Global Markets: Grain – Record Global Consumption Drives Stocks Down May 11, 2018

🕔May 11, 2018For 2018/19, global corn production is projected up from last year due to larger crops in China, Brazil, and Argentina. Global consumption outpaces production for the second consecutive year as […]

USDA Reports Preview – DTN May 10, 2018

🕔May 10, 2018As I look at the range of guesses ahead of USDA’s May set of guesses, the most interesting aspect is how large the difference is between most highs and lows. […]

Grain Markets: Should We Be Surprised By Average 2017 Corn, Soybean Yields? Nov 2, 2017

🕔Nov 2, 2017In the Crop Production report released on October 10, 2017 the USDA estimated the U.S. average yield of corn to be 171.8 bushels per acre and the average yield of soybeans to […]

‘Drowning In Grain’- Reuters Special Report on Global Grains Glut Sep 28, 2017

🕔Sep 28, 2017Reuters writer Rod Nickel reported yesterday that, “On Canada’s fertile Prairies, dominated by the yellows and golds of canola and wheat, summers are too short to grow corn on a […]

Good on Grain: Large U.S. Production Prospects Confirmed Sep 12, 2016

🕔Sep 12, 2016Today, the USDA released the September Crop Production and WASDE reports. Market participants were mostly anticipating the new forecasts of the size of the 2016 U.S. corn and soybean crops […]

Commodity Markets: Expect El Nino to be Key Driver, says Rabobank Nov 30, 2015

🕔Nov 30, 2015While weather problems paint a bright price outlook for coffee and sugar, grains and oilseeds are likely to be more stable prospects. Record production of grains and oilseeds from South […]

Good on Grain: Prospects for Corn and Soybean Production Estimates Nov 16, 2015

🕔Nov 16, 2015Listen to MP3 Podcast Current corn and soybean prices reflect, in part, the large U.S. crops just harvested. The USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will release the final estimates […]

Global Corn, Soybean, Wheat Production Changes are Key to Price Variability Nov 11, 2015

🕔Nov 11, 2015Introduction Annual changes in production are a key determinant of price variability for corn, soybeans, and wheat. Production variability can occur across the globe, but it is usually of most […]

Illinois: 4 Cost Cutting Options for 2016 Jul 28, 2015

🕔Jul 28, 2015Net incomes on Midwest grain farms are likely to be low in 2015, potentially lower than levels experienced from 1998 to 2002, the last time commodity prices fell after a […]

Keith Good: Grain Production Losses in Iowa in 2014 Could Reach $2.6B Dec 1, 2014

🕔Dec 1, 2014Crop Watch Donnelle Eller reported on the front page of yesterday’s Des Moines Register that, “As good as the outlook is for cattle producers over the next couple of years, it is about as grim […]

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