Hubbs on Grain: What Can We Expect for Corn Acreage?

🕔Feb 18, 2019Corn prices, since the release of the February USDA reports, remain relatively flat.  The potential for increased corn production in 2019 via higher planted acreage appears to be a significant […]

Ethanol: 2018 Record Exports, China Market Closed. What’s Next? – DTN

🕔Feb 15, 2019Ethanol margins continue to be depressed at the start of 2019, as evidenced by the losses DTN’s hypothetical ethanol plant continues to experience.  The ethanol industry as a whole is […]

Corn Prices Shaped by Federal Policy and World Wars – Commentary

🕔Feb 14, 2019One of the issues that intrigues us as agricultural policy analysts is the factors that influence crop prices over long periods of time. Recently we decided to seriously examine corn […]

USDA Grain Stocks – Don’t Get Too Bulled Up – DTN

🕔Feb 12, 2019USDA graced us with a number of reports on Friday, Feb. 8, including final Crop Production, Grain Stocks and updated World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE). The WASDE report […]

WASDE Coarse Grains: U.S. Corn Production, Imports, Usage All Down

🕔Feb 8, 2019This month’s 2018/19 U.S. corn outlook is for lower imports, production, food, seed, and industrial use (FSI), feed and residual use, and stocks. Corn production is estimated at 14.420 billion […]

Georgia: State’s Crop Outlook Clouded By Trade, Storm

🕔Jan 31, 2019The 2019 Georgia Ag Forecast Series underscored a variety of challenges facing Georgia’s farmers as they move into the 2019 crop year, including the ongoing recovery from Hurricane Michael and […]

Hubbs on Grain: Bullish Corn Potential – A China Trade Deal Plus Tight World Market

🕔Jan 23, 2019March corn futures prices maintain a range between $3.70 and $3.85 since the onset of the government shutdown.  The range-bound nature of corn prices continues despite projections of lower ending […]

Soy, Corn, Cattle Prices: Hindsight and the Possibilities of Bullish Outcomes – DTN

🕔Jan 21, 2019Two weeks ago, this column talked about the history of corn prices and showed how low corn prices at the start of the year tend to have bullish outcomes and […]

Grain Marketing Mind Game – 4 Tips for Reducing Anxiety

🕔Jan 17, 2019We all breathe a sigh of relief once all of the grain is in the bin. However, it does not take long for the relief to turn to anxiety as […]

Illinois Grain Farms Should Expect Negative Incomes in 2019

🕔Jan 16, 2019In 2018, many grain farms in Illinois will have incomes above $70,000 per farm, the average from 2013 to 2017. Incomes in 2019 could be negative on many farms. While […]

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