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Discouraged bulls look for direction in grain market

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

The grain marketing ship is rudderless this month, as fundamental news is mostly absent and meaningless.

We’re entering the hope-and-change grain market

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

For some soggy Ohio farmers, the rain means no corn harvest progress may be made now until the ground freezes.

MF Global breakdown dominates Chicago grain market talk

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

MF Global declared bankruptcy Oct. 31, curiously just after an audit that did not discover the discrepancies that existed deep in the bowels of this futures-trading and debt instrument-trading giant.

The crop harvest that just never ends

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Remember when you expected to harvest up to Thanksgiving? Part of the problem with crop progress is perspective. We have gotten used to early planting, fast dry-down, and big planting and harvesting equipment.

Farmers fighting for crops in Ohio

Thursday, October 27, 2011

It is no news to anyone reading this that the farmers of Ohio are fighting for their crops and their livelihoods. The hardy farmers of northeast Ohio got parts of two days this weekend to run beans on squishy ground.

Grain markets: The good, the bad, and the ugly

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

December corn futures have now dropped exactly $2 from the 7.77 Aug. 30 high. The good news is that we may have finally put a bottom in.

Got the rain gauge (and grain market) blues

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

The rain gauge told the story yesterday. I finally limped out there with my shepherd’s crook leaving holes in the ground. (That’s another story: I am getting old and brittle, and couldn’t find a cane in the house.) I knew it would be bad, since it had been more than a week, but I was […]

The sun will come up tomorrow

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Channeling Little Orphan Annie and Gone With the Wind to stay positive in this grain market.

Corn prices take run at all-time high

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Our short supply for the old grain crop is leading into fundamental numbers that make us think the tight supply continues for the next year.

Worse crop conditions, better prices

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

It’s a seller’s market: Don’t look back at $7 corn and $14 beans and wonder why you didn’t sell those numbers going into harvest!

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