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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.

Grain prices lower after the long weekend

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

The long MLK weekend seemed to be an excuse for soybean speculators to rethink the bullishness that came out of the Jan. 10th USDA reports.

Holiday grain trading takes hit on the market

Monday, December 30, 2013

For the last couple of weeks I have been saying that only the March Planting Intentions Report from USDA can help this market. My idea has been that I don’t see bullish news anywhere on the horizon. But, I do think that farmers will like $13 soybeans better than $4 corn.

USDA report may affect baby trends

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Grain market traders got evened up ahead of today’s USDA report.

Export news dominates grain markets

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Once again we can talk about the harvest low, except that we have to worry that the actual low is not in, and may not be seen until anticipation of the January Inventory Report by USDA.

New corn low follows EPA news about Renewable Fuel Standard

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The EPA is proposing a cut in what we refer to as the “ethanol mandate.” Although this is still a proposal, it hit the market like law.

How big is the U.S. corn crop?

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

The corn yields are surprising, and staying huge as the harvest goes on. Everyone’s waiting for USDA’s report Nov. 8.

Market Monitor: The big crop keeps getting bigger

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

One axiom in the grade trade is that big crops keep getting bigger. This does not necessarily mean that the crop improves, but that the reporting of the estimates of ultimate crop size changes. That is, each successive crop estimate gets bigger until we get to the January Inventory Report and the final reality puts […]

Wet rainy weather delays 2013 harvest

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

It should not surprise us that rainy weather has delayed harvest. It delayed planting, and cool weather did not allow the crop to catch up. So, here we are, absent government reports as USDA is catching up from the shutdown, and guessing just what has been harvested. Whatever it is, it is not enough. Making […]

Delayed harvest may mean stronger prices

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

The grain harvest delay has been the excuse needed to see prices perk up a little.

Grain markets adjust to new crop

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

If the harvest is disappointing, we could see a rally into the late harvest. If not, we have not yet seen the low.

Grain markets in middle of ugly, inevitable transition into the new crop

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

As corn prices have gone down, it has felt at times like we have left the slide completely and will fall to our financial deaths.

Weather market: Hold onto your hat (and call your grain buyer ASAP)

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Two weeks from now we may know more about this grain market, but it may be too late. Catch this market while there is fear in it.

Long-term trend may not be friendly, (and long live the K-cycle)

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

What exactly will happen with markets? Marlin Clark has a few insights…

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