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This is the Sunflower Market News for 4/3/2020

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Sunflowers are priced per hundred weight (CWT).

NuSun Prices

Location April Change May Change 2020 New Crop Change
West Fargo ND 20.10 unch 19.30 unch 17.90 Cash/17.30 AOG unch
Enderlin ND 20.15 unch 19.25 +.15 17.60 Cash/16.90 AOG unch
Goodland KS 18.75 unch 18.75 unch 18.00 AOG 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 April Change May Change 2020 New Crop Change
West Fargo ND 20.50 unch 19.50 unch 18.00 Cash/17.40 AOG unch
Enderlin ND 20.35 unch 19.45 +.15 18.00 Cash/17.30 AOG unch
Hebron ND (ADM) -- -- -- -- 16.80 Cash/16.20 AOG unch
Hebron ND (Cargill) -- -- -- -- ---- ---
Pingree ND NQ ----- -- ----- 17.50 Cash unch
Goodland KS 19.50 unch 19.50 unch 19.15 AOG unch



  Trading Range Nearby Close Change
Soybean Oil +.06 to +.19 26.43 +.19
Soybean Meal -1.20 to -5.90 303.20 -5.90
Market Comments

USDA released its first estimate of 2020 planted acres. Sunflower growers intend to plant 1.56 million acres in 2020, up 15 percent from 2019. Compared with last year, growers in seven of the eight major sunflower producing states expect an increase in sunflower acreage this year. If realized, this will be the highest planted area for the US since 2016. The state expecting the largest increase from last year is South Dakota, where planted area is expected to increase 87,000 acres compared with last year. Area intended for oil type varieties, at 1.36 million acres, is up 13 percent from 2019. The increase in oil type acres was slightly lower than industry expectations. Area intended for non-oil varieties, estimated at 202,000 acres, is up 32 percent from last year and is in line with most traders’ thoughts. Corn planted area for all purposes in 2020 is estimated at 97 million acres, up 8 percent or 7.3 million acres from last year. The trade’s expectation was 94.32 million. Soybean planted area for 2020 is estimated at 83.5 million acres, up 10 percent from last year. USDA pegged 2020 spring wheat acres at 12.6 million compared with the trade’s expectation of 13 million. The March acreage and grain stocks reports will guide the market as we head into the planting season. It will also give farmers a look at what others are thinking of planting this year and may adjust their plans.

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