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Market Monitor: Ugly transitional year defines market

Thursday, September 18, 2014

For the last month traders, processors, and farmers have been frozen by our limbo market, wondering how low we can go.

Market Monitor: Ugly transitional year defines market

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

For the last month traders, processors, and farmers have been frozen by our limbo market, wondering how low we can go. We have focused on the daily trading, watching prices slip lower most days, wondering when the slide would stop. Every once in a while we get a blip up that gives us hope. This […]

Market Monitor: This has been a strange summer

Thursday, September 4, 2014

This has been the summer of worrying about maturing crops, of enjoying the rains that were filling the soybeans and struggling to bale hay without getting it rained on three times.

Huge crop or early frost: Race is on

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Crunch time in the grain markets: If we confirm a huge crop with early harvest, the lows are not yet in.

Good weather grain market continues

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Grain prices have mostly continued lower the last week, although wheat shows signs of a bottom and the soybeans have had erratic trading that seems like indecision day-traders taking profits.

USDA report shocks the grain market

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

After the June 30 USDA acreage and stocks reports, we are looking at the worst one-day trading in years, and the market is struggling to decide what low prices really are.

Great weather brings poor grain prices

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

It is hard to argue with the direction of the corn market, which has been down. It is also hard to envision a scenario where we can justify a big weather market.

Market outlook: Great weather, slipping grain prices

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Prices continue to slip lower on the Chicago Board of Trade as the traders get the impression that the weather is perfect and that we will have a record crop. At this point, the traders are right. The crops got planted, although Ohio still has 9 percent to go, 2 percent behind the five-year average. […]

The big news in the corn market comes from China: Corn rejected

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

China has rejected some U.S. corn, not elevators/processors warning farmers: We will not be accepting “grain containing unapproved GMO traits, including Agrisure Viptera (MIR-162) and Duracade.”

Grain prices fall as seed hits the ground

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

The planting reality is that we caught up this week in good weather, and if the sun shines and we get a little rain on time, we will continue to expect big crops.

Grain markets drop on planting progress

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

The grain market response to the planting progress has been a little ugly.

The lure of the weather market

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Delayed planting across the country has led to a weather market, and that is dangerous for farmers and traders alike.

Good night for a moon view, sort of

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

We took a short ride in the car at 1 a.m., just around the circle drive to prove that even if the moon was overhead of the house, we would never see it in the overcast.

USDA report helps grain market

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

USDA planting report afterglow: Unless there are amazing discrepancies from the expectations, the market spends one day reacting, then we go back to business.

Market Monitor : Volatile week before USDA report

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Grain markets are anxious to find out what the USDA Planting Intentions Report will have say how many corn and soybeans acres are expected for the 2014 growing year.

Bull grain market runs into a fence

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Both the bull action and the bear action in recent grain markets come from the Russian Bear.

Bump in grain prices becoming a rally

Friday, February 28, 2014

All three major commodities on the Chicago Board of Trade have shown signs of an uptrend for a few weeks.

After a long weekend, grain market analysis tougher

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Even while we talk of the prospect of acres changing from corn to beans, in reality, the farmers have already ordered seed and made that decision.

Critical times for cash grain markets

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Grain prices have slowly worked higher on the Chicago Board of Trade, but it remains to be seen if we can continue to firm up prices.

Weather dominates grain market talk

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Corn has gotten back toward the top of the trading range it has been in for the last two months, but that is about it.

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