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Odd trading week may hurt rallies

Monday, December 22, 2014

Short week, but lots of activity still happening in the markets.

News nudges corn and wheat to highs

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Speculation about Russian wheat exports seems to be the cause of recent price jumps in the Chicago wheat futures.

Short week may make erratic markets

Thursday, November 27, 2014

The most notable feature of this week on the Chicago Board of Trade is the lack of trading hours.

Unsteady prices as harvest winds down

Thursday, November 20, 2014

I am remembering the traditional harvest schedule of my youth, when we hoped to have the crop in by Thanksgiving Day.

USDA reports yield just a murmur on grain markets

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

With the big grain crops, prices do not have a good reason to improve. There are hard decisions ahead for farmers.

Market monitor: Harvest pressure hurting grain prices

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

The combination of a big harvest, falling storage space and the export market are impacting the price of corn and soybeans.

The grain harvest rally is on… for now

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

There is nothing in the market to indicate we could have high grain prices. We have just seen a bounce from awful prices.

Grain markets bob with knee-jerk report reaction

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

As usual, it is all about the reaction to the USDA reports. In this case, the market did not seem to look at the numbers the same way Monday as they did Friday.

Grain prices perky without good reason

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Phones are not ringing in cash grain trading offices across the Midwest, and when farmers get together, they talk about why they did not sell $4.50 corn when they had the chance.

Grain harvest window closes again

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

U.S. grain prices continue to anticipate a huge harvest by going lower. We keep hoping the bottom is in on the charts, but then we slip lower.

Miracle Max grain market moves lower

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

The grain market is just “mostly dead.” We still have the race to find out what the average crop is. If we have over-estimated the size, prices will stabilize. If the huge crop is really rolling in, the worst is still ahead of us.

Market Monitor: Ugly transitional year defines market

Thursday, September 18, 2014

For the last month traders, processors, and farmers have been frozen by our limbo market, wondering how low we can go.

Market Monitor: Ugly transitional year defines market

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

For the last month traders, processors, and farmers have been frozen by our limbo market, wondering how low we can go. We have focused on the daily trading, watching prices slip lower most days, wondering when the slide would stop. Every once in a while we get a blip up that gives us hope. This […]

Market Monitor: This has been a strange summer

Thursday, September 4, 2014

This has been the summer of worrying about maturing crops, of enjoying the rains that were filling the soybeans and struggling to bale hay without getting it rained on three times.

Huge crop or early frost: Race is on

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Crunch time in the grain markets: If we confirm a huge crop with early harvest, the lows are not yet in.

Good weather grain market continues

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Grain prices have mostly continued lower the last week, although wheat shows signs of a bottom and the soybeans have had erratic trading that seems like indecision day-traders taking profits.

USDA report shocks the grain market

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

After the June 30 USDA acreage and stocks reports, we are looking at the worst one-day trading in years, and the market is struggling to decide what low prices really are.

Great weather brings poor grain prices

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

It is hard to argue with the direction of the corn market, which has been down. It is also hard to envision a scenario where we can justify a big weather market.

Market outlook: Great weather, slipping grain prices

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Prices continue to slip lower on the Chicago Board of Trade as the traders get the impression that the weather is perfect and that we will have a record crop. At this point, the traders are right. The crops got planted, although Ohio still has 9 percent to go, 2 percent behind the five-year average. […]

The big news in the corn market comes from China: Corn rejected

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

China has rejected some U.S. corn, not elevators/processors warning farmers: We will not be accepting “grain containing unapproved GMO traits, including Agrisure Viptera (MIR-162) and Duracade.”

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