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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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