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 see that it 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 planted.  Ensure what they sold you IS pure (by lab testing your seed) BEFORE planting .  There are contaminated seed issues out there.




Up 9

St Louis river levels rising  at +18.8 ft today and forecast to be 19.9 by 6/24.  Flooding and high water in Iowa means likely less loading for corn barges.  That means more demand for STL barges that are 3 days CLOSER to the Gulf for off loading onto export vessels.

FUND BUYING.  Funds bot some 30 million corn today.  Funds are still LONG some 756 mill bu of corn.   Corn condition is the 5th BEST since 1986!  Export Sales were light at 4.3 mill vs expectations of 12 – 20.  Heavy rains hit the Dakotas to Nebraska and all the way over to Ohio.  General overnight amounts varied from ½ to 1”, with local 2” noted for some. The Central Corn Belt should be receiving another 1-2 inches into early next week.  Temperatures are forecast to be about normal.  T-Storm calls for areas of rain and t-storms continue through Monday, but drying then unfolds from north to south.  Above-average warmth over the next several days will transitions into more seasonable readings next week.  A sharply warmer pattern is in the forecast for the June 28 – July 3 period but sustained heat is unlikely as the pattern turns favorable for cooling t-storms to occasionally return.

Monday’s  Nationwide Crop Rating  received a 76% G/E vs 765% LW and 64% LY.  Take note that which has only been surpassed five times since record keeping began in 1986.

The State of IL was rated at 76% G/E vs 74% LW.    US EMERGENCE was 97% THIS WEEK, 92% LW, 91% LY, and 96% AVG.  Emergence for the State of IL was 100% THIS WEEK, 97% LW, 93% LY, and 96% AVG.



OLD UP 12      NEW UP 14

A little FUND BUYING.  Best crop ratings since 1986!  Funds are still LONG some 370 mill bu of YSB.    Monday’s Export Inspections were better than expected at 7.9 to the usual destinations of Japan, Mexico, and Indonesia.  Bloomberg’s market bias survey shows 17 traders bullish, 5 bearish, and 4 neutral.  Cordonnier maintains that the US yield est may need to be raised from 44.5 up 1/2bu to 45 bpa.

US Planting Progress is 92% THIS WEEK, 87%LW, 83% LY, and 90% AVG.  Planting progress for The State of IL was 94% THIS WEEK, 92% LW, 86% LY, and 89% AVG.  US EMERGENCE was 83% THIS WEEK, 71% LW, 63% LY, and 77% AVG.  Emergence for the State of IL was 89% THIS WEEK, 80% LW, 64% LY, and 75% AVG.  US CROP CONDITIONS are 73 % G/E, and 64%LY. The State of IL was 72% G/E THIS WEEK and 76%LW.



UP 6

More short covering after the last round of Fund selling.  Funds are NOW SHORT some -160 million bu of wheat. Fungal issues popping up in the Plains and Southern IL.  Drier, cooler weather in store for NEXT week.  That should give us a chance to get wheat cut BEFORE quality deteriorates any further.  Scattered storms THIS week in the Plains will NOT help quality concerns.  Quality concerns here are on the mind for the wheat locally.  Harvest creeps forward and additional rain will deteriorate the TW and quality once ripe.  Initial scouting showed no signs of scab damage, but recent scouts ARE showing evidence of fungal activity from the cool wet conditions we’ve had since flowering.  Some significant amounts of damage are now being seen.  The next two weeks will be detrimental if the conditions stay right for fungal activity, creating scab and shrinking wheat berries.  Bloomberg’s market trader survey showed 17 traders bearish, 3 traders bullish, and 3 neutral.

  Winter Wheat headed is 92%THIS WEEK, 86% LW, 88% LY, and 90% AVG.  Winter Wheat conditions are  30% G/E THIS WEEK, 30% LW, and 31% LY.  Conditions for the State of IL are 59% G/E THIS WEEK and 66% LW.  KS G/E is a mere 11%, OK G/E is only 5%, and TX G/E is 15%.