Good on Grain: Corn, Soybean Consumption on Pace to Hit Projections

🕔Nov 3, 2014With the large U.S. corn and soybean crops this year, we have underscored the importance of consumption and the size of year-ending stocks for longer term price direction. Extremely large […]

Shifts in Corn Consumption Revealed in USDA Report — DTN

🕔Oct 1, 2014The USDA Grain Stocks report released Tuesday showed Sept. 1 corn stocks of 1.236 billion bushels, up from 821 million bushels in September 2013. The figure was above the average […]

Keith Good: Farm Incomes, Capital Spending Show Decline in 2nd Quarter

🕔Aug 26, 2014Agricultural Economy An update yesterday from the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis stated that, “Farm incomes fell from April through June, according to results of the Minneapolis Fed’s second-quarter (July) agricultural credit conditions […]

Good on Grain: Looking for a Corn Consumption Response

🕔Aug 25, 2014In the newsletter of August 11, the prospects for corn consumption to respond to lower prices during the 2014-15 marketing year and the potential for a subsequent price recovery were […]

Keith Good: Palmer Pigweed – ‘The Terminator’ Hits Midwest Hard

🕔Aug 12, 2014Crop Watch Some variables impacting U.S. crop production are highlighted in today’s New York Times. Michael Wines reported in today’s paper that, “The Terminator — that relentless, seemingly indestructible villain of the […]

Good on Grain: Prospects for Corn Consumption

🕔Aug 11, 2014With expectations of a record large U.S. corn crop in 2014, market attention will soon shift to prospects for corn consumption. The market will follow a number of indicators of […]

Good on Grain: Second Guessing USDA Corn Projections

🕔May 12, 2014The USDA’s WASDE report released on May 9 contained updated projections for consumption of U.S. corn during the current marketing year and updated production and consumption projections for the 2014-15 […]

Keith Good: Ukraine Concerns, Weather Behind Surge in Grain Prices

🕔Apr 15, 2014Agricultural Economy Tony C. Dreibus reported yesterday at The Wall Street Journal Online that, “Wheat rose to the highest price in nearly two weeks on concerns that tensions in Ukraine will […]

Good on Grain: Corn Consumption Continues to Exceed Projections

🕔Apr 14, 2014Listen to MP3 podcast The USDA’s WASDE report released on April 9 projected corn stocks at the end of the current marketing year at 1.331 billion bushels. The projection of […]

Good on Grain: Corn Consumption Exceeds Expectations — Now What?

🕔Jan 13, 2014The USDA crop reports released on January 10 revealed some important fundamental information for the corn, soybean and wheat markets. As always, the reports contained a few surprises relative to […]

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