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The calendar, the weatherman, and the bean counter all want center stage in the grain market

Monday, July 2, 2012

The calendar, the weather man, and the bean counter are all fighting for attention in the market this week. So far the weather man is winning.

Farmers, say hello to the weather market

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Put this week in your diary as the one that determines if we make a weather market run back up on grain prices, or continue the weekend downturn into new lows. Rain will be the reason.

Crop planting race nears the end

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

While U.S. crop planting is fast, the market has gone down just as fast. Soybeans were down six of the last eight days. Both beans and corn have dropped hard.

Unusual spring, unsettled market

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Marlin Clark reacts to recent market fluctuations and discusses what’s ahead in the future.

Unusual spring drives erratic grain markets

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Sell your old crop soybeans when futures are over 15 and don’t look back. Continue to sell the new crop as it creeps higher.

Grain prices looking for direction after tumble

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

If the planting pace continues and we have a warm and moist May, we will see new grain market lows in corn.

Ugly correction may be in progress in grain markets

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Some observers are speculating that corn futures could be 3.50 at harvest. Yep, you read that right: $3.50.

Grain marketing: Strike while the iron’s hot

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Regardless of the fickle nature, good sales opportunities, for both old and new crop grain, are lurking.

Sideways grain markets give no clues

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I am looking for lower prices. The farmers want one more shot at $7 corn. They should not bet the farm they will get it.

Soybeans continue to lead grain market

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

I consider this a good selling opportunity. We got scared by the break, and regretted not selling before it.

Market Monitor: Looking for direction in a snowstorm

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

When you live in Ashtabula County for a lifetime, you have snowstorm stories. The day I called Deerfield and said I wouldn’t be in to work because we had had three feet of snow overnight. Chardon had 54 inches. The night I abandoned my pickup in the road, two feet above the pavement on a […]

Happy grain market for the New Year (hint, you might want to sell)

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Thank the market for the bounce and get some grain sold.

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.

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