A Harvest Rally? Are You Prepared? – DTN Sep 25, 2019

🕔Sep 25, 2019And now it’s fall. This hardly feels accurate, considering how mild and pleasant the September weather has been (for those of us who haven’t been overwhelmed by flooding). Yet, the […]

DTN Grain Open: Traders Focusing On Equities, Not Commodities Sep 7, 2018

🕔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, 2018

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2017

🕔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, 2016

🕔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, 2016

🕔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 […]

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