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Rain muddies the crop prospects

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Continued rain across the Midwest dominates all thinking about marketing these days. There was virtually no progress in planting last week, and will be none expected this week.

Prospective Plantings report looming larger

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Ahead of the USDA Prospective Plantings Report, we have estimates of large increases in corn acres and significant decreases in soybean acres.

Outside forces still dictating grain markets

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

So, last week I said the rally was over, but I still hadn’t heard the sounds of It’s Over!, my favorite Roy Orbison song. Then, the market sparked up again. So, now what do I write? That I was correct, because the market appeared to be over, but wasn’t? Or that I was wrong? Or, […]

Grain markets: The party’s getting old in Chicago

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Factors outside markets seemed to be helping grain prices: the weak dollar, the high crude price, the Libyan situation were all cited as reasons for high prices. And now, the focus of the world is on Japan and the catastrophe there.

Two boys from New Springfield, Ohio

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Instead of grain marketing insight, Marlin Clark shares a different story this week — a story that is more important than the price of corn, and we’re privileged to share it.

Rally returns with a life of its own

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Even one of the strongest of chart signals did not permanently break the corn rally last week. This market has not been shot, stabbed, or bludgeoned into submission so far. It has a life of its own, maybe helped by the outside markets. While petroleum futures were making a record one-day move in reaction to […]

Grain markets’ wild ride continues in Chicago

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

The reality is that supply is going to get tighter as the market year goes on. This is driving corn prices toward the record highs of the 2008 year.

Grain markets lend new meaning for old song

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Not even Marvin Gaye can tell us what’s goin’ on in the grain markets these days.

Grains gaining ground again

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Some corn, soybean, and wheat contracts made new highs once again on the Chicago Board of Trade, but significant losses overnight going into the Tuesday trading have the new highs standing out on the Board.

Finally, some news comes to grain markets; awaiting USDA reports

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

We wait with abated breath the results of USDA’s research to see if the trading of the last couple of months makes sense. Then, we anticipate the reaction to the reports.

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