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Mar 20, 2015

Can South America news support soybean prices?

Without the problematic political and labor headlines out of South America and no leverage from the weather at this point, soybean bulls are facing....More
Mar 17, 2015

Is U.S. weather, acreage uncertainty enough to push corn prices higher?

There's really nothing excitingly bullish in the balance sheet, but the trade is eager to see what type of planting conditions U.S. producers will be....More
Mar 10, 2015

USDA WASDE report has bears and bulls jockeying for position in the corn market

Corn continues to trade sideways and struggles to take out nearby technical resistance. The USDA numbers in the March 2015 WASDE report did little to....More
Mar 06, 2015

Will consolidation lead to a breakout for corn prices?

Corn exports, along with overall demand, remain strong. There is some talk that basis levels in both Ukraine and Argentina are firming as farmer....More
Mar 03, 2015

Is the soybean market headed for the bears?

From a technical standpoint the market also looks as if it may be in jeopardy of building a more bearish formation. If political unrest is resolved....More
Feb 20, 2015

Will we see a bullish corn weather card?

Corn traders seemed little surprised by the USDA's estimate of 89 million corn acres being planted in 2015 vs. the 90.6 million planted in 2014. More....More
Feb 17, 2015

2 factors that could push corn prices higher

Corn traders will be eager to hear the latest data released at the USDA Ag Forum scheduled for this Thursday and Friday. There will also likely be....More
Feb 13, 2015

Market dynamics to push soybean prices higher

As I pointed out weeks ago, politics and logistics can often be more of an uncertainty in South America than actual production. As long as the world....More
Feb 06, 2015

The secret to improving your grain marketing

Anybody can market $8 corn but it takes a great marketing plan to market $4 corn. Know your strengths and weaknesses; consistency is key to your corn....More
Feb 03, 2015

Does corn rally give us a chance to market old-crop bushels?

Those producers who are still holding old-crop bushels need to be considering all the moving parts and specifics that apply to your particular area....More
Jan 30, 2015

Will lower crude oil prices increase soybean sales to China?1

I continue to believe the herd has taken on a "sell the rallies" type mentality. This will obviously keep a lid on prices and make getting back above....More
Jan 23, 2015

Will strong corn exports push acres higher?

On the supply side of the equation, most sources are talking about U.S. producers perhaps going back with more corn next year. The fall in soybean....More
Jan 13, 2015

Is now the time to price soybeans north of $10?

Soybean prices broke significantly lower on the heels of less than bullish USDA data. We saw a slight bounce Tuesday. Keep in mind however, we've....More
Jan 09, 2015

Cutting through the details: My thoughts on Monday's USDA data dump

Moral of the story, don't overthink this market and do not get overly convicted to your preconceived ideas or thoughts. This is simply about reducing....More
Dec 31, 2014

Will the funds continue to place bullish bets on corn, soybeans?

As a producer, I continue to hold out for slightly higher corn prices before pulling the trigger on additional sales. From a spec perspective, I....More
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