Apr 8, 2016
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This week could be wild for soybean prices

Many analyst believe that the soybean production estimate in Brazil is too high!...More
Apr 5, 2016
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Who benefits from cheap commodities?

Low commodity prices can help some while hurting others. However, remember that commodity markets are extremely volatile and no economic cycle, up or down, lasts forever....More
Apr 5, 2016
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Surprising USDA reports

On March 31, 2016, USDA released the Prospective Plantings Report, as well as the Quarterly Grain Stocks Report. These were very highly anticipated reports, due to the uncertainty in grain prices in recent months, the potential for increases in U.S. corn and soybean acreage in 2016, and the potential for even larger increases in USDA estimated grain stocks in the coming year....More
Apr 1, 2016
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Why the USDA corn acre number makes sense, for now

Corn bulls were taken by surprise as the USDA announced the largest March 1st stocks in history and a whopping 93.601 million acres will be planted in 2016. Keep in mind that's +5.6 million more than the 87.999 million corn acres U.S. producers planted last year....More
Mar. 31, 2016
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Should GMOs be labeled? 31

Recently, some major food companies have decided to label GMOs in their food products (but not because they believe GMO products are unsafe). The state of Vermont has chosen to label GMO foods, too. In light of these decisions, we'd like to know: Do you think GMO labeling is necessary? Should this be a federal issue? State issue? Or is GMO labeling just not necessary? Feel free to leave your comments below!  ...More

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