Good Afternoon: June 23, 2016

Markets settled lower the day even with a stronger weekly export sales report and a lower US dollar allowing the wheat to gain on the feed grains. Continuing to keep the market under pressure have been the outstanding harvest results from both the HRW and SRW areas. Adding to that are the favorable results coming out of the Russian harvest. Wheat export sales came in at the higher end of the expectations at 463k mt.

Thinking: We just touched the bottom of the trading range with the stochastics showing the market is oversold indicating we should have a technical bounce. Rallies should be rewarded and sold.


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

On 4/20 we locked 10% of our proven yield with a Sept ’17 Futures lock 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 .11¾. 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.

On 6/2 we sold 5% cash @ 5.45 Aug delivery. Will unwind puts when market breaks. This leaves 60% to price.

On 6/6 we sold 10% cash @ 5.60 Aug delivery. Will unwind puts when market breaks. This leaves 50% to price.

On 6/6 we locked in 10% of our proven yield with a Sept ’17 Futures lock at 5.75¾. This leaves us 20% sold for our ‘17 crop

On 6/7 per our strategy on 5/27 we had a stop loss on our call option and it was exercised leaving us at a net 0. (refer to summary on 5/27)

On 6/8 we sold our 5.00 WU puts for .16. for net of -.04 (.16-.20 =-.04). We bot WU5.30 puts for .30 for a net price of .34 bu (this includes our 4 cent loss). So in essence we bot .34 worth of coverage for a total of .14 cents more.

On 6/16 we sold 25% WU16 5.30 put options @ (.54 - .34) = .20 net.  This makes our sales on 5/27 (5.55 +.20 =5.75), 6/2 (5.45 +.20 =5.65), 6/6 (5.60 +.20=5.80). 

Sept Futures closed: CGO down 6½ @ 456¾; KC down 5¼ @ 445½; MINN down 3¾ @ 531.      

Portland Flat Price: SW @ 5.22 (.56), DNS @ 6.26 (.95), HRW @ 5.15 (.70), BLY @ 140. 



Will have our next marketing meeting July 6, 7:00 @ SEL in Pullman.

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Brugler Commentary
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Wheat futures settled mostly 3/4 to 5 cents lower on Friday, although front month Jul16 SRW squeaked out a 1/2 cent gain on the day. The sharp climb

Wheat -

Wheat futures are currently down 2 1/2 to 6 cents, after trading 3 to 8 cents lower this morning due to pressure from strength in the US Dollar.

Wheat -

Wheat futures this morning are trading another 3 to 7 cents lower mostly on the strength of the US Dollar. Export sales during the week ending June

Wheat -

Wheat futures ended the Thursday session with 3 3/4 to 7 3/4 cent losses, with several contracts closing just fractionally above or right at their

Wheat -

Wheat futures are trading with fairly shallow losses of a couple cents on the day. Export sales during the week ending June 16 were 462,700 MT in

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 *Markets Closed on Holidays*

*No Protein Wheats During Afternoon Market Hours*
(HWW / HRW / DNS) 


Hard Red Spring Wheat (HRS / DNS)
Protein Scale: +4/-8 each 1/4 from 14%

Hard Red Winter Wheat (HRW)
Protein Scale: +5/-8 each 1/2 from 11.5%

Hard White Wheat (HWW)
Protein Scale: +0/-4 each 1/2 from 12%

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