Jul 5, 2016
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What bullish wild cards are left for the soybean market?

Soybean traders continue to aggressively doubt the balance sheet. The bulls are saying despite the USDA forecasting a new record number of soybean acres being planted, 83.7 million, we could still be looking at ending stocks sub-200 million....More
Jul 5, 2016
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Latest acreage report shows increase in corn, soybeans

The June USDA Acreage Report is always highly anticipated, because it becomes the first hard data after the March USDA Plantings Intentions Report to give an indication of crop production levels in a given growing season, as of June 1....More
Jul 5, 2016
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Brexit impacts on the ag economy

Welcome to the wild world of global economics and politics complete with advanced technologies and constant information! This environment will create havoc and mayhem; but more importantly, opportunities for those who plan, execute and monitor....More
Jun 29, 2016
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Soybean prices remain extremely volatile

The soybean market is extremely uncertain about a number of important headlines, both international and domestic, from South America acreage to U.S. planting, La Niña and exports. I have to imagine we will see extreme price swings during the next 60 days....More
Jun 28, 2016
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Mid-year ag review: Profits, millennials, land values and ag lending

As we look back over the year thus far, agriculture continues to face various challenges in many different areas. From regulations to input costs, and generational transition to strategic business plans, producers must continue to address the important issues, not just the urgent. What will happen in the remaining months of the 2016? Well, only time will tell but as the old adage says, “Hope for the best and plan for the worst.”...More

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