Jul 5, 2011
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USDA Acreage and Stocks Report Recap and Questions

The June 30 USDA Acreage and Grain Stocks reports are always highly anticipated, because they become the first “hard data” after the March USDA Prospective Plantings Report to give an indication of crop production levels in a given growing season, as of June 1. Many times the June USDA reports can have a big impact, either upward or downward, on grain market trends. There was much anticipation for June 30 report in 2011, given the uncertainty surrounding crop planting in some areas of the U.S., and the poor growing conditions in many areas....More
Jul 5, 2011
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USDA Acreage and Stocks Report Recap and Questions

The June 30 USDA Acreage and Grain Stocks reports are always highly anticipated, because they become the first “hard data” after the March USDA Prospective Plantings Report to give an indication of crop production levels in a given growing season, as of June 1. Many times the June USDA reports can have a big impact, either upward or downward, on grain market trends. There was much anticipation for June 30 report in 2011, given the uncertainty surrounding crop planting in some areas of the U.S., and the poor growing conditions in many areas....More
Jul 5, 2011
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Economic Halftime Report

It does not seem possible that we are halfway through the 2011 economic season. The first six months were a siege of black swans or unusual events ranging from oil issues creating social unrest in Egypt and Libya, to the unfortunate natural and nuclear disaster in Japan, and the constant threat of sovereign debt issues in Europe. Each event in itself and the cumulative impact has raised concern about the health of the U.S. and global economy....More

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