Farm Policy: Trade War – Trump Promises to “Be There For the American Farmers”

🕔Jun 20, 2018In conjunction with positive early season crop condition ratings, an ongoing and escalating trade dispute between the U.S. and China put negative pressure on corn and soybean prices Tuesday. Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal indicated […]

Grain Markets: Is Corn Oversold?

🕔Jun 18, 2018A combination of trade uncertainty and a strong start to the growing season led corn prices to tumble lower last week. The sharp selloff in the corn market occurred despite […]

WASDE Coarse Grains: Lower U.S. Corn Stocks

🕔Jun 12, 2018This month’s 2018/19 U.S. corn outlook is for reduced beginning stocks, lower feed and residual use, greater corn used for ethanol production, and lower ending stocks. Beginning stocks are down […]

Corn Market: Bullish Impact Fades – Large Position Liquidations – DTN

🕔Jun 6, 2018Nearly a month ago, this column showed how corn prices deviated from their usual script and broke higher, thanks to drought in Brazil. (Read that column here) Brazil’s second corn […]

What Do $3.80 Corn and $10 Soybean Midpoints Mean for 2018 Crop Revenues?

🕔May 24, 2018The World Agriculture Supply and Demand Estimate (WASDE) report contained its first estimates of 2018/2019 supply and use. Midpoints of their market year average (MYA) prices ranges are $3.80 per […]

Ethanol Net Margins Improving – DTN

🕔May 23, 2018Though ethanol margins continue to erode in the third week of May, one certified public accountant who works with a group of ethanol plants in Kansas said there are signs […]

Nebraska Corn, Soy: You Can Fill the Bin, but Can You Empty It? 3 Things to Do.

🕔May 15, 2018Farmers in coffee shops often discuss yield as a way of measuring their success. However, full bins do not equate to the highest revenue. With planting finally getting started, the […]

Grain Markets: 2018-19 Outlook for Corn and Soybeans

🕔May 14, 2018The USDA released the first projections for U.S. corn and soybean supply and demand in the 2018-19 marketing year on May 10. Forecasts for both crops indicate lower ending stocks […]

WASDE Coarse Grains: U.S. Corn Production, Use Down

🕔May 10, 2018The U.S. feed-grain outlook for 2018/19 is for lower production, domestic use, exports and ending stocks. The corn crop is projected at 14.0 billion bushels, down from last year with […]

Corn Market: Brazil, Argentina Drought – Someone Wins, Someone Loses – DTN

🕔May 9, 2018Just over four months into 2018 and we have already seen one bullish surprise for corn as drought hit Argentina and took USDA’s estimate of Argentina’s corn crop down, from […]

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