Stories by Marlin Clark

In Ohio, facing the poorest grain marketing circumstances

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

In Ohio, we have the worst combination of grain marketing circumstances this year — a poor crop in a good crop year (for everyone else).

The daunting market prevails

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Our crops have improved, but from poor to fair.

Priceless advice for cheap prices

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Grain prices drop even lower, but Aug. 12 crop production report will help tell us where we’re at.

Grain markets and the Monday morning upchuck blues

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Grain producers everywhere are saying, ‘Please, Lord, give me another rally; I will know what to do this time!’

Prices moderate on better weather: Future prices are taking wild ride due to crop conditions

Thursday, July 23, 2015

It is hard to be a poor-producing state in a good year.

Markets struggling to hold gains

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Even as producers are digging in their marketing heels, the market is actually giving back some of the gains we have seen over the last month and a half.

Market takes breather after move up

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

The rainy weather that has plagued farmers since the middle of May took a breather the last few days. Three or four days of sunshine and warm — but not hot — weather has perked up some corn and soybean fields.

Crops are getting ugly out there

Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Ohio’s corn condition declined 19 percent for the second week in a row. Our fearless grain commentator, Marlin Clark, can’t remember ever seeing that before.

Raw weather starting to move prices

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Heavy rains are having an impact on the grain markets.

Grain markets: It looked good there for a while

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Now is a time for hoping, and for looking at grain marketing option strategies. We can’t afford these corn and soybean prices long-term, and we have been too good at production for good prices.

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About Marlin

Marlin Clark trades producer and elevator grain from an office near Andover, Ohio for Town & Country Co-op. You can reach him for comment at 440-293-4055.