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  • Apr 29, 2014
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    How long will corn prices get a lift from slow planting? 1

    Corn planting pace lifts prices higher, will trend continue...More
  • Apr 29, 2014
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    Slow start to spring fieldwork 1

    Very cool temperatures have existed across the region during most of the month of April, resulting in cold soil temperatures and soil conditions, which have not been conducive to the initiation of corn planting in Minnesota and northern Iowa. In addition, heavy rainfall in late April across large areas of the Upper Midwest has added to the planting delays in most of the region....More
  • Apr 11, 2014
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    Do corn bulls have the upper hand? 1

    Corn bulls look to weather, demand and acreage for higher prices....More
  • Apr 8, 2014
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    Another late spring on the horizon

    It appears that 2014 will likely be similar to 2013, with a later-than-normal initiation of spring fieldwork in many areas of the Upper Midwest. This year, we are not likely to see much full-scale field work in much of southern Minnesota until after April 20, and it will probably be late April or early May before a significant amount of corn is planted. Soil temperatures are still well below minimal acceptable levels for planting corn....More
  • Apr 3, 2014
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    Find your corn, soybean profit numbers 1

    You know these tight margins are playing havoc with crop budgets and potential profits. The University of Wisconsin has a tool to run various scenarios and calculate your profitability for the coming year....More
  • Apr 1, 2014
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    March 31 USDA reports recap 1

    On March 31, USDA released the Prospective Plantings Report and quarterly Grain Stocks Report. These were very highly anticipated USDA Reports, due to the uncertainty in corn prices and soybean prices in recent months, as well as with the potential for large increases in USDA estimated grain stocks in the coming year....More
  • Mar 25, 2014
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    Money flow, political news, U.S. weather support $5 corn prices 1

    If the Ukraine/Russian conflict intensifies and starts to spook the U.S. equity market, the corn market will also get spooked and corn prices will move higher to help offset losses in U.S. stocks. The hedge seems somewhat smart nearby considering the uncertainties of U.S. weather and possible planting delays....More
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