • East-central
    Africa rainfall will continue periodic and mostly in a beneficial manner to support rice, coffee, cocoa, sugarcane and other crops
  • South
    Africa will dry down for the next few days before the next wave of rain evolves Saturday through Tuesday of next week
    • The
      rain will be good for winter wheat planting and establishment in the west, but it will slow summer crop maturation and harvest progress.
  • Australia
    rainfall during the coming week will be greatest in winter crop areas near to the coast.
    • Moisture
      totals will be light and a boost in rainfall will continue to be needed in interior Western Australia, interior South Australia and western New South Wales
    • Greater
      rain is needed in some interior crop areas
  • Central
    Asia cotton and other crop planting has advanced relatively well his year with adequate irrigation water and some timely rainfall expected
  • Today’s
    Southern Oscillation Index was -2.72 and it should move lower over the next several days

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Ag calendar

May 10:

  • EIA
    weekly US ethanol inventories, production, 10:30am
  • Malaysian
    Palm Oil Board’s data for May output, exports and stockpiles
  • Malaysia’s
    May 1-10 palm oil exports
  • Sugar
    production and cane crush data by Brazil’s Unica (tentative)

May 11:

  • USDA
    weekly net-export sales for corn, soybeans, wheat, cotton, pork and beef, 8:30am
  • Port
    of Rouen data on French grain exports
  • Brazil’s
    Conab issues production, area and yield data for corn and soybeans
  • New
    Zealand Food Prices

May 12:

  • USDA’s
    World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE), 12pm eastern
  • China’s
    agriculture ministry (CASDE) releases monthly report on supply and demand for corn and soybeans
  • ICE
    Futures Europe weekly commitments of traders report
  • CFTC
    commitments of traders weekly report on positions for various US futures and options, 3:30pm
  • FranceAgriMer’s
    weekly crop condition report

Bloomberg and FI