Sunflower Highlights
Post Date: Dec 12 2022
Canada sunflower seed production increases
According to Statistics Canada data, 2022 Canadian sunflower seed production is estimated at 84,054 metric tons (MT), which is up 3 percent from 2021. Last year Canadian farmers produced 81,749 MT of sunflower seed. The 2022 production is slightly above the three-year average of 81,983 MT. The majority of Canada’s sunflower crop is grown in Manitoba, with production also in Alberta and Saskatchewan.
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Seed Quality - Monday, December 12, 2022
High Plains 2022 2021 Northern Plains 2022 2021
Oil Content 40.0% 40.0% Oil Content 44.9% 44.8%
Foreign Material 5.9% 6.7% Foreign Material 4.3% 4.0%
Moisture 7.3% 6.5% Moisture 9.1% 9.4%
Test Weight 29.0 lbs. 29.3 lbs. Test Weight 30.2 lbs. 31.5 lbs.
Nearby NuSun and high oleic prices were mixed last week at the crush plants at down 40 cents to unchanged. 2023 new crop was down 20 cents to unchanged. Last week’s USDA December World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates saw little change, as expected. Many traders thought USDA kicked the can down the road as no changes were made to 2022 soybean yield or acreage estimates. On the soybean demand side, 2022/23 crush, exports, seed use and ending stocks were left unchanged from last month as well. Surveying is currently underway for the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service’s (NASS) annual crop production report. Yield and acreage adjustments will likely be included in the January 2023 annual crop production report release. Updates from USDA’s 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 49.5 million metric tons (MMT) of soybeans, while Brazil will produce 152 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 risk, there is still tremendous upside at the moment. 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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