Hubbs on Grain: Corn Fundamentals Showing Weakness

🕔Apr 15, 2019Corn price held steady last week after the bearish WASDE report projected a 200 million bushel increase in 2018-19 ending stocks.  At 2.035 billion bushels, the current ending stocks projection […]

USDA: Corn, Soy Stocks Change; South American Production Up – DTN

🕔Apr 10, 2019USDA expects larger corn stocks remaining from the 2018-19 crop season. The agency pegged U.S. corn ending stocks at 2.035 billion bushels (bb), up from the 1.835 bb predicted by […]

WASDE Coarse Grains: Lower U.S. Corn Usage, Increased Ending Stocks

🕔Apr 9, 2019This month’s 2018/19 U.S. corn outlook is for lower feed and residual use, reductions in corn used for ethanol and exports, and larger stocks. Feed and residual use is lowered […]

Ag Economy: Diminished Optimism in the Corn Belt

🕔Apr 1, 2019Flooding and gloomy price prospects for corn and soybeans are diminishing optimism in the Corn Belt as spring planting nears.  Recent news articles continue to discuss the ongoing negative impacts […]

Corn Prices: Lessons Learned in 2017 – DTN

🕔Mar 19, 2019Not that long ago, things were looking up for corn prices. Adverse weather in early 2018 resulted in smaller South American corn crops and helped the U.S. achieve record demand […]

Farm Programs: How Would High Prices Affect the PLC Elevator Provision?

🕔Mar 18, 2019As discussed previously, the 2018 Farm Bill’s inclusion of an escalator provision for PLC alters that program and would likely have increased PLC payments if it had been in operation […]

WASDE Coarse Grains: Lower U.S. Corn Usage, Increased Stocks

🕔Mar 8, 2019This month’s 2018/19 U.S. corn outlook is for lower corn used for ethanol, reduced exports, and larger stocks. Corn used to produce ethanol is lowered 25 million bushels to 5.550 […]

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 […]

Georgia Growers Try to Decide What to Plant, How Much

🕔Mar 1, 2019Due to losses suffered during the last growing season and new tariffs, Georgia farmers are facing a sense of uncertainty surrounding the upcoming production season, according to University of Georgia […]

Illinois Crop Returns: How Will Corn Fare vs. Soybeans in 2019?

🕔Feb 20, 2019Attention is beginning to focus on planting decisions of farmers in 2019, with some speculation that acres will shift from soybeans to corn.  Even given declines in expected soybean prices, […]

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