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Nov 14, 2014

Is South American weather worse than the soybean trade recognizes?

As a producer I still want to remain patient. Don't be surprised or panicked though if we start to see the trade backpedal a bit as Chinese demand....More
Nov 11, 2014

Does the corn market's bullish USDA news have traders thinking twice?

Seasoned traders will tell you: When a corn market fails to rally (as it did on Nov. 10) on a bullish headline, it's a market that may be headed for....More
Nov 07, 2014

Can corn prices break out of their recent channel?

Personally, unless something drastically changes, I think we trade between $3.40 and $3.90 from now through year-end. I feel we are slipping into a....More
Oct 31, 2014

Execute in the soybean market; reduce additional risk on the rally

As a producer I continue to believe "best-of-practice" is to reduce additional risk on the rally. I now have 100% of our 2014 production priced and....More
Oct 28, 2014

Will corn prices increase as freezing temps approach?

Corn pulled higher by soymeal spot demand/logistics as freezing temps are forecast to show up this weekend....More
Oct 17, 2014

Will weather in South American support soybean prices?

Growth in supply has clearly outpaced growth in demand. It's going to take a little bit of time, but eventually I suspect the wrinkles get ironed....More
Oct 03, 2014

Soybean traders focus on South America

Soybean traders are monitoring what most consider to be only a "short-covering" rally. The "technical" guru's will want to....More
Sep 30, 2014

Market surprise from grain stocks report?

USDA released their September quarterly stocks report and the markets are lower across the board. No real surprises in my opinion! Some of you....More
Sep 12, 2014

Will soybean prices stabilize?

As a producer I see nothing wrong starting to unwind a very small portion of your remaining soybean short hedges. The break has paid huge dividends....More
Aug 05, 2014

Can soybeans transition to a bullish story?

The soybean "technicians" are looking back at prices noticing that they are at the same levels as they were on July11th.  Many are....More
Aug 01, 2014

Weather helping soybean yield

Several well respected sources think that we could see the current USDA bean yield estimate of 45.2bpa, be pushed higher by up 3-4%, meaning a 46....More
Jul 29, 2014

Will weather and money flow support corn prices?

There is a huge amount of dry powder on the side line to push prices higher if the weather can provide some questions on the way to the finish line....More
Jul 22, 2014

Can soybean demand keep grain prices afloat?

I suspect with Chinese demand staying strong, some definite uncertainties remaining in Argentina and the entire month of August still ahead of our U....More
Jul 11, 2014

Is it time to lock in propane prices?

I continue to field calls from farmers asking about locking in propane prices. I think this is​ a​ very smart play and something I have definitely....More
Jul 09, 2014

Make smart risk management moves when marketing soybeans

Soybeans continue to try and break downhill slalom records (breaking over a $1.30 in the past 8 trading sessions) on thoughts of a mammoth new-crop....More
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