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  • Jun 10, 2014
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    Corn, soybean prices more challenging 2

    It appears the days of $6 corn prices, and maybe even $5 corn, are behind us for the foreseeable future. Projected significant increases in corn carryover inventories, along with fairly good 2014 crop conditions in many areas of the Midwest, will likely continue to put pressure on both cash corn prices, as well as new-crop prices. The outlook for soybean prices is a bit more optimistic, but new-crop soybean prices could also be challenged, if better-than-expected average U.S. soybean yields are achieved in 2014....More
  • Jun 6, 2014
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    Are soybean cash markets telling a different story? 2

    Soybean bears are wondering if the cash markets might be telling a slightly different story than the balance sheet bulls are projecting. The bears are also thinking the USDA will revise last years soybean crop higher by some 15 to 25 million bushels. The question the bulls are asking is how much higher will domestic crush and export demand be raised?...More
  • Jun 3, 2014
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    Crop conditions mixed 2

    Spring 2014 has been a battle for most Upper Midwest crop producers, as they have tried to get corn and soybeans planted on a timely basis. Some favorable weather in late May allowed significant planting progress in many areas of southern and western Minnesota, and adjoining areas of Iowa and South Dakota....More
  • May 30, 2014
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    Fresh NEW Soybean highs or has the party finally ended??? 1

    Soybean "technicians" continue to look for the market to tip its hand in one direction or the other as for a clue if we will make another run to fresh NEW highs or has the party finally ended???    The old-crop JUL14 contract high of $15.36^6 posted last Thursday might be out of the question, especially if you take into account the upcoming Index roll....More
  • May 29, 2014
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    Cover crops do not rob from corn and soybean yields 2

    Rick Juchems, Plainfield, Iowa, is surprised that cereal-rye cover crops did not reduce his corn or soybean yields. He and 11 other Iowa farmers participated in a five-year trial to determine whether rye causes yield hits in the cash crops that follow it. It doesn’t....More
  • May 27, 2014
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    2014 Custom farming agreements 1

    Although the concept of a custom farming agreement is simple, close communication between the custom operator and the landowner is essential. A written contract for the custom farming agreement should definitely be prepared that specifies the amount of payment by the landowner to the custom operator, and all other pertinent details....More
  • May 27, 2014
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    Soybeans: The game has changed 1

    The bear's continue to argue from a longer-term perspective, wanting to discount the current tight conditions in the old-crop balance sheet as something that will eventually be solved by imports, and focus more intently on record US acreage going in the ground, near ideal growing conditions and a very large South American crop that is all but out of the ground....More
  • May 23, 2014
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    Argentina’s Peso In Trouble Again? Can the large Soybean surplus turn to a more concerning situation?

    Argentina’s peso has remained mostly stable since the end of March, but in the past few days, the country’s central bank (BRCA) has allowed it to start weakening again. This follows a steady reduction in interest rates that’s been ongoing for the last month, which now stands 26.9%, far below the inflation rate, which most analysts believe is close to 40%....More
  • May 22, 2014
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    3 elements of today's soybean market whiplash 1

    Bears continue to feel the pain and side-effects of Injuries sustained by the sudden and unexpected jerking of the markets higher. I continue to monitor both the NOV14 and NOV15 soybean contracts in hopes of making another round of sales and further reducing downside risk and exposure....More
  • May 13, 2014
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    USDA reports show increase in grain stocks 2

    The USDA Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WADSE) Reports released on May 9 were regarded as neutral to bearish for the corn and soybean market in the coming months. Corn stocks are expected to increase by more than 50% by the end of the next crop marketing year, while the ending stocks for soybeans are expected to more than double by the end of the 2014-15 marketing year, which runs from September 1, 2014 to August 31, 2015....More

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