Thursday, April 19, 2018

Soybeans continue to rise, driven by the continued dryness in Argentina. The truth about the Argentine harvest is not known yet, but futures markets tend to over-react on the unknown.

The onset of spring is bringing some exciting and frightening news in the grain markets.
combining beans

The markets are showing some signs of improvement, following bad weather in South America.
Money markets graphic

The grain markets are up, at least for now.
corn kernels and dollar bills

The recent market rally felt good while it lasted, but was short lived.
dollar bills

The new tax law gives a 20 percent deduction of the gross proceeds for any commodities sold by farmers to a co-op. That is not just huge, it's gigantic.
Standing corn in snow

Another week, and still no good reason to be bullish on these grain markets, says grain merchandiser Marlin Clark.
Corn snow

It's only January, but the first reports from USDA aren't encouraging for the grain markets.
sun in corn field

Nothing exciting has sparked the markets recently, and that's not good.
Grain bins

A new year is upon us, but we're not seeing much new in the markets yet.
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