Monday, February 18, 2019
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One of the side effects of the current government shutdown is that we are missing much of our fundamental information in the grain markets.

Most soybean farmers are deferring sales, waiting for higher prices.

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.

Ag policy doesn't make sense (except to produce cheap food), says grain merchandiser Marlin Clark in his column this week.

A fair amount of corn and soybeans still remain in the fields in Ohio, but it remains to be seen just when the harvest will finally end.

Grain merchandiser Marlin Clark says only the strong seasonal trend of corn especially to rally after harvest gives us hope for better grain prices.

The U.S. corn crop is now rated 69 percent good and excellent, the national soybean crop is rated 68 percent good and excellent -- and the combines are running.

The crops are ahead of normal in development, well on the way to an early harvest. Here's veteran grain merchandiser Marlin Clark on the current grain market.

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.

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