WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND that producers verify that their seed varieties ARE approved for MAJOR EXPORT MARKETS.  The STL River markets ARE planning to test loads delivered.  They RESERVE the right to reject loads with unapproved traits.  If you have seed that is NOT APPROVED FOR MAJOR EXPORT MARKETS, we encourage you to check with your seed representative to exchange for seed that IS APPROVED for GLOBAL USE.


BUNGE will not accept delivery of produced from the following seed:

CORN: Agrisure Viptera MIR 162 (Syngenta), Bayer/Genective -Event VCO-01981-5, Agrisure Duracade – Event 5307 (Syngenta), Stine Maize – Event HCEM485, DuPont/Pioneer – Event 4114-3, Monsanto – MON 87427

SOYBEAN: Vistive Gold – MON 87705 (Monsanto), Soymega – MON 87769 (Monsanto), Plenish (DuPont/Pioneer), Bayer – Event FG72


China’s rejections of a banned variety of genetically modified U.S. corn have now cost the U.S. agriculture industry up to $2.9 billion, a grain group said, on losses from trade disruptions. The National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) estimated in a report, that rejections of shipments containing Syngenta AG’s Agrisure Viptera corn resulted in losses of at least $1 billion.  This is based on economic analysis that included data supplied by top global grain exporters. The largest estimates of losses are based on the loss in corn price, which  translated to producer losses. – JSA



Ask your seed company what/how they are testing the NGMO purity on the seed you are going to plant.  Ensure what they are selling you IS pure (by lab testing your seed) BEFORE planting .  There are some contaminated seed issues out there.




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China’s Imports of U.S. Corn Plummet as Curbs on GM Seed Tighten

St Louis river levels easing  at +18.7 ft today and forecast to be 17.4 by 5/27.

Very little news.  Favorable planting weather  continues through the weekend and will help the Northern states.  Thursday’s Export Sales were so-so at 20 mill vs  13 – 21 mill expected old crop.   Monday’s Export Inspections were 41.7.  NEXT MONDAY’S Planting report is expected to be around the 85% mark. This Monday’s plantings were 73% planted, 59% LW, 65% LY, and 76% AVG.  (some estimates on plantings were as high as 85%.)  The State of IL is 84% planted this week, 78%LW, 66%LY, and 73% AVG.      For the US, Emergence is 34% this week, 18%LW, 17%LY, and 42% AVG.  The State of IL is Emerged 60% this week, 36%LW, 14% LY, and45% AVG.  The week’s weather forecast looks warmer and drier!



OLD UP 13   NEW UP 17

Funds were buying again today.  More old crop volatility as the Board trys to ration what’s left of the old crop supply (by importing from SA.  Export Sales were impressive at +6 mill vs expectations of -6 to +4.  New Crop fell short at 16.6 vs expectations of 18 -26.  China and one other unknown were the buyers.  New crop buying is currently at a 4 year low.  Brazil is said to have shipped 14.4mbu of ysb to the US with another 11 million still to be nominated.   Monday’s Export Inspections were 2 mill higher than what is needed per week at 6.2.  Monday’s Plantings report was at the low end of expectations at 33% planted this week, 20% LW, 21%LY, and 38% AVG.  The State of IL is 36%planted this week, 26% LW, 16% LY, and 32% AVG.   For the US, Emergence this week is 9%, 3%LY, and 11% AVG.  South American beans are still coming UP the MISS.  We may still need MORE SA beans to take care of our domestic needs.  China’s crush margins ARE getting more into the positive territory than in the last month.



Rain in the forecast for the dry HRW areas.  High priced US wheat is not making it easy to attract foreign export business.  Export Sales were 5.2 vs expectations of 2 – 9 mill.    New crop was 7.7 vs expectations of 6 – 11.  The French Port of Rouen Exports have reached a six week high, rising to 184.5k MT as Algeria buys 143k soft wheat.  The EU wheat crop is expected to reach a six year high of 137.5 – Reuters.  Some parts of Russia and Kazakhstan were dry and hot through last weekend and are expected to be similar for the balance of this week.  The Russian Ag Minister sees output at 100MT up from 95 – 98 previously.

Monday’s Export Inspections were 20.3 which was in range of 19 – 23.   US Spring Wheat is 49%planted this week, 34% LW, 41% LY, and68% AVG.  Spring Wheat Emergence is 24% this week, 12% LW, 30% LY, and40% AVG.  Winter Wheat headed is 57%this week, 44% LW, 41% LY, and58% AVG.  IL Wheat is 50% headed this week, 16% LW, 44%LY, and 67% AVG.  The BIG ONE:  WINTER WHEAT CONDIDTIONS: 29% G/E this week, 30% LW, and 31% LY.  Market was expecting recent rains to boost ratings.  Good/Excellent by state, IL is 62% this week, and 63% LW.  Texas is 11% G/E this week, and 11% LW.  OK is 5% G/E this week and 6%LW. KS is 12% G/E this week and 13% LW.  Continue to keep an eye peeled on the Black Sea region as turmoil continues with Ukraine and Russia.

ESTL CITY ORDINANCE MAX LOAD WEIGHT 10,000 lbs ~POSTPONED UNIL APRIL 30th.  ~Still reportedly “open for business as usual”