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This is the Sunflower Market News for 9/25/2020

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Sunflowers are priced per hundred weight (CWT).

NuSun Prices

Location September Change October Change New Crop 2021 Change
West Fargo ND 16.90 unch 16.90 unch NQ unch
Enderlin ND 16.90 unch 16.90 unch 17.75 unch
Goodland KS 17.25 unch 17.25 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 September Change October Change New Crop 2021 Change
West Fargo ND 17.05 unch 17.05 unch NQ unch
Enderlin ND 17.10 unch 17.10 unch 18.00 unch
Hebron ND -- -- 15.90 unch NQ unch
Pingree ND -- -- 16.60 unch NQ unch
Goodland KS 18.25 unch 18.25 unch NQ unch

 

CBoT

  Trading Range Nearby Close Change
Soybean Oil +.18 to +.48 32.84 +.48
Soybean Meal +.50 to +3.10 336.90 +3.10
 
Market Comments

2021 new crop sunflower prices are out at the ADM Enderlin crush plant with cash contracts available. NuSun is at $17.75 with high oleic at $18.00. Something else to consider is the oil premiums that crush plants pay on sunflower. 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. The $17.75 contract increases to $19.50 and the cash $18.00 contract moves up to $19.80. Nearby prices at the crush plants are unchanged. The sunflower crop continues to mature at a rapid rate. The weather forecast for the next two weeks is predicting drier than normal moisture conditions in the sunflower growing region. This bodes well for crop dry down and an earlier than normal start to harvest. Harvest has started in North Dakota and could be just days away in some South Dakota locations. Harvest continues to move along in Texas and is ahead of the five-year average. Trading in the week ahead will focus on the USDA Grain Stocks report that will be released next week. Traders are expecting sunflower stocks to be down significantly from a year ago. USDA will give its first estimate of 2020 sunflower production in October.

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