Wheat Market Looks Grim – DTN

🕔Aug 29, 2019The slow progress and overall lateness of grain crops persists into the late summer of 2019, with the plants never really catching up after their inauspicious start. As of Aug. […]

Prevented Planting – Where Did USDA Get So Many ‘Corn’ Acres? – DTN

🕔Aug 15, 2019It may be obvious to anyone who filled out their own Farm Service Agency (FSA) acreage maps this year, but less so to others in the industry, so I thought […]

Corn Market Volatility: The Fireworks Show is On – DTN

🕔Jul 5, 2019At least the corn market in spring and summer 2019 isn’t boring. From the May contract’s all-time low of $3.35 1/2 on May 13, to the July contract’s May high […]

Grain Contracts, 2019: What Happens When You Can’t Deliver? – DTN

🕔Jun 21, 2019“But what if I don’t have enough grain to fill my contracts?” Every year, this is a fear that discourages people from aggressively marketing new-crop grain, despite knowing that prices […]

U.S. Prospective Plantings: When is an Error Not a Mistake? – DTN

🕔Apr 15, 2019When is an error not a mistake? If we’re talking about forecasting, then “error” is just the term for how much difference is ultimately noted between the formerly predicted value […]

Commodity Markets: Speculators and Bona Fide Hedgers – DTN

🕔Mar 14, 2019Sometimes an investment idea just lasts and lasts — until it doesn’t. The market convinces a bunch of people to buy dot-com stocks, for instance, and the success of their […]

Grain Market: Storage Bin Investment, Think Long-Term – DTN

🕔Feb 15, 2019“There are only 8 cents of carry out to the May futures contract; how am I supposed to go to my banker and justify putting up new grain bins just […]

Commodity Price Movements And The Theory Of Convenience

🕔Jan 2, 2019How much should a commodity be worth, say, 6 months from now? Like most economic questions, this one has spawned an academic theory, and like a lot of theories, it […]

Corn, Soybean Marketing: What Should You Do Differently in 2019? – DTN

🕔Dec 7, 2018Stacking up scale tickets, checking bushel totals against acreage maps, filing elevator assembly sheets into folders, signing contracts, depositing checks, and ultimately, seeing the end-of-year balance on an operating loan. […]

Soybean Prices: Yuck – But Look at Corn Futures! – DTN

🕔Sep 14, 2018Soybean prices — yuck. The National Soybean Index, an average of all the cash bids collected by DTN across the country each day, was $7.32 per bushel Tuesday. It’s all […]

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