Emergency Payments for Farmers: Déjà vu All Over Again – Commentary

🕔Aug 16, 2018When we were planning to write a column using our six agricultural policy benchmarks  for evaluating emergency payments—distinct from ad-hoc disaster payments—we thought we would be confined to those adopted […]

USDA Reports Update: Corn, Soybean Yields Raised – DTN

🕔Aug 14, 2018USDA pegged the national average corn yield at 178.4 bushels per acre (bpa), higher than last month’s 174 bpa estimate and the average pre-report estimate. That bumped up estimated production […]

WASDE Coarse Grains: Increased U.S. Corn Use, Exports, Higher Ending Stocks

🕔Aug 10, 2018This month’s 2018/19 U.S. corn outlook is for larger supplies, greater feed and residual use, increased exports, and larger ending stocks. Corn production is forecast at 14.6 billion bushels, up […]

Corn Prices in the Dumps – WASDE Looks Bullish – What Gives? – DTN

🕔Jul 17, 2018If we look at Thursday’s World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) report from USDA, especially the world estimates for corn, it is easy to get a bullish feeling for […]

WASDE Coarse Grain: Larger Domestic Corn Supplies, Greater Demand

🕔Jul 12, 2018This month’s 2018/19 U.S. corn outlook is for larger supplies, greater feed and residual use, increased exports, and lower ending stocks. Corn beginning stocks are lowered 75 million bushels as […]

Corn and Soybeans: Implications of Last Week’s USDA Reports

🕔Jul 2, 2018On June 29, the USDA released the Acreage and Grain Stocks reports.  The reports provided little support for corn and soybean prices.  Trade policy and weather developments look to dictate corn and soybean price […]

Grain Stocks: Soybeans Up Sharply, Wheat Declines – USDA

🕔Jun 29, 2018Corn stocks in all positions on June 1, 2018 totaled 5.31 billion bushels, up 1 percent from June 1, 2017. Of the total stocks, 2.75 billion bushels are stored on […]

Corn: Anticipating June 1 Stocks

🕔Jun 25, 2018As trade issues continue to inject uncertainty into commodity markets, the USDA reports due for release on June 29 look to impart additional data on corn demand and supply moving […]

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 […]

USDA Reports Trimmed Soy, Corn Stocks – DTN

🕔Jun 13, 2018USDA trimmed both 2017-18 (old-crop) and 2018-19 (new-crop) corn and soybean ending stocks in its release of June Crop Production and World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates (WASDE) this month. […]

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