Corn: Basis Levels Largely Ignore Illinois River Closure – DTN Jul 30, 2020

🕔Jul 30, 2020
All basis, like all politics, is local. A spring wheat farmer in Montana probably doesn’t care that corn basis at the Gulf of Mexico is 57 cents over the nearby […]

Soybeans: Are Basis Levels Making a Comeback? – DTN Oct 29, 2019

🕔Oct 29, 2019
It has been over two years since there has been anything positive to say about soybean basis. The past two end-of-year stories I wrote were depressing to say the least […]

Mississippi River System: “Stressed and Upside Down” – DTN Jun 19, 2019

🕔Jun 19, 2019
The long, record-breaking flooding of 2019 on the Mississippi River system has taken a toll on farmland, personal property and the many cities and towns that line the rivers. It […]

Arkansas Soybeans: Weak Basis Levels and Storage Considerations Sep 11, 2018

🕔Sep 11, 2018
A number of questions have been asked in regard to the extremely weak soybean basis. The table below includes an example of  current soybean basis for a Mississippi river terminal […]

Midwest Corn, Soybeans: Online Tool Helps Mitigate Risk in Uncertain Market Aug 15, 2018

🕔Aug 15, 2018
A new web-based tool that provides agricultural producers with access to weekly historical and contemporaneous corn and soybean basis data for local market regions in the eastern corn belt was […]

Midwest Corn Market: Bumper Crop or Not, Don’t Count on a Better Basis – DTN Sep 29, 2017

🕔Sep 29, 2017
Throughout this past droughty summer, whenever I would drive through a county where the crops were struggling, I would think to myself, “Well, even if their yields aren’t great, and […]

Grain Markets: Storing Corn and Soybeans in 2017 Sep 5, 2017

🕔Sep 5, 2017
Listen to MP3 Podcast The current price structure of corn and soybean futures markets indicate positive carry in both markets and raises the question of whether producers should make decisions […]

Grain Transportation: Dangerous Conditions on Lower Mississippi Continue – DTN Jan 25, 2016

🕔Jan 25, 2016
The Old Vicksburg Bridge in Vicksburg, Mississippi, is beginning to resemble a pinball machine as river barges have bounced against piers under it. Those collisions have also affected rail transportation […]

Grain TV: Quiet but Spotty Basis Movement Jan 2, 2015

🕔Jan 2, 2015
Basis levels were mostly quiet with little movement, but spotty in some locations. Strong corn exports provided some support to corn but the strong dollar pushed markets lower. Markets are […]

Grain TV: Basis Levels Lower at Many Crushing Plants Dec 19, 2014

🕔Dec 19, 2014
Strong exports reported this morning helped boost corn prices, while confirmation that Russian exporters will not be buying domestic wheat caused a drop in the wheat market. Corn basis was […]

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