Good Afternoon, May 31, 2016

Markets settled weaker as we close out the month of May as the funds sold right out of the chute on reports of good harvest results from Southwest Oklahoma. Early harvest reports showing good test weight and good yields. Funds were sellers of 9,000 contract for the day basically erasing all of last week’s gains. Market looking at good production and the real question is can quality get into the bin...


Thinking: See below our sales from last week. We are looking out with more confidence at bigger yields. Are we seeing an additional 10% of a crop over last year? This looks to be the year where we are challenged to out produce lower prices…. Keep you posted.



On 4/20 we locked 10% of our proven yield with a Sept ’16 HTA at 5.20

On 4/20 we locked 10% of our proven yield with a Sept ’17 HTA at 5.60

On 4/21 we purchased WN16 5.00 put options on remaining 90% of crop at .20 ¼ for price protection.

On 5/11 we sold 15% WN15 5.00 put options @ (.46 ¼ - .20 ¼) = .26 net. Sold cash 5.35. Leaves us with 75% left to price. 75% of crop protected put options.

On 5/27 we sold 10% cash @ 5.55 Oct delivery. Will unwind puts when market breaks. This leaves 65% to price.

On 5/27 we rolled the remaining 5.00 July puts to Sept. Sold the WN puts @ .23¼ and bot WU5.00 puts   @ .28½ for a roll price of [-.0525]. To finance the put we sold an out of the money 5.50 calls for .085 so we had a net trade of + .03¼. We are exposed in the event the market goes crazy up – to counter this we have a stop loss order to buy the call back when the call is worth .11½. This allows us 2 months more protection for 0 money.

On 5/31 we sold 10% of puts covering our 5/27 cash sale. (.36-.28½ =.07½) 5.55 + .07½ = 5.62¼. We still have the call and will unwind when market rebounds.     


July Futures closed: CGO down 17 @ 464½; KC down 12½ @ 447¼; MIN down 7¾ @ 520 ¼.     


Portland Flat Price: SW @ 5.25 (.61), DNS @ 6.20 (1.00), HRW @ 5.32 (.85), BLY @ 145. 


Subject to change:

Please note the market is not paying premiums for SWW.



Will have our next marketing meeting June 1, 7:00 @ SEL in Pullman.






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PNW Specialty Foods / Mighty Mustard

Practical Farmers of Iowa Release Midwest Cover Crops Trial Report

Practical Farmers of Iowa has released their 2014-15 Research Trial Report, and it shows Mighty Mustard® Kodiak (brown mustard) as being a very strong performer in both biomass production and weed/pathogen suppresion among other cover crops in the midwest growing regions.

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USDA Releases New Cover Crop Comparison Chart

The USDA has released a new, comprehensive Cover Crop Comparison Chart.  This chart has a ton of excellent information about the benefits and drawbacks of different cover crops. It also should be pointed out the mustards are shown ina very positive light!  Go Mighty Mustard!

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Moscow Food Co-op Wants You to Get To Know: Garbanzos

Fun & delicious facts about garbanzo beans from our friends at Moscow Food Co-op, courtesy of their Beet Box Blog.

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Sunrise Red Lentils featured “Harvest of the Month” for Schools

We're honored that our PNW Co-op Sunrise Red Lentils will be featured on Spokane Public School’s menus as April's "Harvest of the Month." Supporting the National Farm to School Network is one of our core missions, so we're grateful for this opportunity to partner with the Spokane School District. Big thanks to our friends at LINC Foods for bringing our local legumes to Spokane students!

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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.

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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!


Brugler Commentary
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Wheat futures were sharply lower on the day.  The front months for all three major classes have retreated to below where they began the sharp

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Wheat futures are currently 3 to 14 1/2 cents lower, after trading only around three cents lower this morning. The front few SRW contracts are

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Wheat futures are down as much as three cents on the last day of May, after settling the Friday trade 2 to 3 cents lower in KC, and 3 to 6 3/4 cents

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Wheat futures settled Friday trading 2 to 3 cents lower in KC, and down 3 to 6 3/4 cents in MPLS. The CHI market, however, finished fractionally

Wheat -

Wheat futures are 4 cents lower to 1 1/4 higher, after seeing 1 to 4 cent losses this morning. The front four contracts in each market are currently

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Hard Red Spring Wheat (HRS / DNS)
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