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Mar 08, 2013

Numbers on the March 8 USDA WASDE, Crop Production Reports

USDA's supply and demand report (WASDE) is the focus of the trade. In a nutshell somewhat disappointing for soybeans, mixed for corn and....More
Mar 07, 2013

Details On Proposed Bill To Reduce Crop Insurance Subsidies

Senator Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, said yesterday, "The crop insurance program has turned into a huge taxpayer-funded boon for some of the....More
Mar 06, 2013

How to Play the Current Market: Your Corn and Beans in both Old Crop, New Crop

I am cutting straight to the facts today. We have a couple big reports coming up, and I wanted to throw my hat in the ring and call a few shots to....More
Feb 19, 2013

Should You be Selling New-Crop Corn? 10 Steps to Guide You

New-crop corn balance sheet numbers continue to paint a vividly bearish picture and the bulls are getting more and more concerned. Several analysts,....More
Feb 15, 2013

Near-term: A Little Bounce to the Upside, No Surprise

From my perspective the pros are desperately trying to skate to where they believe the "puck" is going to be, NOT to where the puck is currently! If....More
Feb 11, 2013

Inside Look at South American Crop Production

South America is going to throw up huge numbers, there is no argument or debate, but they also might use a little more. Regardless of the weather....More
Feb 05, 2013

Bear Attack: What to do With Corn and Soybeans Now

No one has any accurate bets or lines on the weather this far out. Therefore if the USDA comes out with big acreage numbers for 2013 the bears will....More
Jan 18, 2013

The Marketing & Speculating Mistakes I Have Made

Below are some of my main rules and adjustments that I will be using in 2013: Hopes this helps give you a few ideas for your own program....More
Jan 14, 2013

A Tale of Two Worlds: New-Crop and Old-Crop Corn

Moderation in life is often the key...Corn bulls are excited about the tighter than expected Dec. 1 stocks number posted by the USDA on Friday. There....More
Jan 09, 2013

Cash Players vs. Paper Players

Call it the "Hatfields vs. the McCoys," the "Have's vs. the Have Not's," or the "Producer's vs the Trader's." Whatever you want to call it, it doesn'....More
Dec 31, 2012

Welcoming In The New Year...Predictions for 2013

2012 might be a tough year to top considering we had a US election, an Olympics and the warmest year on record. Let's also not forget we somehow....More
Dec 31, 2012

My hunch, bank some of your hedging profits now!

As for today I suspect last minute end-of-year position squaring and profit taking will be the theme in more light pre-hoiday trade volume. I wouldn'....More
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