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Market Comments

March 25, 2015

Once again rain continues to be the focus of the market as modest fund selling combined with an improved weather forecast for wheat areas of Central Europe, Russia and Northern China took wheat values lower on the day. Funds were net sellers of 3,000 wheat contracts all day. The strong dollar continues to limit demand for US wheat exports. Russian Ag ministry suggested today that winter crop losses will come in at 16.8%; this is down from their previous estimate of 21%. There is no clear picture into the future with weather forecasts- so the confidence level for favorable conditions to ease weather/moisture concerns is still pretty thin. Funds are still short – some 60K+ and the market will use any excuse to change course and go to the bank. Look for a weaker dollar as the market anticipating taking out key chart support levels. Weekly export sales looking to be 300-600,000 mt.

CGO May down 4 ½ at 519; KC May down 2 ¼ at 563; MINNY May down 1 at 580 ¾.

What to watch for: 

  • NOTE!! Basis levels are coming off as the futures rally in all wheat classes – if the board continues to rally would want to either lock in futures, or capture the basis in the event the futures break again.
  • Russia is in need of money- rumor is they are thinking of easing their export restrictions- this coupled with a weaker US dollar IS BEARISH NEWS! Watch basis levels.
  • The wheat market is short 60k+ contracts – we are experiencing the position reversal due to a potential weather event.


Will have our next marketing meeting at 6:30 am on Wednesday April 1, 2015 @ SEL in Pullman. 


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- PNW Co-op Specialty Foods March 2015 Sales!

  • We have two big sales for fans of PNW Co-op Specialty Foods in the Seattle area this month!
  • PCC Natural Markets has all of our varieties on sale for $.20 off per pound!
  • Whole Foods Markets in the Pacific Northwest has a promo on all of our varieties this month: $.20/lb. will be donated to the Whole Planet Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing grants and micro-loans to the self-employed poor citizens of Asia, Africa, the Middle East and the Americas.


- Mighty Mustard Pacific Gold & IdaGold Meet Certified Seed Standards

  • We are pleased to announce that the Mighty Mustard Pacific Gold and IdaGold have passed Certified Seed standards and are being shipped to distributors across the country. Please visit the Where To Buy page on MightyMustard.com for the most up-to-date information regarding availability.

- Spotlight: Mariam Foods

  • Portland, Oregon-based Mariam Foods gets some love, and owner, Sam Andemariam, explains why he uses PNW Co-op Specialty Foods Caviar Black and Shasta Yellow lentils for his popular line of lentil dips.  Check out the whole article HERE.


- PNW Co-op Specialty Foods December Sales & Promotions:

  • Moscow Food Co-op is featuring our PNW Co-op Specialty Foods lentils & garbanzos on their Tasteful Thursdays menus every Thursday evening in December from 4:30-7:30pm! They are also offering all of your PNW Co-op Specialty Foods varieties for 20% off in the bulk section!
  • PCC Natural Markets in the Seattle area are offering a $.20/lb. discount on all PNW Co-op Specialty Foods varieties for the month of December. This is an excellent time to stock up the pantry for those long winter months!

- Mighty Mustard 2014 Harvest Update
: The latest info!

  • The Pacific Gold seed has been cleaned and has passed Certified Seed Standards!  This seed will be moving out to all of our trusted distributors ASAP.
  • The IdaGold seed is being cleaned now and samples are already on their way to the lab.  We should have results back within 2 weeks.  If the seed passes Certification, it will be made available to all of our distributors ASAP.
  • Our Kodiak and White Gold crops essentially failed due to sustained high temps and no rain in the dryland growing areas this summer.  We did get a small amount of Kodiak harvested (and a very small amount of White Gold, but not enough to sell), but the seed did not meet Certified Seed standards due to the presence of a small amount of lambsquarter seed that we were unable to clean out.  These varieties will be unavailable this year.

For an updated list of Mighty Mustard distributors with current inventory, please visit our Where To Buy page.


- PNW Co-op Specialty Foods NEW Expanded "Where To Buy" Section 

  • We have revamped our "Where To Buy " page on www.EatRealPNW.com ! You can find all the stores across the country where your PNW Co-op Specialty Foods are sold across the country (and even in British Columbia, Canada)!  You can also go directly to the PNW Co-op Specialty Foods page by following the link to www.EatRealPNW.com!


 - PNW Co-op Specialty Foods now available in the Bulk Section of Moscow Huckleberrys 

  • You can now tell all your friends to grab their favorite PNW Co-op Specialty Foods varieties in the bulk section of the Moscow Huckleberrys store!





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Brugler Commentary
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Wheat futures are sharply lower at midday as the market reacts to the smallest week of export sales for old crop reported so far during this

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Wheat futures are trading steady to as much as 4 1/2 cents higher this morning. While light, rainfall in the southern Plains was helpful to crop

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Wheat futures moderated their losses a bit on the close, leaving the May contracts down just 1-5 cents. While light, rainfall in the southern Plains

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Wheat futures are trading from 4 to 5 cents lower at midday. The US dollar is weaker. A Bloomberg survey puts 2015 US All Wheat planting intentions

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Wheat futures are trading from 3 lower to a penny higher this morning after giving back some gains on Turnaround Tuesday.  Precipitation

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