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This is the Sunflower Market News for 8/17/2018

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Sunflowers are priced per hundred weight (CWT).

NuSun Prices

Location Aug Change Sept Change Oct Change
Fargo ND 17.30 unch 17.30 unch 17.30 unch
Enderlin ND 17.40 unch 17.40 unch 17.30  unch
Goodland KS 16.35 unch NQ unch 17.05  unch
Prices recorded here are believed to be reliable at the time of posting. All prices are subject to change. Contact these facilities for complete market details.


High Oleic Prices

Location Aug Change Sept Change Oct Change
Fargo ND 17.35 unch 17.35 unch 17.35 unch
Enderlin ND 17.40 unch 17.40 unch 17.30  unch
Hebron ND NQ unch NQ unch 16.20  unch
Pingree ND NQ unch NQ unch 16.70  unch
Goodland KS 17.35 unch NQ unch 18.20 unch



  Trading Range Nearby Close Change
Soybean Oil +.07 to +.08 28.23 +.08
Soybean Meal -3.70 to -4.80 330.10 -4.50
Market Comments

Sunflower prices ended the week mixed at down 10 cents to up 5 cents and continues to trade below the 60-day moving average at the crush plants. The birdfood market also remains fairly quiet at this time. The weather forecast continues to feature generally favorable conditions throughout the Midwest with no significant hot and dry conditions during the next ten days. Weather conditions remain key as August is the most important month for oilseed crops. This is not the case in the Dakotas and Northwest Minnesota where rain is needed for most row crops. The US Drought Monitor showed a huge area in these states experiencing abnormally dry to in some cases moderate drought conditions. Corn and soybeans have lost the top end of their yield for this year and each day without a good rain is taking its toll on these crops. Sunflower is very drought tolerant, but some areas were hit with very hot temperatures during the pollination period and this could impact yields. If rain is received it can still add on some pounds but we will not have a true picture of this year’s sunflower production until harvest begins. In addition to weather, the market will continue to trade demand news and will be closely watching yield reports from The Farm Journal Midwest Crop Tour which begins on Monday.

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