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  • Mar 28, 2014

    Will USDA answer soybean stocks questions?

    I tend to believe at most, we see an additional 4-5 million acres when compared to last year, when we planted 76.533 million soybean acres. Remember, with the wheat crop being so late, you might have a tough time getting the normal number of second-crop soybean acres in the ground....More
  • Mar 25, 2014

    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
  • Mar 18, 2014

    3 Keys to bullish soybean prices 1

    Crush numbers, Chinese demand and U.S. weather will push soybean prices above $14....More
  • Mar 11, 2014

    Will South America soybean issues push soybean prices higher? 3

    The Soy Bulls Have Been Running Hard...More
  • Mar 4, 2014

    Gavilon Grain markets Duracade corn 4

    Gavilon Grain LLC has partnered with Syngenta to market the new rootworm-resistant Duracade corn. While growers of the new corn are free to find their own markets, if they can't, Gavilon will step in to find a buyer and set up a grain contract, offering growers a local market price for the corn....More
  • Feb 28, 2014
    Corn+Soybean Digest

    5 Common mistakes in grain marketing

    Ed Usset spoke to a ballroom full of farmers at Commodity Classic in San Antonio about the five most common mistakes made in grain marketing. From reluctance toward pre-harvest pricing to lack of an exit strategy, Usset offered scenarios of those mistakes, as well as what they cost, and some advice for 2014....More
  • Feb 27, 2014
    Corn+Soybean Digest

    Corn, Soybean global outlook: 2014 and beyond

  • Feb 25, 2014

    Soybean bulls see South America crop getting smaller 1

    Soybean bulls are talking more extreme weather conditions in Brazil: dry conditions in some areas and flooding in others. Bottom-line, the trade seems to be flip flopping on production estimates....More
  • Feb 25, 2014

    Looming price risk ahead for corn, soybeans 2

    A year ago at this time, the local cash corn price in southern Minnesota was near $7 per bushel, compared to slightly over $4 per bushel in late February this year. This is lowest cash corn price in late February since 2010. In recent years, we kind of got drawn into a mentality that corn prices of $5-7 per bushel were the “new normal,” rather than a temporary price upswing; however, that type of thinking could change quite dramatically in the coming years. Farm operators need to start planning now for much lower crop price levels in the coming years....More
  • Feb 13, 2014

    Could the bulls come out for corn? 1

    A simple 5-10% reduction in corn yields from the 165 trend-line estimate and we are moving new-crop prices to higher ground. I am always amazed at how a simple 6-7% reduction in yield could mean a 40% plus swing to the upside in price. I know its optimistic, but rather than choking on $3.90 corn perhaps we can enjoy chewing on $5.50 corn?...More
  • Feb 11, 2014

    ABCs to watch for soybeans 1

    Keep and eye on the ABCs of soybeans this week: Argentina, Brazil and China. After the recent USDA WASDE report, production estimates were lowered in Argentina for both corn and soybeans. Weather in Brazil prompts questions about whether production estimates will be lowered in the future. And increased Chinese production, along with lower in-country demand, offers the question of continued demand for imports....More
  • Feb 11, 2014

    USDA WASDE report lowers corn supply 1

    On Feb. 10, USDA released the latest World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) Report, which showed slight decrease in the expected U.S. corn ending stocks for 2013-14, compared to the January estimates. On-farm prices for both corn and soybeans were increased a bit from last month's report....More
  • Feb 7, 2014

    Old-crop soybean rally could push prices 2

    I have lowered our next new-crop cash sale target down to to the $11.40 level. This might not be low enough, but with Chinese demand for old-crop supplies still being reported, there is an outside chance an extended old-crop rally could continue pulling us higher....More

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