Ag Markets: Commodity Investment Winners Change Every Year – DTN Dec 29, 2021

🕔Dec 29, 2021
Looking at prices and revenue, it was a good year to be a commodity producer or a long commodity investor! For the calendar year 2021, agricultural commodity futures have posted […]

Grain Markets: 1st Delivery Notice Prompts Traders to Lose Long Positions – DTN Dec 2, 2021

🕔Dec 2, 2021
You know that classic fear of first-time futures traders, that someday they will end up having to pay for 5,000 bushels of real, actual, physical grain instead of merely taking […]

Crop Progress: Corn, Soybean Conditions Deteriorate – DTN Jun 22, 2021

🕔Jun 22, 2021
Continued hot and dry weather across central, northern and western parts of the country last week led to another drop in good-to-excellent ratings for U.S. corn and soybeans, USDA NASS […]

Why Have Commodity Prices All Spiked Significantly Higher? – DTN May 6, 2021

🕔May 6, 2021
Let’s start by agreeing that $7 corn isn’t necessarily a great thing. It isn’t great for livestock feeders, it isn’t great for ethanol plants and it isn’t great for drivers […]

Wheat Conditions Highlight “Haves” and “Have Nots” – DTN Apr 8, 2021

🕔Apr 8, 2021
Wheat prices are pretty motivating this spring. And sure enough, the market plans to respond — wheat acreage is expected to reach 46.4 million acres this year, up 5% from […]

Grain Markets: Does the ‘Year of the Ox’ Pose a Good Omen for Ag? – DTN Feb 12, 2021

🕔Feb 12, 2021
When I saw that 2021 is designated as the “Year of the Ox” according to the Chinese zodiac, I thought that seemed very auspicious for a “bullish” sort of year […]

Ag Trade: Blazing Soybean Consumption Likely to Slow in Coming Weeks – DTN Jan 15, 2021

🕔Jan 15, 2021
Back in the fall, there were 4.66 billion bushels (bb) of soybeans in this country: 525 million bushels (mb) left over from the previous year and 4.135 bb of newly […]

Ag Trade: What Is a Commodity? – DTN Jan 4, 2021

🕔Jan 4, 2021
Perhaps it was the ancient Egyptians who first put a public price on next year’s grain harvest, a radical innovation that gave farmers some certainty and motivation to grow as […]

Where Are Grain Prices Heading? Ask The Dollar – DTN Dec 4, 2020

🕔Dec 4, 2020
Life is full of eerie little coincidences: You dream of a long-forgotten friend one night, then they call you the next day — or you just happen to notice your […]

Soybeans: High Prices Attracting Investment Speculators – DTN Nov 20, 2020

🕔Nov 20, 2020
I’ve been thinking a lot about soybeans lately, and I’m not the only one. Participation in the soybean futures market surged to an all-time high of 1,049,850 contracts (total open […]

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