Marketing http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/taxonomy/term/6101/more en Crop report recap http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-report-recap <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The USDA Crop Report issued on August 12 estimated the 2014 total U.S. corn production to be just over 14.0 billion bushels, which would be new corn production record. This would be a slight increase from the 2013 production level of 13.9 billion bushels, and compares to 10.8 billion bushels in 2012.</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/crop-report-recap" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/crop-report-recap#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans corn production soybean production Focus on Ag Tue, 19 Aug 2014 20:37:00 +0000 92791 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com New-crop soybean markets still slumping http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/new-crop-soybean-markets-still-slumping <div class="node-body article-body"><p>It sounds like a broken record, but soybean futures continue their downward slope. Good weather and projections for a big crop that will swell supply numbers are more than bearish on prices, notes Dan O’Brien, Kansas State University Extension ag economist.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/new-crop-soybean-markets-still-slumping" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/new-crop-soybean-markets-still-slumping#comments Marketing Soybeans Strategy Sun, 17 Aug 2014 22:49:00 +0000 92741 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Focus on production, not markets http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/focus-production-not-markets <div class="field-deck"> Trusted marketing pros free up producers to concentrate on yields </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>“I’ve learned to put more time in producing, trusting my grain elevator to do much of the marketing,” says Steven Albracht, a Hart, Texas, grower who has a corn, cotton and triticale rotation, all under irrigation. Albracht knew the corn pipeline would eventually refill and put pressure on prices. That’s why he made sure his 2014 corn was being marketed while he was on the combine cutting his 2013 crop. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/focus-production-not-markets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/focus-production-not-markets#comments Corn Marketing corn production Gold Strategy Wed, 06 Aug 2014 20:29:00 +0000 92561 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Can soybeans transition to a bullish story? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-soybeans-transition-bullish-story <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>The soybean &quot;technicians&quot; are looking back at prices noticing that they are at the same levels as they were on July11th. &nbsp;Many are also noting that a &quot;key bullish reversal&quot; could be building. &nbsp;As I have mentioned over the past several reports, we are definitely in the midst of a major weather market, but we are also transitioning from a bullish old crop story to a potentially extremely bearish new crop story.</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/can-soybeans-transition-bullish-story" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/can-soybeans-transition-bullish-story#comments Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 05 Aug 2014 21:33:00 +0000 92541 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will corn prices break $3? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/will-corn-prices-break-3 <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Good pollination, good weather and a projected average yield that will push 170 bushels per acre – or more – are putting extensive pressure on corn prices. But will they crash through $3 at your local elevator? It’s not out of the question, says Ed Usset, University of Minnesota grain marketing specialist.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/will-corn-prices-break-3" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/corn/will-corn-prices-break-3#comments Corn Marketing corn production Prices Mon, 04 Aug 2014 01:11:00 +0000 92461 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Game Change: Grain prices falling http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/game-change-grain-prices-falling <div class="node-body article-body"><p>Corn prices, as measured by the national average corn price received by farmers, are sinking below the $4/bu. mark for the first time since summer, 2010. By harvest, cash corn prices could be $3.50/bu. or less. Old-crop soybean prices have stubbornly held their ground much better than corn, but new crop prices of $10/bu. or less are a real possibility by harvest. Like corn, we need to go back to 2010 to find sub-$10 soybeans. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/game-change-grain-prices-falling" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/marketing/game-change-grain-prices-falling#comments Corn Marketing Soybeans Gold Prices Strategy Fri, 01 Aug 2014 23:56:00 +0000 92451 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Weather helping soybean yield http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/weather-helping-soybean-yield <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>Several well respected sources think that we could see the current USDA bean yield estimate of 45.2bpa, be pushed higher by up 3-4%, meaning a 46.5bpa to 47bpa, may not be out of the question. A jump in yields that substantial could push ending stocks north of 500 million bushels and prices below $10.00.</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/weather-helping-soybean-yield" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/weather-helping-soybean-yield#comments Marketing Soybeans Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Marketing and Promotion Options Grain Market Viewpoint Fri, 01 Aug 2014 19:01:00 +0000 92431 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Will weather and money flow support corn prices? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-weather-and-money-flow-support-corn-prices <div class="node-body blog-body"><p>There is a huge amount of dry powder on the side line to push prices higher if the weather can provide some questions on the way to the finish line. Even with the cooler temps and limited moisture going into the final stages of corn production, yields could see some of the top knocked off and support prices.</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-weather-and-money-flow-support-corn-prices" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/blog/will-weather-and-money-flow-support-corn-prices#comments Corn Marketing corn production Forward Contracts Futures Hedge-to-arrive Hedges Options Prices Grain Market Viewpoint Tue, 29 Jul 2014 21:27:00 +0000 92371 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com 5 Agriculture stories to read, July 25, 2014 http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-25-2014 <div class="field-deck"> Fungicide decisions, genetic defenses for corn, ag investment funds, corn marketing strategy and weed resistance parody. </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>This installment of “5 Agriculture stories to read” offers some help when deciding whether or not to spray fungicide. It also talks about research using an old maize gene (from oregano) to help new corn hybrids defend against pests. The USDA announced an ag investment fund for pensions and large investors, and an Extension expert offers tips for marketing corn at low prices. Finally, watch a parody about weed resistance; I think most farmers can relate!</p></div> <div class="field-content-focus"> <span>Content Classification:&nbsp;</span> Curated </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-25-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/issues/5-agriculture-stories-read-july-25-2014#comments Corn Crop Chemicals Issues Marketing Management Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:43:00 +0000 92311 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com Record-breaking soybean yields in 2014? http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/record-breaking-soybean-yields-2014 <div class="field-byline"> Source: University of Illinois farmdocDaily </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><p>The USDA is forecasting a new record soybean yield (45.2 bushels) in 2014, exceeding the 2009 record of 44 bushels by a large margin. Like corn, high soybean yield expectations this year are based on generally favorable growing conditions to date and on the high percentage of the crop rated in good or excellent condition. </p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/record-breaking-soybean-yields-2014" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://cornandsoybeandigest.com/soybeans/record-breaking-soybean-yields-2014#comments Marketing Soybeans soybean production Fri, 25 Jul 2014 12:42:00 +0000 92271 at http://cornandsoybeandigest.com