Sunday, July 31, 2016
combining soybeans

Traders fell over themselves finding reasons for the differences, but they are hard to explain.
loading grain bins

As usual, the results in the market were based more on the spin than the actual numbers.
Corn planting

Farmers are making a lot of progress, at least locally.
Corn planting

Ohio is reported at 27 percent planted on corn, with 17 being the five-year average. That was a big uptick from the 8 percent reported last week, or the 11 percent of last year.
corn harvest

The markets have been a bit under the influence lately, with some unexplained swings.
harvesting soybeans

Grain markets are moving higher on the Chicago Board of Trade this Tuesday morning, April 19, and analysts are struggling to explain why this recent rally continues.
combining soybeans

All across the Midwest, the phones are finally ringing in grain elevator offices: Sell!
row crop planting

Corn prices have crashed with the news that the planted corn acres will be wildly higher than expected.
grain bins

On a good note, prices are trending upward.
market chart graphic

Farmer marketing is an art, not a science. Sometimes it feels good to eat the mouse, but it is always more comfortable to nibble along on worms.
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