Sunflower Highlights
Post Date: Dec 14 2020
Register now for the 2021 NSA Research Forum
Registration is now open for the 2021 NSA Research Forum. The forum will be held via Zoom on January 13-14, 2021. Registration will be $25. To register, click here. Closer to the event, you’ll receive a link to attend the forum virtually.
Former NSA president Donald Zimbleman passes away
Donald Zimbleman, 85, passed away November 21, 2020 at Sanford Hospital in Fargo, ND. Zimbleman spent his life farming near Fullerton, ND. He was president of the National Sunflower Association from March 1983 to April 1985.
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Seed Quality
High Plains 2020 2019
Oil Content 39.4% 39.7%
Foreign Material 6.6% 6.8%
Moisture 7.3% 6.8%
Test Weight 28.7 lbs 28.4 lbs
Northern Plains 2020 2019
Oil Content 43.4% 42.6%
Foreign Material 3.8% 6.0%
Moisture 8.9% 11.7%
Test Weight 29.8 lbs 29.3 lbs
Nearby NuSun and high oleic prices at the crush plants were unchanged last week. 2021 new crop NuSun was unchanged to up 5 cents. New crop high oleic prices were unchanged. Last week's USDA December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates focused mainly on demand adjustments. The new crop U.S. ending soybean stocks estimate was considered neutral by traders. World ending soybean stocks estimates was considered neutral as well. No changes were made to 2020 soybean yield or acreage estimates. Surveying is currently underway for the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) annual crop production report. Yield and acreage adjustments will likely be included in the January 2021 annual crop production report release. Updates from USDA October estimates on sunflower yield, acreage and production will be in the January report as well. On the Chicago Board of Trade, traders are focused on crop developments in South America. USDA anticipates Argentina will produce 50 million metric tons (MMT) of soybeans, while Brazil will grow 133 MMT, which is unchanged from last month. Market analysts are closely watching La Nina weather conditions and the potential they may  have on South American oilseed production. While most production areas have some drought damage, there is still tremendous upside in the Central and Northern parts of top producing state Mato Grosso. Until more is known and or the crop is made market volatility will continue with each weather forecast in the weeks ahead.
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