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Soggy grain harvest struggles continue to dominate local markets

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

With no news comes fickle markets subject to the whims of Chicago traders. Now is the time to forget the highs and remember the crops in eastern Ohio are better than expected, and the prices are still much higher than planned for at planting time.

Perfect storm, crummy grain harvest

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

In northeastern Ohio and western Pa., rain every third day slowed the soybean harvest so that many were still cutting beans at the end of October. Only the biggest and best-equipped got any significant corn off in October between the rains.

Grain market’s acting like it’s November

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

“My fear at this point would be that farmers would regret missing the high prices and wait for them to return.”

Long weekend takes us to the races

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Long weekends make traders nervous. Anything can happen. Three days is too long to hold a position for some, so they buy back or sell back Friday, depending upon their position. Then, Tuesday, they get back in. Consequently, it is common to sell off a bullish market Friday, then buy it again Monday. The sell-off […]

Drought 2012: Dry weather, hot grain markets hang on

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The drought weather market of 2012 has continued, with emphasis shifting back to soybeans once again.

Grain market stable and looking for news

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Grain price direction from here is not clear, but one thing we know. In short crop years, we make the high before harvest, then go lower. Grain merchandiser Marlin Clark explains more.

Listen carefully for the sound

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Maybe you can’t hear clearly, but if you shut off all machinery and stop the conversations within a few feet, it is possible. It is the sound of the fat lady singing. It sure feels tonight like the big rally of 2012 that left us thunderstruck with record corn and soybean prices is over. We […]

Grain markets: There’s no romance when flirting with the high

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

How bad is the current drought situation down on the farm? Things are so bad that analysts are now talking about 1956 instead of 1988.

A rally that weather has not stopped

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Marlin Clark talks about how the weather is changing the crop market. He also discusses the drought of 1988.

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.


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