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This is the Sunflower Market News for 07/11/2024

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Sunflowers are priced per hundred weight (CWT).

NuSun Prices

Location July Change August Change September Change
West Fargo ND LH 17.00 Call unch 17.00 Call unch 17.25 Call unch
Enderlin ND 16.30 unch NQ unch NQ 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 July Change August Change September Change October Change
West Fargo ND 17.25 unch 17.25 unch 17.50 unch 18.25  unch
Enderlin ND 16.90 unch 17.00 unch NQ unch 18.00  unch
Lamar CO 16.90 unch 17.10 unch NQ unch 20.00 AOG unch



  Trading Range Nearby Close Change
Soybean Oil +.55 to +.85 47.11 +.85
Soybean Meal -1.50 to +4.20 378.40 +2.10
Market Comments

Nearby and new crop sunflower prices were unchanged at the crush plants this week. On June 28, USDA released its first estimate of 2024 planted acres for all crops. Compared with last year, oil-type acreage decreased in all eight major sunflower producing states. The states with the largest decrease from last year were North and South Dakota. Compared with last year, growers in six of the eight major sunflower producing states had decreases in planted acreage for non-oil varieties. The largest decrease compared with last year occurred in South Dakota, where planted acreage decreased by 5,000 acres. Initial estimates using trend yields peg oil-type sunflower production at 1.24 billion pounds down 37 percent from last year with non-oil sunflower production at 223 million pounds down 25 percent from 2023. Now that the USDA planted acres report data is factored into the market, buyers will anxiously watch crop production prospects before making longer term purchases. In October, USDA will provide its first official estimate for oil and non-oil sunflower production.  Sunflower trading will be influenced to a greater extent by crop conditions and progress along with weather conditions in the near term. Currently weather conditions are mostly favorable for crop development in the Dakotas and Minnesota. Mid-August through September is the critical time frame for sunflowers. The latest USDA supply and demand figures will also guide market direction in the week ahead.

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