Corn: Record U.S. Production Possible in 2020, Prices to Remain Flat Jan 21, 2020

🕔Jan 21, 2020
With a whirlwind of trade activity as a backdrop,  commodity market gyrations have made unsettling times for grain producers in Texas and across the nation, but there’s hope those are […]

Midwest: Crop, Livestock Price Prospects for 2020 Jan 9, 2020

🕔Jan 9, 2020
This is a presentation summary from the 2019 Illinois Farm Economics Summit (IFES) which occurred December 16-20, 2019. A complete collection of presentations including PowerPoint Slides (PPT) and printable summaries […]

Feed Grain Outlook: Projected Corn Crop Smaller; Price Gets 20-Cent Boost Oct 22, 2019

🕔Oct 22, 2019
The third survey-based estimate for the 2019/20 corn crop lowered harvested acres by 200,000 and raised yield 0.2-bushel per acre, lowering the crop projection by 19.8 million bushels this month. […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn – Potential for a Post-Harvest Price Rally? Oct 21, 2019

🕔Oct 21, 2019
Central Illinois corn prices climbed to the mid-$3.80 range last week with some locations offering above $4 for fall delivery.  While December futures prices struggle to break through $4, the […]

Corn: How Did Markets React to USDA’s Aug. Reports? Oct 7, 2019

🕔Oct 7, 2019
Excessive rains this spring delayed planting across the Corn Belt. In Illinois, for instance, the corn crop only reached 50% planting during the first week of June; over the previous […]

Ethanol Plants: Cost Cutting Hits a Wall for Many – DTN Sep 27, 2019

🕔Sep 27, 2019
Many ethanol companies in the United States have done about all they can do to weather the downturn in the industry, while others have been less fortunate and have idled […]

Corn Harvest: Possible Rally? Get Ready to Hedge – DTN Sep 26, 2019

🕔Sep 26, 2019
And now it’s fall. This hardly feels accurate, considering how mild and pleasant the September weather has been (for those of us who haven’t been overwhelmed by flooding). Yet, the […]

Corn Market: Learning from Our Mistakes – DTN Sep 6, 2019

🕔Sep 6, 2019
As row crops slowly make their way toward harvest in 2019, it is fair to say the bullishness in corn prices has been deflated by USDA’s 13.9 billion bushel (bb) […]

Grain Elevators Face Market Volatility Amid Corn Crop Uncertainty Aug 30, 2019

🕔Aug 30, 2019
Grain elevators and end users are navigating heightened market volatility caused by uncertainty over the size of this fall’s corn harvest. After U.S. corn farmers suffered historic planting delays from […]

Ag Economy: Yield Assessments Uncertain After ‘Planting Season from Hell’ Aug 23, 2019

🕔Aug 23, 2019
Wall Street Journal writer Lauren Silva Laughlin reported earlier this month that, “Losses are popping up in farmers’ income statements and the pain can be seen in the share prices […]

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