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This is the Sunflower Market News for 5/19/2022

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Sunflowers are priced per hundred weight (CWT).

NuSun Prices

Location May Change June Change 2022 New Crop Change
West Fargo ND 40.75 unch 40.75 unch 33.95 Cash/33.45 AOG unch
Enderlin ND 40.70 unch 40.70 unch 34.10 Cash/33.40 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.


High Oleic Prices

Location May Change June Change 2022 New Crop Change
West Fargo ND 41.25 unch 41.25 unch 34.95 Cash/34.45 AOG uncj
Enderlin ND 41.20 unch 41.20 unch 35.10 Cash/34.40 AOG unch
Hebron ND NQ unch NQ unch 34.10 Cash unch  
Pingree ND NQ unch NQ unch 34.80 Cash unch
Lamar CO 40.00 unch 40.00 unch 34.20 AOG unch



  Trading Range Nearby Close Change
Soybean Oil -1.02 to +.30 79.53 -1.02
Soybean Meal +5.80 to +11.30 425.30 +11.30
Market Comments

Another good week for sunflower prices at the crush plants. This week at the North Dakota crush plants, old crop added 70-75 cents with prices moving up to $40.20-$40.75. New crop prices were unchanged and are trading at $33.10-$34.20 cash with AOG at $32.40-$33.70. Nearby price at the Lamar, Colorado plant was up 80 cents to $39.50 with new crop up 30 cents at $33.70. USDA released one of its most important World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) reports of the year this week. It gave the market the first look at global production, supply, and demand forecasts for the 2022/23 marketing year for several crops. Historically these are the fundamental figures that will largely dictate pricing for 2022 crops over the next year. Of most importance to the sunflower industry was USDA’s estimates of Ukrainian sunflower production and exports. For 2022/23, USDA pegged sunflower production at 11.0 million metric tons (MMT) which represents a 37 percent decrease from Ukraine's 2021 sunflower production of 17,500 MMT. Sunflower oil exports are projected at 3.8 MMT for 2022/23 in Ukraine, down from 4.35 MMT forecast for the 2021/22 marketing year which may be optimistic considering the current situation in the war-torn region. Ukraine’s exports were far below normal levels in April as the war affects operations of terminals and ports on the Black Sea. Given Ukraine’s importance to global sunflower production, traders will be closely watching USDA sunflower production and export estimates in the months ahead.  
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