Monday, May 27, 2019
fall harvest grain bins USDA report planting

The USDA shocked the markets with Prospective Planting and Grain Stocks reports Friday, March 29.
combining corn

Much has been promised amid this ongoing trade war, but we still don't have the results we're expecting.
corn dump

With all the positive talk about markets and trade, we're still waiting on the results.
temporary corn storage

Farmers keep holding their breath for good news, but time is running out and so is their patience.
grain bins

News is the life-blood of grain market traders, but traders continue to operate in the dark, as few USDA reports are being released. That means ‘news’ is just speculation.
soybean field at sunset

Grain market update: Prices are stagnant, looking for news. The news is all about trade negotiations with China, and there is no real news.

One of the side effects of the current government shutdown is that we are missing much of our fundamental information in the grain markets.
soybeans at sunset

Most soybean farmers are deferring sales, waiting for higher prices.
corn field partially harvested

The U.S. grain market is finding it hard to define what is going on, and that results in nervous traders and a directionless market, says our fearless grain commentator Marlin Clark.
grain barge

The three-month trade negotiation period with China comes at a bad time for farmers, as it stretches out the period of our lack of sales of soybeans into the time when new crop beans will become available out of South America.
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