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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.

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