Corn Prices and Covid-19 Trends: Plenty Of “Numerical Uncertainty” – DTN Apr 6, 2020

🕔Apr 6, 2020
For many with an interest in ag markets, this has been another unpleasant week of watching grain and livestock prices slide lower, struggling to find any interest from the demand […]

Hubbs on Grain: Implications of 97 Million Corn Acres Apr 6, 2020

🕔Apr 6, 2020
The Prospective Plantings report, released on March 31, indicated producer intentions to plant almost 97 million acres of corn in 2020.  Under current planting intentions and consumption trends, a massive corn supply […]

Wheat: USDA Predicts Slight Decline in U.S. Spring Wheat Planted Area Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
According to the March 31 USDA Prospective Plantings report, U.S. total spring-planted wheat area is expected to fall to 12.6 million acres (5.1 million hectares), down 1 percent from 2019/20, if realized. […]

Dueling USDA Corn Estimates – DTN Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
The end of March and end of June USDA reports have reputations for big price moves and volatility. We got some big price volatility right after the Planting Intentions and […]

Grain Markets Show Little Response to USDA Reports – DTN Apr 1, 2020

🕔Apr 1, 2020
USDA’s Prospective Plantings and March 1 Grain Stocks reports held a few surprises, but market action was a bit subdued on corn and soybeans, while new-crop wheat reacted to the […]

Corn, Soybeans: Old-Crop Cash Flow Considerations Under COVID-19 Apr 1, 2020

🕔Apr 1, 2020
Reductions in the sales value of unpriced grain likely will be the first place where grain farms feel the impacts of COVID-19 control measures. Overall, old-crop sales likely will be […]

Hubbs on Grain: What to Plant? Looking at Recent Market Developments. Mar 23, 2020

🕔Mar 23, 2020
The planting season begins another year under considerable uncertainty. While trade issues remain, the continued spread of the coronavirus and the ensuing market collapse complicates an already difficult decision. Projections […]

Commodity Markets: Needed Bulls Return – DTN Mar 20, 2020

🕔Mar 20, 2020
Commodity markets finally pushed back Thursday after a week of brutal trading days with futures prices in grains, livestock and energy sectors all ending in the green. Stocks and commodity […]

Are the “High” Crop-Price Years of the Last Decade the New Norm? Mar 17, 2020

🕔Mar 17, 2020
The number one issue facing row crop farmers for the past 4 or 5 years has been price and, with it, net farm income. Since the 2005 crop marketing year, […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Demand Over the Near Term Mar 16, 2020

🕔Mar 16, 2020
The sharp price drops across equity and commodity markets over recent trading sessions indicate investors foresee a drop off in economic activity over the near term.  Only the duration and […]

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