Hubbs on Grain: Reconsidering USDA’s Corn Projections

🕔May 13, 2019The USDA’s WASDE report released on May 10 contained updated balance sheet projections for U.S. corn during the current marketing year and the 2019-20 marketing year.  Corn price fell on a forecast […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Use for Ethanol Update

🕔Apr 30, 2019On May 1, the latest USDA Grain Crushing report will provide an estimate of corn used for ethanol production in March.  An expectation of continued weakness is in place for ethanol-based corn […]

Hubbs on Grain: Soybean Crush Holding Steady

🕔Apr 23, 2019Soybean crush levels came in higher than expected in March and maintain a steady pace thus far in 2019.  Domestic use in both soybean meal and oil looks to support […]

Wheat Market: Good Quality, Competitive Prices Spark U.S. Demand

🕔Apr 18, 2019As marketing year (MY) 2018/19 draws to a close, customers of U.S. winter wheat are taking advantage of excellent buying opportunities on competitive pricing and high-quality, consistent supplies. Since the […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Fundamentals Showing Weakness

🕔Apr 15, 2019Corn price held steady last week after the bearish WASDE report projected a 200 million bushel increase in 2018-19 ending stocks.  At 2.035 billion bushels, the current ending stocks projection […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn, Soybean Exports – Where Do We Stand?

🕔Apr 9, 2019As the administration continues to negotiate a trade deal with China, the prospect of a resolution looms larger for corn and soybean export potential in 2019.  Corn exports weakened in […]

Spring Wheat: Revenue Potential, Weather to Cut U.S. Acres

🕔Apr 4, 2019According to the March 29 USDA Prospective Plantings report, U.S. total spring-planted wheat area will fall to an estimated 14.2 million acres (5.75 million hectares), 7% below 2018/19, if realized. […]

Hubbs on Grain: USDA Reports Provide Surprises for Corn

🕔Apr 1, 2019The USDA’s quarterly Grain Stocks report and annual Prospective Planting report delivered surprises to the corn market.  A greater than expected corn stocks number combined with higher than expected planted […]

Hubbs on Grain: Anticipating March 1 Corn Stocks

🕔Mar 25, 2019The USDA releases an estimate of corn stocks in storage as of March 1.  The Quarterly Grain Stocks estimate provides insight into the pace of feed and residual use and information on […]

Corn Prices: Lessons Learned in 2017 – DTN

🕔Mar 19, 2019Not that long ago, things were looking up for corn prices. Adverse weather in early 2018 resulted in smaller South American corn crops and helped the U.S. achieve record demand […]

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