Stories by Marlin Clark

Grain markets and the Monday morning upchuck blues

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Grain producers everywhere are saying, ‘Please, Lord, give me another rally; I will know what to do this time!’

Prices moderate on better weather: Future prices are taking wild ride due to crop conditions

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It is hard to be a poor-producing state in a good year.

Markets struggling to hold gains

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Even as producers are digging in their marketing heels, the market is actually giving back some of the gains we have seen over the last month and a half.

Market takes breather after move up

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The rainy weather that has plagued farmers since the middle of May took a breather the last few days. Three or four days of sunshine and warm — but not hot — weather has perked up some corn and soybean fields.

Crops are getting ugly out there

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ohio’s corn condition declined 19 percent for the second week in a row. Our fearless grain commentator, Marlin Clark, can’t remember ever seeing that before.

Raw weather starting to move prices

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Heavy rains are having an impact on the grain markets.

Grain markets: It looked good there for a while

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Now is a time for hoping, and for looking at grain marketing option strategies. We can’t afford these corn and soybean prices long-term, and we have been too good at production for good prices.

Grain marketing: Planting Progress not dead

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

USDA’s June 8 Planting Progress report says soybean planting still lags history. This has some traders saying that all the bean acres will never be planted.

Grain markets: Rain makes grain, or so we hope

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The mentality of the grain traders seems to be that we are going to have huge crops at cheap prices. This will be another marketing season for “As the Stomach Turns,” says grain merchandiser Marlin Clark.

Lots of weather, but no good grain price news

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Soybeans are poised to go below $9, and that is the lowest price in a long time. Barring a turn to poor weather, beans will get cheaper, says grain merchandiser Marlin Clark.

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About Marlin

Marlin Clark trades producer and elevator grain from an office near Andover, Ohio for Town & Country Co-op. You can reach him for comment at 440-293-4055.