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Jun 24, 2016

Britain's fallout is impacting soybean prices

Soybeans, similar to corn, are feeling the fallout from commodities across the board being pressured by the British fallout and the strength of the....More
Jun 14, 2016

Weather wild cards for the corn market

Corn producers in several locations are talking about extremely warm temperatures and early-planted corn starting to show a bit of stress out in the....More
Jun 10, 2016

Bullish and bearish, see how the latest USDA report breaks down

The June 2016 WASDE report was fairly as expected. Corn data is somewhat as expected, with the bulls looking for slightly larger increases in demand....More
Jun 03, 2016

New dynamics in the soybean market

Soybean traders are talking about the possibility of a blow-off top in the front end of the soybean market. I'm not so sure about that. As I've been....More
May 31, 2016

Stick with your long-term soybean risk-management plan

From where I sit, the new-crop NOV16 contract and a U.S. weather story are simply icing on the cake, but certainly not of their primary interest or....More
May 27, 2016

Be careful betting on the obvious in the soybean market

Despite a soybean meal price rally, possibility of a large 2017 South American crop and possibility of a La Niña, Kevin Van Trump urges farmers to....More
May 24, 2016

Why the US dollar and weather will drive the corn market

I personally believe we are at serious inflection point in the corn market. I hate to sound like a politician, but I can easily argue both sides of....More
May 20, 2016

Bullish and bearish debates around soybean price

Soybean bears were happy to see yesterday's break in price, but we are still trading close to 15¢ above the $10.63 open posted on Monday. The bulls....More
May 13, 2016

Corn, soybean prices catch tailwinds from USDA report

Corn bulls caught a bit of tailwind off the "limit-up" trading in the soy complex. The USDA made production cuts to both the Argentina and Brazilian....More
May 06, 2016

Marketing plan execution is more important than strategy right now

Make certain you're spending as much time improving execution as you are your strategy. As the markets look to be picking up speed and volatility in....More
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
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