Hubbs on Grain: Corn Acreage and Stocks – Where Do We Stand?

🕔Jun 17, 2019Corn futures prices rallied about $0.90 per bushel since the beginning of May. The rally reflects expectations that planted acreage will fall well short of March intentions and on yield […]

Corn: Higher Prices to Come? Maybe. More Rain? Definitely – DTN

🕔Jun 14, 2019The DTN National Corn Index settled at $4.20 on Thursday, the highest level in five years. The index, which DTN assembles from more than 3,000 cash corn bids from across […]

Corn Prices: Beware of High Expectations – DTN

🕔Jun 10, 2019One week ago (May 31) in this column, I walked through two possible scenarios for this year’s corn market. I was not claiming any inside information on what production would […]

Corn Acres Planted: ‘Rain Washed the Chalkboard Clean” – Bull Market Factors? – DTN

🕔Jun 3, 2019On May 10, USDA estimated a 15.03-billion-bushel (bb) corn crop planted on 92.8 million acres, resulting in a higher ending corn stocks estimate of 2.485 bb for 2019-20, the most […]

Midwest Corn: How Will Late Planting Affect Acreage, Yield, Marketing?

🕔May 24, 2019USDA’s release of the Crop Progress report on May 20 showed corn planting at 49 percent nationally.  The planting progress in numerous major corn producing states lags behind historical averages significantly. The […]

Corn: U.S.-China Trade Conflict Pulled Prices 20 Cents Lower

🕔May 23, 2019The trade conflict between the United States and China, which began brewing early last year pulled U.S. corn prices down an average $0.20 per bushel per month in the first […]

Midwest Corn: Price Increases, PLC Payments, and Prevented Planting

🕔May 22, 2019This article documents the very late planting that is occurring in 2019, leading to the prospects of lower yields and higher than normal prevented planting from crop insurance. As a […]

Midwest Grain: Low Soy Prices Pushing More Acres to Corn – DTN

🕔May 16, 2019Midwest farmers are doing the unthinkable as the corn-planting window slams shut. Some growers are switching intended soybean acres to corn, or at least thinking about it. Usually the opposite […]

Hubbs on Grain: Reconsidering USDA’s Corn Projections

🕔May 13, 2019The USDA’s WASDE report released on May 10 contained updated balance sheet projections for U.S. corn during the current marketing year and the 2019-20 marketing year.  Corn price fell on a forecast […]

WASDE Coarse Grains: Increased U.S. Corn Acres Offset Lower Yields

🕔May 10, 2019The U.S. feed-grain outlook for 2019/20 is for larger production and domestic use, lower exports, and greater ending stocks. The corn crop is projected at 15.0 billion bushels, up from […]

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