Richard Brock

Richard
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Weather Markets Age You Quickly
Even after 35 years in this business, I still find it difficult to handle weather markets. They’re volatile,
Corn Price Outlook: Big Variables Ahead
As we head into spring planting, differing opinions abound regarding future corn prices. Both bulls and bears can make
Will Corn Prices Be Bullish or Bearish in 2010?
Clear as mud describes the signals of pending corn acreage estimates. There are plenty of two-handed economists trying
Argentine Soy Harvest Starting
The latest long-term weather forecasts are calling for reasonably dry weather through Argentina’s soybean harvest,
Farmers Should Remember To Use Other Risk-Management Tools
When we think of the term risk management, most of us me included think about the risk of pricing our crops and/or
Market Reactions To the January USDA Report
The USDA has always been full of surprises in crop estimates, and the Jan. 12 crop report fit the bill. With a previous
The Year Ahead of Us
For people in the livestock industry, the best news is that 2009 is finally over. Never in history has the livestock
Acreage Battle Heats Up
If you would have asked me or almost anyone else in the industry in October what planted corn and soybean acreage would
Slowest Harvest in History
Through Oct. 25, only 20% of this year's corn harvest had been put in the bin. Only 44% of the soybeans had been
The Bull Comes Back to Life
It's been a long time since I can remember a harvest season as difficult and as unusual as this year. Snow hit the
Corn Prices: An Early Seasonal Low
Markets have certainly been wild over the last couple of years, but the one thing that is still at least somewhat
Inflation or Deflation?
Many coffee shops are abuzz with this topic. With the amount of money this administration is pumping into the economy,
How Fast Things can Change
Markets change. Fundamentals change. The facts change. But people never do. The majority of the public still gets
Corn, Soy Stocks Larger Than Expected
Tuesday’s quarterly USDA Grain Stocks Report held bearish news for the corn and soybean markets as USDA pegged June 1
Corn’s Two-Sided Coin
As I write this article in mid-March, corn basis levels have improved substantially since harvesttime. The cash market
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