Farmer's Report

Dry Commodity Trends - OCTOBER 15, 2021


  • Sugar pricing remains solidly supported, as the industry is well sold for the new crop position
  • Prolonged dry weather conditions in the Red River Valley and the Dakotas lowered yield expectations for this year’s sugar beet crop. Harvest is nearing the halfway point
  • Louisiana’s cane crop has been downgraded in recent weeks, due to damage from Hurricane Ida

Dry Beans

  • Dry bean bids have continued to firm in the U.S., reflecting yield concerns as the harvest begins to wind down
  • Canadian dry bean stocks remain adequate despite a smaller 2021 crop


  • The wheat markets closed lower this week versus last, as the K.C., Minneapolis and Chicago futures reacted to selling in the corn and soybean markets
  • World wheat supply estimates were lowered more than expected on this week’s USDA report
  • Basis levels continue to firm, however, as protein is expected to be tighter this year, due to a much smaller domestic Spring wheat crop

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