Stories by Marlin Clark

Some reasons to be optimistic

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Ohio crop harvest ahead of usual, corn yields looking better than expected.

Harvest is here, prices are not

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

I am having trouble coming to terms with the idea that we are still not to the last week of September and we are well into harvest, even here in the frozen north (Ashtabula County, Ohio, if you are not a regular reader).

Long weekends trigger grain market jitters

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

The grain market is trying to stage a rally based on a smaller crops for this year, but the markets for next year are looking to put a cap on gains.

Grain markets need some hope

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Poor conditions persist, especially for Ohio growers.

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.


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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.