Marketing http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Brazil truck strike helps boost U.S. soybean prices http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/brazil-truck-strike-helps-boost-us-soybean-prices <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Trucks destined to haul Brazil’s soybean crop remained idle last week, as haulers continued to strike against high government diesel prices. The result was a double-digit rally in U.S. soybean futures prices and the potential for more foreign buyers of U.S. beans, notes Bob Burgdorfer, senior editor of Farm Futures.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/brazil-truck-strike-helps-boost-us-soybean-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/brazil-truck-strike-helps-boost-us-soybean-prices#comments Marketing Soybeans Prices Mon, 02 Mar 2015 02:54:00 +0000 96121 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will corn, soybean prices get back to post-harvest levels this spring? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/will-corn-soybean-prices-get-back-post-harvest-levels-spring <div class="node-body video-body"><p><em>CSD</em> Xpert and University of Minnesota professor Ed Usset says there's a 70% chance producers will see the post harvest price levels of November soybeans and December corn come this spring. "I would challenge producers to make sure you're ready to get something done," said Usset at Commodity Classic after his early riser session on the first day. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/will-corn-soybean-prices-get-back-post-harvest-levels-spring" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/will-corn-soybean-prices-get-back-post-harvest-levels-spring#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Prices Thu, 26 Feb 2015 22:36:00 +0000 96081 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com See us at Commodity Classic: The great grain market debate http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/see-us-commodity-classic-great-grain-market-debate <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Margins are shrinking and farmers need to identify and understand the issues that matter most in managing market risk. Ed Usset, CSD columnist, Bryce Knorr, senior editor of Farm Futures, and Matt Bennett, Channel Seed grain marketing consultant, will sort through the latest headlines to explore and debate questions that promise to roil the markets.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/see-us-commodity-classic-great-grain-market-debate" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/see-us-commodity-classic-great-grain-market-debate#comments Marketing Tue, 24 Feb 2015 19:14:00 +0000 96041 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will we see a bullish corn weather card? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-we-see-bullish-corn-weather-card <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Corn traders seemed little surprised by the USDA's estimate of 89 million corn acres being planted in 2015 vs. the 90.6 million planted in 2014. More of a surprise might be by the continued strength in demand for the ethanol sector.</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/will-we-see-bullish-corn-weather-card" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-we-see-bullish-corn-weather-card#comments Corn Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 20 Feb 2015 21:25:00 +0000 95991 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 2 factors that could push corn prices higher http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2-factors-could-push-corn-prices-higher <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Corn traders will be eager to hear the latest data released at the USDA Ag Forum scheduled for this Thursday and Friday. There will also likely be more traders paying closer attention to the planting progress of second-crop corn in Brazil. </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/2-factors-could-push-corn-prices-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/2-factors-could-push-corn-prices-higher#comments Corn Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 17 Feb 2015 22:52:00 +0000 95951 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Corn prices trading sideways, but for how long? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-trading-sideways-how-long <div class="node-body article-body"><p>December corn futures ended the week at about $4.18 per bushel, up about a nickel and enough to add a little strength to the price discovery level for crop insurance purposes. And for farmers worried that prices could tank well under $4, it may be a sign to forward contract a few acres, says Dan O’Brien, Kansas State University ag economist.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-trading-sideways-how-long" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/corn-prices-trading-sideways-how-long#comments Corn Marketing Prices Strategy Sun, 15 Feb 2015 18:30:00 +0000 95911 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 3 Problems with options as a marketing tool http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/3-problems-options-marketing-tool <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Options are interesting, but not a cure-all for marketing problems. Am I saying that options have no place in marketing? No, but be selective.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/3-problems-options-marketing-tool" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/3-problems-options-marketing-tool#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Strategy Fri, 13 Feb 2015 20:50:00 +0000 95881 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Photo: ThinkStock Market dynamics to push soybean prices higher http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/market-dynamics-push-soybean-prices-higher <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>As I pointed out weeks ago, politics and logistics can often be more of an uncertainty in South America than actual production. As long as the world needs or is relying on South America for supplies, the trade could remain nervous.</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/market-dynamics-push-soybean-prices-higher" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/market-dynamics-push-soybean-prices-higher#comments Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 13 Feb 2015 16:13:00 +0000 95871 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com The secret to improving your grain marketing http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/secret-improving-your-grain-marketing <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Anybody can market $8 corn but it takes a great marketing plan to market $4 corn. Know your strengths and weaknesses; consistency is key to your corn and soybean marketing plan. Make a strong commitment to executing your marketing plan. </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/secret-improving-your-grain-marketing" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/secret-improving-your-grain-marketing#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 06 Feb 2015 19:31:00 +0000 95761 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Does corn rally give us a chance to market old-crop bushels? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/does-corn-rally-give-us-chance-market-old-crop-bushels <div class="node-body blog-body">Those producers who are still holding old-crop bushels need to be considering all the moving parts and specifics that apply to your particular area and situation. Make sure you are talking with your advisor about best-of-practice ways to be limiting your remaining downside risk.</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-rally-give-us-chance-market-old-crop-bushels" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/does-corn-rally-give-us-chance-market-old-crop-bushels#comments Marketing Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 03 Feb 2015 20:22:00 +0000 95731 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com