Weather |  Quotes |  Market News |  DTN Ag Headlines |  US Ag News 
 Farmers Grain Service, Inc.
Home  |  GRAIN ELEVATOR  |  CASH BIDS  |  Admin Login

 
Printable Page US Ag News   Return to Menu - Page 1 2 3 4 5 6
 
 
USDA Reports Summary          08/12 12:09

   USDA Lowers Corn Production, Increases Soybean Production in August Reports

   USDA on Friday shaved corn production 66 million bushels to 14.35 billion 
bushels but increased soybean production by 25 million bushels to 4.53 billion 
bushels, which went against the pre-report estimates on soybeans.

By DTN Staff

   This article was originally posted at 11:04 a.m. CDT on Friday, Aug. 12. It 
was last updated with additional information at 12:09 p.m. CDT on Friday, Aug. 
12.

   **

   OMAHA (DTN) -- USDA on Friday shaved corn production 146 million bushels to 
14.35 billion bushels, but increased soybean production 25 million bushels to 
4.53 billion bushels, which went against the pre-report estimates on soybeans.

   On yield, USDA lowered corn yields 1.6 bushels to 175.4 bushels per acre 
(bpa). For soybeans, yield was bumped up 0.4 bushel to 51.9 bpa.

   USDA released the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) as 
well as Crop Production reports that lowered crop acreage, yield and overall 
production for corn and soybeans.

   Friday's U.S. ending stocks estimates were neutral for corn, slightly 
bearish for soybeans and slightly bullish for wheat prices, said DTN Lead 
Analyst Todd Hultman. World ending stocks estimates were slightly bullish for 
corn, slightly bearish for soybeans and neutral for wheat prices, he said.

   You can also access the full reports here:

   For DTN's exclusive audio comments on today's reports, visit: 
https://nam03.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=http%3A%2F%2Flisten.aghost.n
et%2Fimages%2Fe0010013%2Fusda.mp3&data=02%7C01%7Cmary.roth%40dtn.com%7C18371e46d
1b642d2493708d6ee90e44a%7Cd945da26f07f451496e79b8f78a743d0%7C0%7C0%7C63695870340
0308758&sdata=U8rgqUw%2BJjYFaIUPGx060hvYMw3UUa67t1Sf7z07wAE%3D&reserved=0

   -- Crop Production: https://www.nass.usda.gov/         

   -- World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE): 
http://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/

   CORN

   Estimated harvest acreage came in at 81.8 million acres, down just 100,000 
acres from earlier forecasts. USDA bumped down the yield estimates 1.6 bushels 
to 175.4 bushels an acre. That put production at 14.359 billion bushels (bb), 
down 146 million bushels (mb) from July's forecast.

   In making up for lower production, USDA increases the old-crop carryover 20 
mb as well with beginning stocks pegged at 1.53 bb.

   On the demand side, USDA put 2022-23 Feed and Residual use at 5.325 bb, down 
25 mb from July. Feed, Seed and Industrial use overall came in 5 mb higher at 
6.825 bb. Ethanol usage held pat at 5.375 bb.

   Total domestic usage came in at 12.15 bb, down 20 mb from July.

   Exports are pegged at 2.375 bb, down 25 mb from July.

   That put ending stocks at 1.388 bb, down 82 mb from July.

   The average farmgate price held pat at $6.65 per bushel.

   Globally, USDA lowered beginning stocks 0.44 million metric tons (mmt) to 
311.84 mmt. Global production was lowered 6.29 mmt to 1,179.61 mmt. Global 
exports were bumped up 3.05 mmt. That put ending stocks at 306.68 mmt, down 
6.26 mmt.

   USDA increased Russian corn production 0.5 mmt while lowering the European 
Union's production 8 mmt to 60 mmt.

   On Ukraine, USDA bumped up production 5 mmt to 30 mmt and increased export 
3.5 mmt to 12 mmt.

   USDA also held pat on its forecast for Brazil's 2021-22 production at 116 
mmt. Argentina's production was held at 53 mmt as well.

   SOYBEANS

   USDA bumped up its forecast for soybean production to 51.9 bushels per acre 
while also lowering harvested acreage by 300,000. Production increased slightly 
as well, to 4.53 bb. The soybean yield is higher than pre-report expectations, 
while production is toward the top of the range of traders' estimates.

   USDA increased its forecast for 2022-23 ending stocks to 245 mb, a 15 mb 
increase. On the demand side, USDA increased its export forecast by 20 mb to 
2.155 bb. The national average farm gate price declined by a nickel to $14.35 
per bushel.

   On old-crop, 2021-22 stocks, USDA increased ending stocks by 10 mb to 225 mb 
due to lower exports.

   Globally, USDA put ending stocks for 2022-23 at 101.4 mmt, above the range 
of trade expectations. It's up nearly 2 mmt from last month and reflects higher 
beginning stocks (old-crop stocks) and production in the U.S. and China. USDA 
raised China's production by just shy of 1 mmt and said it's based on 
provincial reports.   

   Ending stocks for 2021-22 declined to 89.73, in line with trade expectations.

   WASDE WHEAT

   USDA adjusted demand for several uses of wheat. Food demand was adjusted 
upward by 6 mb, while exports were increased 25 mb. The two changes accounted 
for most of the drop in ending stocks to 610 mb. The national average farm gate 
price dropped by $1.25 to $9.25 per bushel.

   Globally, USDA's ending stocks only dropped by 0.2 mmt to 267.34 mmt, but 
there were a few changes in stocks and production estimates. Beginning stocks 
declined by 3.75 mmt, but production climbed by 8 mmt. USDA attributed the gain 
to higher production in Russia, Australia and China. USDA bumped Russian 
production to 88 mmt from its prior 81.5 mmt estimate.

   WHEAT CROP PRODUCTION

   All-wheat production was forecast at 1.78 bb, up less than 1% from July and 
up 8% from 2021. Wheat yield was pegged at 47.5 bushels per acre, up 0.2 bpa 
from July, and up 3.2 bushels from a year ago. Harvested acres are pegged at 
37.5 million acres, down less than 1% from July's forecast.

   Winter wheat production is forecast at 1.2 billion bushels, down less than 
1% from July, but up 6% from 2021. The winter wheat yield is pegged at 47.9 
bushels an acre, down 0.1 bpa from July and down 2.3 bpa from last year's 
yield. Harvested acres for grain or seed are pegged at 25 million acres, down 
2% from last year.

   Other spring wheat production for grain is forecast at 512 mb, up 55% from a 
year ago. Yield is pegged at 47.8 bpa, up 0.8 bpa from July, and up 16.1 bpa 
from a year ago. Acreage is pegged at 10.7 million acres, up 5% from 2021.

   Hard red winter wheat is pegged at 576 mb; soft red winter is forecast at 
381 mb; white winter is projected at 240 mb. Durum wheat is forecast at 73.6 
mb, down 5% from July, but up 97% from 2021.

   LIVESTOCK

   Cattle: "Friday's WASDE report shared supportive news for the cattle 
complex," said DTN Livestock Analyst ShayLe Stewart. The forecast for 2022 red 
meat and poultry production is slightly higher from last month, as stronger 
beef and broiler forecasts offset the lower trend in pork and turkey. Beef 
production grew by 68 million pounds from a month ago, pushing 2022's total 
production to an estimated 27,990 million pounds as slaughter speeds have 
continued to run aggressively. Beef production for 2023 grew substantially from 
last month's report, as an additional 325 million pounds were added, which puts 
the year's estimated production at 26,265 million pounds. Both the third and 
fourth quarters of 2022 saw increases from July's WASDE report as third-quarter 
steer prices are expected to average $140 (up $1) and fourth-quarter prices are 
expected to average $147 (up $2). The first quarter of 2023 saw a $1 increase, 
as steers are expected to average $151, but the second quarter held steady for 
2023 steer prices at $152. 2022 beef imports were reduced by 56 million pounds, 
while beef exports grew by 65 million pounds. 2023 beef imports saw no changes 
from July's report, but 2023's estimated exports grew by 40 million pounds.

   Hogs: "Friday's WASDE report shared mixed news for the hog complex," Stewart 
said. 2022's pork production fell by 81 million pounds as pork production was 
lowered on the third quarter, as market-ready hogs are in extremely short 
supply. With market-ready hogs being in short supply, quarterly price 
projections for both the third and fourth quarters of 2022 were raised from 
July's report. Hog prices in the third quarter are expected to average $85 (up 
$9) and fourth-quarter prices are expected to average $69 (up $3). No changes 
were made to the price projections in 2023. Pork imports for 2022 fell slightly 
from July's report to 1,547 million pounds, which is 6 million pounds less than 
a month ago. Pork exports for 2022 were reduced slightly to 6,574 million 
pounds, down just 2 million pounds from a month ago. Both pork imports and 
exports for 2023 were unchanged from a month.

   **

   Editor's Note: Join DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman at 12:30 p.m. CDT on 
Friday, Aug. 12, for a look at what the day's numbers mean for grain prices. To 
register, visit: https://www.dtn.com/wasde-webinars-2022/

U.S. PRODUCTION (million bushels) 2022-23
                 Aug       Avg       High      Low       Jul       2021-22
Corn             14,359    14,383    14,553    14,192    14,505    15,115
Soybeans         4,530     4,471     4,546     4,367     4,505     4,435
All Wheat        1,783     1,792     1,825     1,780     1,781     1,646
Winter           1,198     1,204     1,220     1,197     1,201     1,277
HRW              576       585       593       580       585       749
SRW              381       377       385       372       376       361
White            240       242       250       239       240       167
U.S. AVERAGE YIELD (Bushels Per Acre) 2022-23 (WASDE)
                 Aug       Avg       High      Low       Jul       2021-22
Corn             175.4     175.8     177.6     173.2     177.0     177.0
Soybeans         51.9      51.0      52.0      49.9      51.5      51.4
U.S. ENDING STOCKS (Million Bushels) 2021-22
                 Aug       Avg       High      Low       Jul
Corn             1,530     1,518     1,586     1,465     1,510
Soybeans         225       228       267       210       215
Wheat            660       660       660       655       660
U.S. ENDING STOCKS (Million Bushels) 2022-23
                 Aug       Avg       High      Low       Jul
Corn             1,389     1,383     1,470     1,285     1,470
Soybeans         245       227       289       151       230
Wheat            610       651       684       607       639
WORLD ENDING STOCKS (million metric tons) 2021-22
                 Aug       Avg       High      Low       Jul
Corn             311.8     313.3     323.0     311.6     312.3
Soybeans         89.7      88.9      90.0      87.7      88.7
Wheat            276.4     280.1     281.4     278.0     280.1
WORLD ENDING STOCKS (million metric tons) 2022-23
                 Aug       Avg       High      Low       Jul
Corn             306.7     309.8     313.2     305.0     312.9
Soybeans         101.4     99.2      100.4     97.5      99.6
Wheat            267.3     267.8     273.0     265.0     267.5

    




(c) Copyright 2022 DTN, LLC. All rights reserved.

For more free DTN information sent right to your email each morning - click here to sign up for DTN Snapshot.
 
 
Copyright DTN. All rights reserved. Disclaimer.
Powered By DTN