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This is the Sunflower Market News for 10/24/2016

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Sunflowers are priced per hundred weight (CWT).

NuSun Prices

Location October Change November Change New Crop 2017 Change
Fargo ND 15.50 unch 15.50 unch NQ --
Enderlin ND 15.70 -.45 15.70 -.45 NQ --
Goodland KS 15.25 unch 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 October Change November Change New Crop 2017 Change
Enderlin ND NQ -- NQ unch NQ --
Pingree ND NQ -- NQ unch NQ --
Goodland KS 17.25 unch NQ unch NQ --
Fargo ND NQ unch NQ unch NQ --



  Trading Range Nearby Close Change
Soybean Oil +.74 to +.87 35.99 +.87
Soybean Meal -.50 to +1.10 307.30 +.80

Market Comments
Harvest pressure and large seed deliveries to the crush plants have caused nearby sunflower prices to slide this week. Harvest is rolling in the Northern Plains and producers have been very active sellers in the past two weeks. Initial yield reports continue to be very positive and quality is generally very good. Yields are being reported in the 1,500-2,400 pound range with some reports over 3,000 pounds. Early reports have oil content averaging 45% in the Northern Plains and this is helping to ease some of the drop off in lower nearby prices. Sunflower is the only oilseed that pays premiums for oil content above 40%. Considering oil premiums that are offered at the crush plants on oil content above 40% at a rate of 2% price premium for each 1% of oil above 40%; this pushes a contract with 45% oil content gross return 10% higher per cwt. With most of the US crop rated in the good to excellent categories, yields and quality are expected to be above average and the trade is still assessing the size of the 2016 crop. Depending on the size of the crop, seed prices could continue to drift lower. After harvest deliveries, slow down at the plants and the producer selling pace slows down, prices will follow demand news.
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