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Conflicting seasons, and conflicted grain markets

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Corn has rallied on the idea that the corn acres will decrease and the beans will increase, in Thursday’s USDA Planting Intentions Report.

Winter grain markets still hiding secrets

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

The middle of March is a hard time to plan grain marketing. We are in the dark about actual planting plans, spring weather, and the results of the winter weather we are now experiencing.

Grain markets: Farmers bullish, but traders’ thrill is gone

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

The traveling experts are worried that we are going to raise a big crop and have $4.50 corn. The farmers don’t believe it.

Corn, soybeans sink on winter news

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

USDA says we may plant 96 million acres of corn. They look for 76 million acres of soybeans, although there is some thinking that we could see as much as 79.75 million acres. Last year we planted 77.198 million.

Grain market steady by jerks

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Current U.S. grain market movement is in a trading range, and no progress is being made.

USDA reports help rally grain markets

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Regardless of USDA reports last Friday, we are trading this grain market as a short-crop year.

Grain market prices defensive going into the end-of-year reports

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Grain prices are at or near lows on all three major commodities on the Chicago Board of Trade.

Seasonal grain market slump continues

Friday, December 21, 2012

There are a lot of reasons grain markets have traded lower. Some are valid, some are the kind of reasons analysts give when they have to give reasons, says grain trader Marlin Clark.

It’s the time for lower prices

Thursday, December 20, 2012

The last line of that Zombies song from the dark ages of the ’60s is, “It’s the time of the season for loving.” That’s a good Christmas thought, and better than the one I had this morning, looking at prices. This morning it seems like it is the time of the season for losing money […]

Grain commodity prices continue slide lower

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Traders have focused on exports, transportation issues, South American weather, and politics as reasons for the decline in grain market prices.

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