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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…

Was Pappy Maverick wrong? (When buying land isn’t a good idea for farmers)

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

World population, U.S. farm productivity, Earl Butz and Bret Maverick: What should farmers believe?

Ohio’s grain indemnity fund is more than insurance

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

I read with great interest Kristy Foster Seachrist’s article last week in the Farm and Dairy about changes in the grain indemnity law in Ohio. She wrote about a new bill that was signed July 11th that updates the size of the indemnity fund, and that specifies that the farmers are first in line for […]

Grain market crash takes a breather

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

This is the middle of July and we should be seeing sunshine and 85 degree weather. My hope for great crops is gone.

Trying to divine the summer grain markets

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Now we are taking stock of the prospective crop size and usage to try to get a feel for summer prices.

Technicals and fundamentals collide as grain market seeks direction

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

The party is over for the old crop beans and corn. The corn has to be sold while a buyer will still price it against the July contract.

Grain market drop surprises many; corn and soybeans both falter

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Prices were sharply lower on the Chicago Board of Trade Monday, and many observers were surprised. Elevator operators were expecting higher prices after a weekend of wet weather over much of the country meant that the crop planting was still delayed. Meanwhile, traders in Chicago drove prices lower with a different view. There, the prevailing […]

Planting-mania: Farmers catch up in a hurry

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

How serious is the late planting? Depends upon the source of the opinion. (Hint: The trade has not been all that concerned.)

Market Monitor: Drumbeat of drought fades to an echo

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

The drumbeat of drought has been with us all winter. Grain prices have declined, farmer selling has slowed, and the talk has been that prices will recover, because, after all, we are still in drought in the Western Corn Belt. Mississippi This winter we listened to news that the Army Corp. of Engineers was not […]

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