Hubbs on Grain: What Does a Trade Deal Promise for Soybean Exports? Nov 4, 2019

🕔Nov 4, 2019The proposed Phase 1 trade deal with China continues to move toward a resolution. An initial announcement of $40-50 billion a year of agricultural exports gradually morphed into a $20 […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn – Potential for a Post-Harvest Price Rally? Oct 21, 2019

🕔Oct 21, 2019Central Illinois corn prices climbed to the mid-$3.80 range last week with some locations offering above $4 for fall delivery.  While December futures prices struggle to break through $4, the […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn, Soybeans Move Higher on Supply, Trade Numbers Oct 14, 2019

🕔Oct 14, 2019Strong price rallies in both corn and soybeans closed out the week after a mixed reaction on Thursday.  Corn prices initially fell due to higher than expected production levels.  Severe […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn, Soybean Export Sales Lag Behind Last Year Oct 7, 2019

🕔Oct 7, 2019Export sales this year started slowly, particularly for corn.  Recent sales to China buoyed soybean export sales in September.  Abundant crops around the world, competitive pricing, and trade issues slowed […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn for Ethanol Should Improve in 2019-20 Sep 30, 2019

🕔Sep 30, 2019Poor ethanol plant margins, plants idling production, and continued haggling over small refinery exemptions provide the background for ethanol production moving into the 2019-20 marketing year.  Corn use for ethanol […]

Hubbs on Grain: Anticipating Upcoming Quarterly Corn, Soybean Stocks Sep 23, 2019

🕔Sep 23, 2019The USDA releases the Quarterly Grain Stocks report on September 30.  The report indicates soybean and corn use during the fourth quarter of the 2018-19 marketing year.  Soybean stocks may […]

Hubbs on Grain: Have Soybean Prices Put in a Low? Sep 16, 2019

🕔Sep 16, 2019Last week’s price rally in the soybean market relied on the prospects of easing trade tensions with China.  The potential for soybean prices to maintain recent momentum depends on developments […]

Hubbs on Grain: Questions About Corn Crop Continue Aug 19, 2019

🕔Aug 19, 2019The USDA’s August crop production forecast delivered a shock to corn markets with much larger production than expected.  Market participants continue to question the size of the 2019 corn crop, […]

Hubbs on Grain: What’s Going on with Corn Prices? Aug 6, 2019

🕔Aug 6, 2019The December futures price of corn fell back to levels not seen since late May in last week’s trading despite substantial uncertainty regarding acreage and yield for the 2019 crop. […]

Hubbs on Grain: Corn Prices Heating Up Jul 15, 2019

🕔Jul 15, 2019Despite the USDA raising 2018-19 marketing year ending stocks for corn in last Thursday’s WASDE report, corn prices moved higher to end the week.  December corn futures prices returned to […]

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