Hubbs on Grain: Reconsidering USDA’s Corn Projections

🕔May 13, 2019The USDA’s WASDE report released on May 10 contained updated balance sheet projections for U.S. corn during the current marketing year and the 2019-20 marketing year.  Corn price fell on a forecast […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Marketing – Old Crop Concerns vs. New Crop Potential

🕔Mar 5, 2019The midpoint of the 2018-19 marketing year for corn arrived on Friday, March 1.  Typically, the market begins to focus on new crop acreage and production prospects.  Uncertainty regarding trade […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Consumption Still Up Even with USDA Projections

🕔Nov 26, 2018The December corn futures contract closed lower for the third straight week on Friday. Weakness in soybean and oil markets continue to place bearish pressure on corn prices. Despite the […]

Grain Markets: Corn Use for Ethanol Update – Podcast

🕔Dec 11, 2017Listen ot MP3 Podcast The recent strength in ethanol production has led to speculation about changes to USDA’s estimate of corn used for ethanol in the pending WASDE report. Ethanol […]

Corn Market: How Much Consumption Can We Expect from Ethanol in 2017?

🕔Jan 9, 2017The U.S. ethanol industry ended 2016 on a high note. Ethanol production for the week ending December 30 set a new ethanol production record with an average of 1.043 million […]

Good on Grain: Corn Consumption and Acreage

🕔Apr 4, 2016Listen to MP3 podcast The USDA’s March 1 Grain Stocks report released on March 31 provides an opportunity to assess the progress of corn consumption during the current marketing year […]

Good on Grain: Monitoring the Pace of Corn and Soybean Consumption

🕔Feb 22, 2016March 2016 corn futures have traded in a range of about $0.25 over the past two months, while March soybean futures have traded in a range of about $0.40 as […]

WASDE Coarse Grains: Big Boost to Ethanol Production

🕔Feb 10, 2015U.S. feed grain ending stocks for 2014/15 are projected lower with reductions for corn, sorghum, and barley. Corn accounts for most of the reduction with projected use in ethanol production […]

Good on Grain: Corn Balance Sheet Projections for 2015-16

🕔Feb 9, 2015It is the season for developing corn balance sheet projections for the upcoming marketing year. The 2014-15 marketing year is approaching the halfway point, the spring crop insurance price is […]

Good on Grain: Pace of Corn Consumption Remains Mixed

🕔Dec 1, 2014The pace of corn consumption remains mixed relative to the current USDA projections for the marketing year. Following is an update of the monthly analysis of the pace of corn […]

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