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Jun 04, 2014

Patience at this stage of the game is "best of practice" for most US producers.

After trading to almost $5.15 per bushel (just 17 trading sessions back, on May 6th to be exact) the new-crop DEC14 contract has dropped some $0.60....More
May 28, 2014

Soybeans: It's only when the tide goes out you discover who was swimming naked

From what I am hearing most end-users are about 65-75% covered through July but have next to nothing done for August. Obviously everybody is hoping....More
May 27, 2014

Soybeans: The game has changed

The bear's continue to argue from a longer-term perspective, wanting to discount the current tight conditions in the old-crop balance sheet as....More
May 23, 2014

Argentina’s Peso In Trouble Again? Can the large Soybean surplus turn to a more concerning situation?

Argentina’s peso has remained mostly stable since the end of March, but in the past few days, the country’s central bank (BRCA) has....More
May 22, 2014

3 elements of today's soybean market whiplash

Bears continue to feel the pain and side-effects of Injuries sustained by the sudden and unexpected jerking of the markets higher. I continue to....More
May 21, 2014

Corn Bulls point to less wheat feeding! Bears are circling the wagons.

The bears are arguing this number is too high considering it hasn't been adjusted in months and therefore hasn't fairly taken into account the....More
May 09, 2014

Corn bulls demand story: Fundamentals versus logic

From my perspective it's NOT traditional fundamental market logic that is dictating corn price direction but rather the rotation of money from....More
Apr 29, 2014

How long will corn prices get a lift from slow planting?

Corn planting pace lifts prices higher, will trend continue....More
Apr 25, 2014

Persistent soybean bulls push prices higher

The soybean bulls are trying to revive the trade on rumors of yet another Argentine strike; data showing better-than-expected U.S. soymeal sales; and....More
Apr 11, 2014

Do corn bulls have the upper hand?

Corn bulls look to weather, demand and acreage for higher prices....More
Apr 08, 2014

Is a perfect storm brewing for old-crop soybeans?

Will Tight stocks, Exports, Weather Push Beans to New Highs....More
Apr 01, 2014

Will funds continue to push soybeans higher?

I might be the odd man out on this, but I actually believe one saving grace might be the fact U.S. soybean acres move lower NOT higher. I just think....More
Mar 28, 2014

Will USDA answer soybean stocks questions?

I tend to believe at most, we see an additional 4-5 million acres when compared to last year, when we planted 76.533 million soybean acres. Remember....More
Mar 25, 2014

Money flow, political news, U.S. weather support $5 corn prices

If the Ukraine/Russian conflict intensifies and starts to spook the U.S. equity market, the corn market will also get spooked and corn prices will....More
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