Grain Farms: High Commodity Prices Lead to Increased Production Costs Jun 14, 2021

🕔Jun 14, 2021
Over time, per acre input costs on grain farms tend to rise with commodity price increases. In this article, we illustrate this relationship for corn in 1) central Illinois using […]

Corn Market: Weather Risk Premium in New-Crop Futures Prices Jun 11, 2021

🕔Jun 11, 2021
As spring planting nears completion in much of the corn belt, attention turns to the weather and its impact on crop yields and prices. Market analysts often speak of a […]

Corn, Soybeans: Chances of Lower Harvest Time Prices on 2021 Futures Contracts May 12, 2021

🕔May 12, 2021
Prices on 2021 harvest-time futures contracts are above $6.00 per bushel for corn and $14.00 per bushel for soybeans, well above most prices since 2013. Some farmers express concerns about […]

Corn Prices Climb Nearly 50% in 2021 May 11, 2021

🕔May 11, 2021
Wall Street Journal writers Ryan Dezember and Kirk Maltais reported on Monday that, “America’s biggest cash crop has rarely been more expensive. Corn prices have risen roughly 50% in 2021 and a […]

Corn Trades Above $7 – U.S. Corn Acres a Source of Speculation May 5, 2021

🕔May 5, 2021
Bloomberg writers Breanna T Bradham, Kim Chipman, and Fabiana Batista reported on Tuesday that, “Corn futures surged above $7 a bushel for the first time in more than eight years as lack […]

Corn Prices Boosted by Ethanol Demand; Impacts on Wheat Usage Apr 30, 2021

🕔Apr 30, 2021
Bloomberg writer Kim Chipman reported earlier this week that, “Corn’s stunning price rally is getting an extra boost as more U.S. drivers return to the open road. “Gasoline demand is on the rise, which […]

Corn Market: Exports Drive Demand as Available Supply Diminishes Apr 27, 2021

🕔Apr 27, 2021
Introduction Spring planting continues across the Midwest United States. The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported corn plantings as a percentage of planting expectations of 17 percent for the week of […]

$6 Cash Corn Bids Blanket Midwest – DTN Apr 26, 2021

🕔Apr 26, 2021
Wonders never cease. On Tuesday, May corn closed above $6.00, the first time for a spot contract since 2013. By Thursday, May corn was at $6.50 1/2, held back by […]

Ag Economy: Gasoline Sales Lift Ethanol- Corn; Higher Prices Impacting Farmland Values Mar 31, 2021

🕔Mar 31, 2021
Reuters writer Stephanie Kelly reported this week that, “U.S. gasoline sales for 2021 have exceeded prior-year levels for the first time since last March, when officials first started to widely impose […]

Corn: Projected U.S. Exports, Prices Rise; Will “Rampant” Chinese Demand Continue? Feb 16, 2021

🕔Feb 16, 2021
Financial Times writers Emiko Terazono and Sun Yu reported last week that, “Record purchases by China have sent corn prices soaring since the end of last year, leaving farmers and analysts pondering how long the […]

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