October 1, 2018

Good Morning,

Friday’s bearish stocks report from the USDA put pressure on the markets to end the week and month. This will add more pressure to the markets longer term if yields for the 2018 crop continue to be good.
The markets are higher this morning on the heels of a surprise development that the US and Canada reached a last minute deal last night on a new NAFTA accord. This agreement should lead to a late November signing ceremony to seal the deal. With this news I would not be surprised to see additional fund buying to start the 4th quarter that could lead to a small rally.
Fridays report made it clear that if the market is going to rally it is going to be if we can get a robust export program in place.
Forecasts for the week remain cool and wet which should ease some of the harvest pressure in the south that has resulted in long lines and limited space. Producers in WI and MN should take note of these issues and make sure you have a plan for fall bushels.

Reminder – All loads being delivered to Didion must be scheduled. (Contract and spot bushels)

Have a Safe Day!

Garry Gard