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 […]

Grain Market History: When Did Politics Take Over? – DTN

🕔May 25, 2018Since early April, when a threat began to loom of retaliatory 25% tariffs on U.S. soybeans imported to China, the Chicago soybean futures market plummeted nearly 60 cents. It has […]

WASDE Reports Offer Broader Look at Crops – DTN

🕔Apr 12, 2018Tuesday morning’s monthly World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates from USDA — and their reception by the market — were an altogether quieter matter than the Prospective Plantings report issued […]

Grain Market Folklore, Multi-Year Patterns: Are They Helpful? – DTN

🕔Apr 2, 2018Perhaps, sitting in a bar one evening, a friend told you that corn yields tend to be great during years that end in “6.” Or perhaps you’ve heard of the […]

Wheat, Drought And Markets – Time To Push The Panic Button On HRW? – DTN

🕔Mar 15, 2018Wheat futures have rallied lately, ostensibly driven by drought conditions in the Southern Plains of the United States. Sure enough, it’s the KC wheat contracts representing hard red winter wheat […]

Understanding Commodity Markets One Consumer At A Time – DTN

🕔Jan 3, 2018My New Year’s resolution is to eat more beef. It’s not that I don’t already eat enough of the stuff; it’s just that I suddenly have a need to draw […]

Grain Market: Bitcoin and Blockchains Related to Commodity Trading – DTN

🕔Nov 10, 2017Soon it will be as easy for a large pension fund to trade bitcoin as it is to trade corn. The CME group announced last week it would open a […]

Grain Market Analysis: Reading the Tarot Cards – DTN

🕔Oct 26, 2017Back in the Middle Ages when this stuff was popular, agriculture was one of the chief topics on which occult magic was focused. On a visit to his local astrologer, […]

Grain Market: Proper Storage Can Extend “Old Corn” Life Indefinitely – DTN

🕔Oct 13, 2017Today — October 11, 2017 — is exactly 100 years since the day my great-grandfather penciled the “built-on” date inside the big red barn on our family’s farm. We had […]

Corn Market: 2017 Has Had Enough Problems to Make a Hollywood Drama – DTN

🕔Sep 1, 2017This is a golden age of television. It’s also a golden age of social media, which makes life challenging if you are trying to avoid spoilers for the latest episode […]

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