Sep 27, 2011
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Old-Crop Corn Stocks Seen Slightly Larger

The grain trade expects Friday’s quarterly Grain Stocks Report to peg the old-crop corn carryout about 4.6% above USDA’s most recent projection, but indicate no change in the soybean carryout....More
Sep 27, 2011
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Grain Markets Decline Sharply

Corn and soybean prices have dropped dramatically in recent weeks, both on the Chicago Board of Trade (CBOT) and at local grain markets. Currently, there appears to be a lot of uncertainty in the grain markets, partly related to speculator positions, 2011 production levels and the overall weakness in the U.S. and world economy....More
Sep 27, 2011
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Lender Nightmare, Part II

Last week we focused on a panel discussion concerning a bank that recently turned its back on agriculture and small business. While last time discussion centered on industry risk and concentration as the elimination factors, let’s explore another nightmare....More
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