U.S. Cash Grains-Corn bids firm on light offerings; soy weak

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Corn cash basis bids were mostly steady
to higher at U.S. Midwest elevators and rail terminals on
Thursday, lifted by the ongoing slow pace of fresh sales by
farmers, dealers said.
    * With Chicago Board of Trade corn futures moving in a
narrow range for more than a month, many growers are delaying
sales in the hopes of higher prices during the new tax year of
2014.
    * Farmer sales of soybeans were also very light but some
processors and elevators reduced bids due to a slightly slower
pace of soymeal purchases.
	
* The cash market overall was seasonally quiet, with many grain merchants focused only on the logistics of taking in existing contracts and fulfilling their own orders to ship grain or the products they process. * Barge freight costs were steady on Midwest rivers. * U.S. exporters continue to load corn shipments to China despite uncertainty over whether cargoes could be rejected because of an unapproved genetically modified strain, although volumes have declined recently, government data showed. Basis values are quoted against CBOT futures in cts/bu: Current Previous Bid Bid Chicago Corn processors -3 + H +0 + H DN 3 Corn elevators -5 + H -5 + H UNC Soybean elevators +5 + F +5 + F UNC Wheat elevators -5 + H -5 + H UNC Wheat processors +0 + H -10 + H UP 10 Decatur, IL corn +0 + H +0 + H UNC Decatur, IL +15 + F +15 + F UNC soybeans Burns Harbor, IN -20 + H -25 + H UP 5 corn soy -20 + F -20 + F UNC Lafayette, IN soy +5 + F +5 + F UNC Toledo, OH (port) Corn -14 + H -14 + H UNC Soy +0 + F +0 + F UNC SRW wheat -10 + H -10 + H UNC Davenport, IA (river) Corn -4 + H -4 + H UNC Soy -8 + H -11 + H UP 3 Evansville, IN (rail) 15-car CSX corn +9 + H +0 + H UP 9 Cincinnati (rail)
3-car corn -2 + H -3 + H UP 1 Hereford TX corn +97 + H +94 + H UP 3 Columbus OH (rail) 3-car corn -2 + H -3 + H UP 1 Morris, IL (river) Corn -17 + H -17 + H UNC Soybeans +6 + F +8 + F DN 2 Fort Worth, TX corn +100 + H +120 + H DN 20 Blair, NE corn +2 + H +2 + H UNC Council Bluffs, IA (elevator) Corn -10 + H -10 + H UNC Soy -35 + F -33 + F DN 2 Des Moines, IA soy UNQ UNQ UNC Sioux City, IA soy -33 + F -33 + F UNC NOTE: 0 = option price, UNC = Unchanged, UNQ = Unquoted, NC = Not comparable, DP = Delayed Price, F = January, H = March ---------------------------------------------------------------- LINKS: For U.S. forward basis spreadsheets, please double-click on: - CBOT corn report - CBOT soybean report - CBOT wheat report - U.S. grain barge freight values - U.S. Midwest cash grain PM - U.S. CIF Gulf Grain - U.S. FOB Gulf Grain (Reporting by Michael Hirtzer in Chicago)

About the author

Comments

explore

Stories from our other publications