DTN Grain Open: Traders Focusing On Equities, Not Commodities

🕔Sep 7, 2018CME Globex, 6 a.m.: December corn was down 2 1/2, November soybeans were down 2, and December K.C. wheat was down 1 1/4. CME Globex Recap: Quiet in financial markets […]

Market Moves by Commercial Grain Companies Offer Important Clues – DTN

🕔Jan 10, 2018Anyone who reads DTN market analysis knows by now that we pay a lot of attention to weekly CFTC data, which tells us how noncommercial traders and commercial firms are […]

Grain: Billions of Bushels – What’s that Mean for Truck, Rail, Water Shipping Rates?

🕔Sep 14, 2017Well, it looks like there’s going to be another large crop to deal with. Over the next 10 weeks or so, 14.2 billion bushels of corn and 4.4 billion bushels […]

Market Thoughts: Fake News in Strange and Dangerous Times – DTN

🕔Jul 14, 2017Fake Market News? We live in strange and dangerous times. Granted, that’s not exactly a news flash, not exactly a unique historical observation. In fact, such a ponderous verdict, in […]

Farm Business: Agronomics or Economics – Precision Matters – DTN

🕔Feb 15, 2017“Precision agriculture” is a term that is more than just a buzzword, yet is less well-defined than any official field of study. The best definition I could find online put […]

Grain Market 2017 : It’s Not Too Early to Consider a Pre-Harvest Play – DTN

🕔Jan 18, 2017If I weren’t a grain market analyst, I would want to have the job of the person who compiles all the strange statistics for football announcers to tell the crowd […]

Low Grain Prices Blamed for Empty Rail Cars and Employee Furloughs – DTN

🕔Jan 9, 2017Part one of this two-part column looks at the performance of Class 1 rail carriers during 2016 and the challenges they faced throughout the year. ** The year started out […]

Welch on Grain: China Dominates U.S. Sorghum Exports; U.S.

🕔Dec 20, 2016Crop Condition. Corn crop conditions globally, reported by the Group on Earth Observations’ Global Agricultural Monitoring, GEOGLAM, show few areas of concern. Rainfall deficits have been reported in southern India […]

Grains: As China Goes, So Go The Markets? – DTN

🕔Dec 6, 2016As the U.S. sees its own economy improving and transitions to a new presidency, farmers will want to keep watching the economic situation in China and the impact that slowing […]

Grain Market: Reminded of 1986, ‘King Daddy” Year of Corn Stocks – DTN

🕔Nov 29, 2016After four consecutive years of good crop weather, the world now has excess grain supplies and low prices, which is good news for the consumers of grain, but financially painful […]

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