Prevented Planting – Where Did USDA Get So Many ‘Corn’ Acres? – DTN Aug 15, 2019

🕔Aug 15, 2019
It 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, 2019
At 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, 2019
When 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, 2019
Sometimes 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 […]

Commodity Price Movements And The Theory Of Convenience Jan 2, 2019

🕔Jan 2, 2019
How 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, 2018

🕔Dec 7, 2018
Stacking 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, 2018

🕔Sep 14, 2018
Soybean 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, 2018

🕔May 25, 2018
Since 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 […]

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