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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
Oct 30, 2015

Where are the signs of life for corn bulls?

Corn prices were around $3.80 per bushel in mid-August, in mid-September and again in October. There's just not a lot of momentum on either side....More
Oct 23, 2015

Can the bulls take over the soybean market?

The soybean bulls are pointing to "unknowns" associated with weather, extreme geopolitical risk floating around inside Argentina and Brazil, and what....More
Oct 20, 2015

Are there bullish cards for corn?

As long as this U.S. production debate stays in the spotlight, corn prices may continue to feel pressured. In fact many technical gurus think it's....More
Oct 16, 2015

Is it time to get on the bullish soybean bandwagon?

As a producer I'm simply going to stay patient and hope some additional weather headlines can provide enough momentum to breakout to the upside. As a....More
Oct 13, 2015

The "unknown" bet comes through for soybeans

Soybean bulls want to contend that global demand is improving to some degree and that most all of the bearish news has now been factored into the....More
Oct 09, 2015

Soybean prices rally after USDA data dump

The trade found the USDA soybean acreage reduction very favorable and pushed soybean prices 14¢ higher before selling off to just 4¢ higher. It is....More
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