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Marlin Clark Results

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.

Grain marketing: Planting Progress not dead

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

USDA’s June 8 Planting Progress report says soybean planting still lags history. This has some traders saying that all the bean acres will never be planted.

Grain markets: Rain makes grain, or so we hope

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

The mentality of the grain traders seems to be that we are going to have huge crops at cheap prices. This will be another marketing season for “As the Stomach Turns,” says grain merchandiser Marlin Clark.

Lots of weather, but no good grain price news

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Soybeans are poised to go below $9, and that is the lowest price in a long time. Barring a turn to poor weather, beans will get cheaper, says grain merchandiser Marlin Clark.

Weather dominates farming, crop futures

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

It is that time of the year: Weather dominates every farmer conversation and weather prospects control the thinking of every market trader.

Market Monitor: Good planting progress, bad prices

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The nation as a whole is now at 75 percent planted, versus an average of 57 percent. We added 20 percent last week in the country, and were only 55 percent planted.

Strong planting progress, but prices still weak

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Warm, dry weather helped some farmers begin planting, but prices are still low.


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