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Daily Market News

This is the Sunflower Market News for 4/24/2014.

Click here to view sunflower price averages.

Sunflowers are priced per hundred weight (CWT).




NuSun Prices
Location April Change May Change New Crop 2014 Change
Fargo ND 21.75 unch 21.80 unch 21.55 Cash/21.05 AOG unch
Enderlin ND 21.70 unch 21.70 unch 21.40 Cash/20.90 AOG unch
Goodland KS 19.40 unch 19.40 unch 20.35 Cash/19.35 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.


CBoT
  Trading Range Nearby Close Change
Soybean Oil -.08 to +.11 42.59 +.09
Soybean Meal +1.60 to +2.80 480.20 +2.10

Market Comments

The rally in sunflower prices continued this week. Since the release of the USDA March planting intentions report old crop prices have increased $1.40 per cwt. New crop sunflower prices have added $1.25 per cwt. USDA's March planting intentions report was bullish for sunflowers with acreage intentions below expectations. Keep in mind oils also receive a 2% price premium for each 1% of oil content that is over 40%. Using historical average oil contents of 43%, oil premiums coupled with current new crop prices has the total new crop price hovering around $23.00 at most crush plants. In addition, USDA's March Grain Stocks Report showed sunflower stocks down 33 percent from last year. Given this level of stocks the bins will be empty come September and processors will be in need of new crop deliveries at harvest. As a result crushers and confection plants are still offering new crop contracts that have cash and or Act of God (AOG) production clauses. Farmers nationwide are being hurt by rail congestion spurred by massive movement of crude petroleum oil by rail. You can spread out your market risk by planting crops such as sunflowers that can be delivered by trucks directly to processing plants this fall.


Confection Sunflower Seed Prices
as of 4/17/2014
Processor This Week Last Week Last Year New Crop
Advanced Sunflower        
Huron, SD 32.00 32.00 na 32.00
Onida, SD 31.00 31.00 na 31.00
Redfield, SD 32.00 32.00 na 32.00
CHS Inc.        
Grandin, ND Ask Ask Ask Ask
Hazel, MN Ask Ask Ask Ask
Erker Trading Company        
Fort Morgan, CO Ask Ask Ask 35.00/23.00
*Call for details
Alice, TX Ask Ask Ask Ask
Proseed        
Karlstad, MN Ask Ask Ask Ask
RR Commodities        
Colby, KS 35.00/25.00*
*Call for details
35.00/25.00*
*Call for details
Ask 36.00/25.00*
*Call for details
Fargo, ND 32.00*
*Call for detail
32.00*
*Call for detail
Ask Ask
Lubbock, TX 35.00/25.00*
*Call for details
35.00/25.00*
*Call for details
Ask 36.00/25.00*
*Call for details
SunOpta        
Breckenridge MN 32.00 Ask Ask Ask
Crookston, MN 32.00 Ask Ask Ask
Fargo, ND Ask Ask Ask Ask
Goodland KS Ask Ask NQ NQ
Grace City, ND 32.00 Ask Ask Ask
(Dollars per 100 Lbs.)

Legend
# NQ - No Quote
# NA - Not Available
# Split price (X/Y) is for: X for seeds remaining over a 20/64 and Y for seeds falling through a 20/64 round hole screen

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.


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