Mississippi River System: “Stressed and Upside Down” – DTN

🕔Jun 19, 2019The 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, 2018A 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, 2018A 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, 2017Throughout 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, 2017Listen 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, 2016The 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, 2015Basis 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, 2014Strong 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 […]

Grain TV: Basis Levels Dip as Futures Rise

🕔Dec 12, 2014Wheat looks as though it will trade higher as the agricultural minister of Russia restrains exports, while Ukraine could default on as much as 20% of its corn shipments to […]

Railroad Delays Cost Dakotas $130M, Could Become National Problem – DTN

🕔Dec 11, 2014Seeing -20 wind chills in November isn’t entirely unusual in the Northern Plains — and seeing -$1.00 basis bids definitely isn’t. Farmers in North and South Dakota may have tried […]

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