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

🕔Oct 7, 2019Excessive 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, 2019Many 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, 2019And 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, 2019As 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, 2019Grain 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, 2019Wall 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 […]

Corn Prices: There’s a Lot We Don’t Know – DTN Aug 19, 2019

🕔Aug 19, 2019Not many minutes after 11 a.m. CDT Monday morning, my phone was ringing as I was scrambling to put together a webinar to explain why and how USDA just estimated […]

Corn, Soybean Prices: A Worst Case Look at 2020, 2021 Aug 14, 2019

🕔Aug 14, 2019Prospects are that soybean prices will continue to be low over the next several years, leading to a period of lower farm incomes.  Even given those prospects, prices could go […]

WASDE Coarse Grains: Reduced U.S. Corn Demand, Higher Stocks Aug 13, 2019

🕔Aug 13, 2019This month’s 2019/20 U.S. corn outlook is for larger supplies, reduced exports and corn used for ethanol, and greater ending stocks. Corn production is forecast at 13.9 billion bushels, up […]

Hubbs on Grain: What’s Going on with Corn Prices? Aug 6, 2019

🕔Aug 6, 2019The December futures price of corn fell back to levels not seen since late May in last week’s trading despite substantial uncertainty regarding acreage and yield for the 2019 crop. […]

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