Corn Belt Farmland Values – Declines Continue, Modest Rises Expected

🕔Jul 2, 2019Today’s update highlights recent news items that discuss the value of farmland in Iowa, Nebraska, and more broadly in the Corn Belt. Iowa An update last month from Iowa State […]

Corn, Soy, Wheat Prices: Barchart Launches First Continuous Price Assessments for Physical Grain

🕔Oct 26, 2018Barchart, a leading provider of financial market data and technology, is pleased to announce the launch of the first ever continuous price assessments for physical grain – with coverage of […]

Arkansas: Grain Prices Took Huge Bite Out of Sorghum, Wheat Acreage, Corn Fared Well

🕔Dec 15, 2017Arkansas grain producers found themselves dealing with fickle market forces in 2017, as grain sorghum and wheat acreage dropped sharply in the state, chiefly due to low commodity prices, while […]

Texas Field Reports: Low Grain Prices Bad for Farmers, Good for Livestock Producers

🕔Nov 28, 2017Plentiful grain supplies likely mean low crop prices for farmers but lower costs for livestock producers looking for feed options through winter, said a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. […]

Grain Markets: Expectations for Corn, Soybean Prices over Next 5 Years

🕔Oct 18, 2017Many farm decisions are aided by having longer-run projections of corn and soybean prices. For example, determining the appropriate level of cash rents is aided by price projections. In this […]

Grain Markets: Don’t Tunnel Vision on Yield Estimates, More Factors Are at Play – DTN

🕔Aug 30, 2017As we get ready to turn out the lights on August 2017, we have to admit this has been a bearish time for corn prices. As of Monday, DTN’s national […]

NAFTA: Ag Groups Making the Case for Their Particular View in Hearings – DTN

🕔Jun 30, 2017Early testimony from agricultural industries Tuesday on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement reflected an array of views on the impact of the trade deal and the […]

Grain: Upper Midwest Drought – Will it Affect Crop Prices? – DTN

🕔Jun 13, 2017From November 2016 to January 2017, North Dakota had received 47 inches of snow, and South Dakota railcars and locomotives were buried in snow. But in last week’s USDA Crop […]

Grain Markets: Are There Predictable Crop Price Cycles?

🕔Jun 8, 2017The downturn in crop prices that began in mid- to late-2014 and continues today has led to declining farm income and downward pressure on farmland values and rents. The financial […]

Grain Prices: What to Expect in “Normal Times” – DTN

🕔Feb 7, 2017Readers of this column have probably caught on by now that I like to start the year with an assessment of grain prices based on USDA’s national production cost estimates.* […]

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