Marketing http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Corn prices remain steadily higher http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-steadily-higher <div class="node-body article-body"><p>December 2014 corn futures closed Friday at about $3.72 per bushel and have been above $3.60 more than a month. That’s after they had tanked to $3.20 earlier this fall. Some contend the rally has been caused by harvest delays. But Darrel Good, University of Illinois ag economist, believes the rally is likely due to anticipation of fewer harvested acres.</p> </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-steadily-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-remain-steadily-higher#comments Corn Marketing corn production Prices Sun, 23 Nov 2014 23:37:00 +0000 94641 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Can corn demand push markets higher? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-corn-demand-push-markets-higher <div class="node-body blog-body">Demand stays strong for US corn, Corn Market rallies ahead of EPA news...</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-corn-demand-push-markets-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-corn-demand-push-markets-higher#comments Corn Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 21 Nov 2014 20:15:00 +0000 94631 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com What can boost corn, soybean prices? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/what-can-boost-corn-soybean-prices <div class="field-deck"> Looking to give thanks for a bountiful harvest, not low prices. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Your harvest is late and, like it or not, the holidays are coming. This is a good time to think of all the things we should be thankful for, but $3 corn and $9 soybeans have me in a Grinch-like mood. Higher prices would take the Grinch off my back and put me in a thankful mood. What will it take to put a little zoom into grain prices? </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/what-can-boost-corn-soybean-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/what-can-boost-corn-soybean-prices#comments Marketing Prices Thu, 20 Nov 2014 23:06:00 +0000 94601 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA lowers expected 2014 corn production http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-lowers-expected-2014-corn-production <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In most instances, record USDA crops get even bigger as the crop is being harvested; however the Nov. 10 USDA Crop Report lowered the expected 2014 expected U.S. corn production by 68 million from the October estimate. The Nov. 1 USDA estimate lowered corn yield estimates by 5 bushels per acre in Minnesota and by 2 bushels per acre in Iowa, as compared to the October estimate. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/focus-ag">Focus on Ag</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-lowers-expected-2014-corn-production" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-lowers-expected-2014-corn-production#comments Corn Marketing Prices Focus on Ag Tue, 18 Nov 2014 16:53:00 +0000 94511 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Is South American weather worse than the soybean trade recognizes? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/south-american-weather-worse-soybean-trade-recognizes <div class="node-body blog-body">As a producer I still want to remain patient. Don't be surprised or panicked though if we start to see the trade backpedal a bit as Chinese demand and U.S. rail lose a little sizzle. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/south-american-weather-worse-soybean-trade-recognizes" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/south-american-weather-worse-soybean-trade-recognizes#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 14 Nov 2014 21:05:00 +0000 94481 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Does the corn market's bullish USDA news have traders thinking twice? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/does-corn-markets-bullish-usda-news-have-traders-thinking-twice <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Seasoned traders will tell you: When a corn market fails to rally (as it did on Nov. 10) on a bullish headline, it's a market that may be headed for more downhill price action. I tend to concur.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/does-corn-markets-bullish-usda-news-have-traders-thinking-twice" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/does-corn-markets-bullish-usda-news-have-traders-thinking-twice#comments Corn Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 11 Nov 2014 22:31:00 +0000 94421 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com November USDA reports reduce corn forecast, increase soybeans http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/november-usda-reports-reduce-corn-forecast-increase-soybeans <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Those anticipating today's USDA Crop Production Report were surprised when the corn forecast was lowered from the October report. Soybean production was increased. " If current production and consumption forecasts actually verify, the big story this year will be that extremely large corn and soybean crops resulted in less than burdensome year ending stocks," says Darrel Good, University of Illinois ag economist.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/november-usda-reports-reduce-corn-forecast-increase-soybeans" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/november-usda-reports-reduce-corn-forecast-increase-soybeans#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans corn production soybean production Prices Mon, 10 Nov 2014 21:05:00 +0000 94391 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Soybean price rally offers sell opportunities http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/soybean-price-rally-offers-sell-opportunities <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Soybean growers should consider taking advantage of the nice rally, said Chris Hurt, Purdue University ag economics professor. “I think this is a good selling opportunity. It’s about as much recovery as we can expect in the short run. Futures at near $10.50 is a whole lot better than $9.”</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/soybean-price-rally-offers-sell-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/soybean-price-rally-offers-sell-opportunities#comments Marketing Soybeans Prices Sun, 09 Nov 2014 20:51:00 +0000 94361 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Can corn prices break out of their recent channel? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-corn-prices-break-out-their-recent-channel <div class="node-body blog-body">Personally, unless something drastically changes, I think we trade between $3.40 and $3.90 from now through year-end. I feel we are slipping into a bit of vacuum, with very few headlines that have enough power to move the trade.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"><ul class="links"><li class="og_links first last"><a href="/blog/grain-market-viewpoint"> Grain Market Viewpoint</a></li> </ul></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-corn-prices-break-out-their-recent-channel" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-corn-prices-break-out-their-recent-channel#comments Corn Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 07 Nov 2014 21:50:00 +0000 94341 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn, soybean marketing programs helps grower take advantage of sell signals http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-soybean-marketing-programs-helps-grower-take-advantage-sell-signals <div class="field-deck"> Two programs help farmers know when to book the bushels. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Michael Slack is taking a more diversified approach to getting his corn and soybeans marketed. He’s leaning on two separate entities: one for its advice and the other for grain contracting programs. One segment pools grain with other bushels to demand a better price from big buyers, while the other offers the Kansas grower periodic sell-period notifications. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-soybean-marketing-programs-helps-grower-take-advantage-sell-signals" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-soybean-marketing-programs-helps-grower-take-advantage-sell-signals#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Gold Strategy Fri, 07 Nov 2014 19:39:00 +0000 94311 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>Michael and Janice Slack make a lot of farm decisions together, including trusting advice from marketing pros to help sell part of their crops.&nbsp;</p> Photo: Larry Stalcup