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Feb 12, 2016

Why are the corn and weather bulls backpedaling?

Corn bulls were again disappointed by weekly U.S. export sales. This already has some wondering if the USDA will ultimately need to further reduce....More
Feb 09, 2016

Can meal demand drive the soybean market higher?

meal demand to lead soybean market higher, high protein in high demand....More
Feb 05, 2016

Still betting on unknowns for the corn market?

I remain nervous about the outside macro space, slowing global growth and the fallout in crude oil. The "weather bull" inside us all continues give....More
Jan 29, 2016

Will weather offer upside potential for the corn market?

Corn bulls continue to talk about the very real possibility for extreme weather during the upcoming U.S. season, and I'm hearing more weather gurus....More
Jan 22, 2016

Is there any optimism in the soybean market?

Soybean bulls continue to talk about fundamental weather uncertainties in many parts of Brazil and now a few areas inside Argentina. The much larger....More
Jan 15, 2016

Corn prices stay in tight range

Corn continues to trade in an extremely tight range as neither the U.S. crop or the highly important second-crop of Brazil are in the ground. In....More
Jan 12, 2016

USDA reports excite the soybean market

Soybean bulls were happy to see lower ending stocks! Many in the trade thought we could see an increase from the record large yield of 48.3 bpa....More
Jan 05, 2016

Be patient with the corn market

As a producer, I still believe we could see another leg lower in price, but doubt the trade makes many bold moves until it fully digests the USDA end....More
Dec 18, 2015

Can South American weather, politics push soybean prices higher?

It's all about South American weather and politics right now, two headlines that remain extremely unpredictable. Will those factors boost soybean....More
Dec 11, 2015

Will South America news support soybean prices?

Soybean bulls remain optimistic in regard to a possible "producer" tax-credit coming down the pipe for biodiesel. They are also hoping....More
Dec 04, 2015

Is there a strong chance for higher corn prices?

Corn catches a bit of tailwind on a huge backstroke by the U.S. dollar and strength in the wheat market. Unfortunately flat-price is only....More
Nov 24, 2015

How South America Will Impact the Bean Market

Soybean bulls are arguing it's going to be much tougher than the bears think for newly elected Argentine President Macri to make any type of....More
Nov 20, 2015

Do your homework to bank corn profits

Corn bears are pointing to what appears to be a mild forecasts for the U.S. winter. On the other hand, the bulls are talking about how lack of....More
Nov 13, 2015

Corn's "risk to reward" potential

Without a major weather story out of South America or some type of unforeseen bullish geopolitical event, I suspect the bears will simply remain up....More
Nov 06, 2015

Build a long-term bullish strategy for soybeans

Soybean bears continue to point toward a fresh NEW record yield being harvested here in the U.S., eventually moving beyond 47.5 bushels per acre....More
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