Hubbs on Grain: Will We See a Seasonal Soybean Rally This Year? Jun 1, 2020

🕔Jun 1, 2020
Typically, November soybean futures prices see a bit of a rally in June.  Hopes grew recently for a similar rally this year.  The potential for any such price movement rests […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Prices Likely to Remain Range-Bound May 26, 2020

🕔May 26, 2020
July corn futures prices hovered between $3.15 and $3.25 since late April.  Corn prices continue to stay within a relatively narrow range and that pattern may remain for the next […]

Soybeans: How Does Late Planting Affect U.S. Average Yield? May 21, 2020

🕔May 21, 2020
Based on recent weekly Crop Progress reports from the USDA, planting progress for the 2020 U.S. soybean crop has been proceeding at a faster than normal pace.  Figure 1 shows that 53 […]

Farm Programs: Has Coronavirus Impacted Payment Outlook? May 20, 2020

🕔May 20, 2020
The Coronavirus pandemic and COVID-19 control measures have resulted in dramatically lower commodity prices, leading to questions about whether commodity program selections would be different after COVID-19. Herein we present […]

Hubbs on Grain: Soybean Demand Remains Uncertain May 19, 2020

🕔May 19, 2020
The USDA released the first projections for U.S. corn and soybean supply and demand in the 2020-21 marketing year on May 12.  The forecasts for soybeans showed higher ending stocks […]

Livestock: Impact of COVID-19 on Cattle Finishing Net Returns May 11, 2020

🕔May 11, 2020
COVID-19 has resulted in a dramatic decline in fed cattle prices putting a damper on net return prospects for 2020.  In a farmdoc article published in early January, we were expecting net […]

Corn, Soybeans: Is the Farm Safety Net Up to the Challenge of COVID-19? May 7, 2020

🕔May 7, 2020
A key input into estimates of economic damage resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic is the role of payments by current farm safety net programs.  This article illustrates their importance using […]

Farm Program Update: ARC/PLC Enrollment May 1, 2020

🕔May 1, 2020
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) recently released enrollment data for the Agriculture Risk Coverage (ARC) and Price Loss Coverage farm bill programs.  This article reviews the new enrollment data, compares it to […]

Corn: How Long to Plant the U.S. Crop? Taking a Deeper Look. Apr 28, 2020

🕔Apr 28, 2020
In a farmdoc daily article last week (here), we examined historical data on corn planting progress for three states in the heart of the U.S. Corn Belt—Illinois, Indiana, and Iowa—and showed […]

Payments or Purchases: Questions for USDA on Priorities in a Pandemic Apr 27, 2020

🕔Apr 27, 2020
Late Friday, April 17, 2020, USDA announced a “Coronavirus Food Assistance Program” for allocation of $19 billion in relief in response to the pandemic. On Tuesday, April 21, 2020, negotiators […]

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