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May 03, 2016

Will planting pace keep a lid on corn prices?

Corn traders continue to monitor South American weather, Chinese policy, Brazilian politics and the pace of U.S. planting. Really nothing has changed....More
Apr 29, 2016

Will higher soybean prices stick around long enough to make some sales?

Soybean producers were given another opportunity to reduce risk as the market traded back near recent highs. As a producer I've been able to reduce....More
Apr 26, 2016

Why will the soybean rally hang around?

From a bullish, technical perspective I would like to see the new-crop contract continue to close above the $9.70 level, providing us hope that....More
Apr 22, 2016

Can bulls keep the weather premium in the corn market?

Corn bulls say upcoming rounds of wet weather in the U.S. might delay planting in some key production areas and should be considered for a bullish....More
Apr 19, 2016

South America weather, politics push soybean prices higher

As both a producer and a spec, I have to imagine if we begin to see more business coming back to U.S. exporters for meal the trade will again start....More
Apr 15, 2016

Corn prices facing technical hurdles

Corn bulls are hoping to see the market pulled higher by talk of possible production hiccups with Brazil's second-crop corn and complications with....More
Apr 12, 2016

Focus on risk management, not price forecast for soybeans

Regardless of your personal strategy, you need to be talking to your individual advisor about ways you can lock in a profit or secure a floor to....More
Apr 08, 2016

This week could be wild for soybean prices

Many analyst believe that the soybean production estimate in Brazil is too high!....More
Apr 01, 2016

Why the USDA corn acre number makes sense, for now

Corn bulls were taken by surprise as the USDA announced the largest March 1st stocks in history and a whopping 93.601 million acres will be planted....More
Mar 29, 2016

Global impact on the corn market

Corn traders are trying to understand the details and fill in the blanks regarding the move by the Chinese government to officially drop their....More
Mar 22, 2016

Is it time to take advantage of the over bought soybean market?

Soybean traders continue to keep a close eye on the charts....More
Mar 18, 2016

Can anything move corn prices?

As a producer, I remain patient waiting for higher prices before reducing more flat-price cash risk; my basis has been locked for an extended period....More
Mar 11, 2016

Managing risk in today's grain markets

I believe far too many producers right now are looking to bail themselves out by outperforming the markets. The best and most consistent marketers....More
Mar 08, 2016

Can anything push soybean prices higher? Weather? WASDE? Exports?

Soybean traders are talking about heavy technical resistance on the charts up around the $9.00 level vs. the NOV16 new-crop contract and just....More
Mar 01, 2016

Don't get caught offsides in the corn market

Corn bears continue to talk about the importance of the MAY16 contract holding "psychological support" at or slightly above $3.50 per bushel. Many....More
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