Soybeans at this time are much more vulnerable than corn, as corn has already passed its pollination stage. Soybeans are still podding and adding beans to the pods. The hot, dry weather has the potential to affect crop yields.
On the horizon, a FOMC is coming, actually next week on Sept. 17 and 18. Will we see tapering? Will we see a hawkish Fed or a dovish Fed? To prepare the U.S. dollar for a hawkish Fed or even tapering, the U.S. dollar needs to drop.
With all of the hot air floating around Washington, D.C., we saw natural gas drop from $3.800 MMBtu in mid-September to test the waters below $3.500 for one day, Sept. 26. Last week November natural gas opened at $3.755 and closed the week at $3.589.
Sugar prices are in a free fall now at prices we have not seen since July 2010. A major reason for last week’s drop was that it was reported the output nearly tripled in April at the main growing area of Brazil.