Marketing http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Will lower crude oil prices increase soybean sales to China? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-lower-crude-oil-prices-increase-soybean-sales-china <div class="node-body blog-body">I continue to believe the herd has taken on a "sell the rallies" type mentality. This will obviously keep a lid on prices and make getting back above $10 near-term a tough task.</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/will-lower-crude-oil-prices-increase-soybean-sales-china" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-lower-crude-oil-prices-increase-soybean-sales-china#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 30 Jan 2015 18:43:00 +0000 95661 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Can corn, soybean exports meet projected pace? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/can-corn-soybean-exports-meet-projected-pace <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Following the Jan.12 USDA Crop Production and Grain Stocks reports, it’s becoming increasingly clear that the story in corn and soybean markets for the foreseeable future will be the ongoing pace of consumption.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/can-corn-soybean-exports-meet-projected-pace" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/can-corn-soybean-exports-meet-projected-pace#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Import and Export Mon, 26 Jan 2015 22:23:00 +0000 95611 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will strong corn exports push acres higher? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-strong-corn-exports-push-acres-higher <div class="node-body blog-body">On the supply side of the equation, most sources are talking about U.S. producers perhaps going back with more corn next year. The fall in soybean prices coupled with the new farm bill policy, corn has quickly become a more viable option. </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/will-strong-corn-exports-push-acres-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-strong-corn-exports-push-acres-higher#comments Corn Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 23 Jan 2015 22:56:00 +0000 95581 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com On-farm grain storage as a problem http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/farm-grain-storage-problem <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Some of the most successful grain marketers I meet are producers with no on-farm storage. I want producers to be proactive in their marketing decisions, always looking ahead for opportunities to price this year’s (or next year’s) crop. Producers with no storage must be proactive. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/farm-grain-storage-problem" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/farm-grain-storage-problem#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Bins Prices Fri, 23 Jan 2015 16:52:00 +0000 95571 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com USDA report recap, January 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-report-recap-january-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>As expected, the USDA Crop Production Report released on Jan. 12 indicates that both the total U.S. corn production and soybean production for 2014 were at record levels. The final 2014 national average yields per acre for both corn and soybeans were also at record levels. Following are some highlights of the recent USDA Crop Production Report, as well as the latest USDA Supply and Demand (WADSE) Report.</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-report-recap-january-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/usda-report-recap-january-2015#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans USDA Focus on Ag Tue, 20 Jan 2015 20:59:00 +0000 95501 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Watch for early corn marketing opportunities http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/watch-early-corn-marketing-opportunities <div class="node-body article-body"><p>New-crop December corn prices topped $4.30 per bushel in mid-week following a few bull signs from the Jan. 12 USDA crop reports. But that doesn’t generate a strong enough cash price to temp many farmers to make early sales, say two university grain-marketing specialists.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/watch-early-corn-marketing-opportunities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/watch-early-corn-marketing-opportunities#comments Corn Marketing Corn Prices Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:41:00 +0000 95481 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com New lower-cost marketing tool hedges intermittent risks http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/new-lower-cost-marketing-tool-hedges-intermittent-risks <div class="field-deck"> New lower-cost marketing tool hedges intermittent risks </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Short-dated new crop options (SDNC), available since mid-2012 from the CME Group, Chicago, Ill., provide a short-term alternative for trading new-crop corn and soybeans as well as hard red winter wheat and soft red winter wheat. CME reports that more than 2.5 million SDNC contracts have been used. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/new-lower-cost-marketing-tool-hedges-intermittent-risks" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/new-lower-cost-marketing-tool-hedges-intermittent-risks#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Strategy Thu, 15 Jan 2015 16:41:00 +0000 95431 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com <p>This table illustrates a hypothetical scenario comparing standard December corn put options with the various expirations for SDNC corn put options. Contracts are based on December 2015 corn futures trading at $4.16 per bushel (prices and premiums can vary at any time). Calculations are approximate and based on current volatility levels. Since SDNC options have less time value than the standard options, the premiums are lower than those for the standard options. This provides the farmer or hedger-trader with cost-effective exposure, but for a shorter time period.&nbsp;</p> Source: CME Group Is now the time to price soybeans north of $10? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/now-time-price-soybeans-north-10 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Soybean prices broke significantly lower on the heels of less than bullish USDA data. We saw a slight bounce Tuesday. Keep in mind however, we've still yet to break outside the $1.00 trading range of between $9.80 and $10.80.</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/now-time-price-soybeans-north-10" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/now-time-price-soybeans-north-10#comments Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 13 Jan 2015 22:57:00 +0000 95421 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Management strategies for 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/management-strategies-2015 <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>In 2015, crop revenues are likely to be significantly reduced compared to revenue levels in recent years. 2015 crop input costs for seed, fertilizer, and chemicals are likely to be similar to 2014 levels, and land rental rates will likely remain fairly high, which adds more risk to 2015 crop production. </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/management-strategies-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/management-strategies-2015#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Management Focus on Ag Tue, 13 Jan 2015 18:35:00 +0000 95391 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read: Jan. 9, 2015 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-9-2015 <div class="node-body gallery-body"><p>Five ag stories to read this week includes management tips for soybean cyst nematode. Read about a family using solar and wind energy to power their farm, and use a tool to help with crop insurance decisions. Xpert Ed Usset offers a marketing plan for the coming months, and singer James Wesley thanks farmers.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-9-2015" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/5-agriculture-stories-read-jan-9-2015#comments Energy Marketing Soybeans Renewable Soybean cyst nematodes Sat, 10 Jan 2015 03:12:00 +0000 95341 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com