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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 […]


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