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This is the Sunflower Market News for 5/3/2016.

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Sunflowers are priced per hundred weight (CWT).
 

NuSun Prices

Location May Change June Change New Crop 2016 Change
Fargo ND 16.25 unch 16.25 unch Cash 17.10/AOG 16.60 unch
Enderlin ND 16.40 -.05 16.50 -.05 Cash 17.05/AOG 16.55 -.05
Goodland KS 16.30 -.05 16.30 -.05 Cash 16.50/AOG 15.50 -.05
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 New Crop 2016 Change
Enderlin ND NQ unch NQ unch AOG 18.05 -.05
Pingree ND NQ unch NQ unch AOG 17.45 -.05
Goodland KS 17.30 -.05 17.30 -.05 Cash 18.25/AOG 17.25  -.05
Fargo ND Call for Bids unch Call for Bids unch NQ unch

 

CBoT

  Trading Range Nearby Close Change
Soybean Oil -.06 to -.17 32.13 -.06
Soybean Meal -2.90 to -5.80 339.50 -5.80

 
Market Comments

ADM is offering 2016 new crop AOG high oleic sunflower contracts at Enderlin and Pingree, ND.

Markets are being helped to some extent by a sagging US dollar as it hit a 9-month low last week. A lower dollar makes US exports more competitive on the world market. The slide in the dollar and rally in broad-based commodities has partly contributed to the oilseed rally this month. There’s still a lot of talk about the final size of the Argentine soybean crop.  Various estimates have South American soybean production anywhere from 1 million tons lower to 10 million tons lower. Such a backdrop is giving CBoT traders concerns about the ability of South American exports to deliver what they were expecting. Weather conditions have improved in Argentina; however, we will have to wait to see how the previous rain events effect crop quality. Traders are also keeping an eye on updates for Midwest summer forecasts. Sunflower prices are bucking the trend of lower oil values on the CBoT and holding their own. Oil has been pressured by weak palm oil prices and a rally in meal. New crop sunflower prices are very competitive with other crops and processors are still offering 2016 new crop cash and Act of God (AOG) contracts for fall delivery.
 

Confection Sunflower Seed Market
as of 4/29/2016

Processor Buying Current Crop Contracting 2016 New Crop Company Comment  
Advanced Sunflower        
Huron, SD Yes Buying oils & con-oils for de-hulling Yes Buying oils & con-oils for de-hulling Give us a call  
Redfield, SD Yes Buying oils & con-oils for de-hulling Yes Buying oils & con-oils for de-hulling    
CHS Inc.        
Grandin, ND Yes Buying Oil Sunflowers Yes Contracting long and conventional types  
Hazel, MN No Yes Contracting long and conventional types  
Erker Trading Company        
Fort Morgan, CO Yes Ask Purchasing black oils for bird food  
Alice, TX Ask Ask    
Proseed/PK Sunflower        
Karlstad, MN No No Buying and contracting oils only.  
RR Commodities        
Colby, KS No Yes Contracting Confection Types  
Fargo, ND Yes Oil Sunflower for Birdfood Yes Contracting Confection Types  
Lubbock, TX Yes Oil Sunflower for Birdfood Yes Contracting Confection Types  
SunOpta        
Breckenridge MN Yes Yes Contracting Con-Oil, Oil and Organic for hulling. We are also contracting confection type sunflowers at all locations.  
Crookston, MN Yes Yes Contracting Con-Oil, Oil and Organic for hulling. We are also contracting confection type sunflowers at all locations.  
Grace City, ND Yes Yes Contracting Con-Oil, Oil and Organic for hulling. We are also contracting confection type sunflowers at all locations.
(Dollars per 100 Lbs.)

Legend
# NQ - No Quote
# NA - Not Available
# Split price (X/Y) is for: X for seeds remaining over a 20/64 and Y for seeds falling through a 20/64 round hole screen

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.
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