Wheat Market: National Average Basis Has Been Sliding Lower – DTN Nov 8, 2021

🕔Nov 8, 2021
After spring wheat rang in the new-crop year starting on Sep. 1, 2021, the futures have been on a steady climb, making contract highs on their way higher. Since that […]

Soybean Market: Basis Levels on 7th Week of Downslide – DTN Aug 24, 2021

🕔Aug 24, 2021
The DTN national average basis started the new-crop year of 2020-21 running close its five-year strongest level and kept climbing, reaching its peak for this crop year during the second […]

U.S. Wheat Export Basis to Remain High Until March 2021 Dec 11, 2020

🕔Dec 11, 2020
Since June, U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) has carefully tracked the relationship between limited export elevation capacity and high U.S. wheat export basis values. Significantly greater Chinese demand for U.S. agricultural […]

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 […]

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