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 […]

Better Corn Basis In Parts Of Midwest Reflects Reduced Production – DTN Nov 5, 2020

🕔Nov 5, 2020
Back in the height of summer, here’s what a central-Iowa grain elevator was bidding for new-crop corn: On Aug. 7, 2020: 40 cents under the December 2020 futures contract. Ultimately, […]

Soybean Market: Bullish Trading – Don’t Get Too Excited, Optimistic – DTN Oct 9, 2020

🕔Oct 9, 2020
There’s only one thing that can take the fun out of selling $10 soybeans across the scale at harvest: Convincing yourself the soybean market is so overwhelmingly bullish that it […]

Corn And Soybean Markets: What Accounts For Recent Price Disconnect? – DTN Sep 25, 2020

🕔Sep 25, 2020
It’s uncommon for soybean and corn prices not to move in the same direction at roughly the same pace at the same time. To be clear, that’s not what’s been […]

Soybeans: Don’t Miss a Rally for Fear of Higher Future Prices – DTN Aug 27, 2020

🕔Aug 27, 2020
Double-digit up days in the markets are nice to see for everyone who has a long position, like a farmer with more crop yet to sell. On the soybean futures […]

Corn: Basis Levels Largely Ignore Illinois River Closure – DTN Jul 30, 2020

🕔Jul 30, 2020
All basis, like all politics, is local. A spring wheat farmer in Montana probably doesn’t care that corn basis at the Gulf of Mexico is 57 cents over the nearby […]

Grain Transportation: Potential Railway Jams – Dakota Access Pipeline Shutdown – DTN Jul 17, 2020

🕔Jul 17, 2020
Remember what a mess we had in the grain market back in the winter of 2013-14, when rail congestion was so bad that ethanol plants across the Midwest were waiting […]

Grain Markets: Africa, Asian Locusts Will Have Major Impact on Global Production – DTN Jun 19, 2020

🕔Jun 19, 2020
About 3,500 years ago, as listed in the book of Exodus, the following 10 plagues hit Egypt: 1) water turning to blood, 2) frogs, 3) lice, 4) flies, 5) livestock […]

Grain Markets: What Can We Learn from Negative Oil Futures? – DTN Apr 24, 2020

🕔Apr 24, 2020
At some point on the morning of Monday, April 20, I noticed that front-month crude oil futures were worth about $4 per barrel. “Shockingly low,” I thought. “Crude oil will […]

Supply Chains: Winter of Discontent – DTN Feb 28, 2020

🕔Feb 28, 2020
Imagine you are a freight provider — a trucker, say — and the demand for your services is so poor that the market’s freight rates have not only dropped to […]

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