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This is the Sunflower Market News for 1/13/2017

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Sunflowers are priced per hundred weight (CWT).

NuSun Prices

Location January Change February Change New Crop 2017 Change
Fargo ND 14.70 unch  15.00 -.10 Cash 15.50/AOG 14.50 unch
Enderlin ND 15.25 -.20 15.50 -.20 NQ --
Goodland KS 14.50 -.20 NQ unch NQ --
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 January Change February Change New Crop 2017 Change
Enderlin ND NQ -- NQ unch NQ --
Pingree ND NQ -- NQ unch NQ --
Goodland KS 16.00 -.20 NQ unch NQ --
Fargo ND NQ unch NQ unch NQ --



  Trading Range Nearby Close Change
Soybean Oil -.47 to -.50 35.37 -.48
Soybean Meal +3.80 to +8.30 332.50 +8.30
Market Comments
USDA gave their final estimate of 2016 sunflower production this week. Total production was 2.65 billion pounds, down 9 percent from 2015 but up 8 percent from the October forecast. US average yield per acre increased 106 pounds from last year to a record high 1,731 pounds. Planted area, at 1.60 million acres, is 14 percent below last year. Area harvested decreased 15 percent from last year to 1.53 million acres. North Dakota led sunflower production at 1.14 billion pounds, an increase of 7 percent from last year. Compared with last year, planted area in North Dakota decreased 4 percent but yield increased 192 pounds to a record high 1,715 pounds per acre. Meanwhile, production in South Dakota decreased 14 percent due to a lower harvested area. However, the average yield in South Dakota increased 100 pounds from 2015 to a record high 1,958 pounds per acre. US production of oil-type sunflower varieties, at 2.37 billion pounds, decreased less than 1 percent from 2015. Harvested acres were down 9 percent from 2015 but the average yield increased by 152 pounds to a record high 1,731 pounds per acre. Production of non-oil sunflower varieties was estimated at 286 million pounds, a decrease of 47 percent from last year. Area harvested, at 165,500 acres, is down 43 percent from 2015. The average yield decreased by 139 pounds from last year’s record high to 1,726 pounds per acre. This still represents the second highest yield on record for non-oil varieties.
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