For more information call 800-622-7628 !

News and USDA Data

A collection/archive of USDA Report data and our post-report comments, as well as featured article by Roach Ag Daily Grain Plan editors and writers.

John Roach
John Roach
John Roach's Blog

March 2024 USDA Supply & Demand

USDA reduced world crop surplus.

Source: USDA, Reuters, StoneX

US 2023-24 grain carryout was left unchanged from last month except for a slight increase in wheat. As we’ve outlined in recent webinars, the USDA has not changed supply demand tables hardly at all since we began receiving them in May.

World carryout was reduced for each of the three crops we follow. In each case, production was slightly smaller and consumption was increased, thereby decreasing carryout. The USDA is still using a bigger corn and bean production estimates for South America than most of the private estimates, so these stock estimates will likely be reduced next month.

Twenty minutes after the report was released, corn, beans, and wheat were all sitting near their respective highs for the day. Corn moved solidly above the green line 20-day moving average. Look for a Sell Signal on Monday.

We have been waiting for this corn Sell Signal but hate the price level. Keep your sales small on Monday. If you need to generate cash, make sales. If you want to dribble out a few bushels of new crop that is OK too. We will be more willing sellers on the Sell Signal following this one.

Comments are closed.
  • Contact Us Today!

    Our team looks forward to hearing from you.


We look forward to hearing from you.

About Us

Roach Ag. Marketing is a full service advisory firm founded in Perry, Iowa back in 1978 to help farmers do a better job of marketing their crops and livestock. Roach Ag Marketing moved their main office to Boca Raton, Florida after 21 cold winters in Iowa.

Contact Us

Roach Ag Marketing
568 East Yamato Rd. Ste. 200
Boca Raton, FL 33431
Telephone: 800.622.7628

Brokerage and consulting services offered by Roach Ag Marketing, Ltd, an NFA-registered introducing broker. The trading of derivatives such as futures and options involves substantial risk of loss and you should fully understand those risks prior to trading. Carefully consider whether trading is suitable for you in light of your circumstances, knowledge and financial resources. Past performance is not necessarily indicative of future results.