Anticipation Builds for WASDE Report: Early Insights Hint at Potential Crop Yield Decline

Weather’s Impact on Crop Yields Sparks Market Speculation Ahead of WASDE Report

In just a few short hours, the agriculture sector will be abuzz with fresh insights on supply and demand, thanks to the World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates(WASDE) report. What makes this report particularly intriguing is that it’s the first of its kind this year, offering yield estimates grounded in actual crop samples harvested across the Midwest.

Jim McCormick, the seasoned analyst from, says corn yields might see a substantial drop of two bushels per acre, while soybeans could suffer a loss of nearly one bushel. The culprit behind these potential yield shifts? Drastic weather changes, he says, with a sigh of concern hinting at a smaller crop looming on the horizon.

But what does this mean for the commodities market? McCormick suggests that a downward adjustment in soybean yields could exert upward pressure on prices, potentially leading to favorable outcomes for soybean producers. However, the same cannot be said for corn, as its prices might not be as responsive to the anticipated yield changes.

McCormick also offers a unique perspective as he believes that, ultimately, the market’s reaction should be guided more by hard data from actual harvests rather than the initial WASDE report.

The WASDE report is set to be released today, Tuesday, Sept. 12, at 12 p.m. ET. RFD-TV News’ Market Day Report markets specialists will bring you the data as well as nuanced insights on the numbers as soon as they are available.

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