Corn Market: How Does the Year of the Pandemic Compare to 2000? – DTN Jul 9, 2020

🕔Jul 9, 2020
Back in December 2019, I wrote “A Hunch About This Market Cycle” (see here), which found similarities with the year 2000 to the depressed predicament ag prices found themselves in at […]

Corn: Expected Harvest Prices for 2020 Jun 17, 2020

🕔Jun 17, 2020
We developed a statistical model that projects the 2020 harvest price for corn, given a national corn yield and average of May futures prices. The harvest price is used in […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Exports Pick Up, Optimistic for Reaching USDA Estimates Jun 8, 2020

🕔Jun 8, 2020
As the focus turns to the growing season and markets look to recover from the worst of the pandemic, export markets continue to reveal consumption information relevant to corn price […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Prices Likely to Remain Range-Bound May 26, 2020

🕔May 26, 2020
July corn futures prices hovered between $3.15 and $3.25 since late April.  Corn prices continue to stay within a relatively narrow range and that pattern may remain for the next […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Looking to WASDE for Direction May 11, 2020

🕔May 11, 2020
Corn prices came off recent lows last week on glimmers of hope that the worst of the coronavirus impacts on corn use may have passed.  Uncertainty around the pace of […]

Illinois Corn, Soybeans: Crop Budgets Revised with Lower Prices Apr 9, 2020

🕔Apr 9, 2020
Illinois crop budgets for 2020 have been revised with lower corn and soybean prices: $3.30 for corn and $8.30 for soybeans. Given trend yields, these prices will result in negative […]

Corn, Soybeans: Old-Crop Cash Flow Considerations Under COVID-19 Apr 1, 2020

🕔Apr 1, 2020
Reductions in the sales value of unpriced grain likely will be the first place where grain farms feel the impacts of COVID-19 control measures. Overall, old-crop sales likely will be […]

Midwest Farm Income: How Has COVID-19 Impacted the 2020 Outlook? Mar 25, 2020

🕔Mar 25, 2020
COVID-19 has reduced grain farm income outlook for 2020. Expected revenue from remaining old crop sales and projected revenue for 2020 are reduced. Somewhat mitigating these reductions are potentially higher […]

Louisiana: Farmers Begin Planting Amid Uncertain Prices Mar 23, 2020

🕔Mar 23, 2020
Planting is underway or about to start for most crops, and farmers are watching the markets closely as the world economy reels from the fallout created by the novel coronavirus. […]

Midwest: Planting Decisions in the Face of COVID-19 Mar 18, 2020

🕔Mar 18, 2020
Trade conflicts, prevented and late planting, and policy innovations have presented a difficult decision-making environment to farmers over the past several years. The decisions for this spring are now drastically […]

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