Grain Market Viewpoint http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/73091/feed en Is a bullish weather card still in the deck for corn? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/bullish-weather-card-still-deck-corn <div class="node-body blog-body">With the weather wild-card still floating around, I think best practice is to simply remain patient and wait for a move higher to reduce any additional new-crop or old-crop risk.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/bullish-weather-card-still-deck-corn" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/bullish-weather-card-still-deck-corn#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 10 Apr 2015 20:29:00 +0000 96881 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will U.S. planting delays keep the bulls fed? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-us-planting-delays-keep-bulls-fed <div class="node-body blog-body">Corn continues to trade in a sideways channel as both the bulls and bears defend their case. The bulls continue to talk about planting delays down South caused by conditions that are too wet, while those in the northern Corn Belt are talking about conditions being too dry.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-us-planting-delays-keep-bulls-fed" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-us-planting-delays-keep-bulls-fed#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 07 Apr 2015 20:49:00 +0000 96821 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Time to minimize risk and leave hedges in place http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/time-minimize-risk-and-leave-hedges-place <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Corn traders seem to be squaring up positions as we are now only a couple of days from the highly anticipated Prospective Planting Report and USDA Quarterly Stocks data.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/time-minimize-risk-and-leave-hedges-place" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/time-minimize-risk-and-leave-hedges-place#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 27 Mar 2015 20:38:00 +0000 96651 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Can South America news support soybean prices? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-south-america-news-support-soybean-prices <div class="node-body blog-body">Without the problematic political and labor headlines out of South America and no leverage from the weather at this point, soybean bulls are facing an increasingly tough uphill battle. Crush margins are drastically backpedaling here in the U.S., and South American exporters are clearly starting to get their legs underneath them.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-south-america-news-support-soybean-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-south-america-news-support-soybean-prices#comments Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 20 Mar 2015 21:21:00 +0000 96571 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Is U.S. weather, acreage uncertainty enough to push corn prices higher? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/us-weather-acreage-uncertainty-enough-push-corn-prices-higher <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>There's really nothing excitingly bullish in the balance sheet, but the trade is eager to see what type of planting conditions U.S. producers will be forced to deal with. This uncertainty may temporarily prove to be enough to keep some type of price floor in place for new-crop contracts.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/us-weather-acreage-uncertainty-enough-push-corn-prices-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/us-weather-acreage-uncertainty-enough-push-corn-prices-higher#comments Corn Marketing corn production Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 17 Mar 2015 21:56:00 +0000 96481 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA WASDE report has bears and bulls jockeying for position in the corn market http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-wasde-report-has-bears-and-bulls-jockeying-position-corn-market <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Corn continues to trade sideways and struggles to take out nearby technical resistance. The USDA numbers in the March 2015 WASDE report did little to change the current theme. Remember: it's early in the race and both the bullish and bearish traders are jockeying for inside position. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-wasde-report-has-bears-and-bulls-jockeying-position-corn-market" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-wasde-report-has-bears-and-bulls-jockeying-position-corn-market#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 10 Mar 2015 18:13:00 +0000 96291 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will consolidation lead to a breakout for corn prices? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-consolidation-lead-breakout-corn-prices <div class="node-body blog-body">Corn exports, along with overall demand, remain strong. There is some talk that basis levels in both Ukraine and Argentina are firming as farmer selling starts to taper off. Here at home, there's some talk the basis may weaken between now and the end of March as farmers need to free up cash to pay pre-season bills.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-consolidation-lead-breakout-corn-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-consolidation-lead-breakout-corn-prices#comments Corn Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 06 Mar 2015 21:06:00 +0000 96241 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Is the soybean market headed for the bears? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/soybean-market-headed-bears <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>From a technical standpoint the market also looks as if it may be in jeopardy of building a more bearish formation. If political unrest is resolved in Brazil and the soybeans start moving more aggressively to the ports and if Chinese demand stays strong, old-crop prices could be subject to 50ยข or more of almost immediate downside pressure. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/soybean-market-headed-bears" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/soybean-market-headed-bears#comments Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 03 Mar 2015 21:33:00 +0000 96171 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will we see a bullish corn weather card? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-we-see-bullish-corn-weather-card <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Corn traders seemed little surprised by the USDA's estimate of 89 million corn acres being planted in 2015 vs. the 90.6 million planted in 2014. More of a surprise might be by the continued strength in demand for the ethanol sector.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-we-see-bullish-corn-weather-card" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-we-see-bullish-corn-weather-card#comments Corn Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:25:00 +0000 95991 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2 factors that could push corn prices higher http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2-factors-could-push-corn-prices-higher <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Corn traders will be eager to hear the latest data released at the USDA Ag Forum scheduled for this Thursday and Friday. There will also likely be more traders paying closer attention to the planting progress of second-crop corn in Brazil. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2-factors-could-push-corn-prices-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2-factors-could-push-corn-prices-higher#comments Corn Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:52:00 +0000 95951 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Market dynamics to push soybean prices higher http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/market-dynamics-push-soybean-prices-higher <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>As I pointed out weeks ago, politics and logistics can often be more of an uncertainty in South America than actual production. As long as the world needs or is relying on South America for supplies, the trade could remain nervous.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/market-dynamics-push-soybean-prices-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/market-dynamics-push-soybean-prices-higher#comments Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:13:00 +0000 95871 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com The secret to improving your grain marketing http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/secret-improving-your-grain-marketing <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Anybody can market $8 corn but it takes a great marketing plan to market $4 corn. Know your strengths and weaknesses; consistency is key to your corn and soybean marketing plan. Make a strong commitment to executing your marketing plan. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/secret-improving-your-grain-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/secret-improving-your-grain-marketing#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:31:00 +0000 95761 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Does corn rally give us a chance to market old-crop bushels? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/does-corn-rally-give-us-chance-market-old-crop-bushels <div class="node-body blog-body">Those producers who are still holding old-crop bushels need to be considering all the moving parts and specifics that apply to your particular area and situation. Make sure you are talking with your advisor about best-of-practice ways to be limiting your remaining downside risk.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/does-corn-rally-give-us-chance-market-old-crop-bushels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/does-corn-rally-give-us-chance-market-old-crop-bushels#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 03 Feb 2015 20:22:00 +0000 95731 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will lower crude oil prices increase soybean sales to China? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-lower-crude-oil-prices-increase-soybean-sales-china <div class="node-body blog-body">I continue to believe the herd has taken on a "sell the rallies" type mentality. This will obviously keep a lid on prices and make getting back above $10 near-term a tough task.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-lower-crude-oil-prices-increase-soybean-sales-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-lower-crude-oil-prices-increase-soybean-sales-china#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:43:00 +0000 95661 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will strong corn exports push acres higher? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-strong-corn-exports-push-acres-higher <div class="node-body blog-body">On the supply side of the equation, most sources are talking about U.S. producers perhaps going back with more corn next year. The fall in soybean prices coupled with the new farm bill policy, corn has quickly become a more viable option. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-strong-corn-exports-push-acres-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-strong-corn-exports-push-acres-higher#comments Corn Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:56:00 +0000 95581 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com