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Jul 28, 2015

Soybean price uncertainty

U.S. weather and Argentine politics and China provide uncertainty for the soybean market. Soybean acres and yields will be debated in next USDA....More
Jul 24, 2015

Weather uncertainty, production complications support corn prices

Corn bulls are talking about more complications in Europe, continuing uncertainty in the eastern part of the Corn Belt, especially IL, IN and OH, and....More
Jul 21, 2015

Will soybeans see a late-inning price rally?

Soybeans have given back a large portion of the late-June and early-July gains, but I still believe there is room for price appreciation to the....More
Jul 17, 2015

Have corn yields stabilized?

Corn bears are talking about improving U.S. weather forecasts, while the bulls are talking about all-time record heat readings being recorded in....More
Jul 14, 2015

Don't reduce soybean price risk just yet

Deteriorating crop conditions and weather concerns in U.S. and India are supporting soybean prices right now. Add in prevented plant acres and....More
Jul 10, 2015

USDA adjusts corn, soybean ending stocks; prices react

USDA Lowers ending stocks for corn and beans, Corn and bean prices go higher as pipeline of grain shrinks, USDA lowers last years crop,....More
Jul 07, 2015

Will the USDA lower soybean yields in July supply and demand report?

Soybean bears were happy to see overall soybean crop conditions left unchanged at 63% good/excellent. The bulls, however, are arguing there are still....More
Jun 26, 2015

What's ahead of the USDA report for corn and soybeans?

The soybean story has become much sexier than it was in late May and or early June. Not only is U.S. weather more of a concern, but there is also....More
Jun 16, 2015

3 Factors pointing to less soybean acres

As a producers, I believe the best-of-practice is to remain patient and keep all hedges in place. Yes, there could be some upside movement as....More
Jun 09, 2015

Is the top end of corn yield already clipped?

corn yields, wet conditions, weather....More
May 29, 2015

Will stars align for higher corn prices?

Corn bulls are happy to see both old-crop and new-crop prices hold technical support just above our previous harvest lows. In fact some tech guru's....More
May 26, 2015

Will on-farm storage be the Achilles heel for corn?

Corn traders this afternoon will be digesting the latest weekly USDA crop-condition estimates. Most inside the trade believe at least 90% of the corn....More
May 22, 2015

Will the corn upside opportunity come later in the game?

Corn exports remain stronger than many inside the trade had anticipated despite the strength in the U.S. dollar. Just keep in mind we will still more....More
May 12, 2015

Has the game changed for soybeans?

Soybeans remain fundamentally bearish as U.S. planting is reported at 31% complete, and well ahead of the 5-year 20% average. As a producer I'm....More
May 08, 2015

Can macro markets and U.S. dollar give soybean prices a bounce?

Soybean traders seem to be keeping a close eye on the macro markets, particularly the direction of the U.S. dollar and the direction of crude oil....More
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