Corn: High Moisture Widely Offsets Bullish Basis Hopes – DTN Nov 8, 2019

🕔Nov 8, 2019Any complex, multi-stage process will have some bottleneck. For row-crop harvest, sometimes the bottleneck is at the elevator where trucks get stuck in long lines waiting for the dump to […]

Grain Markets And International Instability – 6 Hot Spots That Could Affect U.S. Ag – DTN Oct 24, 2019

🕔Oct 24, 2019In 2019, we’ve become habituated to wild international headlines. So, to say, “Boy, there’s a lot of geopolitical instability right now!” seems a bit pointless. How does that make today […]

A Harvest Rally? Are You Prepared? – DTN Sep 25, 2019

🕔Sep 25, 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 […]

Wheat Market Looks Grim – DTN Aug 29, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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

🕔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, 2019

🕔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, 2019

🕔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

🕔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 […]

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