Sunflower Highlights
June 13, 2016
Crop Progress
Planting is complete in Minnesota, and North Dakota producers are nearly finished. 93% of North Dakota's sunflower crop is reported planted, and 63% is emerged. In Kansas, 14% of the crop is reported emerged as well, with 51% of the crop planted.
Crop Progress - Monday, June 13, 2016
State This Week Last Week Last Year 5 Year Average
North Dakota        
Planted 93 81 87 73
Emerged 63 43 54 NA
South Dakota        
Planted 68 50 43 52
Minnesota        
Planted 100 99 96 90
Texas        
Planted 80 65 89 84
Colorado        
Planted 48 23 22 44
Kansas        
Planted 51 23 38 48
Emerged 14 NA 9 20
Grower Report
Dickinson, ND area producer Art Ridl finished planting 1,900 acres of sunflower about a week ago. All but about 150 acres of that 1,900 acres planted is high oleic sunflower – the rest are dehulls. Ridl says planting weather was perfect, but things are really dry now. 
CEO of CHS Will Give Keynote Address at NSA Summer Seminar
From the state of world oilseed and oilseed product supply and demand, the evolution of crop inputs, growth areas, and the environmentalist influence, there are plenty of challenges facing producers today. Carl Casale, president and CEO of CHS, will offer insight into those challenges and more at this year’s Summer Seminar, which will be held June 28-30 in Bismarck, ND. Casale will give the keynote address during Wednesday’s General Session Luncheon. Casale is one of several speakers scheduled for the annual event. Click here for a complete schedule and registration information.
Register Now for NSA Summer Seminar
It’s not too late to register for the NSA’s 34th Annual Summer Seminar. Join us in Bismarck, ND June 28-30 for this informative and fun event. Registration is easy – you can register online at our website; just click here. Registration will increase to $375 and golf to $120 at the door, so register now!
NSA Summer Seminar Features Panel Discussion About Sustainability
With the world’s population at seven billion people and growing, feeding the world has become even more challenging. Sustainability is the latest buzz word in agriculture, but what does it really mean, and what’s being done to make agriculture more sustainable? That will be the topic of a panel discussion at this year’s NSA Summer Seminar. The panel includes North Dakota producer Jeff Oberholtzer, Dr. Elisabeth Fischer of Syngenta, Kate Kollman with General Mills and Chris Habourt, CEO of Agrible. The panel beings at 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 29. Sessions continue through the afternoon. Click here for a complete schedule of topics and to register.
UPCOMING EVENTS
June 28-30, 2016 - 2016 NSA Summer Seminar, Bismarck, ND
 
Markets
Last Friday the USDA released its latest supply and demand report which was in line with industry estimates with US soybean carryout lowered, corn lower but still adequate and wheat raised. On June 30, USDA will revise US 2016 planted acreage by crop. Industry estimates for US corn acres is from 92.5 to 93.4 versus USDA March estimate of 93.6. Wet spring in the south and increase in soybean prices have the trade expecting to see some corn acres changing to soybeans. US soybean acres are expected to be in a range of 83.0 to 85.0 million versus USDA March estimate of 82.2 million. If soybean acres increase sharply after USDA’s June 30 Acreage report, soybean prices could fall sharply. The recent hot weather forecasts have intensified awareness of CBoT traders to the expected La Nina event this summer. Previous La Nina events, the latest being in 2012, have been linked to droughts. The latest 90-day forecast favors hot weather for the Midwest, with normal precipitation. These thoughts continue to fuel the rally in oilseeds and products. Old and new crop sunflower prices have followed the upward trend as well. It seems early for a weather rally as temperatures have been hot but this should not hurt crops yet.  Weather is key, and there is still a long summer ahead of us, so it will continue to dictate the markets.
 
Weekly Prices Recorded on Monday, June 13, 2016 ($/CWT)
  Deliver Last Year Last Week This Week Change 2016 NEW Crop
Chicago Oil Nearby 32.69 32.51 32.51 NC 33.24
Fargo, ND NuSun 21.90 17.20 17.40 +.20 18.10
Enderlin, ND NuSun 21.90 17.35 17.40 +.05 18.05
Goodland, KS NuSun 17.95 17.25 17.10 -.15 17.55
Goodland, KS High Oleic 20.95 18.25 18.10 -.15 19.30
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.
U.S. CRUDE OIL VALUES recorded on Monday, June 13, 2016
(dollars per 100 lb. internal U.S. location)
  Last Year Last Week This Week Change
Soybean Oil 32.19 30.26 30.01 -.25
Cotton Oil (psby) 47.74 47.51 47.51 NC
Corn Oil 42.50 45.50 45.50 NC
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